There is an 11-year age gap, but for Frank and Kaysa Pritchard, the opportunity to play alongside each other for the first time is a dream come true.
Parramatta Eels forward Tepai Moeroa says his team hasn't forgotten the rough treatment dished out last time they traveled to play Manly.
Eels winger Semi Radradra says his focus remains firmly on the blue and gold in 2017 despite signing to play rugby union in Europe next season.
There's nothing like a good old-fashioned grudge match to kick off a season. The final match of Round 1 pits cross town rivals Manly against Parramatta.
Parramatta have announced a new seven-person board to lead the club in the wake of the NRL salary cap scandal.
The dark days are behind them and the Eels are focused on breaking back into finals football under one of the most astute coaches in the game.
Eels coach Brad Arthur has no qualms about leaning on a pair of rookie playmakers in Bevan French and Clint Gutherson to help guide his team in 2017.
The Panthers ran away with a comfortable win over the Eels at Pepper Stadium in each team's final trial of the pre-season in an entertaining clash.
The Penrith Panthers have named a strong side for this Saturday's trial match against the Eels.
Gold Coast have scored three tries in the final 10 minutes to register a 24-18 win over Parramatta in a NRL trial in Alice Springs.