Roosters Kyle Flanagan pays tribute to Bronson Xerri, Sharks, Souths


Sydney Roosters halfback Kyle Flanagan appeared to pay tribute to his former teammate Bronson Xerri when he threw up an X symbol after converting his own try in a match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Flanagan crossed over under the posts following a well placed grubber from Brett Morris which extended the Roosters’ lead at the time.

Following Flanagan’s conversion attempt, the halfback appear to pay tribute to Xerri when he put up the X symbol using both of his arms.

Earlier today, Wide World of Sports revealed that the Roosters had been showing interest in signing Xerri for next season.

With Latrell Mitchell already gone and the Morris twins likely to retire at the end of this year, the Roosters are skinny for outside backs.

Xerri, still only 19, had an outstanding rookie season last year, playing 22 games and bagging 13 tries.

But he now faces a four-year ban from the game after he tested positive to a cocktail of performance-enhancing drugs in a targeted ASADA drug test.

Xerri’s best mate, Flanagan, quit the Sharks for the Roosters this year and recently gave a hint that Xerri may follow.

“We’re childhood mates, it’s our dream to play footy together but he’s on contract there at the Sharks but if we can play together that would be an absolute dream for both of our families as well,” Flanagan said in a media interview.

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