Cooper Cronk signs for 2 years with Roosters

Australian and Queensland halfback Cooper Cronk has confirmed he’s signed a two-year with the Sydney Rooster reportedly worth $2 million.

The 33-year-old will play the 2018 and 2019 seasons for the tricolours, after playing 323 games with the Melbourne Storm.

Roosters Chief Executive Joe Kelly said they’re excited to welcome the playmaker to the club.


“Cooper has played the game at the highest level for a number of years and we’re keenly aware of what he brings to the club,” he said.

“Together with the established leaders in our squad, we see him as a wonderful addition to our roster.”

Cronk’s move poses a tough question for New South Wales representative and incumbent Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce.

The 28-year-old has two years left on his contract and has been linked to moves to other clubs.

Roosters coach Trent Robinson met with Pearce this morning in an attempt to convince him to stay at the Bondi Junction.

Cronk will join the tricolours in early 2018, after his World Cup commitments.

“It marks the start of a new chapter for me both professionally and personally and I look forward to joining my new teammates and coaches,” he said.