AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 23: Nathaniel Roache of the Warriors in action during the round 16 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Mt Smart Stadium on June 23, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Hooker Nathaniel Roache has been re-signed by the Warriors for a further two years.

The 21-year-old will now remain at Mount Smart Stadium until the end of the 2020 NRL season.

Named the club’s 2016 Vodafone NRL rookie of the year, the Mount Albert Lions junior has made a total of 20 first-grade appearances since his debut in the opening round last year.

“Nate is a big part of our plans,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney.

“He’s an impressive young man with a terrific attitude and work ethic.”

Roache, who played 40 times for the Vodafone Junior Warriors from 2014-2016, is one of 11 players from the club’s 2014 NYC title-winning grand final side who have gone on to play at NRL level.

He has also played 18 times for the club’s Intrust Super Premiership side.


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