SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: Willis Meehan of the Roosters takes on the defence during the round 23 Holden Cup match between the Wests Tigers and the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium on August 19, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

The Parramatta Eels have announced that Willis Meehan has been given approval by the NRL to train with the Parramatta Eels for the rest of the 2017 season.

The club has confirmed though that while Willis can train with the first-grade side, he won’t be eligible to play first-grade in 2017.

He will, however, be available for the Wentworthville Magpies in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW Cup competition.

Meehan was dropped by the Sydney Roosters in 2015 with the youngster unable to keep his personal life away from his professional career.

He then joined Manly in 2016 but was then released by the Sea Eagles before the start of the 2017 season to allow him to pursue his boxing career.

Parramatta Eels 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains
Kane Evans (Sydney Roosters, 2020), Jarryd Hayne (Gold Coast Titans, 2018), Mitchell Moses (Wests Tigers, 2022), 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)
Nathan Davis (2018), David Gower (2019), Cameron King (2019), Tepai Moeroa (2019), Will Smith (2020)
Off Contract 2019
Daniel Alvaro, Andrew Davey, Bevan French, Josh Hoffman, Michael Jennings, Greg Leleisiuao, Tim Mannah, Matt McIlwrick, Ray Stone, Brad Takairangi, Peni Terepo, Stefano Utoikamanu

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