Eels add Opacic, Papali’i and Lussick

Newly signed Parramatta Eels centre Tom Opacic

Needing reinforcements to round out their top 30, the Parramatta Eels have signed Tom Opacic, Isaiah Papali’i, and Joey Lussick. 

Opacic, who was most recently with the North Queensland Cowboys, has signed a one-year deal.

With 43 NRL games to his name, Opacic has a chance to add to that and start at the Eels, depending on what happens with Michael Jennings.

Papali’i, who was released by the Warriors a few weeks ago, joins the Eels on a two-year deal.

The versatile forward has played in 59 NRL games and has also represented both New Zealand and Samoa.

Newly signed Parramatta Eels forward Isaiah Papali’i

Lussick returns to the Eels after coming through the Eels pathways back in 2014 and 2015.

He made his debut in 2017 for the Manly Sea Eagles and has recently been playing in the Super League for the Salford Devils.

The signing of the trio was praised by Eels General Manager of Football Mark O’Neill, who backs all three to fit in with the club culture.

“We are excited to welcome Tom, Isaiah, and Joey and I have no doubt that these three men will be a great cultural fit with our club,” O’Neill said.

“All players will add class, depth, and balance to our overall squad and they will be relocating from their current destinations in readiness for the 2021 pre-season.”

Newly signed Parramatta Eels hooker Joey Lussick

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