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Elkin returns at Eels in first NRL role since ASADA saga

Former Sharks trainer Trent Elkin will join Parramatta in 2020 in his first NRL role since being suspended over his involvement in Cronulla's supplements scandal.

The Eels confirmed Elkin's NRL return on Wednesday evening as Brad Arthur's football department is reshaped before their return to pre-season training in early November.

Elkin was provisionally banned by the NRL in 2013 in relation to the peptides saga that engulfed Cronulla, but successfully appealed that suspension in 2014.

At the time of his suspension Elkin had just joined Parramatta, and now six years on he will return to the Eels as their lead strength and conditioning coach.

"Trent has previously worked with the Bulldogs, Eels and Sharks before being banned from NRL in 2013," Parramatta said via a club statement.

"However the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority cleared Trent of all charges and he is a welcomed addition to the Eels athletic performance department."

Elkin had also recently worked with former Sharks star Valentine Holmes as he prepared to chase an NFL career in the United States.

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Parrammatta's high-performance unit will be headed up by former Warriors and Manly staffer Brendan Inkster, who has been promoted as replacement for the outgoing Lachlan Wilmot.

Ryan Carr, who most recently coached Featherstone in the UK, is also expected to join Arthur's staff as an assistant given Mick Potter's departure at the end of the 2019 season.

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