Both these sides smashed each other at home last season, meaning the Warriors have the advantage against a talented Parramatta outfit.
Parramatta-bound five-eighth Kieran Foran has no intention on backing out of his new deal, despite the option to do so.
Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran has signed with the Parramatta Eels from 2016 it was announced by the Sea Eagles on Monday.
Parramatta prop Danny Wicks afforded himself the tiniest of smiles when asked about his re-entry to the NRL after five long years out of the game.
A physical Friday night match may have taken a heavy toll on the Parramatta squad with several key players in doubt for next week's visit to Auckland.
The Eels did their best to hang on but were overrun by the Bulldogs after suffering several injuries. Here are five key points to take from the Bulldogs' win.
The Bulldogs have earned their first win of the Telstra Premiership season, finishing over the top of a brave Eels outfit struck down by injuries.
Brad Fittler started it, calling him the Smooth Operator as if he were watching a looping clip of Sade herself.
Nine players were charged over the first round by the NRL Match Review Committee, with Eels Junior Paulo out for nine weeks.
The Bulldogs finished fast last week but with just a five-day turnaround and without a key playmaker they face an Eels side fresh from a strong win over Manly.