The Eels have added some depth at No. 9.
Parramatta have added former South Sydney hooker Matt McIlwrick to the club on a one-year contract. McIlwrick’s inclusion completes the Eels’ top 30 squad, after the 27-year-old put pen to paper for the 2019 season.
The hooker has previously played for Canberra, Sydney, Cronulla and Wests Tigers, and was a member of the Rabbitohs despite not playing a first grade game for the club. The Eels confirmed Reed Mahoney will remain in the No. 9 jersey, with McIlwrick set to provide depth in the position.