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McLean brothers commit to Panthers

Penrith Panthers is delighted to announce the re-signings of local juniors Jesse and Casey McLean.

The new contracts will see the talented young outside backs remain at the Panthers until at least the end of the 2028 season.

Their re-signings come ahead of tonight’s Under-19s State of Origin match, where Jesse and Casey will both proudly wear the blue jersey for New South Wales. In addition, Jesse has been named co-captain of the representative side. 

19-year-old Jesse made his NRL debut against Parramatta in Round 26 last year before returning to first grade against St George Illawarra in Round 13 this season.

Having progressed through the Panthers system, the Australian Schoolboys representative scored a double in the 2022 SG Ball Grand Final, including the match-winning try, and claimed the Panthers SG Ball Emerging Talent Award that year.

Jesse progressed to the Panthers NSW Cup team, becoming a key player in Ben Harden’s side, and has been a member of the club’s NRL squad for the past two seasons.

Jesse McLean & Casey McLean
Jesse McLean & Casey McLean ©Panthers Media

Casey will join the top 30 squad next season and remain in Panthers colours for at least four more seasons.

The 18-year-old was named the Panthers Player of the Year for Harold Matthews last season and represented the Combined Independent Schools at the Australian Secondary Schools Championships.

Still eligible for SG Ball, Casey started this season playing in the club’s Jersey Flegg side before progressing to the NSW Cup team, in which he has played six matches.

On behalf of all at Panthers, I’d like to congratulate Jesse and Casey on re-signing with the club on long-term deals. Panthers prides itself on the built from within mantra and it’s always rewarding to see local juniors commit to the club.

Matt Cameron Panthers Rugby League CEO

Panthers General Manager of Football Shane Elford also congratulated the duo on re-signing with the club.

“Not only are the McLean brothers highly talented rugby league players, but they are also wonderful young men who live out the values of the Panthers,” Elford said.

“Jesse and Casey have both worked tirelessly to be in the position they are in and we look forward to their career progression at Panthers.”

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.