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Are The Sydney Roosters Facing A Roster Retention Crisis?

The Sydney Roosters are currently dealing with how their playing roster will look like in the foreseeable future.

With 12 players coming off-contract at season’s end, Adam Peacock, Michael Chammas & Danny Weidler assess on Footy Talk whether or not this may be a larger issue than it seems.

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Corey Allan, Fletcher Baker, Nathan Brown, Thomas Deakin, Drew Hutchinson, Vuate Karawalevu, Matthew Lodge, Billy Smith, Daniel Tupou, Jake Turpin, Jared Warea-Hargreaves & Connor Watson’s current deals all expire at the end of 2023.

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But Footy Talk’s journos now understand that original plans by the Chooks’ management may have changed due to certain departures, arrivals and superb form from a key experienced player.

‘He’s been their alpha male for such a long time,’ said Weilder.

‘He’s their leader, they’ve got a huge winning percentage with him.’

Hear Adam Peacock, Michael Chammas & Danny Weidler every Thursday on Footy Talk LeagueNew episodes every day at lunchtime – listen for FREE on the LiSTNR app.