Penrith Panthers have secured the future of Taylan May who has penned a new contract that will run until the end of the 2024 NRL campaign at least.
The Panthers pushing to go back-to-back and win the 2022 NRL premiership and May will be key to their chances of going all the way.
May has burst on to the scene in his debut season. He has taken to the NRL like a duck to water and the Panthers were keen to get the 20-year-old tied down to a new deal as soon as possible.
The Panthers left edge has been key to their form this season that has resulted in them losing just the one game. May has combined nicely with Izack Tago and is the NRL’s second highest try-scorer so far this season.
His form is also keeping Charlie Staines out of the side. May is a local junior and is delighted to have pledged his immediate future to the club.
The Panthers are the only club for him and he is honoured to represent them.
“It’s an honour to re-sign at the club. It’s always been a dream of mine to play for the Panthers and I’m making it a reality now,” May said after the deal was announced. “Having grown up in Mt Druitt, I’m not just playing for myself, but I’m playing for my family and the whole community.
“The Panthers jersey means a lot to me. I’m humbled and grateful for this opportunity that has been given to me.”