Penrith Panthers have announced the re-signing of rookie front rower Reagan Campbell-Gillard, until the end of the 2019 NRL season.
The 21-year-old played his junior football for the Windsor Wolves in the Penrith junior's and attended The Hills Sports High School.
His rise to the top was made more notable by a five-year absence from playing rugby league in his teenage years, before returning in the under 16s.
Campbell-Gillard is a graduate of the Panthers’ premiership-winning NYC team in 2013.
He also represented Fiji at international level last year, before making his first-grade debut for Penrith in round one of 2015.
He has appeared in all the Panthers games this season and his strong form was rewarded with his selection in the NSW City Origin team.
Panthers Executive General Manager rugby league Phil Gould said Campbell-Gillard has already shown outstanding potential in his short career in the top grade.
“I have full confidence in him developing into a representative-class player at higher levels. He’s also a wonderful role model for our local juniors and we feel very privileged to have him at the Panthers," Gould said.
“It’s just wonderful to see so many of these youngsters now finding their feet in the NRL and they will be a part of our club for many years to come.”
Campbell-Gillard said he was delighted to extend his contract with the Panthers.
“It’s extremely exciting for me to commit to the Panthers for another four years,” he said.
“It’s the club that first gave me the opportunity to play NRL and it’s the club I want to play at for the rest of my career.”