The Sydney Roosters are pleased to announce the re-signing of centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall until the end of 2015 on the eve of their season-opener against the Rabbitohs. 

Kenny-Dowall made his debut for the Roosters in 2007 and is today rated as one of the finest centres in the world.  

Being only 23-years-old the Sydney Roosters believe Kenny-Dowell’s contract extension ensures that the Roosters can nurture his talent and share in the best years of his career.

Kenny-Dowell has played 83 first grade games for the Roosters plus six international tests as a Kiwi.  

“Today’s resigning reinforces the Roosters strategy to build on their young squad and ensure that the Club is a force today and in coming seasons,” said Roosters CEO Stephen Noyce 

The re-signing caps off a great 12 months for Kenny-Dowall after last year being named world centre of the year at the International Rugby League Awards and New Zealand Rugby League’s player of the year.  He was also the Roosters’ leading try scorer in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

“I have been at the Roosters my whole career and this is where I have developed as a person and a player and I never wanted to go anywhere else,” said Kenny-Dowall.

“I’m really looking forward to staying with the young squad we have because I think we are building something special at the club and I want to be a part of it.”

Brian Smith, Sydney Roosters Coach, added: “Shaun really stood up last season and has proved he has what it takes to be a match winner.  I’m really pleased to be able to continue working with him and be part of the team that will take him to the next level.” 

Kenny-Dowell will run on in the number four jersey against South Sydney at the Sydney Football Stadium tomorrow night.