On the ladder the Warriors and Eels have little to play for this week, but Sunday shapes as a crucial test of mental toughness and pride.
Rising stars Bevan French and Clint Gutherson are just two reasons for Eels fans to be optimistic next season will bring some brighter days in 2017.
A free-wheeling second half blitz from the Eels was enough to sink the Dragons on what was the last game on their home turf before the ground is redeveloped.
A stunning hat-trick from prolific young fullback Bevan French has seen the Eels sign off both Monday night football and their home ground in style.
The Parramatta Eels and St George-Illawarra Dragons have named their final teams for the Round 25 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Pirtek Stadium.
Michael Jennings and Euan Aitken go head-to-head in Round 25 of the NRL Telstra Premiership as the Eels take on the Dragons.
Parramatta have signed Manly forward Siosaia Vave for the next two NRL seasons.
Parramatta have secured the services of Isaac De Gois for a further two seasons, with the hooker signing on until the end of the 2018 season.
All the injury news and likely team changes heading into Round 25 of the NRL Telstra Premiership season.
Eels prop Danny Wicks has signed a new two-year deal, set to remain at Parramatta until the end of the 2018 season.