The Roosters have begun their recruitment for next year, signing Catalans Dragons prop Rémi Casty to a two year deal from 2014.
The prop will re-unite with former coach Trent Robinson at the Roosters.
According to Zero Tackle:
Catalan Dragons prop Rémi Casty will leave the club at the end of the current 2013 Super League season to join NRL side Sydney Roosters.
Catalan Dragons have agreed to release Casty from his current contract at the end of this season granting him a move to Sydney Roosters on a two-year contract.
Casty, 28, made his first team debut in 2006 and has currently made 155 Super League appearances and scored 18 tries.
But do the Roosters really need another prop, with Kane Evans, Dylan Napa and the impressive Isaac Liu already in waiting?
This could be an insurance play for the rumoured departure of Frank-Paul Nu’uasala, who is reportedly on top of the hit-list for the New Zealand Warriors, and the possible retirement of Luke O’Donnell, who is on a one-year deal.
But from looking at some footage of the unit, he looks to have a solid running game and is mobile for a big lad, like a Sam Burgess-Lite. He was also named in the 2012 Super League Dream Team, and has made seven appearances for France.