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Roosters recruit Sam Walker.

The Roosters have beaten Rugby Australia and NRL rivals to lure one of the game's hottest playmaking talents to Bondi, with Ipswich rookie Sam Walker set to join the premiers on a two-year deal from next season.

Walker is the son of former Broncos half Ben and despite not turning 17 until the end of the week, has fielded serious interest from both codes over the past few months.

The teenage prodigy has been touted as the Roosters' long-term successor to Cooper Cronk's No.7 jumper and understands Walker will join the club until the end of 2022 on his new deal.

Walker's current contract with Brisbane lapses at the end of 2019, though neither the Broncos or Roosters have made any official announcement on the youngster's future.

Still just 16 years old, Walker played well beyond his age in steering Queensland's under 18s to a comfortable 34-12 defeat of NSW at Suncorp Stadium last week.

His playmaking promise landed him on the radar of Canterbury, North Queensland and the Gold Coast among other NRL outfits, while Rugby Australia also registered their interest in luring Walker to the 15-man game.

Queensland u18 star Sam Walker.
Queensland u18 star Sam Walker. ©Scott Davis/NRL Photos

But Walker will now link with the Roosters, with a tour of their facilities earlier this year, followed by breakfast with coach Trent Robinson and star half Luke Keary making a serious impression on the rising teen.

"It was really good to sit down and learn. Trent Robinson is the first head (NRL) coach to speak to me about the way I play and I picked up little tips," Walker told the QRL's website earlier this month.

"Trent is the best coach in the NRL at the moment and it is good to hear from the best. I’ve only ever had my dad and uncle (Shane) correct my game and encourage me how to play, so it was really good to hear his thoughts on how I can become a better player, because I am always learning at the moment.

"I am turning 17 very soon and I know I need to get better and improve.

"I spoke to Luke Keary about how he works with players and gets the best out of them. They have got a really strong team and culture at the Roosters and I picked up on that."

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