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Mannah says Eels haven't missed out

  • Mannah says Eels haven't missed out

    TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27: Tim Mannah of the Eels looks on at the post match media conference at the end of during the round 20 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the the Parramatta Eels at 1300SMILES Stadium on July 27, 2015 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Parramatta club captain Tim Mannah says no man is bigger than the Eels - even his superstar best mate Jarryd Hayne.

Mannah had lunch with Hayne on Monday and said his code-hopping former teammate had asked him when the Eels were going to make him an offer.

Mannah, though, said while it may be disappointing for fans that Hayne won't be returning to Parramatta anytime soon, the Eels were intent on building a club and team "sustainable for the future" rather than splashing out big money for one player.

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