Already enjoying good form with the Penrith Panthers in 2016 and signed on for a couple more seasons, the club and player have agreed to a contract extension until the end of 2020.
Since joining, Merrin has been a crucial part of the Panthers go-forward and attack and is proud to have the chance to continue with the club.
“I am honoured and privileged to extend my stay at such a prestigious club,” Merrin said.
“From just my short time being at the Panthers I know this is a club heading in the right direction.
“I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to stay on this journey for another two years and witness the growth of the many talented young players coming through.”
With 17 games for the Panthers to date, Merrin drew strong praise from club boss, Phil Gould.
“Trent has been a wonderful acquisition for the Panthers this season,” Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM said.
“Trent’s original deal included an option in his favour for the 2018 season but we are delighted to know he will now be with us until at least the end of 2020.
“His contributions to this club, both on and off the field, have been outstanding.
“The fact that Trent has agreed to this early extension of his deal is a real vote of confidence in the potential he sees in our club.”