Eels five-eighth Corey Norman knows he's come a long way from a laidback kid who was once in awe of his teammates at the Brisbane Broncos.
The Eels have already beaten North Queensland once this season but face their toughest test when they travel to Townsville to face them on their own turf.
Following a Round 2 win over the premiers, Parramatta head to 1300SMILES Stadium full of confidence, but know it won't be easy in Cowboys territory.
The biggest news out of Round 7 was the season-ending injury to Warriors superstar fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, while the Broncos and Cowboys impressed again.
Eels club captain Tim Mannah says he won't quite make it back from a fractured shoulder blade in time for the team's Round 8 trip to Townsville.
Manly's favourite son turned Parramatta saviour Kieran Foran says he'd never even been in the away sheds at his old home ground until Thursday night.
An unbelievably intense clash between two old rivals out at Brookvale Oval saw a match absolutely in the balance for 75 minutes, here's five key points.
Two tries to Michael Jennings and a late four-pointer to Semi Radradra gave Parramatta a 22-10 win over Manly at Brookvale Oval on Thursday night.
Manly have made two team changes for Thursday night's clash with the Eels, with hooker Matt Parcell and bench prop Brenton Lawrence both out of the side.
Manly's Tom Trbojevic and Parramatta's Semi Radradra go head-to-head in Round 7 of the Telstra Premiership.