McIlwrick signs with the Eels

The Parramatta Eels Club has signed former South Sydney Rabbitohs hooker, Matt McIlwrick on a one year contract commencing this week and concluding at the end of the 2019 NRL season.

Matt has played 56 first grade games since his debut for the Raiders in 2012 with stints at the Roosters, Sharks, Tigers and most recently at the Rabbitohs.

While Reed Mahoney will continue to be the starting hooker, Matt will add depth to that role and complete our top 30 squad.

Born in New Zealand, Matt represented his homeland in the Under 16s team, and played for the Junior Kiwis in 2010 against the Junior Kangaroos.