1 Apr 2009

Mason says he wants to stay a Rooster

6:37 am on 1 April 2009

The demoted Sydney Roosters forward Willie Mason says he has no plans to leave the club and has learnt his lesson from breaking the club's alcohol policy.

Mason and teammate Nate Myles were stood down from the NRL yesterday and ordered to play for the Newtown Jets in the NSW Cup for drinking on Sunday, outside of the club's agreed drinking guidelines.

The former Test star is not happy to be punished for drinking "four or five beers" at his home, but accepts the penalty.

And Mason denies reports the Roosters will release him if he seeks to leave before his contract expires in 2010.

He says he's very happy at the club and will see out the next two years and maybe beyond.