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Roosters re-sign Cherrington and Jones

23/07/2009 01:10:31 PM Comments (0)

The Sydney Roosters have begun planning for life under incoming coach Brian Smith with impressive youngsters Ben Jones and Anthony Cherrington re-signing with the club until the end of the 2012 NRL season.

The pair join fellow young gun Mitchell Pearce on long term deals with the club, their contract extensions coming just days after it was confirmed Smith would quit Newcastle to link up with the Roosters next season.

The 19-year-old Jones has played 14 matches in the top grade this season and is currently deputising at five-eighth for injured skipper Braith Anasta.

Cherrington, 21, has been limited to just five NRL appearances, with his season disrupted by injury and off-field issues.

In May he was sentenced to 150 hours community service and an 18 month good behaviour bond after pleading guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend last year.

"Ben and Anthony are both great young players and part of the club's strategy moving forward is to develop our own youth as much as possible," Roosters recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan said.

"Both these players have been a part of the Roosters from a young age and it is great that we can make them part of our long term plan."

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