“The Sydney Roosters have played a huge role in my life, and I’m very proud to represent the Club,” said Friend.
“There’s a special group of people at the Roosters both on and off the field, and its exciting to know that I’ll continue to play my role here for a further two years,” he added.
Roosters recruitment manager Adam Hartigan was also pleased to have Friend locked into the Club’s long-term plans.
“Jake has worked his way through the Roosters pathway program, and has been with the Club almost half his life. Over that time, he has developed into a leader here, so it’s terrific to have him at the Club for a further two years,” said Hartigan.
Roosters head coach Trent Robinson added: “Jake is tireless in his efforts. He sets the tone at training and is constantly pushing both himself and those around him to improve.
“Jake has the respect of everyone at the Club and I’m really pleased that his experience will continue to benefit the team around him in the coming years,” said Robinson.
Sydney Roosters 2019 Player Movements
Egan Butcher (2019), Angus Crichton (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2021), Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos, 2020), Brock Lamb (Newcastle Knights, 2019), Brett Morris (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2020)
Kurt Baptiste (North Queensland Cowboys), Mitch Cornish (retired), Blake Ferguson (Parramatta Eels), Grant Garvey (released), Dean Matterson (released), Ryan Matterson (Wests Tigers), Paul Momirovski (Wests Tigers), Dylan Napa (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Frank-Paul Nu'uausala (retired), Sean O'Sullivan (Brisbane Broncos), Chris Smith (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Eloni Vunakece (retired)
Nat Butcher (2020), Boyd Cordner (2023), Jake Friend (2020), Luke Keary (2021), Isaac Liu (2021), Joseph Manu (2020), Latrell Mitchell (2020), Victor Radley (2023), Zane Tetevano (2019)
|Off Contract 2019|
Mitchell Aubusson, Cooper Cronk, Joshua Curran, Brock Lamb, Zane Tetevano, Sitili Tupouniua