2021 Panthers Contract Thread

NRL Squad (30 Player Roster)

Player 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 Link Signed 21’
Eddie Blacker 2021 CO :external: :white_check_mark:
Matt Burton* 2021 :external:
Kurt Capewell* 2021 :external:
Nathan Cleary 2021 2022 2023 2024 :external:
Stephen Crichton 2021 2022 2023 :external: :white_check_mark:
Dylan Edwards 2021 2022 :external:
Matt Eisenhuth 2021 2022 :external:
Kurt Falls NDS 2022 :external: :white_check_mark:
James Fisher-Harris 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 :external:
Robert Jennings 2021 2022 :external: :white_check_mark:
J’maine Hopgood 2021 CO :external: :white_check_mark:
Mitch Kenny 2021 2022 :external: :white_check_mark:
Viliame Kikau 2021 2022 :external:
Apisai Koroisau 2021 2022 :external:
Spencer Leniu 2021 2022 2023 :external: :white_check_mark:
Moses Leota 2021 2022 2023 2024 :external: :white_check_mark:
Jarome Luai 2021 2022 2023 2024 :external: :white_check_mark:
Liam Martin 2021 2022 2023 :external:
Tylan May 2021 2022 :external: :white_check_mark:
Tyrone May 2021 2022 :external: :white_check_mark:
Paul Momirovski 2021 2022 :external: :white_check_mark:
Brent Naden* 2021 :external:
Tevita Pangai Jnr 2021 :external: :white_check_mark:
Lindsay Smith 2021 2022 :external:
Jaeman Salmon 2021 :external: :white_check_mark:
Scott Sorensen 2021 2022 2023 :external: :white_check_mark:
Charlie Staines 2021 2022 2023 :external:
Izack Tago 2021 2022 2023 :external: :white_check_mark:
Brian To’o 2021 2022 2023 :external:
Isaah Yeo 2021 2022 2023 2024 :external: :white_check_mark:

(CO) Club Option
* Departing. Contracted till end of 2021 season

NRL Development Squad

Player 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 Link Signed 21’
Sunia Turuva 2021 :external: :white_check_mark:
Thomas Jenkins - 2022 2023* :external: :white_check_mark:
Mavrik Geyer - 2022 2023 :external: :white_check_mark:

* Promoted to Top 30

Coaching Staff

Player Role 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 Link
Ivan Cleary Head Coach (NRL) 2021 2022 2023
Andrew Webster Assistant Coach (NRL) 2021
Cameron Ciraldo Assistant Coach (NRL) 2021 2022
Peter Wallace Head Coach (NSW Cup) 2021

Player Movements

Player Movement Club To/From Contract Expires Source
Robert Jennings :small_red_triangle:IN Wests Tigers 2021 :external:
Matt Eisenhuth :small_red_triangle:IN Wests Tigers 2022 :external:
Jaeman Salmon :small_red_triangle:IN Parramatta Eels 2021 :external:
Scott Sorensen :small_red_triangle:IN Cronulla Sharks 2021 :external:
Paul Momirovski :small_red_triangle:IN Wests Tigers 2022 :external:
Eddie Blacker :small_red_triangle:IN St George Illawarra Dragons 2021 :external:
Kurt Capewell* :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Brisbane Broncos 2024 :external:
Brent Naden* :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Canterbury Bulldogs 2024 :external:
Billy Burns :small_red_triangle_down:OUT St George Illawarra Dragons 2022 :external:
Dean Whare :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Catalans Dragons 2022 :external:
Josh Mansour :small_red_triangle_down:OUT South Sydney Rabbitohs 2022 :external:
Zane Tetevano :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Leeds Rhinos 2023 :external:
Jack Hetherington :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Canterbury Bulldogs 2022 :external:
Caleb Aekins :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Canberra Raiders 2021 :external:
Matt Burton* :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Canterbury Bulldogs 2025 :external:
Malakai Watene-Zelezniak :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Retired (Medical) - :external:

* Contracted till end of 2021 season

Last Updated: 15/09/2021

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Just got to sign Yeo for 2022 and we essentially keep our pack in order


Give Yeo another 4 years and make him Captain I say!


Spenser Leniu ⮕ Signed to 2023 (Re-signed)

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Jaeman Salmon ⮕ Signed to 2021 (New Signing)

Zane Tetevano ⮕ Leeds Rhinos (Released)

Scott Sorensen ⮕ Signed to 2021 (New Signing)

Josh Mansour ⮕ South Sydney Rabbitohs (Released)

Paul Momirovski ⮕ Signed to 2022 (New Signing)

Can’t say I know much about him, but as a centre he gives us some options in what is possibly our only yet to be settled position.

Crighton has his spot confirmed but on the other side we have the choice of;

Naden- can he put his demons behind him and recover his form?
May- while covered the position ok didn’t set the world on fire.
Whare - hasn’t been at his best for a few years and isn’t getting any younger.
Burton - largely untested in the position and moving on next year.
Capewell- the dark horse based on past years state of origin. Could balance the side with our 2nd row spots taken and bench spots at a premium.

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I think we are getting the better end of the Momirovski-Laurie swap. Momirovski spent most of last year in the Melbourne system, and would have learnt a lot. Laurie is pretty much untested in first grade, although he has shown some talent in the lower grades.


Agree Mutley, I am happy with the exchange, as SHF has pointed out, we NEEDED a real centre to compliment Crichton, I doubt Nado will see alot of 1st grade. An attitude adjustment should be first and foremost on his agenda.

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Dean Whare ⮕ Catalans Dragons (Released)

Now that is a good move - Don’t get me wrong, I really like Deano, but from a footy perspective, his day was done for the Pennies. Goood luck to him over there, is this Maloney’s team?

Isaah Yeo - Another 3 years Yeeeeeooooooo :rofl:

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Isaah Yeo ⮕ Signed to 2024 (Re-signed)


I particularly like the first two comments on this thread - prescient or what?


For the first time in a long time, it really looks like we are getting our house in order.

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Not sure i am happy with all the movements of players but that is football in 2021
Agree some needed to go and there are others like Burton i guess we will never know what they may have done at the Panthers.
Plenty of pressure on the whole club to go 1 better then we did last year and i am not convinced yet we can with who we have retained.

Still think we are short a high quality centre and a mongrel forward who can hit in attack and defence.

All the other clubs will have gone to school on our game over the summer break and will have looked at how to break us down in defence and to nullify our attack.

Also not a fan of this 2 captains ( in our instance) or leadership groups or whatever incarnation they present as, me, i like a Team Captain and that is 1 and 1 only

I guess we will all know soon enough and despite what many will say about combinations coming together and players being rusty, we will need to produce from Game 1

On the surface there should be some much improved teams like Warriors, Broncos,Cowboys,Dragons,Titans and Bulldogs, all with plenty of pressure to show what they have got.

Makes for an exciting first few rounds