Penrith Panthers will be playing in Bathurst until 2028

CARRINGTON REPLAY: The Penrith Panthers will meet the Canberra Raiders at Carrington Park on Saturday, June 10 in a replay of last year's NRL clash. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

CARRINGTON REPLAY: The Penrith Panthers will meet the Canberra Raiders at Carrington Park on Saturday, June 10 in a replay of last year's NRL clash. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

THE Penrith Panthers will be playing in Bathurst until almost 2030 under a new agreement announced on Thursday.

Bathurst Regional Council and the Penrith Panthers have extended their partnership – in which a Panthers National Rugby League game is played once a year in Bathurst – until 2028.

Bathurst mayor Graeme Hanger said the deal is great news for the city and the supporters of the game.

“The ongoing relationship with Panthers follows the success of the original agreement which has been in place for four years,” he said.

“We have built a successful relationship with the Panthers over the course of our current agreement and I look forward to continuing this over the next decade.”

The Penrith Panthers will play the Canberra Raiders on June 10 this year.