Grothe extends Eels deal

The Parramatta National Rugby League Club is delighted to announce that winger Eric Grothe has today extended his playing contract until the end of the 2010 season.

“I’m really glad this has been sorted out and I can’t wait to get back on the field this week,” Grothe said.

“It has been an unsettling month or so and knowing my future is secure is great. Dad was obviously very keen for me to stay at Parramatta and I have so much respect for what he did in the blue and gold jersey,” Grothe added.

Parramatta Eels Chief Executive Denis Fitzgerald says it is great news.

“This is terrific news for the Club and we are delighted to be able to continue the long association with the Grothe family. I am personally pleased Eric has rejected Rugby Union to stay in Rugby League and particularly at Parramatta,” Mr Fitzgerald said.

Head Coach Michael Hagan says it is fantastic news.

“Eric has stamped himself as one of the best wingers in the competition. He grabbed his opportunity at Origin level last year and made the most of it. It is great news that he’ll be around for another three years,” Hagan said.

The Club is also pleased to announce that player Joel Reddy has today re-signed for a further two years.

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