Regarded by Penrith fans as two of their best players, they will be cheering until the dust settles with the re-signing of both Matt Moylan and Bryce Cartwright.
A fullback and utility respectively, the duo have been a crucial part of the Penrith side over the last 18 months and played important roles in their finals campaign this season.
Highly rated by both fans and the club, Penrith Chairman Dave O’Neill is happy to keep two of their local players around.
“The re-signing of Matt Moylan and Bryce Cartwright is indicative of Panthers’ steadfast commitment to being a development club with clear pathways from the local juniors through to first-grade rugby league,” O’Neill said.
“It is fantastic to be in a position to reward the hard work and effort of these two outstanding individuals over the last few years.
“It is also a credit to the Panthers organisation and the direction we’re heading that we can develop these superstar players and keep them for the long term.”
The new deal will see the duo remain at the club until 2021, as Penrith Group CEO Brian Fletcher remains confident that the core group the club is building together can lead them to success.
“The Board recognises the fundamental importance of having a consistently competitive football side that our members can be proud of,” he said.
“To that end, Matt and Bryce are not only brilliant young players but also exceptional citizens of the Penrith district.
“There is plenty of blue sky ahead for the Panthers and I’m confident we’ve put ourselves in a position to hopefully win a premiership within the next three years.”
In a year that saw Moylan play for NSW in his Origin debut and awarded with the Penrith captaincy, the new deal is the icing on the cake for him and he is pleased to have his future sorted at a club he loves.
“To play for my hometown club and to represent the people of Penrith is an honour and a privilege,” Moylan said.
“With the squad we have and the direction that we’re heading, I’m sure we’re building towards something special.
“It’s great to secure my future at the club and to know that I can be part of that journey.”
One of their most flamboyant players, Cartwright is known for his offloading ability and like his counterpart, he is also excited to be a part of the club long-term.
“I’m honoured that the Panthers have shown such faith in me and I’m ecstatic to commit my future to the club,” Cartwright said.
“This club has been my home for a long time now and I couldn’t see myself playing anywhere else.
“With the players, staff and facilities we have here, I’m really excited about what lies ahead.”