Wests Tigers new recruit Robert Jennings

Wests Tigers are pleased to announce the signing of Robert Jennings for the coming two seasons.

The two-year deal will see the talented outside back join Wests Tigers effectively immediately until at least the end of the 2020 NRL season.

A prolific try-scorer, Jennings made his first-grade debut in 2015 for the Penrith Panthers following a number of junior representative achievements that included appearances for the 2014 Australian Schoolboys, 2015 Junior Kangaroos and 2015 NSW U/20’s sides.

Since joining South Sydney for 2017 season, the 22-year-old has established himself as a noted finisher with 25 tries in 39 career games — including 19 tries in the 2018 season that saw him end the year as the Rabbitohs’ leading try-scorer.

Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire said he was looking forward to working again with Jennings and continuing to see his career further develop at the club.

“Robert is a quality young man who I’ve worked with before and seen develop in to the talented rugby league player he is,” said Maguire. “He adds size, power and speed to our edges and is an excellent addition to our squad.

“Off the back of a strong season, I have no doubt he is going to fit extremely well in to our systems and I looking forward to watching him take the next steps in his career at this club.”

PLAYER PROFILE — ROBERT JENNINGS

Date of Birth: 2nd January, 1996

Height: 192cm

Weight: 105kg

Position: Wing, Centre

Junior Club: Western City Tigers / Minchinbury Jets

Previous Clubs: South Sydney Rabbitohs (2017-18), Penrith Panthers (2015-16)

Rep. Honours: Jnr. Kangaroos (2015), NSW U/20’s (2015), Aus Schoolboys (2014)