Roosters sign Dureau & Stapleton for remainder of 2014

The Sydney Roosters have today announced the signings of two players for the remainder of the 2014 NRL season.

Halfback Scott Dureau joins the Roosters from French Super League club Catalans Dragons, on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 27 year-old was named Super League’s Player of the Year in 2012 and joins the Roosters as back-up in the halves, following the club’s release of Daniel Mortimer earlier this month. Dureau made his NRL debut with the Newcastle Knights in 2007 and played 42 games before joining Catalans in 2011.

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The Roosters have also signed Nathan Stapleton from the Cronulla Sharks for the remainder of the season, with the 24 year-old recruited as cover in the outside backs following the departure of Tautau Moga. Stapleton has played 61 NRL matches since making his debut in 2009 and can play centre, wing and fullback.
 

Both players have joined the club effective immediately.


In other signing news, the Club has also today confirmed that Vice-Captain Jake Friend will remain at the Roosters until the end of the 2018 NRL Season. [CLICK HERE] for the official announcement.