A Gold Coast junior, Perrett came to the Sydney Roosters ahead of the 2004 season. It was in Round 15 of this season that he made his first grade debut, playing on the wing against the Newcastle Knights at Aussie Stadium. Perrett had an "impressive" debut in a 48-4 victory to the Roosters, however during the match he sustained an ankle injury and was forced to come off the field in the 54th minute. The ankle injury kept Perrett out for six weeks, however he didn't make another appearance for the Roosters all season. Perrett also played a limited role in the 2005 season, only playing 3 matches for the Roosters. Despite his few appearances, Perrett was still able to cross for his maiden first grade try, with a double in the Roosters' final round victory over the Bulldogs.
While the 2006 season was a poor one for the Roosters, it can be considered Perrett's breakthrough season as he played 17 matches, scoring 7 tries. Playing the entire season on the wing, Perrett scored a double against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in Round 19 and his first career hat-trick in Round 23 against the Penrith Panthers. The 2007 season was one of improvement for Perrett as he played each of the Rooster's 24 games, scoring 9 tries. He alternated between playing wing and centre for a majority of the season, however moved to fullback under the guidance of new Roosters' coach Brad Fittler in the latter part of the season, filling in for the injured Anthony Minichiello. His performances throughout the season were strong enough that he was selected as in the New Zealand squad for the historic 2007 All Golds Tour.
Despite having played for the Australian Schoolboys and New South Wales Under 19s in his junior career, Perrett has sworn his allegiance to New Zealand. Perrett got his first taste of senior international football playing for New Zealand A against an Australian Invitational team in a curtain raiser to a 2006 Tri-Nations match.
In October 2006 he was announced in the Kiwis Tri-Nations squad but did not go on to play any games in the series. A year later he was selected in the All Golds side to play Northern Union in the centenay test between the side and after a good performance in that game he was then selected for the New Zealand side against Great Britain in both the first and second test.
Fien Kicks Smiths Dream into Touch; KNOWING THE SCORE: Deflated England Players Take in the Enormity of Defeat. Sam Perrett (Left) Beats James Graham for a Kiwi Try
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