Roosters Set to Sign Jayden Nikorima


Sydney Roosters are set to sign Brisbane Bronco Jayden Nikorima on a 3 year deal.

“He’s got utility value and it’s much how Craig Wing started with us at the same age,” Canavan said.

“Wingy ended up playing fullback, centre, halfback and five-eighth for us before he settled at hooker. That evolved in the space of a few years and that could well happen with Jayden.

“He’s the same age as Jackson Hastings and they both go into that mix [for the No.6 jersey], as well as having utility value as well. That’s what happens with those type of players, they have great game nous and a range of skills and they eventually settle into a position.

“Unfortunately, we lost Jimmy [Maloney]. We tried our best, but we lose his experience. We revamp and go for youth again.”