Roosters skipper Braith Anasta has extended his stay at the club for a further two years, after penning a new deal.
Speculation about Anasta’s future at Bondi Junction had been rife after a significant delay in the deal being offered.
But Anasta, who lead the club to the 2010 Grand Final, has agreed terms to keep him with the Tricolours until the end of 2012.
“It is great news for me I have been at the Roosters for so long and it is like a family to me,” said 29-year-old Anasta.
“I never wanted to play for any other club, I am the captain here I love the place and I hope to finish my career at the Roosters.”
Roosters chief executive Steve Noyce said Anasta is a key part of the club’s plans.
“We are absolutely delighted that we will be spending the next two years with Braith,” said Noyce.
“He plays a huge role in the success of the club as his leadership qualities have an enormous impact on the playing group both on and off the field.”