Wests secure Robert Jennings

Wests Tigers have signed winger Robert Jennings following his release from South Sydney Rabbitohs.

With a cloud still hanging over the club regarding a potential $639,000 deduction from their salary cap, due to the NRL’s salary cap investigation, negotiations between the two clubs had halted until the NRL gave the Tigers the green light on the move.

Winger, Jennings (23) enjoyed an excellent 2018 season as part of the Rabbitohs’ potent left edge, scoring 19 tries, but General Manager, Shane Richardson conceded that the club couldn’t keep hold of him.

“We tried everything we could to keep Robert at the Rabbitohs,” said Richardson, “but unfortunately we weren’t in a position to keep him in the squad due to salary cap constraints.”

Wests Tigers coach, Michael Maguire was thrilled to add depth and potency to his back line.

“Robert is a quality young man. I’ve worked with him before and seen develop into the talented rugby league player he is,” said Maguire. “He adds size, power and speed to our edges; an excellent addition to our squad. Off the back of a strong season, I have no doubt that he is going to fit into our systems extremely well.”

I am looking forward to watching Robert take the next steps in his career at this club.”