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Watmough out, Hindmarsh in?

Watmough out, Hindmarsh in? Written by STAFF WRITERS, February 26, 2016

EELS enforcer Anthony Watmough is facing the prospect of immediate retirement due to a chronic injury.

News Corp reports the 32-year-old has struggled to train with the Parramatta squad following knee surgery and could make a decision before the season kicks off next Thursday.

Watmough, who has played 303 NRL games, is only one year into a four-year contract with the Eels.


Meanwhile, Parramatta legend Nathan Hindmarsh has admitted he is considering a return to the NRL.

The back-rower retired in 2012 after playing 330 games for the Eels.

The 36-year-old told Triple M’s Grill Team on Friday that the desire to win a premiership could motivate him to lace up the boots again.

“There’s not a day goes by I don’t think about trying to win one of those,” he said.

“We’ll just have to wait and see.

“It’s something you can’t take lightly to go back playing after four years … it’s going to be a massive decision.

“I’ll need to sit down and talk to my wife about it, trainers all that type of stuff … and whether the body’s going to cope with it as well.

“I’m a bit excited. I’m looking forward to it but I won’t count my chickens before their hatched.”

Nathan Hindmarsh

Hindmarsh said he’s been been trying to keep as fit as he can: “You don’t want to go out there and make a ‘dick’ of yourself,” he said.

“And also the game has probably sped up a little bit since I did retire. The thing in my favour is the interchange rule.”

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