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Verrills understands Roosters’ Smith call

Sam Verrills has declared he will never stop loving the Sydney Roosters after detailing the tough conversation that sealed his fate at the NRL club.

Verrills signed a two-year deal with Gold Coast last week, opting out of his Roosters contract with Brandon Smith coming to the club next year.

A Manly junior, Verrills made his debut with the Roosters in 2019 and was their first try-scorer in the 2019 grand final.

He was initially re-signed on a three-year extension at the end of 2020, only for the Roosters to sign Smith exactly a year later to play dummy-half from 2023.

But the 23-year-old insisted there was no bad blood over the call, after spending most of the season coming to terms with his likely exit.

“I still love this club no matter what happened,” Verrills said.

“It is unfortunate that the club is going that way, but I can’t fault them.

“I’ve been injured the past few years, and what…


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