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Naufahu Whyte signs two-year extension

The Sydney Roosters have today announced that Naufahu Whyte has signed a two-year extension which will keep him with the Tricolours until at least the end of 2026.

The 21-year-old second rower has impressed with his physicality and toughness since joining the Club as a teenager and Roosters Head of recruitment, Daniel Anderson, was pleased to have Whyte extend.

“It’s been terrific to watch Fahu’s growth within our squad over the last few years. He’s a hard worker and a good person, and his best footy is ahead of him, so it’s great to have him locked into the Club’s long-term plans,” said Anderson.

Speaking of his extension, Whyte said: “I was a teenager when I moved over from Auckland and the Roosters has become my home away from home. It’s a blessing to be at this Club and I’m keen to keep working hard, learning from Trent and the senior boys and building my career here.”

Player number 1205, Whyte made eight NRL appearances in 2023 and has played 11 first grade games since making his debut with the Club in the back end of the 2021 season.

Recognised as one of the game’s up-and-coming forwards, Whyte was named in the New Zealand Kiwis squad for The Pacific Championships which were contested last October.

Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.