TEPAI Moeroa is ready to ignore the big bucks on offer in Japanese rugby to recommit with Parramatta for a further two seasons.
Moeroa has is determined to go all the way in rugby league, including Origin and the Kangaroos, and knows his best chance of that is by playing his best good footy with his good mates at the Eels.
“There was interest in going overseas for rugby, but once I’ve accomplished what I want to do in rugby league, then I’ll maybe look at popping over to rugby,’’ Moeroa said.
“I wanted to stay at Parra, so it’s good to get it all sorted and get it done.’’
Moeroa, now 21, has been earmarked as a representative forward for a couple of seasons, and is relishing the chance to make one of the backrow spots his own.
There was plenty of interest from rival clubs in his signature, with Moeroa’s deal to be announced as early as next week. He returns from suspension against Canberra on Saturday night.