It was confirmed earlier this month that Jack Cogger would be leaving the Huddersfield Giants as Ian Watson continues to mould and shape their squad with major signings such as the arrival of Jake Connor from Hull FC.
It was unknown what would become of Cogger following his departure but his new club has now been confirmed.
Cogger will join NRL Champions Penrith Panthers as they look to make it three titles on the bounce.
The versatile halfback of course won’t be first choice with the World Class Jarome Luai and Nathan Cleary owning the six and seven jerseys at the club, but because of their inevitable representative duties, Cogger will get game time whilst injuries could enable him to play alongside a pair who could be considered the best in the world.
Cogger has signed a one-year deal with the Panthers and could be back in the UK before long should they battle Super League Champions St Helens in the World Club Challenge.
The Panthers also confirmed the signing of Zac Hosking.
“On behalf of all at Panthers, we look forward to welcoming Zac and Jack to the club ahead of the new season,” Panthers Rugby League CEO Matt Cameron said on signing the pair.
“Jack joins the club with NRL experience and will add depth to the Panthers top 30 squad. The opportunity Jack has to work alongside representative halves Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai will also be beneficial to his game.
“Zac’s experience and capabilities make him an excellent addition to our squad and we’re delighted to welcome him on board. We believe Zac will really flourish in Panthers colours.”