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Penrith Panthers is delighted to announce Tyrone May has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

The contract extension means the 21-year-old playmaker will remain with Panthers until at least the end of the 2020 season.

"I was always focused on staying here and I never really wanted to leave," May said.

"When the (contract) offer came up, I just accepted and was really happy and excited.

"It's really good that Panthers have shown faith in me even though I’ve got an injury."

A local junior, May progressed through the grades at Panthers and was a member of the club's premiership-winning NYC side in 2015.

WATCH: Tyrone May discusses his new deal and recovery from injury 

He made his NRL debut in Round 19 last season and helped orchestrate victory over New Zealand Warriors.

His rookie season ended with five tries from nine NRL appearances and, unfortunately, an ACL injury suffered in the Semi Final defeat to Brisbane Broncos.

"Tyrone is another local junior who has been a part of the Panthers development system since he was 15 years of age," Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM said.

"It was exciting to see him come through to NRL level last season and he acquitted himself brilliantly.

"We are grateful to have him as part of our club. I’m confident he has a long and successful career ahead."

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.