Connor Watson will be a Sydney Roosters player in 2022, but that was a decision which he did not take lightly – according to current boss Adam O’Brien.
The Newcastle Knights head coach Adam O’Brien was honest when talking about the transfer, saying “it was like hugging a corpse” when embracing Watson on the training field.
25-year-old Watson had been linked with a move to the UK Super League, but eventually found himself back where it all started – at the Sydney Roosters.
The utility man signed a two-year deal, but it wasn’t an easy thing to do according to O’Brien.
“One of the mornings last week I could see how much this was weighing him down,” O’Brien said.
“I remember giving him a hug, it was like hugging a corpse.
“I care about him, he’s a good person. He’s a good human being, he’s a credit to his family.