Fisher-Harris signs new Panthers deal

Penrith Panthers is delighted to announce James Fisher-Harris has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the club.

The new deal means the 22-year-old forward will remain with Panthers until at least the end of the 2022 season.

"I'm really excited and grateful for the club to give me this opportunity," Fisher-Harris said.

"It's surreal when I think about where I've come from and where I am today.

"Penrith has become my second home. My family loves living here and all my mates are here too.

"It's crazy how much talent we have at the club. I think the sky's the limit in terms of what we can achieve together."

Fisher-Harris relocated from his native New Zealand to enter the Panthers development system in 2013.

Two years later he won a premiership with the Panthers NYC side before making his NRL debut in Round 1, 2016.

Fisher-Harris' breakthrough season was capped off by sharing the club's Ben Alexander Rookie of the Year Award with Nathan Cleary and making his international debut for the Kiwis at the 2016 Four Nations tournament.

After injuries curtailed his second season in the NRL, Fisher-Harris bounced back in 2018 and averaged 35 tackles and 93 running metres per game.

His current NRL record stands at 63 appearances and five tries, along with three appearances for New Zealand.

"James has come through the Panthers development system to now be an integral part of our NRL team," Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM said.

"Already a current Kiwi international, James still has the best part of his football career well ahead of him.

"We are delighted he has committed to Panthers until the end of 2022."

The re-signing of Fisher-Harris follows Jarome Luai (2021), Moses Leota (2022) and Waqa Blake (2023) recently committing to contract extensions with Panthers.