PLAYERS | Caleb Aekins


Panther 580

12 matches [2018-2020]

0 points


Northland (New Zealand) junior who started at Penrith in the Under 20s in 2016 before moving up to the NSW Cup squad in 2018.

His dynamic performances in the NSW Cup saw him earn his NRL debut in 2018, starting at fullback against Cronulla at Penrith. Despite the loss, he created a NRL record for most running metres for a player on debut, finishing with 303 metres. It would be his solitary appearance in the top grade but would be named the NSW Cup player of the year at season’s end.

In 2018, he earned a recall to the NRL squad early in the season when first choice fullback Dylan Edwards was dropped to the NSW Cup. After three appearances, he would himself go back to the NSW Cup in favour of the returning Edwards.

In 2020, he was once again a backup for Edwards, making 8 appearances across two stints.

However it would be his final season at the Panthers, signing on with Canberra for the 2021 season. After seven appearances for the Raiders, he was once again released and played for Leigh in the English Championship in 2022. Later in the year, he was named for Wales in the World Cup however is currently not contracted to a club for the 2023 season.

Page last updated 27 November 2022


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