— Sydney Roosters 🐓 (@sydneyroosters) July 6, 2021
The one club players are both "unassuming leaders" and "prime examples" for younger players at the Roosters according to head coach Trent Robinson.
"In their own way, they are both unassuming leaders with a ‘team first’ mentality, and prime examples for the younger members of our squad to look up to, so it’s great to have them re-commit to the Club" Robinson said in a .
Three-time premiership winner and third current all-time Rooster try-scorer David Tupou has received a two year extension deal from the club.
The Roosters longest-serving player stated that he "could never imagine himself playing for another club" calling the Sydney Roosters his "home".
Despite spending the remainder of the year recovering from an ACL injury sustained in early May Lindsay Collins has also received an extension to his contract till the end of 2024.
Just horrible, another serious knee injury for the Roosters with Brett Morris. Unfortunately video brings concern for an ACL injury; non contact/direction change mechanism. Best case here meniscus tear/bone bruise but doesn’t look good again, really hope the video lies pic.twitter.com/H9qNLaG2X4
— NRL PHYSIO (@nrlphysio) May 1, 2021
The three-year extension comes after his role played throughout the 2020 State of Origin series in which he first debuted for the Maroons.
“The Roosters have taken really good care of me since day one, especially this year with my injury, and to know that I will continue to represent this Club that means so much to me over the next few years is something I’m really proud of," said Collins.
Collins is seen as the long-term option to replace Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.
The pair are set to hold important roles at the club "not only for what they bring on the field, but for the quality people that they are away from it” said Robinson.
With the return of lock Victor Radley and dummy-half Ben Marschke after completing suspensions the Roosters will be looking to turn things around in a big way this Saturday when they take on the Canterbury Bulldogs.
The tri-colours currently sit just outside the top four and will be pushing for yet another finals appearance come September.