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Panthers are pleased to announce the signing of Wests Tigers forward Ben Murdoch-Masila for the rest of the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Born in New Zealand, Ben moved to Queensland to take up a scholarship with the Tigers at Keebra Park High School, before joining the club’s NYC team. He made his first grade debut in the 2010 semi-finals and last year, he was one of the most regular first grade players for them, missing only one game.

The 23 year old was also named in Tonga’s World Cup side, and the Tonga Test side in 2013.

General Manager Rugby League Phil Moss says Ben will be a great addition to the Panthers line up.

“Ben is a powerful, hard-running forward with a lot of experience behind him. He will add depth and size to our second-row and promises to showcase some exciting football with his aggressive attacking style”

Ben will join the Panthers effective immediately.

Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.