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After touching down in Eels Territory this week, the Dyldam Parramatta Eels ran through their first training session on TIO Stadium and headed to the Darwin Waterfront for a signing session.

Now in the second year of their partnership with the NT government, the Blue and Gold have already been welcomed back to their home away from home.

"Like the weather it's a warm welcome," said second-rower Tepai Moeroa, as the side mingled with Members and fans.

And as they prepare to take on the Penrith Panthers on Saturday, and look set to welcome back a number of players from injury, including five-eighth Corey Norman and centres Will Hopoate and Brad Takairangi.

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"It’s probably the first time I've been injured and I've missed games since I’ve been playing [NRL]," Norman said.

"It feels like ages since I’ve played but it’s only been two weeks, so I can’t wait to get out there Saturday."

"Normy (Corey Norman) is one of our main talkers," Moeroa explained.

"Taka (Brad Takairangi) is Semi Radradra's partner in crime, and with Will Hopoate on our right side, they definitely add a lot of experience."

The Eels kick off against the Penrith Panthers at 7pm local time (7.30pm AEST), Saturday August 8, at Darwin's TIO Stadium. Click through to pre-purchase your tickets!

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