Jack Bosden leaves Roosters, to be coached by Jason Ryles

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

This one certainly slipped past the keepers here at 26 Rounds, but Jack Bosden has left the club to play for Wests Illawarra under their new head coach and former Rooster Jason Ryles.

Loyal Facebook reader Casey Esposito alerted me to the news

But according to an article last month in the Illawara Mercury:

Ryles signed former Dragons and Roosters NRL player Jack Bosden and premiership-winning Gundagai captain-coach James Smart but denied the club had signed his Melbourne teammate, Brett Finch.

‘‘Other than that that’s all we’ve looked at getting,’’ he said.

There were high hopes for Jack Bosden after a starring role for the Dragons during the Charity Shield match against the Rabbitohs in 2011, the year he eventually made his debut.

However, he was never able to cement a first grade spot at the Dragons — playing just four games that year for the then-defending premiers.

The Roosters then signed him to a two-year deal in what many were calling a coup — especially considering departing Dragons coach Wayne Bennett was looking for him to join the Knights the following year.

Bosden played four games for the Roosters in 2012, scoring a try. However, he did not play a single first grade game with them in 2013, spending most of the season injured and firmly behind the solid depth chart at the club.


2 responses to “Jack Bosden leaves Roosters, to be coached by Jason Ryles

  1. So Bosden rejected an apprenticeship under Bennett at Newcastle to ultimately side-kick with Ryles in the twilight somewhere…
    If I wanted to derail my career I’d want to be run over by a 380 bus also 😉


    • I hope he signs on somewhere, because i vividly remember that Charity Shield game and he was dominant — like a Burgess of sorts. It’s a shame, because i think injuries have played a big part in his growth being stunted, but he’s far too young and too talented to be lost to the game.


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