Michael Jennings set to become most expensive reserve grade player

Josh McAllister

Parramatta Eels have dropped centre Michael Jennings, who is set to become the most expensive reserve grade player in the competition. 

The former Australian and New South Wales representative has been seen training with Wentworthville Magpies, and is set to feature against Warriors in the Intrust Super Premiership this weekend.

Brad Arthur’s side currently sit bottom of the NRL ladder, with just three wins in 16 fixtures, and Jennings has become the first player dropped from first-grade.

The centre is on a contract worth approximately $800,000 a year and recently took the option to remain at the Eels until the end of 2019. However, with the recent signing of Sydney Roosters back Blake Ferguson, speculation has risen that it may be the end for Jennings and the Blue and Gold side.

The Eels have finished bottom of the NRL side on four previous occasions, but remain just two-points away from 15th-placed North Queensland Cowboys.