NRL Rd 11 - Titans v Panthers
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Stephen Crichton of the Panthers scores a try during the round 11 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Penrith Panthers at Cbus Super Stadium on July 26, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Contract talks between Penrith and young gun Stephen Crichton continue to intensify.

Fox Sports reports that the 20 year-old has been offered a four-deal worth a total of $1.9 million, a contract that has been left undone but the Panthers are keen to get it done.

Crichton still has a year to run on his current deal, but with the November 1st deadline now passed, rival clubs can now approach and enquire about his availability in 2022 and beyond.

Despite this, the Panthers have remained diligent that Crichton will recommit to the club over the long term.

Crichton is currently on Origin duty, being named in the 27-man squad. However, he didn’t play for the Blues in game one last weekend, where they suffered an 18-14 loss to Queensland.

Fox Sports have also reported that Crichton has also left his agent and is believed to sign with a relative, who is also a UFC agent.

A few days ago the Daily Telegraph reported that Crichton’s partner on the wing, Josh Mansour, was told by the Panthers to seek opportunities elsewhere.

The 30-year old has been a mainstay in the Panthers’ team since his debut in 2012, playing 158 games across nine seasons.

This might have thrown a spanner in the works in the Panthers securing Crichton, considering how well the pair have worked together this year.


  1. Your citizen pv comments. What a load of old crap.
    The Panthers gave Mansour the opportunity to actually play first grade, after South’s dumped him. He wasn’t ever going to get the chance to play first grade except for them. At the time he was dumped by South’s, he was planning to go & get a regular job.
    They also re-signed him a couple of years ago , when he’d been out with repeated injuries for ages. Around that time he was also playing horrible football.
    So it’s only thanks to Penrith that Mansour has been able to achieve as much as he has.
    As for mentioning the Roosters. They’ve been just wonderful with Angus Crichton & Flanagan.

  2. In other stories it’s stated a 3 year contract extension, worth $1.9 million. Do you writers ever actually have a clue?

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