Eels hooker Isaac De Gois says it was frustrating to be sidelined with a fractured cheek and will do whatever he can to stay in the top 17.
The Dragons' new recruits shine, Cronulla's front row weapon, and a try-scoring freak equals a 60-year record. The key stats that defined Round 17.
Eels try-scoring sensation Semi Radradra's try-scoring feats have matched a 60-year record but it's his work at training that has impressed coach Brad Arthur.
A lopsided penalty count and another Semi Radradra double helped Parramatta to a third straight win and consigned their opponents to last place on the ladder.
Semi Radradra scored another double as the Eels won their third game in a row, downing the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on Monday night.
A Parramatta side looking for a third straight win is wary that a desperate Wests Tigers outfit will be fired up after a poor loss as Leichhardt.
If the Eels can maintain the same 80-minute defensive intensity it brought against the Dragons last week, they'll challenge the Tigers.
The Parramatta Eels confirmed the signing of Manly five eighth Kieran Foran for the next two seasons, with an option for an additional two seasons.
Eels players say the side's confidence is building after three wins in their past four starts and are glad to be able to repay under-fire coach Brad Arthur.
These two desperate western Sydney teams are both outside the eight and at risk of losing touch with the finals contenders.