Memo Gus Gould: Do you still have Matt Elliott’s number?
It’s an open secret that since Gould got rid of Elliott at the Penrith – and replaced him with former Warriors coach Ivan Cleary – Jennings has been living on borrowed time, with the Penrith Panthers keen to negotiate their star centre’s release.
It’s not that Penrith don’t rate Jennings as a player – it’s just that the new management believe $650,000 is too much money to be paying a centre.
Elliott said the Warriors had plenty of money left to spend in their salary cap but wouldn’t speculate on names. “I didn’t want to start contacting people before I was officially appointed so I don’t have anyone in mind,” he said. “So you won’t be able to speculate because I haven’t had the chance to speculate.”