Nathan Peats left Paramatta in 2016 after 35 games with the club, eventually joining Gold Coast Titans where he's gone onto one of the most successful periods of his career.
The 27-year-old originally didn't want to leave the Eels however, revealing to 20FOUR he was "filthy" upon hearing the news.
“I was pissed off, I busted my arse for that club," Peats said
"(I) hurt myself… why would you wanna get rid of me, why couldn’t you get rid of two other blokes?
“At the time I was filthy. I remember just crying on the phone...they were all just crying.
“I’ve got a good deal now. If I’d of stayed I might not got such a good deal and I might not of ever played Origin.”
Nathan Peats - In My Own Words / Source: 20FOUR
While at the Eels, Peats revealed his struggles to play alongside Paramatta hero Jarryd Hayne.
“We used to clash at times because he has the attitude of a king there but I’m like I don’t really care who you are," Peats said.
“I just wish he’d played a little bit better footy up here and enjoyed it a bit more because I didn’t look like he was happy."