Test and Origin star Liam Martin has officially re-signed with Penrith for another season.
Already contracted with the Panthers for the 2023 campaign, Martin has extended his deal with the club until the end of 2024.
The deal was all but done before Christmas but has now been formally signed.
Hailing from Temora, Martin joined the Panthers in 2015 and progressed from the club’s SG Ball side into a two-time premiership winner and international representative.
Having made his NRL debut in 2019, the 25-year-old forward has played 86 first grade games, as well as six State of Origin matches for New South Wales and five Tests for Australia – including the triumphant World Cup final.
“It means the world to me to re-sign with the Panthers. This club gave me my first opportunity when I was 17 and it’s become a second home for me,” Martin said.
“I’m really happy to be staying here and I’m really excited for the future at the club and what we can build on following what we’ve already accomplished.”
Panthers Rugby League CEO Matt Cameron shared his delight following Martin’s contract extension.
“Liam embodies the qualities we value at our club seen through his determination, courage and a relentless drive to succeed,” Cameron said.
“Liam has come through our junior development system and has progressed to the highest level of playing for his state and country.
“We look forward to continuing discussions with Liam’s management about future seasons now that the salary cap position has been ratified by the NRL as part of the ongoing CBA negotiations.
“We are thrilled to see him commit to the club and look forward to his growth as he continues his rugby league journey in Panthers colours.”