SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 13: James Roberts of the Rabbitohs looks dejected at fulltime during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Sydney Cricket Ground on September 13, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

James Roberts has been shown the door out of South Sydney.

Roberts has been told he has played his last game with the Rabbitohs and is now looking for another lifeline, previously playing for Penrith, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Despite being contracted for 2021, Roberts has been told he’s not apart of the clubs plans for next year, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The 27-year-old has played just 18 games for the Rabbitohs due to ongoing battles with injury.

The Rabbitohs have some great up and coming centres now with the likes of Campbell Graham, Braidon Burns and Steven Marsters, with Roberts’ place in the side now depleted.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Newcastle may be interested in Roberts while the Eels could look for a potential replacement for Michael Jennings.

The Parramatta veteran may face a long stint on the sidelines due to a banned substance test, with a decision on his future to be made in the coming weeks.


  1. Go to Melbourne

    If they can get Brenko Lee’s turnstyle defence sorted and up for a QLD jumper imagine what they can do with you 🙂

  2. If Naden leaves Penrith? A good option would be for Roberts to go to the Panthers again. He performed well on the field again when he was there before.
    Roberts at his best. With Crichton, Luai, Cleary, To’o , Edwards & perhaps Staines ( or Mansour ). Makes a formidable backline.

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