The Penrith Panthers have announced prop Moses Leota has extended his contract by an additional two years.
The new deal means the 21-year-old will remain with the Panthers until at least the end of the 2019 season.
“I’m really grateful for the chance to stay at the Panthers,” Leota said.
“There’s a special bunch of players here, the club has a great culture and I couldn’t see myself playing anywhere else.
“Now I want to focus on playing consistent footy and strive for my goal of being a regular NRL player.”
Leota made his NYC debut for the Panthers in 2014 and was a member of the premiership-winning Panthers NYC side in 2015. He was subsequently named Panthers NYC Player of the Year.
After spending most of 2016 with the Panthers Intrust Super Premiership NSW side, his hard-earned NRL debut came against Manly in Round 14.
“Moses is a terrific story,” Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM said.
“He is one of the most dedicated and hard-working young men you will ever meet and a pleasure to have around our club.
“I sincerely hope this is the start of a long and successful career with the Panthers.”
Penrith Panthers 2017 Player Movements
Tim Browne (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2018), Jed Cartwright (Gold Coast Titans, 2019), Wayde Egan (2019), Corey Harawira-Naera (2022), Reed Izzard (2017), Samisoni Langi (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2019), Darren Nicholls (Brisbane Broncos, 2019), Michael Oldfield (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2020), Mitch Rein (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2019), Tony Satini (Manly Sea Eagles, 2017), James Tamou (North Queensland Cowboys, 2020), Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (2019)
Braidon Burns (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Ben Garcia (Catalan Dragons), Chris Grevsmuhl (Gold Coast Titans), Josh Hall (released), Zak Hardaker (Castleford Tigers), Andrew Heffernan (Hull Kingston Rovers), George Jennings (Parramatta Eels), Robert Jennings (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Jeremy Latimore (Cronulla Sharks), Suaia Matagi (Parramatta Eels), Andy Saunders (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), James Segeyaro (Cronulla Sharks), Chris Smith (Sydney Roosters), Will Smith (Parramatta Eels), Jamie Soward (retired), Elijah Taylor (Wests Tigers)
Waqa Blake (2023), Bryce Cartwright (2021), Oliver Clark (2020), Nathan Cleary (2024), Dylan Edwards (2020), James Fisher-Harris (2019), Leilani Latu (2020), Moses Leota (2022), Soni Luke (2018), Josh Mansour (2021), Tyrone May (2020), Trent Merrin (2022), Matt Moylan (2021), Tyrone Peachey (2021), Peter Wallace (2018), Isaah Yeo (2021)
|Off Contract 2019|
Jed Cartwright, Wayde Egan, James Fisher-Harris, Tim Grant, Jack Hetherington, Sione Katoa, Sam McKendry, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak