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Best yet to come from Hayne: Eels

By David Beniuk 26/07/2010 07:50:17 PM Comments (0)

Parramatta's stars have warned the best is yet to come from brilliant fullback Jarryd Hayne despite a breathtaking burst of form that has the Eels' NRL stocks soaring.

The blue and gold army are experiencing deja vu with Hayne recapturing the scintillating form that carried Parramatta all the way to the 2009 grand final.

His brilliance has guided the Eels to three straight wins and a two-try blitz within the first six minutes in Friday's clash with Canterbury left ANZ Stadium stunned.

Parramatta were the pre-season premiership favourites but had been stumbling through 2010 before Hayne's form ignited, prompting the obvious question of whether he can sustain it again.

"They said that last year and look what he did last year," prop Justin Poore told reporters on Monday.

"I don't really think he's hit his best yet, he's got so much more to offer.

"We're in a pretty good position and I pray that he keeps going the way that he is.

"Words can't describe how talented and how freakish he is."

Coach Daniel Anderson described Hayne as the "catalyst" for his side's confidence after the 32-16 win over the Bulldogs and, asked what it is about this time of year for the Eels, centre Joel Reddy had no hesitation in backing his boss.

"It's probably Jarryd," Reddy said.

"He set us off last year around this time and he's playing well again this year and we just get off the back of that.

"Jarryd always seems to like playing Origin and he comes back a different person sometimes.

"Everyone seems to be feeling a bit of a buzz at the moment and so we've just got to keep the roll going."

They may be on the Hayne Train, or Plane as it became with the fullback's new arms-outstretched celebrations on Friday, but the Eels are aware they can't rely on one player to do it all.

"We don't want to get complacent, we don't want to have to rely on him too much," Reddy said.

"But if we keep playing well things happen and he seems to take his opportunities.

"All we can do is keep floating around him and anything can happen.

"I've seen him running backwards, forwards, wherever he is we just need to get around him and something usually happens.

"There's still a long way out to the finals but he's doing well and he's great to be playing with.

"It seems like when we're on the field everyone's sort of sitting back and going, 'It's unbelievable'."

Poore said there was more to the Parramatta revival than Hayne with the players finding a new bond as the business end of the season arrives.

"We've just come a lot closer over the last two months, the boys are starting to hang out a lot more, do more stuff together," he said.

The Eels still sit outside the top eight and face a tough test against the Sydney Roosters at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday.

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