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Teammates praise return of Mitchell Pearce

Newcastle Knights halfback Mitchell Pearce is being praised by teammates after making a successful return in their 18 to 16 NRL win over the Parramatta Eels.

A pectoral injury saw Pearce sidelined for several months, leading to a nosedive in form for the boys in the Hunter.

Despite the Eel’s Jarryd Hayne returning to form, setting up two out of three tries, the Knight’s skipper was able to help his team snap a three-game losing streak.

Knights prop Daniel Saifiti has told Macquarie Sports Radio’s Clinton Maynard and Craig Willis that Pearce made an immediate impact in his return.

Listen to the full interview here: 

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