The Penrith Panthers have bolstered their squad depth for 2018 with a quintet of player signings, headlined by the recruitment of former Bulldogs winger Tyrone Phillips.

Phillips joins Jayden Walker, Chad O'Donnell, Adam Keighran and Joey Peato in taking up one-year deals with the club.

The 23-year-old speedster scored four tries in six NRL games for the Bulldogs and has represented Fiji on three occasions.

Walker, 21, is the son of former NRL prop Shane Walker and joins Panthers from Cronulla Sharks.

A mobile backrower, Walker played for the Australian Schoolboys in 2014 and was a standout performer for Italy at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

21-year-old playmaker O'Donnell won an SG Ball premiership with Sydney Roosters in 2014.

He played 32 games for the South Sydney NYC side in 2015 and 2016 and reunites at Panthers with his former halves partner Liam Coleman.

Capable at both five-eighth and lock, Keighran progressed through the junior grades at the Bulldogs and represented the Australian Schoolboys in 2015.

Last season the 20-year-old scored nine tries in 19 games for the Bulldogs NYC side and also made three appearances in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW.

Peato joins Panthers after an impressive season on the wing as Campbelltown City Kangaroos won their first Group Six premiership in 34 years.

Phillips, O'Donnell, Keighran and Peato have already commenced pre-season training with the Panthers squad while Walker is enjoying a short break following his recent World Cup commitments.

Panthers 2023 Player Movements

2023 Gains
Jack Cogger (Huddersfield Giants, 2023), Luke Garner (Wests Tigers, 2024), Zac Hosking (Brisbane Broncos, 2024), Tyrone Peachey (Wests Tigers, 2023), Niwhai Puru (2023)
2023 Losses
J'maine Hopgood (Parramatta Eels), Robert Jennings (The Dolphins), Viliame Kikau (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Apisai Koroisau (Wests Tigers), Sean O'Sullivan (The Dolphins), Charlie Staines (Wests Tigers)
Re-Signed
Eddie Blacker (2023), Nathan Cleary (2027), Dylan Edwards (2024), Matthew Eisenhuth (2024), Mitch Kenny (2024), Taylan May (2024), Chris Smith (2023), Lindsay Smith (2024), Izack Tago (2025), Sunia Turuva (2024)
Off Contract 2023
Eddie Blacker, Jack Cogger, Jack Cole, Stephen Crichton, Mavrik Geyer, Thomas Jenkins, Spencer Leniu, Soni Luke, Liam Martin, Tyrone Peachey, Niwhai Puru, Preston Riki, Chris Smith, Scott Sorensen, Brian To'o

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