Reformed Eels prop Danny Wicks has praised the support of his mother and fiance and vowed to repay the faith shown in him in his "second chance" in the game.
The 15th-placed Eels managed to stay with competition heavyweights Melbourne Storm in a spirited first half but faded badly under relentless pressure.
A clinical 80 minutes of high-percentage football and two tries to Billy Slater has helped a disciplined Storm side outlast a willing and attacking Eels outfit
Parramatta hooker Nathan Peats looks up to Storm captain Cameron Smith, but don't think for a second he has modelled his game on the Australian No.9.
They might be at different ends of the ladder, but just two wins separate the Eels and Storm ahead of their Round 9 meeting at Pirtek Stadium.
Blake Green once had the job of fetching the footy around Pirtek Stadium but on Sunday he will be responsible for controlling it.
Eels lock Anthony Watmough has called on his Parramatta teammates to aim up in defence ahead of their Round 9 meeting with the Storm at Pirtek Stadium.
Eels five-eighth Corey Norman says teammate Semi Radradra has looked sharp at training and is ready for a return to NRL action.
Parramatta centre Will Hopoate says he should be ready to go in the NRL this weekend despite getting injections on a season-long groin injury.
Teenage Eels back-rower Tepai Moerea has made a case for a return to Parramatta's first-grade side with a man-of-the-match effort for the Junior Kangaroos.