Eels coach Brad Arthur has confirmed Ryan Matterson has inked a four-year extension with the membership.
Matterson was as a consequence of come off contract on the finish of this season and his type had attracted the curiosity of Wayne Bennett on the Dolphins.
Nevertheless, Arthur introduced after Saturday’s 26-16 win over the Roosters that the 27-year-old will stay an Eel for an additional 4 seasons.
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“Yeah he’s staying,” Arthur mentioned when requested about Matterson’s future.
“I’m undecided if he’s really signed the contract however he’s dedicated to the membership transferring ahead… (for) the following 4 years.
“It’s good for the membership. It’s onerous to maintain all of them collectively however I believe the membership has performed a superb job to ourselves on this place the place the boys wish to keep.
“’Matto’ introduced it to the group tonight so it was a pleasant enhance for us going into the sport.”
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The Eels bounced again from a humiliating loss to the Bulldogs in Spherical 14 to provide a primary half masterclass and show that ought to nonetheless be thought of premiership contenders.
Matterson ran for 118 metres within the win and in addition had 5 offloads and 33 tackles with two misses.
In the meantime, his New South Wales Origin teammates Junior Paulo and Reagan Campbell-Gillard shocked.
Paulo ran for a career-high of 228 metres, whereas Campbell-Gillard notched up a formidable 199 metres.
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