Penrith Panthers is delighted to announce the signing of outside back Robert Jennings on a one-year deal.
The 24-year-old local junior returns to Panthers following four seasons with South Sydney Rabbitohs and Wests Tigers.
"I was over the moon when I heard there was a chance to come back to Penrith," Jennings said.
"This is where I grew up, where my career started and this is the place I call home.
"I’m extremely grateful to have the opportunity to reunite with so many of the talented players that I came through the grades with.
"The last couple of years have been tough but coming back to Panthers is a chance for me to hit the reset button, get back into the hard work and prove that I belong in the NRL."
In 2015 Jennings was a member of the Panthers’ premiership-winning NYC squad, represented the Junior Kangaroos and made his NRL debut under coach Ivan Cleary.
The following year he again earned selection in the Junior Kangaroos, where he played alongside Panthers teammates Nathan Cleary, Tyrone May and Dylan Edwards.
"This club is at its best when players come through our junior development pathways and progress into the NRL together," Panthers General Manager Rugby League Matt Cameron said.
"Robert is an example of a player who was on that path. He played his most impressive football alongside a number of the individuals who are currently in our first grade team.
"We see Robert’s return to Panthers as an opportunity for him to rediscover that form while adding some strong depth to our roster."
This homecoming is a blessing: Jennings