Danny Wicks has ignored Parramatta’s NRL season from hell to re-sign on a two-year contract extension.
The drama-plagued club on Thursday continued their signing spree with the 30-year-old prop inking a new deal which will keep him at the Eels until the end of 2018.
“We have a strong playing group and locking in members like Danny ensures we can build towards 2017 and beyond with confidence,” coach Brad Arthur said.
It comes on the back of Arthur and playmaker Corey Norman re-signing until 2019, with Kenny Edwards expected to re-sign shortly.
The Eels are facing yet another rebuild after a year filled with scandal including the salary cap saga, Norman being found guilty of drug possession, skipper Kieran Foran quitting the club to address personal problems and winger Semi Radradra being charged with domestic violence offences.
Despite a season of negative headlines and press scrutiny, Wicks said there was something special building in Sydney’s west and he wanted to be part of it.
“I am stoked to be seeing my career out with Parramatta,” Wicks said.
“It was a no-brainer. Obviously BA (Arthur) played a big part.”
After debuting in 2006 and having stints with St George Illawarra and Newcastle, Wicks spent more than three years out of the game after serving 18 months in jail for drug supply charges.
He returned to rugby league via the Eels last year and has made great strides in turning his life around.