SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 18: Viliame Kikau of the Panthers is tackled during the round three NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Sydney Roosters at Pepper Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Viliame Kikau signs new Panthers deal

The Penrith Panthers have announced prop Viliame Kikau has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

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

“I’m really excited to re-commit to the club and I’m very thankful for the Panthers giving me this opportunity,” Kikau said.

“I know there are challenges ahead but I am looking forward to them.”

After scoring 32 tries in 42 Holden Cup games for North Queensland Cowboys, Kikau joined the Panthers ahead of the 2016 season.

Off-season ankle surgery slowed his progress and Kikau’s first year at the Panthers was spent building form and fitness in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW competition.

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His highly-anticipated NRL debut came in Round 2 this season, with the young prop scoring a memorable try against Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium.

“We are delighted Viliame has committed to another two seasons with the Panthers,” Executive General Manager Rugby League Phil Gould AM said.

“Viliame has outstanding potential and is a very popular member of our club.

“His best football is undoubtedly in front of him and we look forward to his future development.”

10 COMMENTS

    • They are high on the experts “predictions” and 8 years into there 5 year plan
      Imagine asking Guus to bake you a cake, oh dear

  1. I can only hope the Panthers play that bad next week as it might be the only way my lacklustre Eels will beat them.

  2. It’s only 7 rounds into a 26 round season guys. There is still time for anything to happen… Souths might even start playing like a first grade side! Bahahahahaha The Panthers are a young side and Moylan’s bender (just like Corey Norman’s) has clearly affected the rest of the team. The Panthers have too much talent to play THAT badly for much longer, despite Gus’ interference.

    I’m looking forward to see if “the Cleary factor” can fire up the Tigers today or if Cleary is already out of matches to repeat the trick!

  3. Panthers are Garbage , the NBN roll out will be finished and we will have another 3 prime ministers before Guus’s 5 year plan works

    • Are you bold enough to predict a Sea Eagles premiership before the Panthers get another one? And of the two will Hook get the hook before Baz gets booted? What is your prediction there? 😉

  4. Well SSTID, I predict that DCE and Baz will not finish there “contracts” at Manly
    I reakon Luke, and Beaver will become coaches, Cliffy will have a close role and maybe King will get involved
    The current half and coach can go open a coffee shop in outback NSW where the Telstra pits are below ground and every time it rains the internet drops out

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