Written by Rod Cross
Sydney Roosters playmaker Sam Walker has inked a two-year NRL extension with the club and will remain in Roosters colours until the end of 2025.
The 20 year old made his NRL debut in the first round of 2021 and has played 46 senior games.
He was the Dally M rookie of the year in 2021 and finished this season with seven tries and 16 assists.
“The Roosters have been awesome for me and I’m grateful every day to be part of this great club,” Walker said.
“I love the Roosters and the people in it, so I’m stoked to extend my time here.
“I’m learning so much and I know this is where I’ll play my best footy.”
Walker earned representative honours this year, being named in the Prime Minister’s XIII and was also part of Queensland’s extended State of Origin squad.
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He played his junior rugby league for the North Ipswich Tigers and attended Ipswich Grammar School before being signed by the Brisbane Broncos.
In 2020, Walker joined the Roosters’ NRL squad but did not play a single game that year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg Cup competitions.
In 2019 he played halfback for Queensland under 18’s in their 34–12 win over New South Wales and also represented the Australian Schoolboys in their 36–20 win over the Junior Kiwis.
“Sam is an impressive young man and a keen student of the game who brings energy to everything he does,” Roosters football manager Daniel Anderson said.