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Penrith secure highly-rated rookie forward

Penrith have announced that rookie prop Spencer Leniu has signed a two-year contract extension with the club, meaning he will be a Panther until at least the end of 2023.

The 20-year-old has progressed through the club’s academy system and made his NRL debut against Cronulla in 2019.

He has since gone on to make 17 appearances in total and is likely to be a regular feature in the matchday 17 next year.

“I’m humbled and blessed to extend my time at Panthers,” Leniu said. “This club and this community has been home for me since I moved over from New Zealand ten years ago.

“I know the staff and players here will help take my game to the next level. It’s a special group of people. We’re determined to turn the success of last season into something more and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

Panthers general manager Matt Cameron added: “It gives us great satisfaction that Spencer has recognised the value of the opportunity to play at Panthers despite receiving more lucrative offers from other clubs.

“We look forward to the next stage of his career and are delighted Spencer will continue his journey in Panthers colours.”

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