Jennings quits Panthers


Penrith centre Michael Jennings has been released from the final two years of his contract to join the Sydney Rooosters.

Jennings, 24, has reportedly been unhappy at the Panthers for some time and recently demanded a release from general manager Phil Gould.

NSW Origin player and Australia international Jennings has since agreed a four year deal with the Roosters.

“The Roosters have a talented roster and I’m excited to have joined the team,” said Jennings.

“I have met with Trent Robinson and am looking forward to getting to know my new teammates, getting stuck into training, working hard and playing alongside guys like Mitchell Pearce who I have already played with at origin level.”

In a short statement released by Penrith, Jennings’ departure was confirmed.

Panthers Rugby League manager Phil Moss said: “The Panthers thank Michael for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best for his future.”

Jennings made his first grade debut in 2007 and has played 122 NRL games to date.