The Eels lost skipper Kieran Foran late in the first half to a shoulder injury but have held on to a tight 20-18 win over the Newcastle Knights.
The Newcastle Knights and Parramatta Eels have both made team changes ahead of Monday night's clash at Hunter Stadium.
Junior Paulo has played his final game for Parramatta after being granted a release from the remainder of the final year of his contract.
While they're now at different clubs, NSW coach Laurie Daley will be hoping several Blues can tap into the existing combinations they formed in previous years.
Disappointed, but not disheartened. That's how Beau Scott felt after being overlooked by selectors ahead of the State of Origin series opener.
The Parramatta Eels' season is hanging by a thread and they'll want a big performance against the struggling Knights, but anything can happen in the NRL.
There has been movement among the top four teams, while the Titans are defiantly continuing their charge towards the top eight and an NRL finals berth.
The Broncos and Cowboys added another thrilling chapter to their rivalry, the Panthers lost another game inside the final three minutes and much more.
Eels coach Brad Arthur is hopeful neither a shoulder injury nor treatment for personal issues will prevent star halfback Kieran Foran from playing next week.
New Storm centre Ryan Morgan had mixed feelings after helping his new club to a win against his old Parramatta teammates on Monday night.