Roosters re-sign Robbo, Meninga says two clubs may have to move

The Roosters have locked down coach Trent Robinson until the end of 2028, with the longtime manager starting to compete with Wayne Bennett and Craig Bellamy for the longest spells at the premiership’s only club in history.

Bennett spent 21 seasons with the Broncos from their founding season in 1988 until joining the Dragons in 2009 and Robinson, who launched his Roosters tenure with a premiership in 2013, will be up to 16 consecutive years at the helm by the end of his contract. extension.

Melbourne’s Craig Bellamy, who started at the Storm in 2002, will equal Bennett’s record at the end of this season and despite being re-signed last year until the end of 2026 has indicated he could take his head coach retires early to move on to another role. .

Already the longest-serving coach in the Roosters’ 114-year history, Robinson also won titles in 2018-19.

Roosters chairman Nick Politis said Robinson embodied the club’s ethos.

β€œIn my opinion, Trent is the best thinker in the game. He is a man of great integrity with a genuine love for his players, the history of our club and the region we represent,” he said. declared.

“Every player we’ve signed since Trent became head coach in 2013 has become a better player and a better person, and it’s wonderful to know that Trent will continue to lead the way for the Roosters in the future.”

For Robinson, the contract extension has filled him with pride as he seeks to take the Roosters to a fourth premiership after leading them to the second round of the Finals in 2021 despite a heavy injury toll.

“This club has been the biggest part of my professional life. It is unequivocally my home,” he said.

“The Roosters are in my DNA, and as a leader my role here is quite clear. Walking into our offices every day, seeing the quality of staff and players we have here, we are all committed to strive to be the best sports franchise in Australia, and I’m incredibly proud to extend my time with the club.

Titans, Broncos may have to move

Gold Coast culture chief Mal Meninga fears the Titans and Brisbane Broncos may be forced to relocate to avoid the heavy rain that has flooded southeast Queensland.

Meninga told SEN Radio that both clubs were hampered with training after Monday night’s trial between the Titans and Warriors was called off due to the weather.

“The Cbus stadium is in a wet area… so access to any type of training ground (will be difficult),” the Immortal said. “They will lose some training facilities and some of the schools they train at.”

Suncorp Stadium was also flooded with a thick layer of water covering the ground, but the site’s drainage system kicked in and on Tuesday officials said they were confident the Broncos vs. Next Friday’s Rabbitohs would go ahead as planned.

The Titans travel to Sydney in the first round to face the Eels.

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