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Panthers hooker Egan agrees terms
Author Richard Becht warriors.kiwi
Wed 23 Oct 2019, 02:59 PM

Penrith hooker Wayde Egan has agreed to terms for a three-year contract with the Vodafone Warriors through to the end of the 2022 NRL season.

The 22-year-old will join his new teammates when preseason training starts early next month.

A product of Penrith’s system, the Lithgow-born Egan has made 29 NRL appearances since his first-grade debut last year.

“We’re delighted to agree terms with Wayde for three years. He’s a high-quality hooker who had an outstanding NYC career and has really impressed since coming into first grade,” said
Vodafone Warriors general manager football Brian Smith.

“We welcome him and look forward to his contribution to our club in 2020 and beyond. “His enthusiasm and skills at dummy half have attracted the attention of our recruitment and coaching staff and we know he’ll make a significant impact with us.”

Egan was a standout at under-20 level, making the NYC team in 2017 when he scored 18 tries in 21 games as well as having big numbers for try assists, line break assists, line breaks and tackle breaks. In all he scored 30 tries in 40 NYC matches across the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

WAYDE EGAN
Born: March 20, 1997
Birthplace: Lithgow, NSW
Junior Club: Lithgow Storm
Position: Hooker
Height: 185cm
Weight: 91kg
Previous Clubs: Penrith Panthers (2018-2019)
NRL Debut: Penrith Panthers v North Queensland Cowboys, 1300 SMILES Stadium, March 29, 2018 (Round 4)
NRL Career: 29 appearances (2018-2019)
NRL Points: 12 (3 tries)

 
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mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Warriors sign hooker Wayde Egan from Panthers until end of 2022
07:46, Oct 24 2019
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Wayde Egan will battle with Nathaniel Roache and Karl Lawton for the No 9 jersey next season.

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Wayde Egan will battle with Nathaniel Roache and Karl Lawton for the No 9 jersey next season.

Wayde Egan is the latest Penrith player to be granted an early release from his contract, with the hooker to join the Warriors on a three-year NRL deal.

The Panthers allowed Egan to walk just eight months after handing him a two-year extension that tied him to the club until the end of 2021.

His departure comes two months after Penrith beat the Warriors in luring Apisai Koroisau back to the foot of the mountains.

"He's a high quality hooker who had an outstanding NYC career and has really impressed since coming into first grade," said Warriors general manager of football Brian Smith.

"His enthusiasm and skills at dummy-half have attracted the attention of our recruitment and coaching staff and we know he'll make a significant impact with us."

Egan's arrival at the Warriors comes after the club confirmed they wouldn't be offering a new contract to Issac Luke.

Issac Luke is looking for a new club  for next season.

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Issac Luke is looking for a new club for next season.

He gives the Warriors plenty of depth at hooker for next season with Nathaniel Roache and Karl Lawton also battling for the No 9 jersey.

But Egan's exit from the Panthers continues a mass player clean out in Ivan Cleary's first year as coach.

Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Waqa Blake and James Maloney have all departed despite having at least one year remaining on their deals.

Hooker Sione Katoa signed with Canterbury after his contract expired, so Koroisau the only new face so far joining the club for next season.

The Panthers have extended rookies Billy Burns, Mitch Kenny, Spencer Leniu, Liam Martin and Brent Naden, all of whom debuted this year.

Jarome Luai and James Fisher-Harris were also given new deals.

"As a club we would have liked Wayde to see out his contract, however we also understand the opportunity presented by the Warriors was a difficult one for Wayde to turn down at this point in his career," said Penrith general manager Matt Cameron.

 

playdaball

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Does this replace the Warriors 2020 Recruitment thread?
Hang on ... we’ve got a new bus. It’s up to date so Now it’s the new recruitment thread.
 
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