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Fuifui Moimoi re-signs with Eels

20/04/2010 05:50:47 PM Comments (0)

Parramatta have received a major boost as they attempt to turn their season around, with dynamic prop Fuifui Moimoi re-signing with the club for two more seasons.

The Eels were reportedly upset that Moimoi's agent was talking to rival clubs despite making a verbal agreement to last year's grand finalists in December last year.

But Moimoi has stayed true to his word and the 2009 Rugby League International Federation's prop of the year has committed to Parramatta until the end of 2012.

The Tongan-born 31-year-old, who has played eight Tests for New Zealand, is delighted negotiations have been completed and says he wants to win a premiership with the Eels before he retires.

"I'm very happy to be staying with the Eels, it's a good club and it's good to stay with my mates," he said.

"I'd still love to get a premiership here with the club and these players and that's part of the reason I wanted to stay an Eel.

"It means that hopefully I can repay the club where I started my NRL career."

The contract will make Moimoi a nine-season Eel and chief executive Paul Osborne, always confident of retaining the New Zealander, says he expects the club still hasn't seen the best of the physical front-rower who is yet to reach his unstoppable best so far this season.

"Fui is one of those few players to develop a cult following with the crowds and is also very popular with his teammates," said Osborne.

"He is a very valuable and respected part of our club and both he and the club always expected he will play out his career with the Eels where a lot of work, mostly by Fui himself, has seen him develop into a prop rated among the world's best last year."

Moimoi made his first grade debut in round six of 2004 and celebrated his 100th first grade game in the round three clash against Wests Tigers this year.

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