SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 11: Bevan French looks on during a Parramatta Eels NRL training session at Old Saleyards Reserve on March 11, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

23-year-old Parramatta flyer Bevan French is open to a move to the English Super league upon doubt that circles his career in the NRL, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Despite being labelled one of the league’s finest flyers only two seasons ago, French is now fighting to save his career.

He is yet to play a game in season 2019 but has performed strongly following his demotion to the Wentworthville Magpies in the Canterbury Cup.

Falling out-of-favour with Parramatta, French has attracted interest from rival teams, including North Queensland, Canterbury and the Gold Coast.

It is understood that the Cowboys have made enquiries about the Eels’ winger being released by the club before the June 30 deadline.

French’s management has also been in contact with North Queensland officials as recently as this week.

Despite the commotion and trade talks, French is yet to lock in a deal with any NRL club, let alone North Queensland.

The Cowboys are also linked to Penrith flyer Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, who was given permission by the club to explore options after the season ends.

It’s understood that teams vying for French’s services have little money in their salary cap to accommodate French, given he is on a healthy deal at Parramatta.

French’s management is therefore open to exploring England as a realistic possibility if the Eels release the flyer.

However, all of this won’t matter unless French can obtain a clearance to play in the English Super League given he doesn’t currently qualify due to the fact he’s yet to play an NRL game this season.

The out-of-favour Eels flyer will line up at fullback for Wentworthville on Sunday as the Magpies take on Penrith at Ringrose Park.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Would love to see him play off the bench as a utility with Parra. He’s a thousand times better than salmon.

  2. Think it’s pretty well known that’s Bevans favoured position is fullback, but most clubs probably see him as a winger because of his pace and finishing ability. If he’s willing to go to the super league to get game time and revive his career surely he’s willing to play on the wing. Think French could play at a few clubs if he’s not asking for to much money and willing to play on the wing.

  3. Without the Zelezniak brothers, Mansour, Maloney, McKendry Katoa . The extra money from May. Perhaps no Whare ?
    Penrith would have pots of money to spend.
    It’s just down the road a little.
    Not to have to play at fullback though, please!!
    👍

    • ClownOfTheDivide 🤡🤡🤡🤡, what are you and your hopeless juniors going on a clean up to free up some bickies and then do a soufffffffffffffffs “TRANSIT LOUNGE” spending spree.🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣….💪🐔👉….at this rate you pink pussycats are heading for Back2Back Spoons 🌺🥄🥄🌸

      • May is a local junior. The Zelezniak brothers came through the juniors system . Maybe McKendry came through the lower grades.
        Which one of the others is a local Penrith junior amongst the list?
        McKendry was a decent prop. Just so many knee injuries have stopped him playing.

        • EOD, more in response to your comment on the DTZ article, but maybe you should be asking, why are we (the Panthers) losing our (your) juniors (to Parra or otherwise)?
          Maybe, you’re taking too long to progress them, or maybe your keeping the wrong ones etc.
          Sivo walked into a starting spot with Parra this year, but how deep was he in your “reserve” list last year to not get a run?
          G. Jennings didn’t get much FG at the Panthers before joining Parra.
          DWZ was dropped etc.
          We didn’t throw big money at Sivo or G.Jennings, and are probably only matching (my guess) DTZ’s current deal (maybe not even that).
          I know you can’t hold them all, and we have/have had the same issue (albeit in different positions) but you have to blood them eventually, or lose them.

        • Eels.
          I’m sure there are plenty of wrong decision made on who should be kept.
          Plus those who choose to leave due to idiot coaches they dislike ( Griffin ).
          Sivo was injured last year when Crighton got the chance & played fairly well. Gould chose to keep the older/ slower Mansour?
          You should be more concerned about the fact that those from Penrith, can virtually get a walk up start at Parramatta. That Parramatta always wants to buy Panthers?
          Does Parramatta not produce any decent players now? Are Penrith players the best that they can get?
          Do they disregard their own junior & lower grade players?
          I’d be worried! 👍

      • Besides that. You’ve got to have some experienced players to help bring the juniors through.
        Just not every grade & all the juniors from elsewhere like your nuggets! 👍🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷

  4. Nice choice of pic.
    He is wiping away tears when they said he couldn’t play fullback. 😭

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