Luke Keary signed a three-year contract extension with the Sydney Roosters. Keary’s contract was set to expire next season, after which he would have become a free agent. That contract extension makes him the first player to commit to the club until 2024.
At 28, Keary looks set to end his NRL career with the Roosters. If you are a first-time punter, when you get the bet365 bonus, you should consider Roosters as a strong team in your betting strategy. This is a smart piece of business for the Roosters who have also tied down Boyd Cordner, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Victor Radley until the end of the 2023 season.
After signing his extension, Keary reiterated his pleasure in working with everyone at the club. He joined the club in 2017 and featured for them 85 times. Currently, he is nursing a broken rib. In total, he has played 148 NRL matches.
He made significant contributions to the 2018 and 2019 premiership-winning teams. He won his first title in 2014 with the South Sydney Rabbitohs. In 2018, he won the Clive Churchill Medal in the grand final triumph over Melbourne. He was instrumental in the run-up to the match-winning try in last year’s decider.
Rooster’s head coach Trent Robinson was delighted that Keary had extended his stay with the roosters describing the player as a leader and a student of the game. He also lauded the fact that the player brings energy to all the things he does. The coach revealed that the player was a good person and that he had a significant role to play at the Roosters in the coming years.
In their quest to tie down their most important assets, the Roosters are hoping to convince Josh Moriss, Brett Morris, and Jake Friend to extend their stay at the club. Keary’s accolades include winning the NRL premiership three times (once with the Rabbitohs and twice with the Roosters) and getting the Clive Churchill Medal in the 2018 grand final.
The move was also acknowledged by club legend Brad Fittler who congratulated the club and the player for agreeing on terms. He also pointed that despite the injury challenges Keary has faced in his career at the Roosters, they have maintained a cordial relationship.
However, Keary is not the only player sidelined with an injury. The team is facing an injury crisis as almost half of the first team players are on the sidelines with injuries. Despite the challenges, the team is still not settling for anything less than the championship. Fullback James Tedesco confirmed that there are not using any injuries to their star players as an excuse for revising the season objectives.
On the brighter side, their sidelined star players will be returning towards the end of the year when they’ll be needed most. This will give the team the morale to finish strong. The team is looking at their previous success as a motivation to move forward despite the challenges. They are also still investing in the long-term by offering their star players new contracts.