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Absence of Eels veterans offers glimpse of a bright future

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Brad Walter

WARRIORS 36 EELS 20

Jarryd Hayne of the Eels grimaces in the tackle after injuring his knee.

Jarryd Hayne of the Eels grimaces in the tackle after injuring his knee. Photo: Getty Images

Parramatta fans were given a glimpse of the future last night and, with the exception of Jarryd Hayne suffering a recurrence of his knee injury - and the result - they would have liked what they saw.

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After losing Hayne on a medicab in the 15th minute, the young Eels lost their way and eventually went down 36-20 to the Warriors, but they did enough to suggest coach Stephen Kearney is on the right track.

Sandwiched ... Bill Tupou. Click for more photos

Eels lose Hayne and the match against Warriors

Parramatta lose their star player Jarryd Hayne to a knee injury and then the match against a sizzling New Zealand Warriors side. Photo: Getty Images