Penrith Panthers can confirm Jed Cartwright has been released from the final four months of his contract to immediately join South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The 23-year-old forward had previously agreed to join the Rabbitohs on a three-year deal commencing in 2021.
Cartwright was a member of the premiership-winning Panthers ISP side in 2017 and made his NRL debut last season.
"Jed has been offered an opportunity to play NRL for his new club this season and given the circumstances it would be remiss of us to stand in his way," Panthers General Manager Matt Cameron said.
"We thank Jed for his service to Panthers and wish him the best of luck with his future endeavours."
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