MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23: Kevin Proctor of the Storm tackles Kane Evans of the Roosters during the round 20 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Sydney Roosters at AAMI Park on July 23, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

The Parramatta Eels have confirmed the signing of towering Sydney Roosters prop forward Kane Evans on a three-year contract commencing in the 2018 NRL Season.

Kane made his first-grade debut for the Roosters in 2014 against the Parramatta Eels.

“We’re excited to add more depth to our forward pack; Kane’s size and aggression adds another dimension to our playing squad for next season,” said Head Coach Brad Arthur.

The 25-year-old is a Fijian international, New South Wales City and World All Stars representative.

Parramatta Eels 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains
Kane Evans (Sydney Roosters, 2020), Jarryd Hayne (Gold Coast Titans, 2018), Mitchell Moses (Wests Tigers, 2019), Jaeman Salmon (2020), Tony Williams (Cronulla Sharks, 2018)
2018 Losses
Troy Dargan (Brisbane Broncos), Isaac De Gois (retired), Bureta Faraimo (Hull FC), Jamal Fogarty, James Hasson (released), Frank Pritchard (retired), Semi Radradra (rugby union), Jeff Robson (retired), Kelepi Tanginoa (Manly Sea Eagles), Alex Twal (Wests Tigers)
Re-Signed
Nathan Davis (2018), David Gower (2019), Cameron King (2018), Tepai Moeroa (2019), Will Smith (2020)
Off Contract 2019
Daniel Alvaro, Andrew Davey, Bevan French, David Gower, Clinton Gutherson, Josh Hoffman, George Jennings, Greg Leleisiuao, Manu Ma'u, Reed Mahoney, Tim Mannah, Tepai Moeroa, Mitchell Moses, Corey Norman, Kaysa Pritchard, Brad Takairangi, Peni Terepo, Stefano Utoikamanu
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11 COMMENTS

  1. great signing for Parramatta. Kane evans is a great forward and they got him for a while. good luck with him. i felt bad last year about foran and gordon, at least they’re getting back on track. hopefully peats as well and maybe hayne.

  2. Good signing Parra, will add a lot to you. Not sure about Hayne but a fit Peats would be a great signing too.

  3. I can’t see us picking up Hayne. We should sign Peats, and bed down the Mosses contract (or chase an experienced half it he falls through), and that should be the end of external recruiting for next year. I like Hayne, and rate him highly, but we won’t have room in our cap. (after Peats and Mosses), or in the squad, if we want to continue to develop, and retain, our young (potential) guns.

    I think Hayne should stay at the Titans. He seems to fit in there (unless you’re a journo looking for a story), has done/is doing a world of good for the club from a financial viability perspective, and with the commitment / determination these young Titans players have shown, he’ll get his opportunity to play plenty of finals footy, and maybe be part of a premiership in a couple of years.

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