Roosters re-sign in-form Minichiello for 2013 season
The Sydney Roosters have ended months of speculation about the future of their fullback position by re-signing veteran Anthony Minichiello for the 2013 season.by NRL
The Sydney Roosters have ended months of speculation about the future of their fullback position by re-signing veteran Anthony Minichiello for the 2013 season.
Minichiello made his NRL debut for the Roosters in 2000 and has been a mainstay at the glamour Bondi Junction club ever since.
The former Australian International started his career on the wing, but moved to the fullback position in 2003 and quickly established himself as one of the best custodians in the game.
Minichiello won the Golden Boot award in 2005, however, injuries plagued his career for the next few seasons. He shrugged off the injuries in time for the 2010 season and has been one of the Roosters most consistent performers in the last three seasons.
The Roosters have been in the market for Canberra fullback Josh Dugan at various stages in 2010 and earlier this year and were also linked to Manly fullback Brett Stewart.
Minichiello was outstanding for the Roosters in the heart-breaking loss against the Dragons on ANZAC Day, which no doubt prompted Roosters officials to quickly sign Mininichiello and allow the signing to provide experienced stablity at the club.
With Braith Anasta moving to Wests Tigers next year there is every chance that Minichiello could be made Club Captain next season.
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