Having gained the reputation as Mr. Reliable over the past few years, Dylan Edwards took his game to another level in 2023.
Praised for more than his reliability, Edwards had a phenomenal campaign as he broke a number of records along the way.
For the second straight season, the Panthers fullback finished the year ranked first in the NRL for runs, run metres, kick return metres and support plays.
But it's the work he does off the ball that makes him a premier fullback in the competition. He produced countless try-saving tackles and was a key cog in the Panthers’ black wall of defence.
Edwards was rewarded for an impressive season with an international call-up for the Kangaroos, in which he played three Test matches for his country at the Pacific Championships.
Another highlight for Edwards this season was re-signing with the Panthers until the end of the 2028 season - making him the longest contracted player at the club.
- 2023 NRL Premiership winner
- Top 10 in Dally M Medal
- MKJ Projects Panthers Members Player of the Year
- Most runs in NRL
- Most run metres in NRL
- Most kick return metres in NRL
- Test debut for Australia
- Three Tests for Australia
All the best photos of the Panthers fullback from season 2023.
Appearances – 26
Tries – 12
Try assists – 6
Line-breaks – 12
Tackle breaks – 155
Running metres – 5389 (avg. 207)
Tackles made – 143
Tackle efficiency – 81.7%
Goals – 2/2 (100%)
He's always there to finish off slick tries.
The Panthers go 80m and guess who's there to finish it
WHAT WAS SAID
Dylan Edwards penned a new deal with the club early this year, becoming the first player to commit until at least the end of the 2028 season.
He’s an integral part of the team – not just through how he plays the game, but also his leadership and how he helps to connect the rest of the boys. Dyl belongs here at Panthers. He has spent a lot of time playing with the core of our team and I am excited for what he and the team can achieve in the coming years.Panthers coach Ivan Cleary
The fullback was excited to remain a Panther for another five seasons.
Re-signing with the club is huge for me and my family. I’m really grateful that this club gave me my debut and then for them to show faith in me to be able to extend my stay here – which is really pleasing and I’m looking forward to it. I want to have so much success with this club. We’ve played a lot of footy together and the future looks really exciting with the people that we’ve got here. I’m excited to be a part of it.Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards
Wedding bells will be ringing for Dylan and Nadine.