The Sydney Roosters have pulled off a coup in signing boom Dragons rookie Jack Bosden on a two-year-deal.
Bosden has been earmarked as a future representative player by experts, and was being lured to the Newcastle Knights by outgoing Dragons coach Wayne Bennett, but has opted to relocate to Bondi Junction. The 22-year-old back-rower is seen as an ideal replacement for retired utility Daniel Conn (neck), and Roosters officials hope he will develop into a player like Gold Coast-bound Maroons forward Nate Myles, who can play at prop or in the back row.
While the Roosters will have to wait until next season to benefit from Bosden’s services, they’re hopeful Aboriginal All Stars and Eels hooker Anthony Mitchell will join the club as early as next week. The livewire dummy-half has agreed terms, and the injury-plagued Roosters are waiting on NRL and Eels approval.
“We still have a little bit of to-and-fro to go in terms of the NRL and Parramatta,” O’Sullivan said. ”We’ve got no players. We need him. We only had 14 blokes at training on Thursday.”