The 2022 pre-season has begun with the Sydney Roosters reporting for training ahead of what is set to be another exciting season for the Red, White and Blue.
Kicking off their pre-season grind at ES Marks Athletics Field in Roosters heartland, a majority of the NRL squad reported for duty, including five-eighth Luke Keary and front rower Lindsay Collins.
With plenty of smiles and handshakes upon their return to the training paddock, the Tricolours ripped into a field session led by Head Coach Trent Robinson as well as newly appointed Assistant Coaches and former Roosters Brett Morris and Jason Ryles.
Members of the NRL squad that returned on the first day of pre-season included Billy Smith, Moala Graham-Taufa, Lachlan Lam, Ben Marschke, Sam Verrills, Sam Walker, new recruit Renouf Atoni, Fletcher Baker, Tuku Hau Tapuha, Daniel Suluka-Fifita, Ben Thomas, Egan Butcher, Freddy Lussick, Victor Radley, Sitili Tupouniua and Naufahu Whyte.
A number of young players from the Roosters' feeder side, the North Sydney Bears, and from the Sydney Roosters Pathways system were also on hand to train alongside the NRL squad in what will no doubt be a beneficial introduction to full-time training.
Senior squad members including the likes of Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Angus Crichton, Joseph Manu, Paul Momirovski and Captain James Tedesco will make their return in early December.
In a year that will see the Club embark on a record 115th season in top grade, there is plenty for Roosters Members and supporters to look forward to, including the return of Keary and Collins to the field, welcoming back Connor Watson and Paul Momirovski, the Club's brand-new coaching high-performance unit and of course, the opening of the brand-new Sydney Football Stadium.