Zane Tetevano is set to sign with Penrith. Picture: Dan Himbrechts
Zane Tetevano is set to sign with Penrith. Picture: Dan Himbrechts

Panthers sign Roosters’ premiership prop

THE Penrith Panthers have finally landed a replacement for former Kangaroos forward Reagan Campbell-Gillard.

The club is about to announce the signing of Sydney Roosters middle forward Zane Tetevano on a three-year contract for less than half the money RCG was on.

Panthers director Greg Alexander received a glowing reference for the 29-year-old forward when he rang the Roosters last week.

Tetevano, who was part of the Roosters' 2018 premiership-winning side, is rated so highly by the NRL premiers that he was taken to the US for the team's off-season training camp despite him leaving the club because of salary cap pressure.

His signing - worth around $350,000 a season - is a huge boost for the Panthers, who on Monday announced they had also secured edge forward Kurt Capewell from the Cronulla Sharks.

Roosters forwards Isaac Liu, Zane Tetevano and Siosiua Taukeiaho. Picture: Getty Images
Roosters forwards Isaac Liu, Zane Tetevano and Siosiua Taukeiaho. Picture: Getty Images

Tetevano has played 74 first-grade games for the Roosters in the Past three years.

Contract upgrades for Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Sio Siua Taukeiaho forced him to look elsewhere.

The Sydney Roosters, with chairman Nick Politis and coach Trent Robinson, at the Monday night NFL clash between the Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens.
The Sydney Roosters, with chairman Nick Politis and coach Trent Robinson, at the Monday night NFL clash between the Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens.

Tetevano will join former Cronulla utility Capewell out west after he signed a two-year deal to join coach Ivan Cleary's team.

Like Tetevano, Capewell was also squeezed out of his club due to salary cap restraints.

Tetevano replaces Eels recruit Reagan Campbell-Gillard up front. Picture: Glenn Hunt
Tetevano replaces Eels recruit Reagan Campbell-Gillard up front. Picture: Glenn Hunt
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