Daniel Tupou is poised for a record 115-year life and potential post-Sydney Roosters life

Daniel Tupou is comfortable with his looming place at the top of 115 years of Roosters history and the fact that this season could be his last in the red, white and blue.

Tupou is just five tries shy of Anthony Minichiello’s record of 139 four-pointers and after scoring at least 10 tries in all bars of any of his 10 full campaigns, only one injury will seemingly prevent him from claiming a rare piece of history at the founding club .

At the same time, Dom Young’s arrival from Newcastle next season and Joseph Suaali’i’s signing for 2024 have prompted the 31-year-old Tupou to consider potential paydays in the English Super League or overseas rugby.

Tupou and manager Trent Robinson have discussed the veteran winger’s future as his one-club status qualifies him for a $200,000 seniority bonus should the Roosters re-sign him.


Speaking for the first time since Young took over late last month, Tupou is ready to watch a Super League swan song while his agent Sam Ayoub scouts the market.

Four-time Super League champions and recent World Club Challenge winner St Helens are among the potential suitors, according to CEO Mike Rush herald that Tupou “is someone we stupidly wouldn’t be interested in”.

“I’m open to any negotiation that takes place,” Tupou said herald on Tuesday.

“It just comes down to finding the best deal for me and my future. If that means going abroad and trying something really new like that, I’ll just have to live with it.

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Ryan Sederquist

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