:           Roosters v Eels, 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines at Mt Smart Stadium, Saturday 6th February 2016. Digital image by Shane Wenzlick, copyright nrlphotos.com

Eels announce 2017 Auckland Nines squad

The Parramatta Eels have today announced their squad to compete in the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines tournament at Eden Park.

Five-eighth Corey Norman has again been named to captain the side which will include new signings Nathan Brown, Jamal Fogarty, Josh Hoffman, George Jennings, Suaia Matagi and Marata Niukore.

“The Nines is our first outing for the year and I am pleased that we have been able to introduce some of our new acquisitions so early in the year,” Head Coach Brad Arthur said.

“We also have some of our developing players coming along for their first taste of an NRL like environment.”

“As a squad we are looking forward to the competition and I am sure our members and fans are excited see the players out on the park for the first time in 2017.”

Parramatta Eels 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines squad

Nathan Brown

Kenny Edwards

Jamal Fogarty

Bevan French

David Gower

Clint Gutherson

Josh Hoffman

George Jennings

Cameron King

Suaia Matagi

Tepai Moeroa

Corey Norman (c)

Marata Niukore

Scott Schulte

Rory O’Brien

Semi Radradra

Honeti Tuha

Joseph Ualesi

Troy Dargan