Penrith’s back-up halfback Sean O’Sullivan has inked a deal with new NRL franchise the Dolphins for the 2022 season.
O’Sullivan has played four NRL matches for Penrith this season in Nathan Cleary’s absence, with all four resulting in wins.
Dolphins’ Chief Executive Terry Reader said O’Sullivan would get the chance to make one of the club’s halves positions his own.
“We are very excited to be bringing Sean to the Dolphins,” said Reader.
“He showed last year with the Warriors that he was a quality playmaker, and he has backed that up with his performances for the Panthers this year.
“Our coach Wayne Bennett is especially pleased to finally be able to coach one that got away from him.
“He recruited Sean to a contract with the Broncos before he moved to the Rabbitohs, and now he will get to work with him in a new team.
“Sean fills a major need on our roster and we look forward to seeing what he can do in the Dolphins’ colours.”
O’Sullivan has played 25 NRL matches since debuting as a 19-year-old for the Roosters in 2018, having to overcome a serious knee injury the following season.
He re-established himself in the NRL last year, playing 12 matches for the Warriors before joining the reigning premiers Penrith in the off-season.
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