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Tago commits to Panthers

Penrith Panthers is delighted to announce that Izack Tago has signed a two-year contract extension with the club.

The 20-year-old centre, who was already contracted with the club for 2023, has committed to the Panthers until at least the end of the 2025 season.

“Re-signing with the club that I debuted for means so much to me. To stay with the boys that I’ve played with over the last few years makes it even better,” Tago said.

“I’m proud to represent this area. I’ve been here my whole life and this place is home to me. I’m excited for the opportunity to represent the community.”

A St Marys junior and product of the Panthers junior development pathways, Tago made his first grade debut in Round 13 last season, and has gone on to play 20 NRL games for the club.

Not only is Tago the only Panthers player to have played every minute this season, he has been impressive on the left edge across all 14 games – scoring nine tries and assisting a further seven.

The centre’s re-signing comes after Panthers also announced contract extensions for Taylan May, Sunia Turuva, Lindsay Smith, Ativalu Lisati and Liam Henry over the past couple of weeks – highlighting the built from within mantra of the club.

Izack Tago in Panthers colours

“It’s great to see another local junior commit his future to the club, and we’re thrilled to see Izack remain in Panthers colours until at least the end of 2025,” Panthers Rugby League CEO Matt Cameron said.

“It’s been a significant week for Izack, who was also selected in the Samoa squad for next week’s Pacific Test against Cook Islands - a great reward for his hard work and dedication.

"Izack has made the most of his opportunity in first grade this season, and we’re excited to see him develop his game at Panthers over the next three years."

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.