Hindmarsh weighing up NRL comeback


Retired Parramatta Eels great Nathan Hindmarsh is contemplating ending his three-year absence from the NRL.

Hindmarsh, 36, has not played rugby league since retiring in 2012, departing the game with 330 appearances for the Eels.

But the dream of guiding the Eels to a premiership still burns strong for Hindmarsh, who would be the oldest player in the NRL if he returned, after losing out to Melbourne Storm in the 2009 Grand Final.

"There's not a day goes by I don't think about trying to win one of those," Hindmarsh said on Triple M's The Grill Team on Friday.

"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."

While Hindmarsh is weighing up a return, the Eels have re-signed forwards Daniel Alvaro, Kaysa Pritchard and Alex Twal.

Alvaro and Pritchard's contracts will expire at the end of 2018, a year after Twal's new deal is due to expire.