Turning down rival offers, Spencer Leniu has opted to remain with the Penrith Panthers for a further two seasons.
Leniu, still only 20, signed a two-year extension that will see him stay at the foot of the mountains until 2023.
The young prop could not be happier to stay with the Penrith club moving forward.
“I’m humbled and blessed to extend my time at Panthers,” Leniu said.
“This club and this community have been home for me since I moved over from New Zealand ten years ago.”
A local junior with the Minchinbury Jets, Leniu has so far played in 17 NRL games and is determined to build on the success of 2020.
“I know the staff and players here will help take my game to the next level,” Leniu continued.
“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.”
No strangers to promoting and developing juniors, the Panthers are pleased to see Leniu stay at their club.
“Spencer has been growing his game in the Panthers system since the age of 15,” Panthers General Manager Rugby League Matt Cameron said.
“It’s a system we regularly reference as our club invests significant money and resources each year to develop young players, particularly those from the Penrith region and Central West NSW.