The Parramatta Eels have claimed western Sydney bragging rights and their first win since Round 7, defeating the Penrith Panthers on Friday night.
The 'Battle of the West' is on again with the Penrith Panthers hosting the Parramatta Eels on Friday night to kick off Round 12.
A vintage local derby will kick of Round 12 as the embattled Eels travel to face a Panthers side coming off a gritty win and welcoming some key players back.
Parramatta forward Richard Fa'aoso will escape suspension with an early plea after he was cited by the NRL match review committee.
There are still 13 games to go, but Eels forward Anthony Watmough concedes the clock is already ticking on their finals hopes.
Parramatta left to rue errors that came at crucial moments of their clash with the Rabbitohs.
A try to South Sydney interchange forward Cameron McInnes with less than five minutes remaining has handed the Rabbitohs a narrow victory over the Eels.
The Eels will be looking to make it two from two against the reigning Premiers when they clash on Friday night at ANZ Stadium.
The Parramatta Eels are facing a fine of $525,000 for salary cap breaches in 2014.
Parramatta prop Peni Terepo sees Eels coach Brad Arthur as an inspiration, both on and off the training paddock.