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Parramatta Eels add four players to its 2021 NRL squad

The Parramatta Eels are pleased to announce three player signings and the retention of Will Smith for the 2021 NRL season.

Michael Oldfield has agreed to a one-year deal, bringing 100 games of experience in both the NRL and the English Super League.

He most recently played for the Canberra Raiders.

Keegan Hipgrave has also agreed to a one-year deal with a Club option for 2022.

He has played for the Gold Coast Titans since 2017.

Pleasingly, Parramatta Eel Will Smith will also remain with the Club for a fifth season and has re-signed for the 2021 season.

Parramatta Eels General Manager of Football Mark O’Neill said, “We look forward to welcoming Michael and Keegan in the 2021 pre-season and having Will remain in the Blue and Gold.”

“We believe the combination of the new NRL rule changes, Eels coaching capability and our Club environment will bring the best out of these players.

“We are thankful of their decision to choose our club and are excited about working together upon their arrival,” O’Neill said.

Development List

Nathaniel Roache has been added to the Eels’ development squad.

Nathaniel has played 26 NRL games for the Warriors after making his debut in 2016.

Acknowledgement of Country

Parramatta Eels respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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