The Panthers have re-signed another three members of their successful 2003 Premiership winning side ? Joel Clinton, Joe Galuvao and Luke Swain.
Galuvao and Swain have signed until the end of season 2006 with Clinton putting his name on the line until the end of season 2007.
?This is a continuation of the process to keep this side together,? Penrith CEO Shane Richardson said today.
Shane said that the thing that had impressed him was the attitude of the players.
?They want to stay with us and they want to keep the side together. Their contract requests will help us to achieve that. This is a great positive for the club.?
Asked if he had ever held any doubts that he would be staying with the Panthers, Clinton said: ?No, none at all. It?s my home club ? I was a junior here. I got the news from my manager last night and I haven?t had the smile off my face since then.?
Swain, also a Penrith junior, was another who said he had never entertained the idea of going anywhere else. ?(John) Langy?s too good to me ? he gives me time to study and stuff in between training and playing.? He is at university part time, studying sports science.
?Penrith has shown faith me and I am very pleased to stay,? Galuvao said. ?I came here to get a chance and look what?s happened - now I have to do the job for the next few years.?