The Penrith Panthers have announced Sione Katoa has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

The contract extension means the 22-year-old hooker will remain with the Panthers until at least the end of the 2019 season.

“I am very excited about Sione and the fact he has committed to Panthers for another two years,” Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM said.

“Sione has been in our development system here at Panthers for some time.

“He has shown tremendous potential and is definitely a regular NRL player of the future.”

A former Junior Kiwis representative, Katoa was appointed captain of the Panthers Intrust Super Premiership NSW side in 2017.

He achieved his NRL debut for the Panthers in 2015 and made a second NRL appearance off the bench in Round Six this year.

Panthers 2020 Player Movements

2020 Gains
Kurt Capewell (Cronulla Sharks, 2021), Shannon Harris (2021), Apisai Koroisau (Manly Sea Eagles, 2022), Glenn McGrady (2020), Zane Tetevano (Sydney Roosters, 2021)
2020 Losses
Waqa Blake (Parramatta Eels), Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Parramatta Eels), Wayde Egan (New Zealand Warriors), Tyrell Fuimaono (St George Illawarra Dragons), Tim Grant (released), Sione Katoa (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Nick Lui-Toso (released), James Maloney (Catalan Dragons), Tyrone Phillips (released), Paea Pua (released), Hame Sele (released), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Frank Winterstein (released)
Billy Burns (2022), James Fisher-Harris (2022), Mitchell Kenny (2021), Spencer Leniu (2021), Jarome Luai (2021), Liam Martin (2021), Brent Naden (2021)
Off Contract 2020
Caleb Aekins, Dean Blore, Shawn Blore, Jed Cartwright, Dylan Edwards, Kaide Ellis, Tyrone May, Brayden McGrady, James Tamou, Brian To'o, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak

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