A local junior, a talismanic figure, a key player and a fan favourite, Penrith Panthers cannot get enough of club captain Isaah Yeo.
They will continue to see him don the Panthers jerseys with the lock re-signing a new long-term deal until the end of 2027.
Hailing from St Johns Dubbo, Yeo has played in 199 NRL games, eight Origins and five tests for Australia.
Still only 28, the two-time premiership winner is expected to add plenty more accolades to his glowing list and the Panthers are the only club he wants to do that with.
“I couldn’t be prouder to re-sign with the club and I’m excited to see what we will achieve over the next few years,” Yeo said.
“I’m obviously over the moon. I’ve called the club home since I was 17 years old.”
“To secure my future here until 2027 is something I couldn’t be prouder of.”
With a young family now settled in the area and a wife from Penrith, Yeo knows it made sense to stay on to keep everything running smoothly.
“I have a young family and we all get to grow up in the area,” Yeo continued.
“My fiancé, Ash, is from Penrith and we’re proud to call this place home.”
Panthers coach Ivan Cleary did not understate just how important Yeo is to the team and its cohesion.
“Isaah has a huge influence on the team through his own elite level performance, total commitment as a team player, and also tremendous leadership on and off the field,” Cleary said.
“These qualities make him a unique talent that we are very fortunate to have for years to come.”