Sport

Rojas to stay with Victory despite lure of overseas clubs

MOST of the talk during the January transfer window might be about who is going, but who is staying is even more important for some A-League clubs.

And heading that list is exciting Melbourne Victory winger Marco Rojas.

The 21-year-old New Zealand international has emerged as one of the keys to the Victory's prospects this season, especially with the news influential midfielder Gui Finkler will miss up to eight months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament against Western Sydney on Tuesday.

Rojas, whose contract is due to expire in April, said he wasn't interested in a move abroad.

"I'm going to be here until the end of the season. I started the season and I want to be here until the end," he said.

"Last season was disappointing and this season's been going all right so far.

"I want to make a proper impact before I think about going anywhere else."

Rojas, whose father also acts as his agent, said money was not an issue in deciding his next move.

"I'm not really worried about the money, it will be about developing my football first and then the money is a bonus," he said.

The good news has continued at Western Sydney with Adam D'Apuzzo and Shannon Cole re-signing with the club for the 2013/14 season.

D'Apuzzo, 26, said he was thrilled to be staying at the club which has defied all expectations to be in third place half-way through its debut season.

"There is fantastic morale among the team and to be part of a group of players that are such good personalities and humble at the same time is amazing," he said.
 

Topics:  a-league football melbourne victory soccer western sydney wanderers



Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

THE last season of GoT finally uttered the words we’ve been waiting six seasons to hear and now that the weather has cooled down in Brisbane, “winter is here.”

Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art always has a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition on show for the whole family to enjoy.

YOU'D be mistaken in thinking Brisbane wasn't an arty city.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Hayne key to Blues success

Jarrad Hayne at NSW State of Origin training at Cudgen Leagues Club, Kingscliff.

"He's a lot calmer; I think he's at peace with himself”

North Coast shark nets trial ends early

NSW Department of Primary Industries staff and contractors start to remove the shark nets as part of the Far North Coast trial.

The nets will be removed this week.

How romantic weekend getaway ended in tragedy

Jess Murray, 33, was tragically killed in a boating accident. Photo: Facebook.

33-year-old never made it to the island resort

Local Partners

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

THE convicted drug smuggler is back on Australian soil and in hiding, but Gladstone could soon be on her radar.

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

Mushu the pug

It's been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

Karl’s rant on Corby: ‘Made to look like idiots’

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Today co-host launched a tirade against Schapelle Corby media circus

Shot at the live shows slips through Sally's fingers

Sally Skelton and Bojesse Pigram pictured after their battle performance on The Voice.

Sunshine Coast singer's dramatic elimination from The Voice

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor split after 17 years

They were married in May 2000 and have two children, who they said will remain their priority.

Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor have called it a day

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!