NRL Rd 10  - Panthers v Cowboys
PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 19: Spencer Leniu of the Panthers looks on during the round 10 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the North Queensland Cowboys at Panthers Stadium on July 19, 2020 in Penrith, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

The Penrith Panthers have announced the re-signing of Spencer Leniu to a two-year extension with the club.

The young prop had been offered big money deals by both the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and St George Illawarra Dragons but will stay at the foot of the mountains until the end of 2023.

"I'm humbled and blessed to extend my time at Panthers," Leniu said on the club website.

"This club and this community has been home for me since I moved over from New Zealand ten years ago.

"I know the staff and players here will help take my game to the next level. It’s a special group of people.

"We’re determined to turn the success of last season into something more and I’m excited to be a part of it."



  1. St.George has plenty of good young forwards . Why would they need Leniu? In fact, he’s kind of small in build compared to many of the young forwards at St.George.

  2. St. Illawarra don’t him and I raised an eyebrow when the Dragons name was mentioned in connection. Good on him for sticking the Panthers.

  3. Panthers with James Tamou, Josh Mansour, and others leaving Hetherington and Burton and so on. Should go after Matt Lodge cause if reports are true they are willing to pay some of his salary to get rid of him.

    Lodge would be a solid Tamou replacement and be worth a decent contract

  4. I agree with that swa9 .
    He’s actually a Penrith junior & I said that same thing , when the story appeared about Lodge not being wanted at Brisbane.

  5. I am pleased that Spencer Leniu has re-signed, now I am waiting for Jerome Liau, Issah Yeo, and Stephen Crichton to do the same. As for Matthew Lodge, I hope that grub never, ever, puts on a Panthers jersey again. He is a grub.

  6. That may be true Panthers 18. However, even some murderers have completely turned their lives around & become valuable members of society. Doesn’t everyone deserve another chance? No person is without fault.
    Having said that. He has chronic knee problems according to the other story. So now can’t see any team wanting to sign him.

  7. EastOfDivide, he was never punished. Yes he received a monetary penalty, however, he was not incarcerated, in which he should be. Personally speaking, I am not without fault, however, I do not get myself totally blind drunk, and threaten to kill people.

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