Latimore and Williams to head to Cronulla

2016 NRL Premiers The Cronulla Sharks have continued recruiting big names for the 2017 season, with Panthers prop Jeremy Latimore and Bulldog Tony Williams committing to the club.

Latimore, who played 19 games for Penrith this year, was granted a release by the Panthers and subsequently signed a one-year deal in adding size and talent to the premiership winning Sharks pack.

Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould said that Latimore had been a great asset to their Club.


“We are really disappointed to be losing Jeremy. He has been wonderful for our club both on and off the field. We can’t thank him enough for the contribution he has made during his four seasons at the Panthers,” Gould said in a statement.

He joins Bulldogs powerhouse Tony Williams as one of two new recruits at the Sharks, with the Club confirming the signature of the former NSW Origin and Australian player on a one-year deal.

An imposing physical presence, Williams has played three games for NSW in the Origin arena, along with five Tests Matches for the Kangaroos. Williams played in 19 NRL games in 2016 for the Bulldogs.

Meanwhile, Premiership hero Chris Heighington has also committed to the Sharks for another season.

Heighington has played 94 games for the Sharks since moving from the Tigers in 2013 and will likely notch up 100 games for Cronulla early next season.