Roosters legend to return to play Auckland Nines

ANDREW WEBSTER
Last updated 20:24 02/01/2014
Brad Fittler

BACK IN THE GAME: Roosters legend Brad Fittler is pulling on the boots again.

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Sydney Roosters legend Brad Fittler is coming out of retirement to play for the club in next month's Auckland Nines.

The former NSW and Australian skipper confirmed on Thursday he would be dusting off his boots to play in the inaugural pre-season tournament to be held at Eden Park on February 15 and 16.

Fittler's last professional game of footy was the Roosters' loss to the Bulldogs in the 2004 grand final.

He was approached by Roosters powerbrokers late last year, and has been doing some intensive training to be fit for the tournament.

Fittler, 41, is one of the Roosters' favourite sons and led them to the 2002 premiership victory over the Warriors.

He has pulled on the boots twice since retiring: for NSW in a charity match and for the Classic Wallabies in the World Rugby Classic in Bermuda in November 2012.

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- Sydney Morning Herald

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