Panthers prop Leilani Latu started against the Roosters in Round 7.

Latu signs long-term Panthers deal

Penrith Panthers are delighted to announce Leilani Latu has signed a new deal to remain with the club until at least the end of the 2020 season.

The 23-year-old prop forward was already committed to the Panthers until the end of 2017 but this week agreed to a further three-year extension.

"Leilani Latu is the shining example of what perseverance can bring," Panthers Executive General Manager Rugby League Phil Gould AM said.

"Restricted by injury in the early part of his career, Leilani has worked really hard to now establish himself as a representative class forward.

"It’s just further justification of the club's strong investment in a reserve grade development pathway here at the Panthers.

"It's wonderful that Leilani will now be with us for the next four seasons."

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