Sydney Rosters NRL star James Tedesco announces the arrival of his first child: ‘Mum and bub both happy and healthy’
- Tedesco got married to partner Maria in January
- Announced they were pregnant in April
- Have shared the news of their child’s safe arrival
Sydney Roosters NRL star James Tedesco and his wife Maria have announced the arrival of their first child.
The New South Wales and Australian fullback made the announcement on Instagram today, posting: ‘Our beautiful little Rosie Mae Tedesco. Born 21/9/23. Mum and bub both happy and healthy.’
The post gathered hundreds of reactions with Roosters Sam Walker and Joey Manu along with a host of NRL stars including Clint Gutherson, Nathan Cleary, Josh Addo-Carr, Brian To’o, Ryan Papenhuyzen and Braith Anasta all congratulating the couple.
‘Congratulations guys! She’s adorable,’ The Sydney Roosters posted.
‘Congrats @jamestedesco welcome to the club,’ former Roosters centre Josh Morris added.
Proud first time parents James and Maria Tedesco welcome their daughter to the world
Rosie Mae Tedesco was born on Thursday, September 21 in 2023 with both mum and bub doing well
Tedesco and his wife Maria announced they were expecting their first child in April this year
Emma Lyon, wife of Australian cricket star Nathan Lyon, also posted “Congratulations! She’s beautiful”. Emma is also rumoured to have recently given birth to the couple’s first child.
It has been a big year for Tedesco off the field, after marrying Maria on January 7 in the NSW Hunter Valley before announcing they were expecting in April.
It comes after the Roosters crashed out of the NRL finals prematurely, having only scraped into the top eight in the final despite being early season favourites to win the competition.
The Roosters fell to a 7-10 start as a run of injuries, suspensions and poor form left them as low as 14th on the ladder before ultimately losing to Melbourne in the second week of the NRL finals.
It has been a big year for Tedesco who got married to Maria in January before the arrival of their first child on Thursday
The Roosters season ended in disappointment after bowing out in the second week of the NRL finals with a loss to the Melbourne Storm
Tedesco previously admitted the Sydney Roosters’ pre-season favouritism was an unwanted weight on the team’s shoulders as their first half of 2023 spiralled.
At the start of the year there was a lot of expectation and pressure for us to perform,’ Tedesco said.
‘We probably held onto that for a bit, like a weight on our shoulders.
‘Maybe because of the pre-season signings and how our team looked on paper, I guess that’s why everyone had us up the top.
‘Maybe we believed that without actually working for it. I’m not saying we didn’t work for it, but it’s not just because the team you can think things are going to happen.
‘You have to work for the team, do the little things right and that’s how wins will come.’