Strengthening their forward pack even more for the 2018 season, Kane Evans will make the shift from the Sydney Roosters to the Parramatta Eels after signing a 3-year deal with the Western Sydney-based club.
Joining the Roosters as 17-year old, Evans is a Fijian international, a New South Wales City representative and a World All-Stars representative.
With new pastures ahead of him, Evans is pleased to have his future sorted but is excited at the remainder of the season with the Roosters.
“The Roosters have played such a huge part in helping me become the man I am today and I’ll be eternally grateful to Robbo, the players and all the staff at the Club for that and the lifelong friendships I’ve made along the way,” said Evans.
“Looking ahead, I’m pleased to have my future sorted out, but for now, I’m just determined to give my all for the rest of the season and thank everyone at the Roosters for all their support over the years,” he added.
Although sad to see him go, the Roosters were quick to wish him the best moving forward as he looked to secure his future and know that he will perform consistently for the remainder of the year.
“A popular clubman, Kane has been a significant contributor to the Sydney Roosters since he joined the Club as a 17-year-old and we respect his decision to secure his long-term playing future,” said Roosters CEO, Joe Kelly.
“We wish Kane all the very best in his career going forward, however in the short-term, we look forward to Kane continuing to be an integral member of our squad for the remainder of the year,” he added.
With fans crying out for another enforcer in the forward pack, this would seemingly be the signing that has Eels fans pleased, addressing those needs in the pack.
“We’re excited to add more depth to our forward pack; Kane’s size and aggression adds another dimension to our playing squad for next season,” said Head Coach Brad Arthur.