Anthony Watmough

The Parramatta Eels are pleased to announce the signing of five new players to the club, ahead of training commencing for the 2015 season.

The club will welcome Anthony Watmough, Reece Robinson, Brad Takairangi, Danny Wicks and Richie Fa’aoso tomorrow when the pre-season gets underway.

31-year-old Anthony Watmough has played 14 games for NSW and 16 Tests for Australia, and joins the Eels on a four-year deal after being granted an early release from the Manly Sea Eagles.

25-year-old Brad Takairangi comes to the Eels as a utility player, having previously played 68 first grade games for the Gold Coast Titans and the Sydney Roosters, and will be with the side for the 2015 season.

Outside back Reece Robinson, 27, has played 96 NRL games for the Canberra Raiders and Brisbane Broncos after making his debut at the Queensland club in 2008 and will join the club on a one year deal.

28-year-old forward Danny Wicks, who has played for both the Newcastle Knights and St George Illawarra Dragons, will join the club on a one-year deal, subject to discussions with the NRL on his registration and any conditions that may apply.

Former Sea Eagle Richard Fa’aoso, 30, who was forced into early retirement in 2013 after a neck injury, has passed initial medical clearances and will be part of the Eels’ side in 2015.

Fa’aoso’s return to the game is also subject to continuing discussions with the NRL and any conditions that may apply.

The club has today also announced the re-signing of 26-year-old utility player Joseph Paulo for a two-year extension.