General Wing To The Panthers?

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There's been rumours floating around all year that Craig Wing is unhappy at the Roosters and they have intensified in the last 24 hours with reports that the NSW representative is apparently keen to join Penrith next season.

Wing still has a year to run on his lucrative Roosters contract and two weeks ago the Roosters agreed to release Brett Finch from the final year of his contract despite Roosters officials saying that he will be at the Bondi Junction club in 2007.

It has been a disappointing season for Wing has he along with Finch have felt the full brunt of the revolving door culture of selections this year at the Roosters where it has basically been around accomodating an out of form Braith Anasta at five-eighth. Wing has played centre, hooker and interchange throughout the season and at times has often filled in at lock or five-eighth. He was selected in the opening two State of Origin matches but was dropped for the decider in Melbourne.

When asked about his future, Wing said, "I'd rather not talk about all the negatives.

"I've been getting hammered about it all year and I'd just rather concentrate on this game and all the positives surrounding the club."

And when asked again whether he'll see out the final year of his Roosters contract, Wing added, "Like I said I'd like to just talk about all the positives and I'd rather not nit-pick about that kind of stuff.

"It has been very upsetting all year for me."

Penrith are one of the few clubs with room in their salary cap for next season and need a top class five-eighth to replace Preston Campbell who is heading to the Gold Coast Titans next season.

Wing originally made his name in the five-eighth position when he bursted onto the scene in the late 1998 at South Sydney and his performances in the 1999 season at five-eighth made him one of the hottest properties in the game when the Rabbitohs were excluded from the Premiership.

When the Roosters won the Premiership in 2002, Wing was played halfback.

Wing has plenty of experiences in the halves and that's possibly why the Penrith speculation won't go away in a hurry.

The Roosters already have John Doyle and Heath L'Estrange in their ranks to fill the hooker position and have been linked to signing former Sharks hooker Michael Sullivan who has been playing in England this season should Wing leave Bondi Junction.

The Roosters play Newcastle on the Central Coast this Sunday in a game where if they win and other results go in their favour can still make the top eight come Finals time, however a lot of things will have to bounce their way for it to happen. The Roosters have been boosted with Amos Roberts successfully defeating a dangerous throw charge at the judiciary during the week.

Will Wing stay or will he go? And if he goes, where too?
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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It would a shame if he left coz he's one of the rare group of Roosters that is actually worth watching...(and not for his looks!! lol)
 

D Generation X_old

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Skinny_Ravs82 said:
It would a shame if he left coz he's one of the rare group of Roosters that is actually worth watching...(and not for his looks!! lol)
lol
 

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