In his first year with the Parramatta Eels, David Gower has impressed Eels fans and fast turned into a favourite and the club has recognised that, re-signing the utility forward for a further two seasons.
Gower has always prided himself on hark work and commitment, with his efforts not going unnoticed by Eels head coach Brad Arthur.
â€œDavid is very hard-working on the field and committed to his training, and sets a great example for the rest of our side, particularly our younger forwards,â€ Head Coach Brad Arthur said.
â€œHeâ€™s really come into his own as a player this year, and Iâ€™m looking forward to seeing him continue to develop over the next two seasons.â€
Since making his club debut in Rd 3, Gower has since played in every game for the Eels.
â€œI always felt I had the ability to play NRL week to week and Iâ€™m very grateful that Bradâ€™s showed the faith in me not just to play me week to week but to reward me with another two years.â€ Gower said.
â€œWeâ€™ve got a great group of young kids coming through and thereâ€™s a little bit of experience littered in as well, and I just think itâ€™s a club going forward for at least the next two years while Iâ€™ll be here.â€
â€œFor me personally, this yearâ€™s not over for us yet, weâ€™ve got a big game on Friday night and then two more after that and hopefully into September.â€
Eels CEO Scott Seward also weighed in on the debate, praising Gower for his work both on and off the field.
â€œDavid is a positive influence on our team both on and off the field, and heâ€™s been nothing but outstanding for the club since joining us this year,â€ Seward said.
â€œHe has exactly the attitude we want Parramatta players to have, and Iâ€™m excited to see what he will bring over the next two years.â€