England star Victor Radley signs huge deal with Sydney Roosters

Drew Darbyshire
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England international Victor Radley has signed a new deal that will see him stay with Sydney Roosters in the NRL until at least the end of 2027.

The 24-year-old has signed a four-year contract extension with his boyhood club.

Radley has made 97 appearances in the NRL since making his debut in 2017.

He said: “I can’t imagine myself playing anywhere else, so I’m happy to have my long-term future sorted here at the Roosters.”

Radley pledged his international allegiance to England last year, playing in his first World Cup last autumn.

The loose forward was born and raised in Australia but qualifies to play for England through his father Nigel, who hails from the Yorkshire city of Sheffield.

Radley has won five caps for England so far. He helped Shaun Wane’s side reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, where they fell short to Samoa in golden point extra-time.

The Roosters have also locked in Egan Butcher on a deal until the end of 2025. The 22-year-old has played 27 games since making his debut in 2021.

Roosters coach Trent Robinson said: “Victor and Egan are hard workers who love the tough stuff. They’re also good men who play an important role within our squad so it’s great to have them locked in to the club’s long-term plans.”

Shaun Wane remains England head coach

Shaun Wane will lead England men through to the 2025 World Cup in France after signing a new contract.

Wane, 58, was appointed as the international side’s boss in 2020 on an initial two-year deal. His first competitive match came a year later against Combined Nations All Stars in the 26-24 defeat in Warrington.

He guided England to the semi-finals of the delayed 2021 World Cup on home soil, suffering a heartbreak loss to Samoa in golden point extra time.

Stuart Barrow has been appointed as England women’s new head coach through to the 2025 tournament. Craig Richards stepped down from his role as head coach following their World Cup exit in the semi-finals.

Tom Coyd will once again take charge of the Wheelchair team following their 2021 World Cup victory.

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