Tuesday 19 June 2012 9:22 AM
The Sydney Roosters have secured the services of young utility back Michael Oldfield.
Oldfield will join the Roosters from the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles on a two-year deal commencing in 2013.
Roosters recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan believes 21-year old Oldfield will be a valuable asset to the club.
“2012 has been a breakthrough year for Michael. He is one of the fastest runners of the ball in the NRL. Standing at an athletic 6”2, he is one of the best catchers in the game under the high ball and has scored 12 tries in just 22 NRL games, including a hat-trick a few weeks ago,” said O’Sullivan.
“Michael has played fullback, wing and centre and gives us great depth and coverage across the backline. We see him taking his game to the next level as a member of the young squad developing together here at the Roosters and we look forward to welcoming him to the club in 2013.”
Oldfield, who is currently enrolled at university where he is undertaking a business degree, will be reunited with former teammates Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Lama Tasi.