Priddis sticks with Panthers

Penrith Panthers hooker Luke Priddis has put rumours of a switch to the Sydney Roosters to rest by re-signing with the defending premiers for an extended period.

It had been tipped that Craig Wing would replace Roosters captain Brad Fittler at five-eighth next season, with Priddis coming to the club to fill the vacant hooker role.

But the 2003 Clive Churchill Medal winner this morning re-affirmed his commitment to the Panthers.

?Luke has agreed to a three year extension of his contract and that is really good news for the club,? Panthers CEO Shane Richardson said today. ?He is one of the key senior players around whom we are building a team for the future.?

The 27-year-old joined the Panthers from Brisbane in 2000 and played a vital part in the Panthers 2003 premiership winning campaign.

In other news, Warriors hooker PJ Marsh will have an operation on his injured neck in a fortnight. A decision on his immediate playing future will be made after that.