WARRIORS SIGN PANTHERS HOOKER WAYDE EGAN

Via Warriors Media

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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