The Parramatta Eels have confirmed their interest in signing Wigan Warriors' England international second row forward Gareth Hock.
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Hock, who has won an international recall after serving a two-year drugs ban, has three years left on his contract with the DW Stadium club.
The 29-year-old's exploits have not gone unnoticed down under and Parramatta chief executive Ken Edwards has confirmed the club's interest in the player.
"I can confirm we are in discussions only, at this time," Edwards told the Sydney Morning Herald.