Star hooker set to play out the best year of his career at Bondi.
Sydney Roosters vice-captain Jake Friend will stay on with the tri-colours after signing a contract extension for the next three years.
Friend said he could not think of any other club he would rather be playing at as he looks to help the Roosters win back-to-back NR: premierships.
“The team, coaches and everyone involved at the Roosters mean the world to me and I couldn’t see myself playing anywhere else,” Friend said.
“The club has always supported me and I’m so proud that I’ll continue to be a part of this team and represent the Roosters,” he added.
Roosters Chief Operating Officer FootballBrian Canavan said Friend was a part of the team’s long-term plans and his new deal ensures he will be there every step of the way.
“It’s a wonderful coup for the Roosters to have Jake secured in a long-term agreement with our club,” said Canavan.
“Jake joined the Roosters as part of our pathway program when he was 15 years-old, and has developed into an integral leader both on and off the field.”
Coach Trent Robinson said he sees Friend as a cornerstone of the club’s future as they look to build on their success of the past two seasons.
“Jake works tirelessly on the important role he plays within the team and continues to improve on and off the field,” Robinson said.
“A big part of the future of our club, Jake leads by example and is someone not only I but everyone at the club values. I’m really looking forward to watching him continue to grow in the coming seasons.”