Although currently injured, a new deal has been hashed out for Dylan Edwards to remain at the Penrith Panthers.
Edwards, who sometimes draws the ire of Panthers fans, has signed a 2-year extension until 2022.
Edwards was expected to be the incumbent fullback for the Panthers but injury struck in pre-season.
“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities this club has given me coming through the grades and now with this new deal,” Edwards said.
“A lot of my best mates are here and I believe the quality of our players and coaches means we have everything we need to be successful.
“I love being part of the Penrith community and I’d like to thank all the members and fans for their support.”
A Bellingen junior, Edwards rose through the club ranks at the junior levels and the club are pleased to retain him.
“Dylan is the ultimate professional who upholds the club’s standards on and off the field,” Panthers General Manager Rugby League Matt Cameron said.
“Although he’s had a minor injury setback recently, his approach to his rehabilitation shows a level of resilience which we value here at Panthers.
“Dylan’s contract extension is another example of the club’s commitment to developing players within our own system to play in the NRL.”