The Penrith Panthers person received a large boost with James Fisher-Harris agreeing to presumption connected a declaration extension.
Fisher-Harris, 25, volition present stay successful Penrith until the extremity of the 2026 play aft committing to a caller four-year deal.
The Panthers prop has played 125 archetypal people games to day since making his debut for the nine backmost successful 2016.
Fisher-Harris was named successful the Dally M Team of the Year past play and has featured astatine Test level for New Zealand connected six occasions.
"It hasn't afloat sunk successful yet but I'm truthful grateful to person the accidental to motion this deal," Fisher-Harris said successful a nine statement.
"This nine feels similar home. Panthers took maine successful and I've grown up here. I'm surrounded by acquainted faces I've travel done the grades with. My household loves it here. I wouldn't privation to spell anyplace else.
"It's each player's imagination to enactment astatine 1 nine for a agelong time. I'm blessed to person the accidental to bash it astatine a nine similar this.
"Now it's my crook to bash my job, enactment the squad archetypal and bash everything I tin to repay the religion the nine has shown successful me."
Panthers manager Ivan Cleary lauded the "relentless enactment ethic" of Fisher-Harris and is assured the champion is yet to come.
"James has been an outstanding subordinate for Panthers successful caller years and his champion years are inactive precise overmuch up of him," Cleary said.
"His relentless enactment ethic is 2nd to none. It's the driving unit down everything he's achieved to this constituent and it volition proceed to service him good moving forward.
"We're thrilled he's committed his aboriginal to the nine and we look guardant to seeing what we tin execute unneurotic successful the years ahead."
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