Eels unveil new additions for 2013
Thursday 29 November 2012 4:40 PM
The Pirtek Parramatta Eels have been hard at work under Ricky Stuart for the first three weeks of the 2013 pre-season and www.parraeels.com.au is pleased to reveal the new faces on the NRL roster.
Forwards Darcy Lussick and Daniel Harrison have joined from Manly, and will bolster the Parramatta forward pack that lost skipper Nathan Hindmarsh to retirement. While former Canterbury prop Lorenzo Ma’afu and Manly/Dragons NYC backrower Ken Edwards have been added from the Queensland Cup ranks.
In the outside backs, Newcastle’s 2012 NYC captain Api Pewhairangi is the main addition to the centres, and the Eels also signed former Melbourne NYC three-quarter Brayden Willieme to a deal.
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Graduating from the NYC in 2013 are second rower Matt Eisenhuth, utility Jason Seage and speedsters Vai Toutai and Semi Radradra.
Also joining the first grade squad from Wentworthville are outside backs Dylon Gilbert and Jerome McKenzie.
Finally, five young Eels who are still eligible for the NYC in 2013 are training with the first grade squad this summer. They are Frazer Masinamua, Kelepi Tanginoa, Pauli Pauli, Kaysa Pritchard and Isaiah Mosese.
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2013 NRL Signing Summary:
Darcy Lussick, Prop/Second Rower, 23 years old
Daniel Harrison, Backrower, 24
Api Pewhairangi, Centre/Five-Eighth, 20
Brayden Willieme, Centre/Winger, 20
Lorenzo Ma’afu, Prop, 25
Ken Edwards, Backrower, 22
Vai Toutai, Centre, 19
Matt Eisenhuth, Second Rower, 20
Semi Radradra, Winger, 20
Jason Seage, Fullback/Halfback, 20
www.parraeels.com.au will have more on our new additions as the pre-season progresses.
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