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
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)
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|
Jed Cartwright, Wayde Egan, Tim Grant, Sione Katoa, Sam McKendry, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak