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“My heart is and always will be with the Roosters. I’ve grown up here and it’s my home,” said Minichiello.
Minichiello joined the Roosters junior grades in 1997 and will contest his 15th season in first grade with the Club in 2014.
The Roosters captain – a former Golden Boot and Dally M Fullback of the Year winner – added that he was looking forward to continuing to work with his teammates to build a legacy at the club.
“2013 was such a special year for everyone at the Club, and as a player, I can’t think of a prouder moment than lifting the Provan-Summons Trophy on Grand Final Day. There’s a strong bond amongst our players here and I’m really excited that I’ll again lead the boys for another season,” said Minichiello.
Sydney Roosters Chairman, Nick Politis, said: “The name Anthony Minichiello is synonymous with the Sydney Roosters. Anthony has given both the Roosters and the game great service and is a fantastic ambassador both on and off the field.
“He is the ultimate role model for the Roosters and the game and we are delighted to have him at our Club for another season in 2014,” said Mr Politis.
Sydney Roosters Head Coach, Trent Robinson, added: “Mini is our leader and such a big part of our Club. He has an incredible work ethic and I’m really pleased that his experience will continue to benefit the team around him.”
Having played 275 first grade games to date, Minichiello has achieved success at every level of the game and is the second most-capped player in the foundation club’s proud history, behind fellow Centurion Luke Ricketson (301 games) and holds the club record for most tries with a current tally of 122.