The Sydney Roosters have signed utility forward Paul Carter to a one-year deal for 2017.

A former Australian Schoolboys, NSW Under 20s and NSW Residents representative, 24-year-old Carter has played 36 NRL games to date with the Gold Coast Titans and South Sydney Rabbitohs.

“Paul has been working very hard on himself away from football, and we will continue to support those efforts,” said Roosters CEO John Lee.

“There’s no denying Paul’s ability as a footballer, and we believe playing in the Roosters system can help his continued development both on and off the field,” he added.

Carter will officially join the Roosters when the squad begins pre-season training in November.