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Report: Roosters set to re-sign star half combination


The Sydney Roosters are reportedly closing in on a deal to re-sign the incumbent halves pairing of Sam Walker and Luke Keary, according to The Daily Telegraph’s Michael Carayannis.

Both players had deals running through until the end of 2023 but were free to negotiate with clubs ahead for the 2024 season.

The pair formed a lethal combination in 2022 setting up a combined 38 tries as Walker also took over as the club’s full-time kicker.

Although Walker looks set to remain as one of the club’s halves for the foreseeable future, there's still some doubt as to who will become his future partner.

“Reports in the paper today that Sam Walker is close to inking a two-year extension, that’ll take him to the end of 2025, that’s a big signing for the Roosters,” Carayannis said on SEN 1170 Breakfast.

“He looks like a ten-year player; he didn’t produce the consistency this year that we thought he may be able to do but looked much more comfortable.

“There’s an interesting discussion point at the Roosters, what do they do for their long-term halves partner, Luke Keary obviously has until 2024.

“Joey Manu wants to get closer to the footy, (Joseph) Sua’ali’i who wants to get more involved, and they still have James Tedesco.

“I thought when they were at their best it was when Luke Keary performed really strongly at the backend of the year and he freed up Joey Manu to have that roaming role.”

The Roosters have also confirmed Matt Lodge will also re-sign with the club but will remain on a train-and-trial deal until the CBA agreement is formalised.

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