Parramatta Eel Winger Released

Parramatta Eels winger Vai Toutai was released this week by the Parramatta Eels after altercation with a member from the Rebel bikie gang.

Toutai, 23, is understood to have broken a glass over the bikie’s head during a night out in early December.


The police were called to the incident, but the victim refused to press charges, informing Toutai that he will seek his own ­justice over the matter.

Eels officials confirmed they had been informed about the incident. The club issued the following statement:

“The Club is aware of an incident that took place in December, 2016, and, as per our normal protocols, we kept all relevant stakeholders updated throughout the entire process,” Eels spokesman Josh Drayton said.

“This included the NRL integrity unit. The club and Vai Toutai have agreed to a mutual release from his contract and he will not be with the Eels in 2017.”


It is believed that Toutai requested a release from his contract and the Eels agreed to the request.

Toutai, is reportedly looking at his options to get out of dodge and his manager Daryl Mather has been in contact with Super League clubs for a possible landing spot for the Tongan international.

Toutai has played 33 games and scored 15 tries for Parramatta over his four years at the club. He has also represented Tonga on two occasions in his short career.