VIDEO: Eels gear up for Battle of the West 

It's aptly dubbed the ‘‘Battle of the West’’ for a reason: Parramatta and Penrith love a battle.

And this Saturday is no different. The pre-season M4 derby has become a highlight on both teams’ calendars.

Watch the Parramatta Sun's video of today's training session below: 

The Eels enter the clash on the back of a heavy 41-4 defeat by the Wests Tigers.

Meanwhile the Panthers kept their perfect start to 2013 with a 32-18 victory against the New Zealand Warriors.

Last year the teams split their regular season fixtures.

Stuart hopes his team can bounce back heading into round one against the Warriors. 

Jarryd Hayne is expected to make his first appearance in the blue and gold for the year.

For more pick up Thursday's edition of the Parramatta Sun.

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