TAREE rugby league product Boyd Cordner will be with the Sydney Roosters for the next five yeras after signing a multi-million-dollar, five-year deal to stay with the club.
Cordner can now lay claim to being the highest paid second-rower in the game with his latest extension understood to be worth more than $850,000 a season.
The 25-year-old agreed to terms with the club on Monday before announcing the news on Fox Sports program NRL 360.
Cordner has already spent a decade in the Roosters system since joining their juniors from Old Bar as a 16-year-old. He played his first game of league as a 4-year-old with the Old Bar Pirates under sixes, then co-coached by his father, Chris. His elder brother, Dane, was also in the side.
He will be 31 by the time he next comes off contract in 2023.
Cordner said this week he could never see himself leaving the glamour outfit.
“It’s a place where I’ve been since I was a kid and honestly I couldn’t see myself playing anywhere else,” Cordner added.
“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.
“It’s a great club. I love the memories I’ve had so far and I can’t wait to create many more.”
He made his first grade debut in 2011 and has played 126 NRL matches, nine Origins and 16 tests. Cordner won a premiership in 2013. He captained NSW in last year’s State of Origin series and looks certain to hold the position in 2018, while he was vice captain of Australia’s World Cup winning team last year, where he was named player of the match in the final.