Manly Sea Eagles prop George Rose today declared his desire to re-sign with the club he loves for next season – preferably in the next five weeks.

“I bleed maroon and white – that’s me,” Rose said. “I’m still off contract at the moment … hopefully it will be sorted soon.”

Ideally Rose would like to have a deal inked before the finals begin.

“It’s always nice to know your future is safe, but that is out of my hands,” the Brookvale cult hero said.

“I just leave that sort of stuff to my manager. I’ve just got to do what I can on the field and hope that gets sorted.”

Rose made the comments as he unveiled the specially designed Indigenous jerseys the Sea Eagles will wear in Sunday’s match against Sydney Roosters at Brookvale Oval. Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler said Rose has been in good form and negotiations were taking place.

“I thought George was very strong on the weekend,” Hasler said. “He crashed his way through the line.”

While Rose has been impressive, he is not yet satisfied with his game.

“I still think I have a lot to work on personally,” he said. “I want to be a lot better for the finals and we have some big games coming up and I just want to be at my best.”

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