New South Wales State of Origin Captain, Boyd Cordner, has signed a five year deal with the Roosters, a move which signals he’ll likely finish his career at Bondi Junction.
The back rower says he can’t imagine playing at any other NRL club and it was an easy decision to stay with the Chooks.
He’s signed on to play until the end of the 2023 season.
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Speaking to Foxsports on Monday night, Cordner said he knew he couldn’t leave the club.
“The reason it is such a long contract is that I can’t see myself playing with anyone else,” he said.
“I’ve been blessed with so many memories and opportunities in my time with the Roosters. I’ve grown up there. I came down as a boy and grew into a man.”
The hulking forward will now be the highest paid second-rower in the game, with reports suggesting he’ll earn up to $850,000 a season over the next five years.
Cordner was appointed New South Wales captain last season and was a man of the match in the World Cup final.
He’s played 126 matches for the Roosters, nine Origins and 16 Tests for Australia.