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Dyldam Parramatta Eels halfback Luke Kelly has singled out discipline as the greatest lesson the Blue and Gold can take out of their first trial match of the 2015 season.

Defeated 20-4 by the Wests Tigers at ANZAC Oval in Alice Springs, the Eels struggled with handling errors at times, and the penalty count ran high.

“We made it very tough on ourselves,” Kelly said.

“You can’t give any team that amount of ball, especially in this heat, it was always going to take its toll on us.”

“We can definitely improve our discipline.”

And as the Blue and Gold prepares for a second trial match against the Penrith Panthers, Kelly sees clear room for improvement in the squad.

“It’s something that’s going to take time,” Kelly said.

“But everyone got a bit of a run [tonight] and I think everyone survived the heat, which is a plus. We can definitely improve.”

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