Read this article on Zero Tackle about Bevan French seeking to exit the Eels…(no thanks to the Tigers!)…but what was interesting is the statement about Moses and that the Eels would not stand in his way if he sought a release…haha…sounds like the myth that is Moses is on thin ice at the Eels…maybe Lebanon will make a play for him…
Eels youngster Bevan French may be on the way out of Parramatta after he has not been able to cement a position at fullback for the club.
French spent the first three games at fullback while Clint Gutherson was recovering from his 2017 ACL tear and Jarryd Hayne was not fit enough to play the position with a hip complaint.
The 22-year old was eventually moved to a wing, although his preference is to play fullback, which has left him seeking opportunities elsewhere where can play in the no.1 jersey.
French joins Hayne and Corey Norman whose future remain up in the air at Parramatta. Hayne is uncontracted for next season, while French and Norman still have deals in place for 2019.
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The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that French’s management have approached rival clubs about their needs for a fullback. Gold Coast, North Queensland and the Wests Tigers are all clubs who are thin in the defensive position and may be interested in his services.
French debuted for Parramatta in 2016 and has made 37 NRL appearances, scoring 31 tries.
The Eels began this season with premiership aspirations, but are currently dwindling at the bottom of the ladder, which has left the club needing to make key decisions on their list and a potential makeover in need.
Hayne and Norman have done little this season to warrant a contract extension, while Mitchell Moses would likely be granted a release if he desired so. Hayne has yet to repay the Eels for the $500,000 gamble they took on him.