In the eyes of many Eels fans, Tepai Moeroa is on the rise and his form on the straight and narrow and they will have the chance to see continue that sort of form and rise, as the hulking back-rower re-signed until the end of 2019.
Joining the club at just 14 in 2010, it is all Moeroa has known when it comes to the sport of rugby league and club coach Brad Arthur knows how crucial it is to keep the local talent.
“Tepai is a gifted athlete and a consistent performer who adds a great deal of power to our forward pack,” Arthur said.
I’m looking forward to seeing him take his performance to the next level this season.”
Whilst Moeroa admitted in an earlier news report that there was interest from overseas – Japanese rugby union to be specific – the Eels were the club he wanted to stay at.
“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.’’