He has established himself as one of the best props in the game and knowing as such, the Penrith Panthers have wrapped up James Fisher-Harris long-term.
Fisher-Harris’s new deal, which is an extension, will see him stay at the Panthers until the end of the 2026 season.
For Fisher-Harris himself, the chance to stay at Penrith was one he swiftly grabbed.
“It hasn’t fully sunk in yet but I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to sign this deal,” Fisher-Harris said.
“This club feels like home. Panthers took me in and I’ve grown up here.
“I’m surrounded by familiar faces I’ve come through the grades with. My family loves it here. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.”
Fisher-Harris wants to repay the faith the club has shown in him over the coming years.
“It’s every player’s dream to stay at one club for a long time. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to do it at a club like this.
“Now it’s my turn to do my job, put the team first and do everything I can to repay the faith the club has shown in me.”
Hailing from Kohukohu in New Zealand, Fisher-Harris has come through the Panthers system, and with 125 NRL games to his name, the club knows he will add plenty more.
“James has been an outstanding player for Panthers in recent years and his best years are still very much ahead of him,” Panthers coach Ivan Cleary said.
“His relentless work ethic is second to none. It’s the driving force behind everything he’s achieved to this point and it will continue to serve him well moving forward.
“We’re thrilled he’s committed his future to the club and we look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in the years ahead.”