The Sydney Roosters have secured the services of Chris Smith, who has joined the Club with immediate effect after being granted a release from his contract with the Penrith Panthers.

The 22 year-old has signed with the Club through to the end of 2017, and Roosters recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan believes Smith will be a valuable asset to the Club.

“I’ve admired Chris’ talents for the last four years and we’re pleased to have secured his services,” said O’Sullivan.

“A fast and athletic edge player, Chris adds great depth with his ability to play in the second row, at lock or in the centres and we look forward to watching him develop as part of our squad,” he added.

Smith is a former Australian Schoolboy representative (2012) and made his NRL debut with the Panthers in Round 26 of the 2015 season.

Chris Smith

Date of Birth: 16-01-1994

Height: 186cm

Weight: 100kg

Position: Second Row, Lock, Centre

Rep Honours: Australian Schoolboys (2012)

Junior Club: Nightcliff Dragons

First Grade Debut: Panthers v Knights, Pepper Stadium, 05-09-2015 (Round 26)