Defending premiers Penrith receive huge boost as Brian To’o re-signs until end of 2027

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Defending premiers Penrith receive huge boost as Brian To’o re-signs until end of 2027

Brian To’o has re-committed to the Penrith Panthers on a new four-year deal, keeping him at the club until at least the end of 2027.

Just a day after his wedding to long-time partner Moesha, the club announced the exciting winger would be calling Penrith home long-term, despite interest from rival NRL clubs.

To’o has emerged as one of the game’s best wingers in recent years, earning six State of Origin appearances for NSW and helping Samoa to the RLWC final in 2022.

“I’m very grateful and blessed to call Panthers home for the next four years,” he said.

“I’d like to thank everyone at the club for giving me the opportunity to do what I love.

“I can’t wait to play for our amazing members and fans, who have shown me nothing but love and support.”

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A local junior from St Marys, To’o burst onto the scene in 2019 and has become a fan-favourite at the foot of the Mountains, scoring 45 tries in 70 games for the Panthers.

To’o was part of both premiership-winning sides for Penrith, and will remain at the club with close mate Jarome Luai.

Panthers coach Ivan Cleary paid tribute to To’o for his impact both on and off the field.

“Not only is Bizza a tremendous player who has continually performed at the highest level in the biggest games, but he is more importantly a brilliant young man who brightens the day of anyone he comes in contact with,” he said.

“I feel happy for our players, staff, members and partners that he will be here long-term.”

The new deal for To’o comes as fellow local junior and outside back Stephen Crichton has been linked with a move to Canterbury for 2024 and beyond. 

Panthers CEO Matt Cameron credited To’o for sticking loyal and epitomising what the club is about.

“We’re extremely proud to see Brian commit his future to Panthers for a further four seasons,” Cameron said.

“As a local junior, Brian epitomises what it means to be Panthers player and it is clear that he is passionate about representing the community. 

“I’m really looking forward to watching him build on what he has achieved in the game so far and continue to show what the built from within culture here at Panthers is all about.”

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