Panthers sign talented youngsters

The Penrith Panthers have announced the signings of Catalans Dragons back-rower Ben Garcia, Eels halfback Zach Dockar-Clay and Cowboys prop Viliame Kikau for the next two seasons.

All signed until the end of the 2017 season, Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould was delighted to have secured the trio.

“Benjamin’s form has been outstanding for the Catalans Dragons and he attracted tremendous attention from a number of Super League clubs looking for his signature,” Gould said.

“He has a burning desire to make it in the NRL and we are extremely happy he has chosen Panthers as the place to pursue that opportunity. This kid can play.

“We have also been watching Zach’s development for a number of seasons. He has indicated a desire to concentrate on developing his NRL prospects as a hooker and I honestly believe this young man is a long-term NRL player.

“Viliame is an outstanding prospect and one of the most dominant players in the NYC competition at the present time. We are very excited to have him joining our club in 2016,” Gould said.

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