Samoa star Jarome Luai commits to Penrith

Samoa half-back Jerome Luai has signed a new two-year contract extension with Penrith Panthers.

The 21-year-old playmaker will now remain with the Panthers until at least the end of the 2021 season.

He made his international debut for Samoa at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and played in his first NRL game early this year against Newcastle Knights.

On committing to Penrith, Luai said: “I feel blessed to re-sign with Panthers because Penrith is my home.

“It was an easy decision for me as I’ve come through the Panthers system with so many of the players here and we’re basically a family.

“A lot of us have kids as well so to watch them grow up together will be special.

“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with the likes of Nathan Cleary and James Maloney as I continue to improve my game.”