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Is he a Panther or a Tiger? Jarome Luai confirms his move from Penrith.

Jan 3, 2024

Jarome Luai has confirmed he’ll move from Penrith Panthers to West Tigers after signing a reported $6 million five year deal. “It’s the toughest decision I’ve ever had to make,” Laui told the media at a press conference today.

For Panthers the news wasn’t unexpected and comes with the Club’s blessing acknowledging that salary cap restrictions had influenced the situation.

In a statement released today Panthers said that the three-time premiership player and international representative, has earnt the right to explore the open market and although the club is disappointed by the outcome, it respects Jarome’s choice.

“We acknowledge that the situation is compounded by salary cap capacity due to the club’s recent success,” Panthers Rugby League CEO Matt Cameron said.

Luai is recovering from recent shoulder surgery. Phot credit Jarome Luai Instagram

“Jarome is in the process of recovering from shoulder surgery that he underwent in October and his rehabilitation to return for the upcoming season is the club’s major priority.

“As the club has shown in previous years, despite agreeing to terms with another NRL club for future seasons, we look forward to Jarome remaining at the Panthers for the 2024 season as we prepare not only for the World Club Challenge against Wigan Warriors, but also another premiership defence.”

Read about the up and coming talent at the Pathers here – https://hawkesburypost.com.au/penrith-panthers-path-to-victory-and-talent-retention/

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