Feleti Mateo
Panthers not interested

Phil Gould has closed the door on trying to lure New Zealand Warriors star Feleti Mateo back to Australia.

Off contract at the end of this season, Mateo has long been linked to a move back to Sydney, with the Penrith Panthers one of several clubs believed to be eyeing his signature.

However, despite Penrith coach Ivan Cleary’s penchant for signing players from his former club, Gould claimed Mateo wouldn’t be joining the list of ex-Warriors which includes Lewis Brown, Elijah Taylor and Isaac John.

“I wouldn’t think so, not at this stage,” said Gould, when asked if the Panthers will sign more Warriors.

“We are pretty much done with our recruitment – we will focus on retention now.”

Read more at the Daily Telegraph