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  • Born in Lithgow, NSW
  • Made first-grade debut in 2018 for the Penrith Panthers
  • State of Mind Advocate since 2018


Born in the NSW town of Lithgow, Wayde played junior football for the Lithgow Storm, before being recruited by the Penrith Panthers for the 2018 season. He has has agreed to terms for a three-year contract with the Vodafone Warriors through to the end of the 2022 NRL season.

A product of Penrith’s system, the Lithgow-born Egan has made 29 NRL appearances since his first-grade debut last year.

Wayde says he "has a passion for mental health". 

I would like to make a difference in other people's lives and advance my knowledge in this area.

Wayde Egan New Zealand Warriors

It was this interest which led Wayde to decide to become an Advocate for the NRL's State of Mind program.

State of Mind aims to increase mental health literacy, reduce the stigma around mental illness, start positive conversation, and encourages individuals to seek assistance.

Acknowledgement of Country

National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.