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)

Roosters re-sign young gun Joseph Manu

The 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.

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“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 (2018), Isaac Liu (2021), Joseph Manu (2018), Sio Siua Taukeiaho (2020), Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck (2017), Eloni Vunakece (2018), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (2020), Connor Watson (2020)
Off Contract 2018: Nat Butcher, Lindsay Collins, Boyd Cordner, Mitch Cornish, Blake Ferguson, Brock Gray, Lachlan Lam, Joseph Manu, Dean Matterson, Reece Robinson, Chris Smith, Eloni Vunakece
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6 COMMENTS

    • What do you mean Penso? The chooks are looking alright. Got a few good young outside backs in Manu, Mitchell and Johnny TVS. As long a they avoid any unwanted attention I recon the Chooks will go alright in 2017.

  1. They will go well, i was just taking the piss, both Souths and Easts had a gap year and i reckon both teams will be right up there in 2017.

    • penso

      Unfortunately I think they BOTH have given too much of a head start to the Panthers and the Raiders who look very strong for next year. Sharks, Storm and Cowboys should also be there. Souths should go up 2 gears though especially if they can work out how to use Cook and Farah without sinking the ship. The Chooks could hardly do worse, surely?

    • BroncoMatt, A brown paper bag will only fit so much, a wheel barrow on the other hand! You know the saying, pot, kettle!
      Rumour has it that Thaiday, Gillett, Milf, Hunt, Boyd, Oates, Blair, Macguire, Mccullough, Glenn need the assistance of the local Brissy tradesmen to get their wages wheeled to their cars!
      Bit of bait cast on this site by the minority and whilst I sit back and have a laugh mostly, I couldn’t resist taking it on this occasion. Easts do it well, but the Broncs are the masters at it!

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