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James Tedesco re-signs with Sydney Roosters

Sydney Roosters captain James Tedesco has signed a contract extension that ties him to the club until at least the end of 2025.

March 14, 2023
By Jasper Bruce
14 March 2023

James Tedesco has signed a one-year contract extension to remain at the Sydney Roosters, ending speculation over his ability to co-exist on the same roster as Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii.

Tedesco had been contracted to the end of 2024 on a deal worth a reported $1.1 million per season. 

By retaining him through 2025, the Roosters have prevented rival clubs from opening negotiations with their captain after November 1.

Tedesco’s new deal comes after speculation as to whether the Roosters could keep him as well as Joey Manu and Suaalii, highly rated fullbacks in their own right currently playing in the outside backs.

On Monday, Tedesco was adamant the trio could co-exist in the same back-line, telling reporters: “If we can get us all together playing for many years to come, it is really beneficial for the club.”

Suaalii signed his own Roosters contract extension earlier this month.

By the time Tedesco’s new contract runs out at the end of the 2025 season, he will be 32.

“I’m proud to lead this club and I’ve enjoyed my career here at the Roosters so far,” Tedesco said on Tuesday.

“We’re a close group and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with the team we have here to add to the Roosters’ rich history.”

Widely regarded as the best fullback in the game, since joining the Roosters from the Wests Tigers in 2018 Tedesco has won two premierships, earned the Dally M Medal as player of the year and become captain of the NSW and Australia sides.

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