Daniel Mortimer extends contract with the Sydney Roosters

Source: ABC.

Source: ABC.

Good news Roosters fans: the revitalised Daniel Mortimer has extended his contract with the club until the end of 2015, according to a press release issued this morning which read:

The Sydney Roosters are pleased to announce that Daniel Mortimer has signed a two-year extension, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2015 season.

“I feel so comfortable here at the Roosters. I’m really enjoying being part of the team and have made some great friends here, on and off the footy field,” said Mortimer.

“The club’s been great to me, I know my role and I’m learning so much – and that’s a big part of the reason I really wanted to stay at the club. I’m excited that I’ll continue to represent the Roosters for a further two years,” he added.

It’s a great move by the club to tie up the utility half, who no doubt could have commanded a starting role somewhere in the league and actually turned down a contract with the Dragons before the season after coach Trent Robinson showed faith in the former Parra half, promising him a role with the team.

And Morts has delivered.

He has formed a tremendous rotation with Jake Friend and his utility value will be of use during Origin periods when Mitchell Pearce and potentially James Maloney are called up to play for the Blues.

This season he’s scored two tries with two line breaks, a try assist, 3.6 runs per game at six metres a dart, with 110 tackles and just five misses all season off the bench.

He offers fantasticrunning out of dummy half and can catch lazy marker defence out, and at the beginning of the season had many Roosters fans calling for him to get more minutes with Friendy off to a slow start.

Here’s the Media Release in full from the Roosters:

The Sydney Roosters are pleased to announce that Daniel Mortimer has signed a two-year extension, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2015 season.

“I feel so comfortable here at the Roosters. I’m really enjoying being part of the team and have made some great friends here, on and off the footy field,” said Mortimer.

“The club’s been great to me, I know my role and I’m learning so much – and that’s a big part of the reason I really wanted to stay at the club. I’m excited that I’ll continue to represent the Roosters for a further two years,” he added.

Roosters Head Coach, Trent Robinson, was delighted to have Mortimer secured in the Club’s long-term plans.

“Daniel is a true clubman. He is a valued contributor to our club and a quality person on and away from the footy field. Apart from sharing the hooking role with Jake friend, Daniel gives us great depth in our halves, making him an invaluable member of our squad.

“His best footy is still ahead of him and we are very pleased to have Morts on board for a further two years,” he said.

23 year-old Mortimer has appeared in every Roosters game so far this season. He joined the Roosters in 2012 and captained the Roosters feeder side, Newtown Jets, in their 2012 NSW Cup victory.

He made his club debut in the opening round of the 2012 season against the South Sydney Rabbitohs after making his NRL debut with the Parramatta Eels (Round 12, vs. Cronulla Sharks, 30/5/09).

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