Neither is a household name by any means but all players have a role to play and with depth so crucial in the modern rugby league team, the Parramatta Eels have re-signed utility Will Smith and utility back Nathan Davis, both for the 2018 season.
After battling a leg injury in 2016 that limited his game-time, Smith drew praise from coach Brad Arthur for the way he fought back, recovered and has since become a mainstay in the Eels system.
“Will Smith has been a good addition to the team this year after coming back from a serious injury in 2016,” said Arthur.
“He has been a good contributor to the NRL team so far and I am pleased that he has re-signed with the Club for 2018.”
As for Davis, the young utility back is still a work in progress but Arthur is hopeful that with the right guidance, his development can improve in the years to come.
“Nathan has been a solid performer since returning to us midseason,” continued Arthur.
“We look forward to him developing further in 2018 and providing strong competition for positions across the backline.”
“Both have fit in really well to our NRL squad and we hope to see more of them in the future.”