SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - MAY 13: Corey Harawira-Naera of the Panthers celebrates victory during the round 10 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the New Zealand Warriors at Pepper Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Penrith Panthers have announced Corey Harawira-Naera has signed a new three-year deal with the club.

The contract extension means the 22-year-old forward will remain with the Panthers until at least the end of the 2020 season.

“I’m so happy and relieved to have re-signed with the Panthers as I never wanted to go anywhere else,” Harawira-Naera said.

“In terms of my development as a player, and even as a person, I know this is the right club for me.”

Harawira-Naera progressed through the junior grades at the Panthers after relocating from New Zealand to join the club in 2013.

He made his NRL debut in Round 4 of this season and has gone on to score six tries in ten appearances.

“Corey is another one of our players who has come through the Panthers development pathways to play first grade for this club,” Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM said.

“He was a member of our premiership-winning NYC team in 2015 and has now firmly established himself in the NRL side.

“Corey thoroughly deserves his new contract and we are delighted he will be at the Panthers for at least the next three years.

“I see a long and successful career ahead for this lad.”

Penrith Panthers 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains
Caleb Aekins (2020), Christian Crichton (2021), Adam Keighran (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2020), James Maloney (Cronulla Sharks, 2020), Liam Martin (2021), Chad O'Donnell (2018), Joey Peato (2018), Tyrone Phillips (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2019), Paea Pua (2019), Maika Sivo (2020), Jayden Walker (Cronulla Sharks, 2018)
2018 Losses
Sitaleki Akauola (Warrington Wolves), Bryce Cartwright (Gold Coast Titans), Zach Dockar-Clay (Hull Kingston Rovers), Peta Hiku (New Zealand Warriors), Samisoni Langi (Catalan Dragons), Leilani Latu (Gold Coast Titans), Te Maire Martin (North Queensland Cowboys), Matt Moylan (Cronulla Sharks), Darren Nicholls (St George Illawarra Dragons), Michael Oldfield (Canberra Raiders), Mitch Rein (Gold Coast Titans), Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (Wests Tigers)
Wayde Egan (2019), Corey Harawira-Naera (2022), Sione Katoa (2019), Viliame Kikau (2022), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (2020), Dean Whare (2022)
Off Contract 2019
Dean Blore, Shawn Blore, Billy Burns, Jed Cartwright, Wayde Egan, Tim Grant, Sione Katoa, Spencer Leniu, Brayden McGrady, Sam McKendry, Brian Too, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, Frank Winterstein
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  1. Wonder how long it’ll take the club to bully him out, like Samisoni Langi and Peta Hiku, plus a lot of other players…. Just an observation, but they do that a lot

    • I don’t like the Panthers as much as the next bloke, but what exactly are you basing those accusations on? All clubs move players on due to salary cap restraints, the emergence of young talent etc, not just the Panthers. How were Hiku and Langi bullied out of the club?

      • Like Soward and most of the other players who now play for other clubs. I am not saying nor accusing them of anything. Langi was on the verge of first grade got hurt joined a UK club, Hiku was basically there for his own benefit got hurt,, to much talent. Just the way things go there. CHN is a good re-signing.

  2. Well done son so proud of you – looking forward to what your future with panthers brings – every week you play hard and you deserve this awesome opportunity.
    Looking forward to watching you on home ground against warriors

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