Cronk hits ground running for Roosters

Star Sydney Roosters recruit Cooper Cronk – under the guidance of club halves coach Andrew Johns – has slotted into training as the club ramps up its 2018 preparations.

Cronk took part in a series of drills with his new teammates on Tuesday, after first reporting for duty last Friday as the club eased back from the summer break.

Andrew Johns with Cooper Cronk at Sydney Roosters training.
Andrew Johns with Cooper Cronk at Sydney Roosters training. ©roosters.com.au/Roosters.com.au

The club posted pics of a fit and focused-looking Cronk – alongside Johns, fellow star recruit James Tedesco and other returning World Cup stars like Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Boyd Cordner and Sio Siua Taukeiaho – taking part in a series of field drills on Tuesday.

Cronk's first hit-out in red, white and blue could take place in five weeks when the Roosters travel to Penrith for a trial match ahead of the Round 1 season-opener against Tedesco's former club Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on March 10.