NRL Rd 13 - Panthers v Raiders
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 08: Daine Laurie of the Panthers looks to offload the ball during the round 13 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Canberra Raiders at Panthers Stadium on August 08, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Penrith rising star Daine Laurie has committed to the Wests Tigers, agreeing to a deal that will see him join the club for the 2022 NRL season.

The 21-year old will arrive at the Tigers on a two-year deal, seeing him at the club until the end of the 2023 season.

Wests’ CEO Justin Pascoe expressed his excitement to see a player with upside like Laurie’s commit to the team.

“Daine is one of the best young fullbacks in the game and we’re very excited to see him take the next steps in his rugby league career with the Wests Tigers,” he told the club website.

“His commitment to the future of Wests Tigers highlights the strong squad and future that coach Michale Maguire is delivering for this club.”

Laurie made his first-grade debut for the Panthers this year against the Canberra Raiders and went on to play a further two games in 2020.

Before his debut in the NRL, Laurie was named as Penrith’s player of the year in their under-20s team, scoring 23 tries across his two years there.


  1. It is disappointing.
    He would make a good replacement player at Penrith. Can play several positions.
    You’d hope now that Burton will be retained at Penrith. To cover at 5/8th, or lock.
    I know there’s 2 good juniors coming through though. A fullback & another 5/8th. One ( the fullback), helped lead Patrician Brothers Blacktown to victory in the schoolboys competition. So all isn’t lost, as long as the club continues to produce good juniors.
    Laurie will probably be back in a couple of seasons, the same as Robert Jennings & Eisenhuth.
    Penrith should make Laurie play out next season at the club. No more of this soft touch crap $ early releases.
    It also give the following generation of players another year to develop.

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