SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Bevan French of the Eels during the round three NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Cronulla Sharks at ANZ Stadium on March 24, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

The Parramatta Eels have released winger Bevan French from the remainder of his contract.

23-year-old French will join the Wigan Warriors in the Super League on a two and a half year deal.

French made 47 appearances for the Eels since his debut in May 2016, scoring 35 tries.

“I feel honoured and very excited to have been afforded the opportunity to play for such a great club as Wigan,” French said on the Wigan website.

“I am very much looking forward to the challenge and moving forward I am confident that I can contribute to the future success of Wigan in Super League in the next couple of seasons.”

“Bevan is an exciting player and, once we were made aware of his availability, we moved quickly to secure his services,” said Wigan Executive Director, Kris Radlinski.

“The opportunity has only arisen due to Taulima Tautai’s departure since we would not have had salary cap space to accommodate another player otherwise. Bevan can play every position in the backline through to the half-backs and we’re delighted to announce that he’ll be joining us for the remainder of the season and for another two year after 2019.”

3 COMMENTS

  1. Parra should go after Regan Campbell-Gillard. Penrith are wasting him by playing him off the bench. He would be awesome for the eels and would work well in the middle with Paulo and Brown.

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