Laurie signs new Panthers deal

Penrith Panthers is delighted to announce promising youngster Daine Laurie has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the club.

The new deal will see the 20-year-old utility back promoted to the Panthers NRL development list for 2020 and 2021.

"Daine is blessed with natural ability, reads the game well and has a knack of finding the try line," Panthers Recruitment Manager Jim Jones said.

"We're confident the opportunity to train with the full-time squad and play higher level rugby league will help him reach his full potential."

Hailing from Iluka on the NSW North Coast, Laurie first joined Panthers in 2017 as a member of the club's SG Ball squad.

In 2018 he played a starring role as the Panthers Jersey Flegg side fell just short of a premiership and was subsequently named the club's Jersey Flegg Player of the Year.

This season Laurie has made appearances for both the Panthers Jersey Flegg and Canterbury Cup sides.