Penrith co-captain Isaah Yeo is a step closer to being a one-club player after inking a significant contract extension with the club.
As revealed by the Weekender’s Masked Panther earlier this year, the club had been working on a deal to make Yeo a Panther for life.
This morning, they confirmed the 28-year-old lock had extended his time with the Panthers until the end of the 2027 season.
Yeo was already under contract until the end of 2024.
Yeo will become the eighth Panthers player to notch 200 first grade games for the club when he celebrates the milestone on Friday night against Canberra at GIO Stadium.
As well as leading the Panthers to back-to-back titles, Yeo was named Dally M Lock of the Year in both premiership seasons, as well as Dally M Captain of the Year in 2022.
“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 have a young family and we all get to grow up in the area. My fiancé, Ash, is from Penrith and we’re proud to call this place home.”
Panthers coach Ivan Cleary congratulated Yeo on the long-term deal.
“This will be an extremely popular re-signing for the Panthers,” Cleary said.
“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. These qualities make him a unique talent that we are very fortunate to have for years to come.”
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.