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Penrith winger Josh Mansour.

Saturday's EISS Super Sapphire Trial Tribute match between the Panthers and Eels in Bega is officially a sell-out.

The match will come following this week's visit to the Sapphire Coast by players to offer support to areas affected by the recent bushfires.

The historic pre-season fixture is raising funds for those affected by bushfire and drought. All profits from Ticketek ticket sales and donations are going to The Salvation Army's Rural Assistance Appeal.

Fans who don't have a ticket can still join in the festivities at a live site next to the Bega Recreation Ground.

The footy will be shown on a big screen as well as featuring a Kids Zone and food stalls. The live site will open at 12pm before the NRL match kicks off at 4pm.

Local music acts Matt Gladd & The Loose Cannons and Sam Stevenson will perform at the live zone along with headliners Amy Shark and Brad Cox in a concert starting at 6.15pm.

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The Parramatta and Penrith squads will be busy leading into the match with a range of school visits, NRL State of Mind activations, open training sessions and meet-and-greets planned from Thursday.

Players will also meet volunteer firefighters and emergency responders in Cobargo, Bemboka, Eden and Narooma.

"This game has always been about far more than just footy," NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said.

"It is about bringing locals together as well as encouraging our supporters outside the Sapphire Coast to support the coast region. 

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"It will be fantastic to see some local artists showcased at the live site and it will also be great to see our players spread throughout the region visiting schools and meeting with those impacted by the bushfires.

"I know how much this trial means to the two clubs and the players who will be putting on a show on the Saturday.

"The fact that we are sold out highlights the community – and those outside the region – are coming together to support a common cause."

The trial will be televised on Fox Sports, Channel Nine, Telstra Live Pass and free on the NRL app. 

The under 16s Andrew Johns Cup and under 18s Laurie Daley Cup matches will be played as curtain-raisers to the main event.

The EISS Super Sapphire Trial Tribute is part of a whole of game response to the nation's bushfire emergency, with the NRL, NSWRL, QRL and RLPA banding together.

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Parramatta Eels respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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