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Dyldam Parramatta Eels forward Darcy Lussick farewelled the Blue and Gold Army yesterday afternoon, after the side’s Round 26 clash against the Canberra Raiders.

Lussick, who signed a 3-year deal with the Eels in 2012, was the Eels Ken Thornett NRL Player’s Player in 2013, playing over 50 games for the Blue and Gold.

“I have enjoyed my time here and met some great people so I am leaving here happy and looking forward to the next chapter,” Lussick said.

“The Blue and Gold Army have been great. We have had a couple skinny years over the last couple years but they have always stuck solid and we are thankful for that.”

Lussick reflected on his final clash in the Blue and Gold against the Raiders and Eels’ winger Semi Radradra’s feat of breaking the Eels ‘Most tries in a season’ record.

“It was great, Semi got the record for the most tries in a year by a Parramatta player and he deserves it,” Lussick said.

“From where he has came from, to see him progress over the years is so good to see and I am sure that record will be his for a long time.”

Lussick returns to the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, returning to the northern beachers after signing with the side in August.

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