Despite constant speculation that his future may lie elsewhere, the Parramatta Eels have retained talented five-eighth Dylan Brown on a new deal. 

Brown’s deal runs until the end of 2025 but there are numerous options in place that could see him remain in the blue and gold until as long as 2031.

Playing in 82 NRL games to date since progressing through the Eels Junior Pathways system, 2022 was a breakout year for Brown.

Shining for the Eels and providing a different attacking option other than teammate Mitch Moses, Brown also shone at the World Cup for New Zealand.

Brown says that since leaving New Zealand at 15, the Eels have become a second home for him and the club is one he wants to be a part of for a long time.

“I left New Zealand to pursue an NRL career when I was 15, and the Eels have been home for me ever since,” Brown said.

“It’s been an amazing journey so far, and the Club has an exciting future that I want to be part of for a long time.

“I’m grateful to be a part of this Club, from Brad and the coaches to my teammates, all the staff, our members and fans, I couldn’t picture myself anywhere else.”

Eels General Manager of Football Mark O’Neill knows how much impact Brown provides both on and off the field and is pleased the young half will remain at the Eels.

“Dylan has just played the best season of his career helping us reach the Grand Final and earning him a representative spot for the Kiwis at the World Cup, and at just 22 years of age his best footy is still ahead of him,” O’Neill said.

“He’s a wonderful contributor to our Club both on and off the field and we’re excited that he’ll continue to be an integral part of our organisation for many years.

“As valuable as Dylan has been to the team’s performances, he’s already a great role model for other players through the way he connects with our community partners, our members and our fans.”


By ricky

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