Penrith have squeezed one other of their premiership stars beneath the wage cap with impression ahead Scott Sorensen re-signing on the three-year contract extension.
Hypothesis had the two-time premiership Panther exploring different choices because the membership’s wage crunch continues, just for the second-rower to re-commit via the tip of the 2026 season.
Sorensen has had a giant season, significantly within the injury-enforced absence of Liam Martin, stepping up from his bench position to a beginning job the place he is delivered some massive performances.
Twin premiership stars Stephen Crichton and Spencer Leniu are two Panthers who will go away because of wage cap strain, signing with Canterbury and the Sydney Roosters respectively for 2024 onwards.
It means 11 of final yr’s grand ultimate squad have re-signed and 5 – Apisai Koroisau, Villiame Kikau and Charlie Staines together with Crichton and Leniu – have moved on.
Bench utility Jaeman Salmon is the final of these to resolve on his future, out of contract on the finish of this season.
For Sorensen, the previous Canberra and Cronulla participant and New Zealand consultant says he is “over the moon” to be sticking round.
“I do know I would not be on this place with out (coach) Ivan Cleary, the unimaginable employees and naturally my teammates,” he stated.
“I really like this membership – it is a very particular place to be. To safe my and my household’s future right here at Penrith means the world.”
Panthers chief govt Matt Cameron praised Sorensen’s improvement after becoming a member of the membership in 2021.
“Scott joined the membership as a dependable first grade participant in 2021, searching for a chance to progress his profession … he took that chance with each arms and has developed right into a twin premiership winner and consultant participant,” he stated.
“Not solely is Scott a proficient and dependable rugby league participant on the sector, he additionally embodies the qualities we worth at our membership seen via his dedication and arduous work.”
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