Roosters re-sign up-and-coming trio

The Sydney Roosters are pleased to announce that Sitili Tupouniua, Poasa Faamausili and Billy Smith have signed extensions with the Club.

Tupouniua and Faamausili have progressed through the Roosters lower grades, and together with teammates Victor Radley, Nat Butcher, Joseph Manu and Bernard Lewis, they were members of the Roosters’ 2016 National Youth Competition Premiership-winning side.

Together with Manu, Lewis and Latrell Mitchell, Faamausili was also a member of the Roosters’ 2014 SG Ball title-winning side.19-year-old Smith has progressed through the Club’s Jersey Flegg squad.

21-year-old Tupouniua, who made his NRL debut with the Roosters in 2018, has extended until the end of 2021.

“The Club is my family, and I’m learning so much from Trent, the coaches and the senior players, so I’m really happy to have re-signed with the Roosters, and excited to keep working with the team here,” said Tupouniua.

Like Tupouniua, 23-year-old Faamausili made his NRL debut with the Club in 2018. He has signed until the end of 2022, and said he was pleased to re-commit to the Club.

“I’ve been with the Roosters since I was 17, and I love it here. We’re a tight group and I’m looking forward to continuing to work hard to keep improving my game,” said Faamausili.

Smith, who has signed a two-year extension, also spoke about how much he was looking forward to continuing his development at the Roosters.

“There are such strong mentors for me to learn from here at the Roosters, and I’m stoked that this is where I’ll continue my development. I love being a Rooster and this is where I want to build my career,” said Smith.

Roosters Head Coach Trent Robinson was pleased to have the trio locked in to the Club’s long-term plans.

“It’s been great to watch the development of Sitili, Poasa and Billy over the years,” said Robinson.

“In their own right, their work ethic precedes them, and they embody the values we want in our players both on and off the field, so it’s really pleasing that they will continue to represent our Club and our area,” he added.