Touted as one of the most promising Holden Cup talents this year, Te Maire Martin will change clubs from 2016, signing with the Penrith Panthers on a three-year deal.
After spending the last two seasons with the Wests Tigers, the junior Kiwi is pleased to have his future settled.
â€œIt feels great to have secured my future and I am already looking forward to training with my new teammates,â€ Martin said.
â€œMy big dream is to play in the NRL and I know having the opportunity to learn from Jamie Soward and Peter Wallace will really help me get there.â€
The 2014 season was the breakout year for Martin and he was selected in the Holden Cup Team of the Year with some of his upcoming team-mates.
Penrith Panthers Executive General Manager of Rugby League, Phil Gould, says signing such a promising player like Martin is a great boost for the club.
â€œTe Maire is one of the outstanding young talents coming through the NYC system,â€ he said.
â€œWe believe heâ€™s a player of great potential, a long-term NRL player and weâ€™re excited to have him here at the Panthers.â€