Spencer Leniu will depart the Panthers following the 2023 season, the club announced in a statement on Monday morning.
Leniu is set to join a rival NRL team after fulfilling his two-year contract with the Panthers at the end of this season.
Both the Bulldogs and Roosters are reported to be targeting the 22-year-old.
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The talented prop played a significant role in the club’s back-to-back premierships but has not been able to grab a starting spot over James Fisher-Harris and Moses Leota.
Leniu also starred for Samoa at last year’s Rugby League World Cup, with the Pacific powerhouse falling to the Kangaroos in the final.
“Although it’s disappointing to see a Panthers junior sign with another NRL club, we understand Spencer is a premiership winner and international player, who has received external interest,” Panthers CEO Matt Cameron said.
“Panthers thanks Spencer for his efforts for the club and is looking forward to seeing him run out for the Panthers for the remainder of the 2023 NRL season.”
Leniu debuted for Penrith in 2019 after progressing through the club’s junior ranks.
He has played 61 games for the club, scoring seven tries.
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