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Keighran Locking Down Utility Role

With ultimate utility Mitchell Aubusson retiring at the end of 2020, the Sydney Roosters may have found his successor in new signing Adam Keighran.

After a stint at the New Zealand Warriors, which saw the 23-year-old playing at five-eighth, centre and from the bench - finishing his time at the club with his first career hat-trick - Keighran arrives at the Roosters with an intent to master as many positions on the field as possible.

Now heading into the next stage of his career in Bondi, the sharp-shooting goalkicker says he has arrived at a Club where attention to detail and dedication to training is one of the many foundations of the culture.  

“The whole culture of the Club is next level," Keighran said.

"Everything about it; training, preparation. That was on show especially getting out on the weekend. You can just tell the boys are vying for each other.

“In terms of my role, I enjoy playing centre, I enjoy playing in the halves. I’m confident because I've been training in different positions. Lock and hooker are new positions I’m looking to get under my belt.

First chat with Adam Keighran

"I’ve played there before as a junior and I’ve gotten a bit of exposure in the no.9 in first grade, so it’s all about getting the confidence and putting it into practice now."

Featuring in the trial match victory against the Canberra Raiders, Keighran is adamant that the performance of the Tricolours was one that came off the back of a rigorous pre-season training schedule that is sure to set the side up for a big season ahead. 

“I feel that the game reflected the way the boys train – we train all the way until the end and we dig deep for each other, and that’s what we found on the weekend," he said of the side's 26-20 win over the Raiders

“I keep referring back to training but the way we go about it really is the way we play. They connect up and it shows on the field, and in the first game, we already saw some connections and combinations so it’s something to build on for the season.

There are big things ahead for us this year. Everyone’s bought into the pre-season and everyone is working on their combinations as we saw in the trials. Be excited, get ready for it.

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Ahead of the Club's Round 1 matchup at the iconic SCG against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Keighran had a message to the Red, White and Blue faithful.

“Get excited," he said.

"There are big things ahead for us this year. Everyone’s bought into the pre-season and everyone is working on their combinations as we saw in the trials. Be excited, get ready for it.

"To play in these colours is going to be something special."