Jarome Luai commits future to Penrith Panthers

Jarome Luai

Penrith Panthers half-back Jarome Luai has signed a new deal that will see him stay at the club until at least the end of 2024.

The 24-year-old half-back has made 40 appearances for the Panthers since making his first team debut in 2018. He has won five caps for Samoa.

Luai has also represented the Maori All Stars and was part of the New South Wales State of Origin squad last year.

Luai said: “I feel blessed to know I’ll be at Panthers for the next four years.

“This is my home. This is where I grew up. This is my family. Every time I pull on that jersey, I’m playing for all those things and more.

“I think it’s going to be a great season and I’m just really excited to get out there and play some footy.”

Panthers coach Ivan Cleary said: “I first watched Jarome playing alongside Nathan (Cleary) as a 15-year-old.

“He had to wait a little bit longer to cement his spot in the NRL but the natural combination those two have will be vital for our club over the coming years.

“Jarome’s value to our team is more than just his individual skills. He has an ability to connect the players around him, which is crucial to our success.

“I look forward to working with him and watching his game continue to grow in the seasons ahead.”

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