Hard-working forward signs new deal with the Eels

Danny Wicks

In a tumultuous year for the club, the sun is now shining and the good news filtering through, as the Parramatta Eels confirm the re-signing of prop, Danny Wicks.

Wicks, whose new deal will run until the end of the 2018 season, debuted for the club in 2015 and has gone on to become a fan favourite for his hard-work, dedication and passion for the club.

Recently passing 100 games in his career whilst at the Eels, Wicks is pleased to have his future sorted in what could be his last professional contract.

“I’m stoked to be seeing out my career I suppose at Parramatta,” said the 30-year old Wicks.

“I’ve worked pretty hard I think and I’m glad to be here.”

The decision was easy for Wicks in the end, with the forward admitting coach Brad Arthur played a big role in re-signing him.

“It was a no-brainer and obviously BA [Brad Arthur] played a big part in it,” added Wicks.

“It’s a good group of lads and obviously we’ve had a bit of a tough year this year but I’m looking forward to the future.”

Equally pleased is coach Arthur, who has some healthy prop competition at his disposal – pending further signings – to utilise in 2017.

“Danny has proven himself as a key member of our squad and it was important to us to secure him for a further two seasons,” Head Coach Brad Arthur said.

“We have a strong playing group and locking in members like Danny ensures we can build towards 2017 and beyond with confidence.”

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