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Roosters veteran Jake Friend.

Roosters stalwart Jake Friend is on the cusp of finalising a new deal while another veteran, centre Josh Morris, is also close to officially re-signing.

Friend, who turns 31 in February, is keen to remain a one-club player having made his NRL debut for the Tricolours in 2008.

The three-time premiership winner is the club's fourth-most capped player with 261 games.

"I'm all sorted for next year. I'm hoping that will be all signed and sealed in the next few weeks and I'll be sticking around here," the Roosters co-captain said on Wednesday.

"A few little things to tick off and we'll hopefully be able to announce it in the next few weeks."

The tough rake, who reaffirmed his desire to represent Queensland in November, didn't disclose the length of his extension.

"I'll make sure it's all sorted before I say too much," he said.

"It's been something that does mean a lot to me, to play at the one club. I'm really excited to hopefully get it all sorted.

Every touch from SBW against the Sharks

"But to be honest, it's not really on my priority list at the moment. It's about finishing off this season the way we want to."

The evergreen Morris, 34, said he was all but confirmed to remain with the Roosters in 2021 and prolong his career into a 15th NRL season.

"That's the plan. We're just trying to finalise things and get everything sorted and across the line," he said.

"I've really enjoyed my time here and hopefully I can extend that."

One thing missing from Friend's incredible resume is a State of Origin appearance. He hopes to realise that dream this year despite Harry Grant, Reed Mahoney and Ben Hunt challenging for the No.9 role.

"I was involved in a few of the [Maroons] camps earlier this year and it was great to be back in the mix," Friend said.

"There's a finals series to play and there are some other players in my position that have been playing really well.

"It's definitely something I still want to tick off. I believe it to be the pinnacle of our game and it'd be an awesome thing to be involved in."

Friend will return against South Sydney on Friday after sitting out last week's win over the Sharks with hamstring tightness.

Unlike the Storm and Raiders, the Roosters have opted to field close to their strongest team in the last hit-out before the play-offs.

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Stars Boyd Cordner and James Tedesco are back, but Joey Manu, Isaac Liu and Lindsay Collins have been given a break.

"You saw last weekend a few of our blokes didn't play and then there's a couple of blokes not named this weekend," Friend said.

"Whilst we haven't rested them all at once, I feel like our squad's in good shape. The boys have had some time to get all their bodies right and I think we trust in the performance team here.

"As a whole, the group is looking fit and feeling fresh going into the finals series."

And while they'll each surely have one eye on the finals, Morris expects an intense struggle with the Rabbitohs.

"Even when I wasn't playing for the Roosters I used to love watching the Souths-Roosters games," he said.

"That rivalry that's been there since the start, both teams get up for it.

"They probably were looking a bit too far ahead at the clash and got caught by the Dogs [last week] who put in a really gutsy performance."