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Brown Makes Darwin Comeback

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Parramatta have received a big fillip with teen star Dylan Brown to make his NRL return from a frustrating back injury which has stymied his rookie season.

The 19-year-old will make his first appearance in 13 weeks after being named in Brad Arthur's side to take on Canberra in Darwin on Saturday.

The prodigious five-eighth has been missing with a stress fracture in his back - an injury more commonly associated with cricket fast bowlers - since round three.

He was forced to wear a back brace for the first five weeks of his recovery but returned to full training last week.

His comeback sees Jaeman Salmon return to the bench.

Parramatta v Canberra, 7.05pm at TIO Stadium

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