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Roosters Bolster NRLW Squad with Youth and Experience

The Sydney Roosters have bolstered their NRLW squad with youth and experience, today announcing the extension of Jayme Fressard as well as the addition of up-and-coming outside back Tyra Ekepati.

Fressard, a dynamic and versatile player who has consistently impressed with her skills and dedication, has signed a two-year extension through to the end of season 2025. Testament to her strength and power, she crossed for six tries in eight appearances in 2023, making 27 tackle breaks and seven line breaks with a tackle efficiency of 97.4%.

The specialist centre has played an integral role in the Central Coast Roosters female pathway, taking the coaching reins for the Lisa Fiaola Cup team in 2023 while balancing her busy schedule.

Joining Fressard as a member of the Roosters’ NRLW squad is Tyra Ekepati who joins the club on a development contract in 2024 before progressing to the Top 24 in 2025.

A product of the Roosters’ emerging female pathway on the Central Coast, Ekepati, a Wyong Roos junior, was a member of the Central Coast Roosters Lisa Fialoa squad, coached by Fressard.

Roosters NRLW Head Coach, John Strange, was pleased to have secured Fressard’s services and for Ekepati to be continuing her development with the senior squad.

“Jayme is a competitor in every sense of the word with a terrific knowledge and understanding of the game so it’s great that we will continue to benefit from her experience,” said Strange.

“Tyra was actually coached by Jayme in the Lisa Fialoa Cup in 2023 and I’m looking forward to watching her continue to develop over the next few years as she builds a career here at the Roosters,” he added.

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.