Mid-season Penrith enlistee Tevita Pangai Junior says he's "thankful" for the timing of his accomplishment astatine the Panthers, revealing the caller task has been "a bully distraction" pursuing his partner's tragic stillbirth.
Pangai Junior took permission from the Panthers during August aft receiving the quality astatine grooming that his spouse had had a stillbirth 24 weeks into her pregnancy, losing their daughter.
After being told by the Broncos helium was unwanted and signing a three-year woody with the Bulldogs from 2022, Pangai Junior successful July secured a short-term declaration with the Panthers spanning the remainder of this season.
"Losing my girl six weeks agone – this has been a bully distraction for me," Pangai Junior said connected Sydney's Nine News.
"I'm conscionable truly thankful for the club. I could person had the play off, but it was champion that I came backmost and joined a team. It's been bully for maine and my wife."
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While Pangai Junior has played six games since arriving astatine the Panthers, the barnstorming guardant won't diagnostic successful the expansive final aft suffering a genu wounded in Penrith's 10-6 preliminary last triumph implicit Melbourne.
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