Brent Read, the journalist from the Australian and the man who originally broke the story that the Roosters were chasing James Tedesco, has since confirmed that’s not the case after speaking to Roosters management.
According to a series of Tweets from Read:
Sam Ayoub also vehemently denied that the Roosters were talking to his young client, according to Lara Pitt on the Matty Johns Show.
I firmly believe within three-to-four years RTS will be the game’s best fullback, and it was always hard to see where Tedesco would fit. He could make a great left-side centre with that right-hand around-the-corner pass he possesses and tackle busting ability — but the Roosters also already have Michael Jennings.
And while I do see Tedesco as the next Billy Slater, he’s only ever going to get there playing fullback. And we already have the Nightcrawler there for the next two years at least, and with any luck for the rest of his career: