Parramatta have re-signed captain Tim Mannah in a deal that will see him remain at the Eels until the end of 2019
Mannah, 28, contract was set to expire at the end of 2017 season, but is now likely to retire a one-club-player.
Mannah endured a frustrating 2016 season, with a shoulder injury restricting to him just to 14 games. Now fully fit, Manna is expecting a more consistent year in 2017 and a big year for the Parramatta Eels.
“Tim’s contribution to the team and to the club over the last eight years can never be undervalued,” Eels coach Brad Arthur said.
“His level of experience and commitment to Parramatta will continue to help, guide, and develop the next generation of players in our club.”
Mannah joins a long list of teammates who have already committed to the club for the 2017 season and beyond, Corey Norman, Manu Ma’u, Brad Takairangi, Clint Gutherson and forward Kenny Edwards.
Mannah has played 178 NRL games, since making his NRL premiership debut for Parramatta Eels in Rd 1 of the 2009 NRL season, against the New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium.