Veteran Eels hooker Isaac De Gois has quashed speculation he is looking to leave Parramatta mid-season.
The battle of the west is on again and while the Eels are a couple of wins ahead of their local rivals there's very little between them in terms of form.
Eels forward Manu Ma'u is free to face the Panthers in Round 5 after being found not guilty of a dangerous contact - head/neck charge at the NRL judiciary.
Eels forward Manu Ma'u will front the judiciary on Wednesday while Storm winger Marika Koroibete will be suspended after pleading guilty to tripping.
The Eels are enjoying their best defensive start to a season in over 20 years, and much of the praise has flooded for workhorse back-rower Beau Scott.
One of the greatest games of the modern era headlined a round of footy with plenty of exciting finishes and more notable injuries to key players.
Parramatta aren't stressed about a lack of cohesion in attack so long as their defence is carrying them to wins.
Parramatta players are happier to win ugly than look good losing, after getting the job done in a scrappy 8-0 Easter Monday win over Wests Tigers.
Defensive resolve surprisingly outweighed attacking flair as the Eels ground out a low-scoring Easter Monday win over Wests Tigers. Here are five key points.
Players from both Wests Tigers and Eels can barely hide their excitement at the prospect of another Easter Monday clash in front of a massive crowd.