Eels back-rower Anthony Watmough insists Parramatta's current lean streak is all part of the learning process.
With the Eels struggling during the early stages of the season, NSW winger Will Hopoate wasn't expecting to be named for the Blues.
With the NSW side for Game One to be named on Tuesday, Eels lock Anthony Watmough conceded his time in sky blue may have come to an end.
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Eels rake Isaac De Gois is set for a stint on the sidelines while Warriors hooker Thomas Leuluai's season could be over after both were injured on Saturday.
The Eels will stick with their new halves combination of Corey Norman and Luke Kelly despite a man-of-the-match effort from dumped half Chris Sandow in NSW Cup.
Bodene Thompson scored a golden try in extra time to give the Warriors a thrilling win over a brave Parramatta Eels side at Pirtek Stadium.
The Eels and Warriors are walking proof that form in the NRL is fickle. It shapes as a high scoring game with both teams needing the win.
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.