Rooster booster ... Michael Jennings leaves the Roosters' Moore Park HQ after signing with the Bondi Junction club today.

Rooster booster ... Michael Jennings leaves the Roosters' Moore Park HQ after signing with the Bondi Junction club today. Photo: James Brickwood

Michael Jennings was all smiles when he finished his first session at his new club on Wednesday morning.

Jennings reported in for a medical examination and a meet and greet with his new teammates at 9am.

He kept the media waiting almost three hours before walking out of Roosters HQ just before midday donning a Roosters polo shirt.

While he only answered a few questions on the way to his car, Jennings will do a press conference tomorrow for the first time as a Rooster.

"I was excited to see the boys," Jennings said before jumping in his car. "It's a fresh start for me."

The former Panther was yesterday released from the final three years of his contract at Penrith to join the Roosters on a four-year deal believed to be worth $2million.

Having been made ineligible for the All Stars game, Jennings is expected to play his first game for the Roosters in their trial against Manly at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford on February 16.

All eyes will be on Jennings, as well as fellow high-profile Roosters recruits Sonny Bill Williams and James Maloney, when they open the season against arch enemies South Sydney on Thursday, March 7.

Jennings will line up against his former club for the first time at Allianz Stadium in round eight on May 5, before returning to Centrebet Stadium in round 21.