However Smith may miss his first call of duty due to the birth of his first child. His baby is due around the time NRL champions Melbourne play Leeds in the World Club Challenge in England on Feb 29.
Parramatta star Krisnan Inu will stay with the club until the end of 2010 season.
The Kiwi international has extended his contract with the Eels for two more years. The 20-year-old believes there will be chances to play in grand finals at the club in the coming seasons.
The signing is a further boost for the club having already stitched up a deal to retain the services of fellow young gun Jarryd Hayne.
Taylor opted to extend his contract with the six time premiers by one season rather than take a multi-year deal.Like