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Hetherington's loan stay extended by four weeks

Agreement has been reached for Penrith Panthers prop Jack Hetherington to extend his loan stay with the Vodafone Warriors for another four weeks.

The 24-year-old made his fourth appearance for the Vodafone Warriors against the Sydney Roosters on Saturday after joining the club on an initial four-week loan deal from Penrith late last month. 

The 1.90m, 107kg Hetherington was used on the bench against Brisbane and Gold Coast before starting against Cronulla-Sutherland and the Roosters.

“We’re extremely grateful to (general manager) Matt Cameron and (head coach) Ivan Cleary at the Panthers as well as the NRL for making it possible for Jack to stay on for a further four weeks,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

“It’s a huge help to us at a time when we’re short on players, especially middle forwards.

Jack fitted in really easily the moment he came into camp and he has made a terrific contribution on the field

Peter O'Sullivan Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager

“Jack fitted in really easily the moment he came into camp and he has made a terrific contribution on the field.”

Hetherington earned his first career start in the Vodafone Warriors’ clash against Cronulla-Sutherland and was in the run-on side again in his 20th appearance on Saturday.

He’s from impressive rugby league stock. His father Brett played a total of 142 NRL games for Canberra and North Queensland from 1992-2001 while he’s a grandson of 1968-1978 Roosters great Bill Mullins and nephew of former Raiders and Roosters star Brett Mullins.