At one stage the Eels looked like running away with an easy win but a struggling Panthers outfit managed to at least give them a scare on Saturday.
A strong second-half showing from the North Queensland Cowboys helped them to a 24-12 win over the Newcastle Knights on Saturday night.
The Cronulla Sharks and Gold Coast Titans have finalised their line-ups for Saturday's NRL clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium.
The Sharks have solidified their spot in the Holden Cup top four with a comprehensive 52-16 victory over the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday evening.
Corey Norman starred with two tries as the Parramatta Eels continued the Penrith Panthers' poor start to the season with an 18-12 win at ANZ Stadium.
The North Queensland Cowboys and Newcastle Knights have confirmed their 17-man line-ups ahead of their Round 8 Telstra Premiership clash.
It was a moment late in the second half that showed how Sea Eagles centre Dylan Walker stood tall against the Canberra Raiders on Friday night.
The Parramatta Eels and Penrith Panthers have confirmed their 17-man line-ups ahead of their Round 8 Telstra Premiership clash.
South Sydney prop George Burgess has been cited by the NRL judiciary for a shoulder charge in Friday's clash with Brisbane and faces a five-game ban.
The St George Illawarra Dragons have announced that five-eighth and skipper Gareth Widdop has re-signed for the next four seasons.