The Sydney Roosters have today announced the signings of Zane Tetevano and Liam Knight.

25-year-old Tetevano joins the Roosters from the Wyong Roos on a one-year deal for 2017.

Tetevano played in all 24 of Wyong’s matches in 2016 and was named in the 2016 Intrust Super Premiership NSW Team Of The Year.

The forward played 29 NRL matches with the Newcastle Knights between 2011-2014 and represented the Cook Islands at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Liam Knight has penned a three-year deal with the Club, having been granted a release from the final year of his agreement with the Manly Sea Eagles.

The young forward has played 1 NRL match to date, making his NRL debut with the Sea Eagles in Round 15 of the 2016 NRL Season. He has also represented NSW in the Under 18s and Under 20s.

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“Both Zane and Liam will boost the depth of our forwards heading into 2017,” said Roosters CEO John Lee.

“Significantly, they have each displayed a genuine desire to continue to apply themselves and develop within our structures both on and off the field, and we look forward to working them both,” he added.

Tetevano and Knight will officially join the Roosters when the squad begins pre-season training in November.

Sydney Roosters 2017 Player Movements

2017 Gains
Paul Carter (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2017), Mitch Cornish (Parramatta Eels, 2018), Michael Gordon (Parramatta Eels, 2019), Brock Gray (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2018), Luke Keary (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2021), Liam Knight (Manly Sea Eagles, 2019), Sean O'Sullivan (2020), Victor Radley (2023), Brenden Santi (2017), Chris Smith (Mid Season: Penrith Panthers, 2020), Zane Tetevano (2019), Sitili Tupouniua (2019)
2017 Losses
Pakisonasi Afu (released), Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors), Dale Copley (Gold Coast Titans), Tyler Cornish (Gold Coast Titans), Brendan Elliot (Newcastle Knights), Jackson Hastings (Manly Sea Eagles), Ian Henderson (retired), Vincent Leuluai (Melbourne Storm), Joey Lussick (Manly Sea Eagles), Sam Moa (Catalan Dragons), Charlie Taylor (released)
Mitchell Aubusson (2019), Boyd Cordner (2023), Isaac Liu (2021), Joseph Manu (2020), Sio Siua Taukeiaho (2020), Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck (2017), Eloni Vunakece (2018), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (2020), Connor Watson (2020)
Off Contract 2018
Brock Gray, Lachlan Lam, Reece Robinson
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      • @eagle*ock
        Why not bag him like you did to Vave ?
        For the whole of this season you and your trolls have shown just how pathetic and petty manly fans really are.

        • I never bagged Vave, all I said is good luck to him. Phathead back at it again with the false information.

        • phatty/eaglerock

          Come on boys, let’s shake hands. Even Sterlo and Fatty Vautin are good mates. It’s GF day, nothing left to fight for this year anyway. Save it for 2017.

          Go the Sharkies!!

        • @ phatty

          fu$k off you loser….which club do you go for?
          Losing Knight isn’t ideal but who knows what will happen. Losing Vave is worth it – we don’t need players like him at the club.

          anyway – get back to your sad life.

  1. I’ve been hearing that Danny Weidler has reported that Jamie Buhrer has signed with the Knights. Has anyone heard anything confirming this?

  2. If Buhrer goes its probably to keep the Trobovic brothers? Buhrer along with Jake is our only consistent forwards we have…everyone else is a lottery. Lussick goes alright too when he is there!!

    • eagleski

      Even though I know Manly fans will miss Buhrer surely it would be worth it to keep the Trobovic brothers? They would surely have to be first priority?

    • I have heard this too could and could be announced in coming days.. I for one will be devastated if buhrer leaves. Find the money elsewhere for hake and Tom surely with killer leaving and snake and matai either going or 1 year to go there is plenty cash around to resign buhrer. Wouldn’t think he be on a fortune. He, jake, Tom, Walker, dce, parcell are our future buhrer will go to waste at Knights, he can’t change there team he will just rot away, and too make it worse it will be part of a swap to get uate to manly which in itself is terrifying.

      • crowy3301

        Now you Manly fans might all think me mad but I remember Buhrer looking really dangerous (particularly against Souths) playing at right centre! I think he also had a go at 5/8 at one point. Could you guys have been playing him out of position? Just a thought.

        I believe I have seen something similar with Mbye at the Dogs by the way but he was playing at left centre. Currently he certainly isn’t playing like a half.

      • crowy3301

        “He, jake, Tom, Walker, dce, parcell are our future ”

        Oh, and by the way if you have no plans for Apisai Koroisau I would like to see him back at Souths. After the 2014 GF we should never have let him go! He also looked great in the halves this year for you guys IMO.

        • Buhrer is a great edge backrower and is very versatile to cover other positions. Not quite quick enough for centre permanently but does ok as fill in. Api is definitely welcome at manly been outstanding this year, just think so was parcell before injury, very happy for them both to hang around and interchange, very quIck dynamic little players. To be honest I’m scared where manly are heading if they think it’s ok for buhrer just to leave, what’s next?????

        • crowy3301

          Manly have come through a long period of stability and success and now are going through a rebuilding phase as many core players retire or move on (it happens to all teams).

          I feel Barrett would have been a better fit at the Dragons and Cleary at Manly as both understand the respective cultures of these teams. However, they are not the cards Manly have been dealt (or rather selected themselves from the ones available).

          Any new coach, or least most new coaches, will struggle at first trying to implement a new system with new staff and new players. Manly finished the year pretty well and may yet improve on this next year. I would only truly despair if you lose the Trbojevic brothers.

          I understand about Parcell but IMO Api deserves to be a starting player at some club, it’s just a pity it isn’t Souths.

  3. nick the trick politis has lost the plot he must have ran out of the under the table brown paper bags lately

  4. Guys, itsonlyagame is officially in the sin bin following his attempt to torch Sharks fans celebration in the “NRL Grand Final a sell out” forum. I for one intend to ignore him.

  5. First thing Manly need to do is get rid of Fulton, he is passed his used by date, any fool could see that Matai, Stewart and Lyon would barely play half a season this year, they should have been pensioned off , i see Manly not making the semi’s for quite some time, this is not to be nasty by any means , just fact.

  6. Seems like a surprising move from Manly to release Knight, he seemed like a key cog in their pack going forward.

  7. Brock Grey and Liam Knight are two great young up and coming props. This should definitely mean the end of Sam Moa at the roosters.

    • swa9amuff1n

      I would be happy to see Sam Moa come to Souths and play off the bench. He made a big impact for the Roosters and never “went missing”. He tires in defence a bit though IMO.

  8. chooks might finally make the 8 but these signings are worthless im predicting a 6th spot finish next year and to lose moa will hurt , hes currently linked to sharks and tigers on a possible 2 year deal …believe that

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