One of the more versatile players in their side, Tyrone Peachey has become a mainstay of the Penrith Panthers side over the course of the 2016 season.
Adept at centre, five-eighth, hooker, back-row and lock, he has covered all those positions across the course of his career and has played well, with his form culminating in a new 2-year deal.
The new deal will see Peachey remain in Penrith until the end of the 2019 season and he is excited to continue his tenure at the club.
“I always wanted to stay at the Panthers because I love the club and all the people here,” Peachey said.
“We’ve got such a good team and it’s exciting knowing I will be part of it for the next three years.
“There’s a feeling we can do something special and whether I’m in the centres or the forwards, I’m happy to play wherever Hook (Anthony Griffin) wants me to play.”
In 2015, Peachey was awarded the Merv Cartwright Medal for Penrith player of the year and earned selection in the NSW City side and the Prime Minister’s XIII side that year.
His form in 2016 saw him earn another NSW City appearance and after making a successful transition into the centres, Peachey finished as the club’s 2nd highest try-scorer.
Peachey drew praise from all corners, including Panthers Executive General Manager, Phil Gould.
“Tyrone has been wonderful for our club and I am delighted he will be with us for the next three seasons,” Gould said.
“He is an integral part of our plans going forward.
“The quality of football this young man has produced, along with his ability to play multiple positions extremely well, makes Tyrone a perfect candidate for representative teams into the future. I have no doubts he would excel at that level.”