Elliott gets green light to splash the cash

Michael Jennings

Could Jennings be on his way to NZ?

Memo Gus Gould: Do you still have Matt Elliott 's number?

If so, you might want to give the new New Zealand Warriors coach a call, ask if he's interested in negotiating a release for Michael Jennings and his $650,000-a-season contract.

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."

Read more at the Daily Telegraph

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