2022 Panthers Contract Thread

NRL Squad (30 Player Roster)

Player 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 Link Signed 22’
Eddie Blacker 2022 2023 :external: :white_check_mark:
Nathan Cleary 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 :external: :white_check_mark:
Christian Crichton 2022 :external: :white_check_mark:
Stephen Crichton 2022 2023 :external:
Dylan Edwards 2022 2023 2024 :external: :white_check_mark:
Matt Eisenhuth 2022 :external:
Kurt Falls 2022 :external:
James Fisher-Harris 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 :external:
Luke Garner1 2023 2024 :external: :white_check_mark:
J’maine Hopgood 2022 :external: :no_entry:
Thomas Jenkins 2022 2023 :external: :white_check_mark:
Robert Jennings 2022 :external: :no_entry:
Mitch Kenny 2022 2023 2024 :external: :white_check_mark:
Viliame Kikau 2022 :external: :no_entry:
Apisai Koroisau 2022 :external: :no_entry:
Spencer Leniu 2022 2023 :external:
Moses Leota 2022 2023 2024 :external:
Jarome Luai 2022 2023 2024 :external:
Soni Luke 2022 2023 :external: :white_check_mark:
Liam Martin 2022 2023 :external:
Tylan May 2022 2023 2024 :external: :white_check_mark:
Sean O’Sullivan 2022 :external: :no_entry:
Chris Smith 2022 2023 :external: :white_check_mark:
Lindsay Smith 2022 2023 2024 :external: :white_check_mark:
Jaeman Salmon 2022 :external:
Scott Sorensen 2022 2023 :external:
Charlie Staines 2022 2023 :external:
Izack Tago 2022 2023 2024 2025 :external: :white_check_mark:
Brian To’o 2022 2023 :external:
Sunia Turuva 2022 2023 2024 :external: :white_check_mark:
Isaah Yeo 2022 2023 2024 :external:

1. Luke Garner to join Penrith at begining of Season 2023.

NRL Development Squad

Player 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 Link Signed 21’
Mavrik Geyer 2022 2023 :external:
Niwhai Puru - 2023 :external: :white_check_mark:
Ativalu Lisati - 2023 :external: :white_check_mark:
Liam Henry 2022 2023 :external: :white_check_mark:
Preston Riki 2022 :external: :white_check_mark:

* Promoted to Top 30

Coaching Staff

Player Role 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 Link
Ivan Cleary Head Coach (NRL) 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 :external:
Andrew Webster Assistant Coach (NRL) 2022 :external:
Cameron Ciraldo Assistant Coach (NRL) 2022 :external:
Peter Wallace Head Coach (NSW) 2022
Ben Harden Head Coach (JF) 2022

Player Movements

Player / Coach Movement Club To/From Contract Expires Source
Chris Smith :small_red_triangle:IN Canterbury Bulldogs 2022 :external:
Sean O’Sullivan* :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Dolphins 2023 :external:
Apisai Koroisau* :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Wests Tigers 2025 :external:
Viliame Kikau* :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Canterbury Bulldogs 2026 :external:
Kurt Capewell :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Brisbane Broncos 2024 :external:
Brent Naden :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Canterbury Bulldogs 2024 :external:
Matt Burton :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Canterbury Bulldogs 2025 :external:
Paul Momirovski :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Sydney Roosters 2025 :external:
Tyrone May :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Catalans Dragons 2022 :external:
Brendan Hands :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Parramatta Eels 2022 :external:
Robert Jennings* :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Dolphins 2023 :external:
J’Maine Hopgood* :small_red_triangle_down:OUT Parramatta Eels 2024 :external:
Andrew Webster* :small_red_triangle_down:OUT New Zealand Warriors TBA :external:

* Departs at end of 2022 Season

Last Updated: 14/8/2022

Of the players signed for 22 only, i put my priority in Edwards.

Api - depends on how much others willing to pay.

Kenny - depends on what happens with Api. He’s probably willing to stay for unders at any case.

Kikau - if he wants 850+ let him walk to the Cowboys, Dragons, Dolphins etc, he’s not worth more than Martin and Sorensen.

Momo - happy to retain, but think he’ll get a stupid offer from another club.

Smith and Hopgood- retain, they look to be good in a couple of years

The rest - thanks, close the door on your way out

I thought Kikau already signed for unders?

Apparently the Tigers rejected Api for 2023, that’s a worry !

According to the SMH, Panthers have offered Momo the opportunity to look elsewhere for 2022.

As expected, other clubs are throwing big dollars his way - we got him on the cheap

I must say the thought of a Staines, Crichton, Tago, To’o backline has me excited, especially if Staines bulks up in the off season

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Momirovski going to Roosters for 3 years.

Paul Momirovski ⮕ Sydney Roosters (2025)

not my ideal centre but he did a job and didn’t let anyone down.
Now leaves our club as a premiership winner and at least deserves my thanks and best wishes.

Also like to take the opportunity to thank Capewell, Naden, Burton for a job well done and my best wishes for the future.

Your combined efforts helped us get where we are today … number 1.


Some parallels with Paul Whatuira.


Just fascinating. So often a player is forced out of a club because of salary cap limitations, or a marquee player is suddenly available, and they turn up at the Easts Rorters. More proof that the most valuable person at a NRL club is the chief accountant.

or Canterbury Faulco !

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what a shame but understand any player has to get the most he can in the window of opportunity they have.

Its more of a shame with the May matter not being resolved
Oh well He has a premiership ring and wish him well in his future, hope he remains injury free and earns plenty.

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Niwhai Puru ⮕ Signed to 2023 (NRL Development Squad)


Tyrone May ⮕ Contract Terminated

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I might be wrong about this but havent all five departing players played at centre for the Panthers……who is coming through the junior ranks to replace them?

I think Tago will start in the centre’s, then move to second row as he matures. Not sure other than that.

I agree, defiantly Tago and Crichton in the centres.

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And although Tago is nominally a second rower, I expect he will play more games at centre than Yeo did (mind you, Yeo was no slouch in the centres in his early seasons)

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Sean O’Sullivan ⮕ Signed to 2022