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Star NRL playmaker set for imminent Super League switch

Luke Keary for Sydney Roosters and a Super League logo

Sydney Roosters half-back Luke Keary is set to join a Super League side, with an imminent announcement expected for the former State of Origin playmaker.

He’s been with the Roosters since 2017, making over 150 appearances for Easts and winning two NRL Grand Finals in his time there, as well as getting a Clive Churchill Medal.

That’s since making the cross-city switch from rivals South Sydney Rabbitohs, the side that he won his first NRL Premiership with.

This year, he’s been named in the extended State of Origin NSW side.

Last month, he signed an extension to his contract with the Roosters that would see him stay there through next year.

The half-back is seen by many as being amongst the best playmakers in NRL, and at 32 years old, he should still have a few seasons ahead of him.

However, he then announced that he’d be retiring after the current NRL season.

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New report suggests Luke Keary will sign for Super League club

Luke Keary celebrates winning the World Club Challenge against Super League side St Helens

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There were conflicting reports last month surrounding whether he had changed his mind or not.

He’s been almost ever-present for the Roosters this NRL season, and he’s certainly been playing like someone that has life left in their rugby league career.

Reports in England suggested that he had decided to continue playing, but Wide World of Sports suggested this wasn’t true, speaking to his agent, Paul Sutton, who “was adamant that the playmaker was happy with his decision to hang up the boots.”

However, now, it seems that he will indeed be on his way to Catalans Dragons, joining Elliot Whitehead and Nick Cotric on their way to Perpignan.

9News Sydney’s Danny Weidler has reportedly confirmed the news that he will join Els Dracs on a two-year deal from 2025, and the announcement is expected to come today.

This means the Roosters have yet another position to fill, after other high-profile moves such as Joey Manu and Joseph Sua’ali’i away from the club.

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