The cashed-up Sydney Roosters have wasted no time since the departure of Mitchell Pearce, extending the futures of Jake Friend and Luke Keary.
Friend, Rooster’s co-captain, extended his stay for a further two seasons, whilst Keary put pen to paper on a new three-year deal.
Friend will see out his twelfth year in the tricolours, playing on until 2020, after he made his debut in 2008. Whilst Keary will remain until 2021, with the Bondi club solving their long-term halves puzzle.
The Roosters will wrap up an incredible signing coup this season, with James Tedesco and Cooper Cronk headlining their illustrious list of recruits.
The news comes two weeks after the Roosters granted Mitchell Pearce a release from the club.
Both Jake Friend and Luke Keary were facing an uncertain future – during the period of negotiations with Cronk – however, the final result has secured their futures on lucrative deals.
The Roosters have also re-signed young powerhouse Isaac Liu for another three years this week.