AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 19: Joseph Manu of the Roosters runs the ball during the round 15 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Sydney Roosters at Mt Smart Stadium on June 19, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
Sydney Roosters have today announced that young up-and-comer Joseph Manu has extended his commitment to the Tricolours until at least the end of 2018.
Fresh out of helping secure the Club’s first-ever Holden Cup title, 20-year-old Manu expressed his delight at extending his contract with the Roosters.
“I’m learning so much at the Roosters, and this is where I want to stay and build a career,” said Manu.
“I still have lots of room to improve and my focus is on continuing to learn, keep getting better and hopefully secure my opportunity to play some good football for the Roosters,” he added.
Roosters Head Coach
Trent Robinson said it was exciting to have the young outside back extend his arrangement with the Club.
“It’s been terrific to watch the development of the younger members coming through our grades over the last few seasons, and Joseph has been a big part of that,” said Robinson.
“Joseph is an instinctive footballer who works hard, and away from the game he’s a great young man. I’m really looking forward to continuing to work with him and watching his development in the coming seasons,” he added.
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 (2018), Victor Radley (2019), Brenden Santi (2017), Chris Smith (Mid Season: Penrith Panthers, 2018), 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) Re-Signed 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 Kurt Baptiste, Mitch Cornish, Blake Ferguson, Brock Gray, Lachlan Lam, Dean Matterson, Frank-Paul Nu'uausala, Reece Robinson, Chris Smith, Eloni Vunakece