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Pirtek Parramatta Eels co-captain Jarryd Hayne has been named to make his return to the football field this Friday night, when the Eels take on the Wests Tigers at Parramatta Stadium.

We sat down with Haynsey to find out what he feels about being a one-club man, and his ties to the Blue and Gold.

"I've never been at another club, and I know at Parra, coming through the grades, everyone got along and whether you liked the person or didn't like them, you learned to get along," he said.

"And that's one of those things with the culture of the club, you get along for the team - and that's something that makes me proud to be part of this club."

Now he's had a season as co-captain, the Hayne Plane says he's enjoying being a leader and mentor to the younger players.

"Things have moved so fast from when I was a young kid to where I am now - and the younger boys when they go through things I went through coming through the grades," he said.

"If you want to be the best, to do that you have to have the mentality of being the best. And I'm trying to support them with that."

"You don't realise the support you have until you get out and see your fans- you do pre-season for three months and only see fans here and there, but when you go out to the games you understand just how much Parramatta means to them."

Click here to see the Team Announcement for Round 22, and who Jarryd will run out with when we take on the Wests Tigers.
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