Rooster Jennings joins Parramatta

The Sydney Roosters have released Michael Jennings and the centre has signed for Parramatta.

The Australian and NSW Origin outside back has agreed to a four-year contract with the Eels. The Roosters have snapped up Dale Copley from the Brisbane Broncos as Jennings’ replacement.

Jennings, who broke into the NRL with the Penrith Panthers, played 71 first grade games for the Rooster since joining them in 2013.

“While I’m sad to be leaving, I know it’s the right call for my long-term future and I’m excited about that,” the 27-year-old told the Roosters’ official website.

“I’m a better person for my time at the Roosters. From Robbo and all the staff and players, I’ve been part of a great family at the club.

“I’ve made some lifelong friends over the last three years and the Roosters will always be special to me.”

Roosters head coach Trent Robinson thanked Jennings for his service to the club.

“’Jenko’ is a good man and I’ve loved coaching him,” he said.

“He’s had a big impact on the development of some of the younger players at the Roosters, and his contribution will live long in the memories of everyone associated with the club.

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