SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 11: Tyrone Peachey of the Panthers celebrates victory during the NRL Elimination Final match between the Penrith Panthers and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Allianz Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Panthers are delighted to announce Tyrone Peachey has extended his contract by an additional two years.

The new deal means the 25-year-old will remain with the club until at least the end of the 2019 season.

“I always wanted to stay at the Panthers because I love the club and all the people here,” Peachey said.

“We’ve got such a good team and it’s exciting knowing I will be part of it for the next three years.

“There’s a feeling we can do something special and whether I’m in the centres, or the forwards, I’m happy to play wherever Hook (Anthony Griffin) wants me to play.”

Peachey joined the Panthers in 2014 and the following season he won the prestigious Merv Cartwright Medal, awarded to the Panthers Player of the Year, while also earning selection in the NSW City Origin side and Prime Minister’s XIII.

Better known as a livewire backrower, Peachey proved his versatility in 2016 by filling in at left centre for the Panthers.

He finished the season as the club’s second leading tryscorer (13 tries) and his impressive form again saw him play for NSW City.

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“Tyrone has been wonderful for our club and I am delighted he will be with us for the next three seasons,” Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM said.

“He is an integral part of our plans going forward.

“The quality of football this young man has produced, along with his ability to play multiple positions extremely well, makes Tyrone a perfect candidate for representative teams into the future. I have no doubts he would excel at that level.”

Penrith Panthers 2017 Player Movements

2017 Gains
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)
2017 Losses
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 (2022), 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
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
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  1. Great player but the club doesn’t appreciate him at all! I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen Peachy play a BAD game, yet how many times has he been dropped last season? He deserves better

  2. Top re-signing, should be the Blues utility off the bench in the next year or two. I thought the Sharks would make a big play to bring him home when Gal, Lewis and Heighington retire, shrewd move Panthers.

    • +1
      Your first sentence sums it up. He should be a certainty to be the Blues utility off the bench. I would have loved to see him come to Souths and he would have fitted in well to our attack. Good on the Panthers for re-signing him along with the great other young talents they are developing. The Panthers look set to be one the top teams for 2017 and the years to come IMO.

  3. Fantastic player – the type of player every club should have it in its 17.
    Don’t understand why he wasn’t considered for the blues this year, his versatility is what is needed – a younger and smaller version of the legendary luke lewis imho.

  4. ScorinCoreyNorman, I see you actually scored some from your name sake. Tyrone not appreciated? Really? Pull the other one.

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