The 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership was a strong campaign for the Eels most experienced outside back.
2017 Parramatta Eels Statistics – Michael Jennings
Line Breaks: 12
Tackle Breaks: 63
Try Assists: 5
Run Metres: 2357
The year saw Michael Jennings switch from his usual position of left centre, moving to the right edge, that saw him link midseason with new recruit Mitch Moses along with several players at right wing including Bevan French, Josh Hoffman and Kirisome Auva’a.
The experienced football crossed for 10 tries this season (the third most for any Blue & Gold player this season), however he also finished with an impressive 12 line breaks, five try assists and 63 tackle breaks.
Along with strong attacking stats, Jennings proved why he is one of the best defensive centres in the game, stiffening up the Eels right edge, making 355 tackles this season.
Despite his experience, Jennings still showed he had some of the fastest feet in the game along with his trademark blistering speed that saw him streak away in the clear several times this season.
Jennings was selected to represent Tonga in the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.