Lee Mossop
Two-year deals for Mossop and Hock

The Parramatta Eels have today announced the signing of international forwards Gareth Hock and Lee Mossop from the start of the 2014 season.

Since making his debut in 2003, Gareth Hock has played 135 games for Wigan Warriors and is currently on loan to rival team Widnes Vikings. The 29 year old represented Great Britain in 4 matches in 2006 before going on to play 5 tests for England.

Lee Mossop is one of the rising stars of English Rugby League. At just 24 years of age, Mossop has played 95 games for Wigan and Huddersfield Giants and made his representative debut for England in 2012.

Both players will bring their own unique qualities to the Pirtek Parramatta Eels in 2014. Gareth Hock is an aggressive forward with strong ball playing ability while Lee Mossop is a skilful hard-working prop forward who brings energy to every side he plays in.

“We are ecstatic to be signing two international forwards in Gareth Hock and Lee Mossop,” said Pirtek Parramatta Eels CEO Ken Edwards.

“Players of this calibre are few and far between on the player market so to be able to welcome these 2 individuals to the Eels Family says a lot about where the Parramatta Eels are at as a club and where we plan to go in the future.”

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