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Newton on lookout for new NRL club

Clint Newton is searching for a new NRL club after being told by Penrith he won't be awarded a contract at the end of this season.
Newton on lookout for new NRL club
by AAP

By Ian McCullough

SYDNEY, July 25 AAP - Clint Newton is searching for a new NRL club after being told by Penrith he won't be awarded a contract at the end of this season.

The 32-year-old former Newcastle star, who played for Melbourne in the 2007 premiership final, is confident of remaining in the NRL having already completed a three-year stint in the English Super League with Hull KR.

"I won't be staying at Penrith - it will be somewhere else," Newton told AAP.

"England was great, I had a good time there, but being back here with the family I think that has run its course.

"Not being here at Penrith is disappointing but that's life and I will still be giving my all here until the end of the season.

"This is what I love doing and I want to carry on playing."

Newton has already been in discussions with three clubs and believes helping a Penrith side, tipped as wooden spoon certainties at the start of the season, into the finals, would be a great way to leave the club.

"I had the chance to go to a couple of other clubs when I came back home from England," he said.

"But I was really impressed by Phil Gould and Ivan Cleary's had plans for the future,.

"I like to think I have played a part in helping the club move forward and I think the future here is very bright.

"There are some very talented young players here and I will look forward to seeing their progress in years to come.

"But my goal now is to do my best and get Penrith into the finals and go out of the club on a high.

"I've loved every minute of my time here."


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