PLAYERS | Joel Romelo

Panther 486

3 matches [2009]

0 points


Darwin junior who later moved to Brisbane and then played Jersey Flegg with Cronulla before signing with the Panthers for the 2008 season.

He was part of the inaugural Toyota Cup (Under 20s squad) and in 2009 was made part of the NRL squad. Primarily a hooker, he made his NRL debut for the Panthers in Round 8 against the Raiders, coming off the bench. He would make two more appearances later in the season, also off the bench.

He would be sacked by the Panthers in March 2010 for disciplinary reasons, and soon after signed with Canterury. After four seasons, he signed with Melbourne in 2014, where he played what would be his final two NRL matches. He would play out his career with Easts Tigers in the Queensland Cup, however would later spend time in jail for a string of criminal offences.


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