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Dyldam Parramatta Eels Tepai Moeroa says the recent media reports on Tuesday, tipping Blue and Gold hooker Nathan Peats as the latest in a series of players to potentially leave the club to easy salary cap pressure on the Eels, has made the situation more of a reality.

Asked whether he would be upset it Nathan Peats would be forced to leave the Blue and Gold, Moeroa said it would disappointing but he hoped that it wouldn’t have to come to losing any of his teammates.

 “Definitely.” Moeroa said.

“We are neighbours [Nathan Peats and I] where we live so we spend quite a bit of time together.”

“If it does come to that and he is made to leave, it will be really disappointing.”

““He has to do what’s best for himself and his family. If he is forced to leave, or if he can stay, the boys will be behind him one hundred percent.” Moeroa added.

With plenty of off-field media attention this week, and talks of losing players mid-season, Moeroa said the situation was becoming more of a reality.

However he knows whatever decision is made, Moeroa confirmed the Blue and Gold would stick strong together.

“It is definitely something we have to deal with now or the near future.” Moeroa added.

“This salary cap stuff, it has become a bit more of a reality but hopefully it doesn’t have to come to that.”

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