The Sydney Roosters have today announced that up-and-coming forward Naufahu Whyte has penned a two-year extension with the Club, while barnstorming middle Renouf Atoni will be joining the Roosters on a two-year arrangement from 2022.
Player number 1205, Naufahu Whyte, who made his NRL debut with the Club in Round 22 of the 2021 season, has extended with the Roosters until the end of 2024.
The 19-year-old completed the 2021 season with three NRL appearances, and has impressed with his application to training and preparation away from the field throughout the year.
“It’s been exciting to watch the younger players in our squad come through, and Fahu is a hard worker who has bought into what it means to be a Rooster. I’m looking forward to watching him continue to grow as a player and a person in the seasons ahead,” said Sydney Roosters Head Coach Trent Robinson.
Speaking of his extension, Whyte said: “I’m so proud to be a Rooster and grateful for every opportunity that the Club has given me. It’s a blessing to be learning from Robbo and the senior players we have here like Jared and Siua, and I’m really happy that this is where I’ll continue to make my home and work on my game.”
Renouf is a powerful ball-runner with great skills and we’re looking forward to welcoming him to the Roosters when our pre-season gets underway in a few months.Trent Robinson Sydney Roosters Head Coach
The Roosters have also confirmed the signing of hard-running, ball-playing forward Renouf Atoni for seasons 2022-2023.
26-year-old Atoni joins the Roosters from the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs where he played 43 NRL games since making his debut in 2018, 14 of those in 2021.
“Renouf is a powerful ball-runner with great skills and we’re looking forward to welcoming him to the Roosters when our pre-season gets underway in a few months,” said Robinson.