In a massive boost for Sydney Roosters, the club announced that Dylan Napa has signed a two-year extension, keeping him at the Roosters until at least the end of 2019.
"I’ve been at the Roosters since I was 17. I came here as a kid and this is where I have developed as a football player, but more importantly as a person, so I’m happy with how it’s all worked out and to agree to a new two-year extension,” said Napa.
"My football has progressed over the years with the Roosters, and the Club is heading in an exciting direction, so I’m happy to know that I’ll continue to be a part of it,” he added.
24 year-old Napa's development continued throughout the 2016 season, with the Roosters enforcer cementing his position in the Roosters starting 17. He played all bar one game and was selected in the Prime Minister’s XIII.
"Dylan has been in the Roosters system for a number of years now, and we are pleased to have retained his services, despite interest from other clubs,” said Roosters CEO John Lee.
Roosters coach, Trent Robinson, added: “Dylan is a fierce competitor and a highly-valued contributor to our team.
"Dylan holds himself accountable and has worked hard to cement his position as a leader in our pack, and I’m looking forward to watching his development in the coming seasons," he added.
Napa made his NRL debut with the Roosters against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Round 15 of the 2013 season and has played 81 NRL games to date.
He has represented the Prime Minister’s XIII against Papua New Guinea on two occasions (2014, 2016) and has played three Tests for the Cook Islands (2013 Rugby League World Cup).
The new agreement comes at an exciting time for the Roosters, with the Club also securing contract extensions with players including Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Joseph Manu and Connor Watson in the recent months.