Moeroa set to extend Eels contract next week

Friday March 31, 2017 Written by Published in League
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Tepai Moeroa is ready to ignore the big bucks on offer in Japanese rugby to recommit with Parramatta for a further two seasons by next week.

 

Moeroa is determined to go all the way in rugby league, including Origin and the Kangaroos, and knows his best chance of that is by playing his best footy with his good mates at the Eels.

“There was interest in going overseas for rugby, but once I’ve accomplished what I want to do in rugby league, then I’ll maybe look at popping over to rugby,’’ Moeroa said.

“I wanted to stay at Parra, so it’s good to get it all sorted and get it done.’’

Moeroa, now 21, has been earmarked as a representative forward for a couple of seasons, and is relishing the chance to make one of the backrow spots his own.

There was plenty of interest from rival clubs in his signature, with Moeroa’s deal to be announced as early as next week.

Moeroa returns to the Eels line up tonight against the Raiders, after spending a week on the sidelines last week, being ruled out by the Match Review Committee from a shoulder charge.

The forward spent extra time this week in the cardio room, and he was looking forward to getting back out on the field, with a focus on his tackling technique.

“It was tough sitting on the sidelines, watching the boys play. I guess I brought it upon myself with that silly incident,” Moeroa told the club website.

“It was a brain lapse, I’ll make sure I don’t do it again.”

“It was a tough week in the cardio room, but I definitely will be trying my best to stay out of there!”

            -Daily Telegraph/Parramatta Eels

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