Sydney Rosters NRL star James Tedesco announces arrival of his first child: ‘Happy and healthy mum and baby’
- Tedesco married his partner Maria in January
- They announced they were pregnant in April
- 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 Australian and New South Wales full-back made the announcement today on Instagram, posting: “Our beautiful little Rosie Mae Tedesco. Born 21/9/23. Happy and healthy mum and baby health.
The post garnered hundreds of reactions with Roosters Sam Walker and Joey Manu as well as 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.
“Congratulations @jamestedesco, welcome to the club,” added former Roosters center Josh Morris.
Proud first-time parents James and Maria Tedesco welcome their daughter to the world
Rosie Mae Tedesco was born on Thursday September 21, 2023, mom and baby are doing well.
Tedesco and his wife Maria announced that they were expecting their first child in April this year.
Emma Lyon, wife of Australian cricket star Nathan Lyon, also posted, “Congratulations! She looks beautiful.” Emma also reportedly recently gave birth to the couple’s first child.
It’s been a big year for Tedesco off the field, having married Maria on January 7 in the NSW Hunter Valley before announcing they were expecting in April.
It comes after the Roosters bowed out early from the NRL finals, having only placed in the top eight in the final despite being favorites at the start of the season to win the competition.
The Roosters fell to a 7-10 start as a series of injuries, suspensions and poor form left them 14th in the table before ultimately losing to Melbourne in week two of the NRL finals .
It’s been a big year for Tedesco who married Maria in January before the arrival of their first child on Thursday.
The Roosters’ season ended in disappointment after bowing out in week two of the NRL finals with a loss to the Melbourne Storm.
Tedesco previously admitted the Sydney Roosters’ pre-season favoritism was an unwanted weight on the team’s shoulders as their first half of 2023 descended into a spiral.
At the start of the year there was a lot of expectation and pressure for us to perform,” Tedesco said.
“We probably held that for a while, 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 put us at the top.
“Perhaps we believed this without actually working for it. I’m not saying we haven’t worked for it, but it’s not just because the team may think things are going to happen.
“You have to work for the team, do the little things well and that’s how the victories will come.”