PARRA YOUNG GUNS STICK WITH THE EELS
The Pirtek Parramatta Eels today announced the re-signing of a batch of youngsters Club captain Nathan Hindmarsh rates as good as any to have come through the Blue and Gold junior system.
Blockbusting centre Jacob Loko, 18 heads the pack of young Eels who have re-signed until the end of the 2013 season. He is joined by Taniela Lasalo, Mitchell Allgood and Ryan Morgan.
The Pirtek Eels will welcome back another former junior to the Club next year in Sharks forward Taulima Tautai, who has signed until the end of 2013. Tautai made his NRL debut for the Eels in Round 1, 2008.
The Eels' talented Toyota Cup trio of Pat O'Hanlon, Marmin Barba and Rory Brien have also committed until the end of 2013, with O'Hanlon lining up in his third NRL appearance tonight against the Bulldogs.
Pirtek Eels Chief Executive Officer Paul Osborne said the signings were a direct result of the Club's commitment to retaining its promising young players under head coach Steve Kearney.