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Eels extend Brendan Hands to 2025

The Parramatta Eels have extended Brendan Hands’ contract for two years until the end of the 2025 season.

The hooker has played three NRL games for the Eels, including a try on debut at CommBank Stadium against his former Club in Round Four.

Brendan Hands scores on debut!

"I’m stoked to extend my stay here at the Eels, I’ve really bonded with the boys and it’s been exciting playing alongside them. I’ve only got a couple of games to my name but I’m enjoying finding my way into the team," said Hands.

"Josh Hodgson has been really helpful with passing on his knowledge to me and is really helping me develop my game. It’s a privilege to be working with such an experienced hooker."

General Manager of Football Mark O’Neill said Brendan is an important addition to the Eels squad.

“Brendan adds depth to the spine and brings plenty of versatility to our team. He has been impressive in his first three games of NRL and we look forward to watching his game develop over the coming years,” O’Neill said.

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The 23-year-old joined the Eels in 2022 from the Panthers, where he played as a junior in the Harold Matthews, SG Ball, Jersey Flegg and the Knock on Effect NSW Cup.

Off the field, Brendan has achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science, with three years’ experience training young aspiring athletes.

Brendan is set to make his fourth first grade appearance for the Eels on Sunday against the Bulldogs.

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