Speculation ends as Jennings joins the Roosters effective immediately for four years

Michael Jennings

In the world of the NRL, we as the fans are used to many-a-saga that drags on and on and on, and the latest NRL saga is now officially closed – with Michael Jennings signing a 4-year deal with the Sydney Roosters starting this season.

Jennings, who was released effective immediately by the Penrith Panthers earlier today, is keen to begin this new chapter in his life, as he looks forward to playing alongside the talented Roosters side.

“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.”

With the speculation about his destination now over, the Panthers will be able to pursue other potential options, as the club wished Jennings well following his departure.

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

Someone who is increasingly excited about the move, is Roosters Chief Operating Officer, Brian Canavan, citing the additional depth and Jennings’s experience at the club, as a major boost.

“A player of immense talent, Michael is a great addition to our squad. With the release of BJ Leilua and the lengthy loss of Tautau Moga to injury, Michael will add potency to our backline.

“Having already played in excess of 100 matches in the NRL and numerous representative games, Michael brings considerable experience to the club, and I’m sure he will both add to and compliment what we are working towards building here at the Roosters.”

“We welcome Michael to the Roosters family and are pleased to have him as part of our club for the next four seasons.”

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