Sometimes, a move that occurs mid-season can be a blessing in disguise for the player and their new club and for Penrith Panthers prop Dayne Weston and the Melbourne Storm, they hope that will be the case, as the prop completes a move to the Storm effective immediately.
Weston, who has previously had stints at the Sharks and Cowboys, joined the Panthers in 2011 – with Panthers General Manager of Rugby League Phil Moss saying the club agreed to release him early as they wished him well.
â€œDayne played many strong games for the Panthers after joining us in 2011, and has been a well-liked member of our club,” Mr Moss said.
“We wish him and his family all the best for their future in Melbourne.”
Playing in 64 NRL games to date, Weston is seen as a crucial signing according to the Storm’s General Manager of Football Frank Ponissi, who said that the aim was to sign another prop at some stage.
â€œAt the end of 2012 we lost two very experienced props, we signed Junior Moors, so we were always looking for another front rower to get through the long season,â€ Ponissi said.
â€œWe have a number of promising young props yet to make their debuts, therefore we needed a front rower with NRL experience and Dayne fits the bill perfectly.
â€œDayneâ€™s strong desire to play at Melbourne Storm has impressed us and we look forward to him joining the clubâ€.