In a move that might make some fans question the nature of the NRL’s decision-making as to why he can return so soon in light of previous events, Shaun Kenny-Dowall has a new club after signing with the Newcastle Knights effective immediately.
Making his debut back in 2007, Kenny-Dowall played 220 games for the Roosters and leaves the club as a successful player and try-scorer.
Also playing in 20 matches for the New Zealand international side, club CEO Matt Gidley was quick to praise the signing of the veteran centre.
“We welcome a player of Shaun’s talent and experience to the Club,” CEO Matt Gidley said.
“Shaun is an international and premiership-winning player and I have no doubt he will impress both on and off the field.
“While Shaun has been through a difficult period recently, following our discussions we are confident he will make a positive contribution to the Club and community.”
In a bid to move on, Kenny-Dowall will look to put the challenges of his past behind him and look forward and to play at his best for the Knights when called upon.
“I am really fortunate to have had a successful career so far; I look forward to joining the Knights and having a positive impact on the Club,” Kenny-Dowall said.
“I am putting my recent challenges behind me and look forward to starting this new chapter with the Knights.
“Newcastle is a proud rugby league community and I want to repay the Club for the faith they have shown in me.”