Trent Waterhouse
Hopes hinge on Gould

Trent Waterhouse has revealed he will sit down with Phil Gould next week in a bid to save his career at Penrith.

Waterhouse hasn’t given up hope of remaining a one-club man even though he is expected to be forced out of Penrith by salary cap pressure.

And he’s hoping Gould, the club’s celebrated new coaching director, will help him make it happen.

“I guess it is all really up in the air at the moment but I can’t see myself playing against the Panthers,” Waterhouse said.

“I haven’t made a decision yet and we are still sorting that all out. I still want to stay here but I don’t know what the situation with the cap is. I am actually going to go in and see Gus next week and see if he can sort something out.

“I would definitely like to stay and I will have a talk to him – he is in charge now – and see what he can do. I will make a decision after that.”

Waterhouse has been a rock for the Panthers and is one of the few survivors from the club’s 2003 premiership-winning side. A huge player, tough and skilful, he is being hunted by several sides including Cronulla. But Waterhouse went cold when we asked him about playing for a rival NRL club.

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“I really don’t think I could play against Penrith. I guess overseas is an option if I can’t stay here and it is something I am thinking about.”

Read more at the Daily Telegraph