Eels get their man and sign a talented Souths hooker

Nathan Peats

Fans have long been crying out for a signing of some sort and they finally have one to dwell on and cheer about, with the Parramatta Eels confirming the signing of Nathan Peats on a 3-year deal.

Peats, who is currently at the South Sydney Rabbitohs, will join the Eels at the completion of the 2013 season and front up at Eels HQ for the 2014 pre-season.

Still just 22 years of age, Peats has represented the Indigenous All-Stars side on two occasions and also has a City Origin representative appearance to his name.

Granted an early release from his contract at the Rabbitohs, Eels coach Ricky Stuart is confident that the live-wire hooker can play a key role at the club.

“Nathan is a wonderful talent and will bring a real competitiveness to our squad next season,” Stuart said.

“He will play a massive part in what we are building towards here at the Eels and his signature ensures our recruitment and retention plans remain on track and in a good position to secure long-term success at the club.”

With 53 games to his name so far in his NRL career, the Eels Interim CEO in Matt Phelan believes that the talented hooker can reach his potential Online Blackjack whilst at the Eels.

“Nathan has achieved some great things in his 3 seasons in the NRL, representing the Indigenous Allstars, playing for City and playing in a final series which is a credit to him,” Phelan said.

“We truly believe Parramatta can provide a great opportunity for him to further his career and are confident he will fit perfectly into the culture we are building here as a club.”

Despite his move and sending his best wishes to his current player, South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire knows that whilst he is still at the club and remains a focal point of the club moving forward, Peats will do the role he is given and required to do.

“Peatsy is an important player in our squad and I’m sure he’ll be putting his best foot forward to play a part in our first grade side for the rest of this season,” Maguire said.

“He sees a greater opportunity to further his career at the Eels and we wish him the best of luck with the move next year, but our focus remains on this year and we look forward to seeing Peatsy perform at his best in the red and green for the rest of the season.”

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