Panthers re-sign Plum, Docker

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Penrith has re-signed two of their most in-form players.

The club this afternoon confirmed that forwards Nigel Plum and Adam Docker had inked new deals for the next two years.

Plum is well known for being one of the hardest hitters in the NRL, and since joining the Panthers in 2011 he has cemented himself as one of the game’s best.

“It’s great to be staying on at Penrith. The team is working really well together now, we’ve had some good wins this year, and hopefully we can keep improving and finish the season off strong,” Plum said.

“Penrith is my home. The local community and the fans have always been really good to me, and I want to thank them for being so supportive.”

Docker joined the club in 2011 as part of the NSW Cup squad and since then has excelled on and off the field to cement his spot in the first grade side.

“I’m so grateful to be staying at the Panthers,” Docker said.

“It was the first club to give me the opportunity to play first grade, and I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far. The guys are all great and the team is working really well together. Hopefully I’ll have many more years here.”

In other news, The NRL has today confirmed a time change to the Round 18 Telstra Premiership match between the Parramatta Eels and Penrith Panthers, which will now kick-off at 5.30pm on Saturday, July 13.

The match had originally been scheduled for a 7.30pm start.

“It is the only match scheduled for that evening and the earlier timeslot will be better suited to families wanting to attend,” NRL General Manager of Football Operations, Mr Nathan McGuirk, said today.

“It is a move we have made in consultation with our broadcast partner Fox Sports and I would like to thank the Eels and Panthers clubs for their support of this change.”

As part of the schedule change, the Holden Cup clash between the Eels and Panthers will now kick-off at 3.15pm.

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