BY STAFF WRITERS
Penrith Panthers star Waqa Blake will join arch enemies Parramatta from 2020 on a four-and-a-half year but won’t pull on an Eels jersey until at least round 20 due to a knee injury.
The news was first tweeted on Wednesday morning by Channel Seven’s Michelle Bishop.
Blake joins fellow local talent Dallin Watene-Zalezniak out the door at Penrith with DWZ recently linking with Canterbury.
Incredibly, Blake only just signed a four-year extension at the Panthers in October last year.
“Panthers is home for me now and I really couldn’t see myself playing anywhere else,” Blake said at the time.
Blake was recently dropped from the top side for showing up late to training.
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