Posted: 25 March, 2013
by Triple M
Kite Signs With Panthers
Brent Kite will be leaving Manly at the end of this year
Brent Kite of Manly Sea Eagles moving to Penrith (Getty Images)
Brent Kite has announced he will be leaving the Manly Sea Eagles at the end of this year to take up a two-year deal with the Penrith Panthers.
“I would have loved to finish my career at Manly, the club that I’ve given a great deal to, and the club that’s given a great deal to me,” Kite said on the Manly Sea Eagles official website.
“Unfortunately, successful teams can never hang on to everyone, but at Manly we’ve managed to do this better than anyone else in recent times.
“We don’t have a ‘Big Three’, we have a ‘Big Team,’ and I’m proud to be part of all the success we’ve had.
“We have so many guys who have shown true loyalty to their mates, and I’ll miss them all.
“Thanks to the fans who have always been kind to me and my family, and to everyone at the club, even old Dessie for getting me here.” Kite quipped.
Coach Geoff Toovey wished him well and praised him for his work and committment with the club.
“The platform he has given this club since debuting here in 2005 cannot be understated. His work rate and commitment are a lesson for any young forward coming through,” Toovey said.
“You only have to look at the strong fashion in which he’s started 2013, especially with co-captain Jason King sidelined in the early rounds, to understand what Brent’s about.”
Brent made his debut with the Dragons in 2002. He played 14 tests for Australia and 10 Origins for the Blues.