George Rose has decided to extend his stay with premiers Manly, after signing a new deal.
Prop Rose, who was a member of the team that beat the Warriors in the Grand Final, had been off-contract but has decided to remain at Brookvale until the end of the 2013 season.
“It’s pretty much a home for me, Manly, and it’s the place that I always wanted to stay, even before we won the grand final,” said Rose
“It’s just a good bunch of players, great staff and a club that I really enjoy.”
Rose, 28, says he looks forward to defending Manly’s NRL Premiership title under new head coach Geoff Toovey.
“I was very proud of my first Premiership and it’s something that I do want to strive for, to defend it with this team of players.
“We’ve worked hard for a number of years to get to where we are and I really want to go back-to-back.”
“Even if we can’t, I’ll have a lot of fun trying to either way.”
Rose is confident that Manly are blessed with a number of talented young players that will help them in the quest to retain their title.
“We’ve got great young fellas coming through the club,” added Rose.
“That’s one thing that I think we were really lucky with over the years is that everyone who’s come up has really performed and showed their capability.
“I’m looking forward to playing more with these guys as well as meeting some more new young fellas to come through the ranks.”