The Parramatta Eels have today announced the signing of Josh Hoffman on a three-year deal.
Hoffman joins the Eels after stints at the Brisbane Broncos and most recently the Gold Coast Titans. He has played 158 NRL games and achieved representative honours in 2012 and 2013 with New Zealand.
Head Coach Brad Arthur said that the signing of Josh Hoffman would bring skill and versatility to the Eels backline from 2017.
“Josh brings tremendous NRL experience and can play anywhere from 1 to 6 which ensures our squad will have strong competition across multiple positions,” Arthur said.
“He has been a strong and consistent performer for the Titans over the past couple of years and he will provide a strong contribution to the club from 2017 and beyond.”
Hoffman joins Nathan Brown, George Jennings and Siosaia Vave as new signings for the Eels in 2017.
This announcement also follows the re-signings of Corey Norman, Danny Wicks, Kenny Edwards, Isaac De Gois, Brad Takairangi and Manu Ma’u.
Parramatta Eels 2017 Player Movements
|2017 Gains: Dane Aukafolau (2018), Kirisome Auva'a (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2018), Nathan Brown (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2018), Troy Dargan (2018), Nathan Davis (Gold Coast Titans, 2018), Josh Hoffman (Gold Coast Titans, 2019), George Jennings (Penrith Panthers, 2018), Greg Leleisiuao (2018), Suaia Matagi (Penrith Panthers, 2018), Willis Meehan (2017), Mitchell Moses (Wests Tigers, 2019), Marata Niukore (New Zealand Warriors, 2018), Frank Pritchard (Hull FC, 2017), Jeff Robson (Mid Season: New Zealand Warriors, 2017), Will Smith (Penrith Panthers, 2018), Ray Stone (2018), Siosaia Vave (Manly Sea Eagles, 2018)|
|2017 Losses: Mitch Cornish (Sydney Roosters), Kieran Foran (New Zealand Warriors), Tyrell Fuimaono (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Michael Gordon (Sydney Roosters), Luke Kelly (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Ryan Morgan (St Helens RLFC), Kieren Moss (Hull Kingston Rovers), Junior Paulo (Canberra Raiders), Nathan Peats (Gold Coast Titans), Vai Toutai (released), Anthony Watmough (retired), Danny Wicks (retired)|
|Re-Signed: Daniel Alvaro (2018), Isaac De Gois (2017), Kenny Edwards (2019), Bureta Faraimo (2019), Bevan French (2019), Clinton Gutherson (2019), James Hasson (2017), Cameron King (2018), Manu Ma'u (2019), Tim Mannah (2019), Jack Morris (2018), Cody Nelson (2017), Corey Norman (2019), Rory O'Brien (2017), Kaysa Pritchard (2018), Jeff Robson (2017), Scott Schulte (2017), Brad Takairangi (2019), Kelepi Tanginoa (2018), Honeti Tuha (2017), Alex Twal (2020), Matthew Woods (2017)|
|Off Contract 2018: Daniel Alvaro, Dane Aukafolau, Kirisome Auva'a, Nathan Brown, Nathan Davis, David Gower, Jarryd Hayne, George Jennings, Cameron King, Greg Leleisiuao, Suaia Matagi, Jack Morris, Kaysa Pritchard, Jaeman Salmon, Beau Scott, Will Smith, Ray Stone, Peni Terepo, Siosaia Vave, Tony Williams|