Parramatta insist they can get the best out of Bryce Cartwright after giving the back-rower an NRL lifeline for next season.
The Eels on Thursday confirmed Cartwright’s signature on a one-year deal, with the former Gold Coast and Penrith forward to commence training soon.
A teenage prodigy when he debuted at the Panthers in 2014, Cartwright has fallen by the wayside in recent years.
He managed just seven games at the Titans last season, with his defence often called into question.
However, at his best the 26-year-old can still be an X-factor in attack, known for his ability to offload at will.
“Bryce is a unique talent having ball skills like few other forwards in the NRL competition,” Eels GM of football Mark O’Neill said.
“He will add size and skill to our forward pack and depth and quality to our overall squad.
“Bryce was looking for an opportunity in Sydney and is keen to play under Brad Arthur and with our team at the Eels.
“Like Bryce, we believe that through our coaching, quality playing roster and a balanced environment will bring the best out in him, something we are all committed to achieving in season 2021.”