May 28, 2024

Naufahu Whyte, a young forward, has signed a two-year contract extension with the Roosters that will keep him with the team through the end of the 2026 campaign.

Since joining the team in 2021, the 21-year-old backrower has participated in 11 first-grade matches, including eight in 2023.

2024 NRL Signings Tracker: Whyte extends; Allan heads to Dragons

Daniel Anderson, the head of recruitment for the Roosters, expressed his satisfaction with Whyte’s extension after learning that he was also selected as the 18th man in the Kiwis squad for the recent Pacific Championships.

“Observing Fahu’s development within our team over the past few years has been fantastic,” Anderson remarked.

“He’s a hard worker and a good person, and his best footy is ahead of him, so it’s great to have him locked into the club’s long-term plans.”

Former Maroons representative Corey Allan has been signed by the Dragons to a one-year contract through 2024.

Prior to the 2019 season, St George Illawarra made the announcement that the 25-year-old, who played for the Roosters the previous year, would be joining them. Coach Shane Flanagan praised Allan’s versatility as a backline player.

For the 2024 campaign, Solomon Alaimalo, an outside back in New Zealand Super Rugby, has been signed by the Wests Tigers.

After spending several seasons playing rugby league with the Waikato Chiefs and, more recently, Canterbury in New Zealand’s National Provincial Championship, the 27-year-old has switched to rugby league.

The towering back, who arrived for his first preseason practice on Monday with his new teammates, will be a valuable asset to the team, according to coach Benji Marshall.

Solomon is an extremely explosive athlete with tremendous speed, power, and agility, so we’re thrilled to have him join the club, Marshall said.

“He is a man of great character who will also add leadership and experience to our group.”

 

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