Beau Scott in action for the VB NSW Blues. Photo by Robb Cox © nrlphotos.com

The Dyldam Parramatta Eels have today announced the signing of Beau Scott to the club for the next three seasons.

The 30 year-old second-rower, who has played eight games for NSW and three for Australia, will become part of the Blue and Gold side from 2016 after being granted a release by the Newcastle Knights.

“Beau is a hard-nosed forward who is well-known as one of the toughest competitors in the game. Equally, he is a quality individual and we look forward to him being a positive influence at our club on and off the field,” Parramatta Eels Chairman Steve Sharp said.

“We have a talented but young roster at the Eels, and recruiting players like Beau will add valuable playing experience and leadership to our club.”

“Finding the right balance of skill and experience is part of our club’s strategic recruitment direction, and I’m happy to see many of our objectives have been met by players we’ve both recruited and re-signed.”

“As an Origin and Australian player, Beau’s talent and experience on the field speaks for itself, and he will be a great leader for our younger players,” Head Coach Brad Arthur said.

“I’m looking forward to having Beau join our side for the next three years.”