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Mitchell Pearce extends Roosters contract
MITCHELL PEARCE EXTENDS ROOSTERS CONTRACT
In a massive boost for the club ahead of kick-off to season 2013, Sydney Roosters and New South Wales halfback Mitchell Pearce has today agreed to an extended deal with the Roosters keeping him at the club until the end of 2017.
"It's an honour that I don't take lightly to represent the Roosters. I couldn't see myself playing anywhere else and I'm really happy to be contracted here long term," said Pearce.
"There's a fantastic team here at the club on and off the field and I'm so proud that I'll continue to be a part of all this for the next four years," added Pearce.
Roosters Chief Operating Officer Football, Brian Canavan, was also pleased to have Pearce locked in to the Club's future plans.
"Mitchell came to the Roosters as part of our pathway program and has been part of the club's commitment to developing our young players for a number of years now and to ensure that we have him here long-term is not only a major vote of confidence in where we are heading, but a wonderful coup for our club," said Canavan.
Roosters Head Coach, Trent Robinson, added: "Mitchell is a big part of the future of our club. He is a significant member of our leadership group and a genuine person not only I but everyone at the club values both on and off the footy field as well."
After making his NRL debut with the club as a 17 year-old in 2007, 23 year-old Pearce has already played 130 matches in the NRL and will be contesting his seventh season in the top grade in 2013.