The Roosters have re-signed Isaac Liu until the end of the 2018 season.
The versatile forward has started for much of the year in the absence of Boyd Cordner and with Aidan Guerra starting the past three games at five-eighth, and has been playing effectively without dominating in a team that’s gone 1-5 to kick the year off.
Fans may remember him for his debut in 2013 ahead of the more heavily-hyped Kane Evans. No-one knew much about the kid at the time but he’s proven to be a steady source of hit-ups and solid defence.
And he rarely blunders. He’s like Pete Sampras in that respect but without all those pesky grand slams and Veronica Vaughan waiting at home for him. As far as I know anyway. But I digress.
Through six games this year he’s made just two errors, both against the Warriors in round five. He also hasn’t conceded a penalty, and missed just five tackles through six games for a completed tackle percentage of 97 per cent, tops at the club.
In all he’s averaging 45.3 minutes a game with 9.83 runs at 8.19 metres a run (just 0.4 metres a run behind Dylan Napa and Sam Moa, for reference) and 25.17 tackles a match.
The Sydney Roosters are pleased to announce that Isaac Liu has signed a contract extension for a further two years, keeping him at the Club until the end of 2018.
The 24 year-old hard-running prop expressed his delight at extending his contract with the Foundation Club. “The Club and all the people here mean so much to me and to know that I’ll continue to be part of the Roosters family for a further two years is something I’m really happy about,” said Liu. “I’ve learnt so much from Robbo and the coaches over the last few years, so I’m excited to know that I’ll continue to work on my game and be part of the team we have here,” he added.
Roosters Head Coach, Trent Robinson, was pleased to have Liu re-commit to the Club.
“Isaac has worked really hard to get where he is today, and it’s a credit to the man he is,” said Robinson. “A man who prefers to let his actions do the talking, Isaac’s commitment to the team is tireless and it’s great to know that he will continue to grow and develop at our Club for a further two years,” he added.
A member of the Roosters NYC squad in 2011, Liu made his NRL debut with the Club in Round 4 of the 2013 NRL season and has played 70 first grade games to date.
He has represented Samoa on five occasions (2014-15) and was a member of New Zealand’s squad for the three test series against England in late 2015.