Player Josh Curran

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Vodafone Warriors sign Roosters back rower
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Tue 25 Jun 2019, 01:07 PM

Promising Sydney Roosters back rower Josh Curran has today been signed by the Vodafone Warriors until the end of the 2021 season.

The Sydney-born and raised Curran, who turned 20 just two weeks ago, made his NRL debut off the bench in the Roosters’ sixth-round 21-20 win over Melbourne at AAMI Park on April 19.

Vodafone Warriors general manager football Brian Smith said the former Parramatta junior comes into the NRL squad replacing centre Solomone Kata, who was granted an early release from his contract yesterday.

“We’ve been watching Josh closely and he’ll give us more depth among our back row options,” he said.

“He’s an accomplished player who has excelled in every age group representing New South Wales at under-16, under-18 and under-20 level as well as playing for the New South Wales Residents against Queensland this year.”

A 185cm, 99kg second rower or loose forward, Curran was with Parramatta as an under-16 and under-18 player in 2015 and 2016 before joining the Roosters in 2017.

He made 28 under-20 appearances for the Roosters in 2017 and 2018 and also turned out nine times for feeder club Wyong in the former Intrust Super Premiership last year.

He has played 11 times for the North Sydney Bears – the Roosters’ new feeder club – in the Canterbury Cup this season.

JOSH CURRAN
Date of Birth: June 10, 1999
Birthplace: Sydney, NSW
Junior Clubs: Merrylands Rams, Hills District Bulls (NSW)
Position: Second row/loose forward
Height: 185cm
Weight: 99kg
Previous NRL Clubs: Sydney Roosters (2019)
Rep Honours: NSW Residents (2019), NSW Under-20 (2018), NSW Under-18 (2017), NSW Under-16 (2015)
NRL Debut: Sydney Roosters v Melbourne, AAMI Park, Melbourne, April 19, 2019, 2019 (Round 6)
NRL Career: 1 appearance, 2019

 
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Horriors2013

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My guess is he has been well briefed. About time for the bros to get the message. 15000 fans have had a gutsul of the arrogant lazy pricks.
We probably offered him a guaranteed fg spot and 500k. Hope not though...
 
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bruce

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We probably offered him a guaranteed fg spot and 500k. Hope not though...
Mate is he isn't playing for the Warriors he will be playing for another club to spot him. I just hope he isn't another Sean Long who was biding his time to go back to Sydney.
 
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snake77

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Haven't seen him play. But good to have a fresh face join the squad.

If he can play on an edge he will be useful. We have Harris there but after that it's pretty slim and now he's injured.
 
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warriorsfan92

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So we sign him up until he turns 22 and then returns to Sydney.... awesome

You’d rather longer? On someone who’s excelled at junior level yet is unproven at nrl level?

It seems the two year contract is the most common these days. Any longer and there’s risks associated by both parties.
 

bruce

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Haven't seen him play. But good to have a fresh face join the squad.

If he can play on an edge he will be useful. We have Harris there but after that it's pretty slim and now he's injured.
Sound like this kid is destined for FG pretty soon. That is what happens when you have a shite reserve grade.
 

fizurg

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He's only 20 and 99kg. I'm sure he'll put on a kg or two over the next off season.

Yeah totally. The Warriors don’t seem to have any issue packing the beef on players lately. Just doesn’t seem like the barnstorming player id love to see.
I was hoping to see a bunch of posters calling me a dickhead and listing a bunch of top class second rowers around that size.
 

JaggedJ

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Yeah totally. The Warriors don’t seem to have any issue packing the beef on players lately. Just doesn’t seem like the barnstorming player id love to see.
I was hoping to see a bunch of posters calling me a dickhead and listing a bunch of top class second rowers around that size.

Nikora, Murray, Radley, Jackson, Gillett, Chrichton, Bateman are all second rowers who are 102kg or less and that was about 1 min of research.

He's probably not a barnstormer, but his size won't stop him from being effective if he's prepared to put in the work.
 
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