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One day short of seven years since his NRL debut against the Penrith Panthers in 2006, Jarryd Hayne will co-captain the men in Blue and Gold for his 150th NRL game tomorrow night against the St George Illawarra Dragons.

It's a phenomenal achievement for a local junior, who has played through the Parramatta junior ranks of Harold Matthews Cup and SG Ball, right into the NRL side.

Tim Mannah, Jarryd's teammate at the Parramatta Eels since they were Under 16s, says it's an honour to play alongside him.

"150 is a huge effort," Mannah said.

"He's only 25 years old and he's up there with the number of Origins as well. He's done a fair bit in a short time and after 25 years it's like he's a veteran!"

After being named Rookie of the Year in his inaugural season, Jarryd Hayne was Dally M Player of the Year and Fullback of the Year in 2009 - achievements his mum Jodie lists among her proudest as a mother.

"It was just incredible, and going as his date was a surreal moment - it's one of my favourite moments," Jodie said.

Eels head coach Ricky Stuart says Jarryd's a great ambassador for the club and rugby league.

"It is a great achievement reaching 150 games, especially with them all being with the one club," he said.

"Jarryd is a local junior who has matured to become a captain at our club and I couldn't be happier for him."

Jarryd has so far played 6 Tests for Australia, 4 Tests for Fiji and 16 State of Origin games for the NSW Blues with many more to come.

From everyone at the Pirtek Parramatta Eels, we'd like to congratulate Jarryd for his remarkable achievement, and the way he's grown as both a player and a leader since starting with Parramatta many years ago.
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