They struggled with injuries and mixed form in 2023 before making a late finals surge. But can the Roosters’ new recruits get them back into premiership contention? — DEAN RITCHIE rates their roster.
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Dean Ritchie analyses the Roosters squad ahead of their 2024 campaign and rates them 1-26.
1. James Tedesco
Games: 226 (22 in 2023)
Contract Ends: 2025
Copped unwarranted flak during 2023 but remains the Roosters leader and superstar. A champion whose form improved as the season progressed and the Roosters muscled into the finals.
2. Joseph Manu
Games 158 (21 in 2023)
Contract Ends: 2024
One of the world’s finest players. Possesses every skill – power, speed and offload. Can play three positions and, at age 27, is coming into…