O\'Meley a Rooster in 2008

After months of speculation, the Sydney Roosters have confirmed the worst kept secret in rugby league, signing Bulldogs prop Mark O'Meley to a four-year deal beginning next season.

It has been long suggested O'Meley was headed to Bondi Junction next season, his fate virtually sealed when the Dogs re-signed Kiwi international Sonny Bill Williams several weeks ago making it impossible to increase their offer to the Australian and NSW forward.

O'Meley, 25, has been at the Bulldogs since 2002 and is currently sidelined with a quadriceps injury. Roosters chief executive Brian Canavan says it is terrific news to finally get O'meley's signature on a contract linking him to the club until the end of 2011.