New coach Brad Arthur brought a new-found resolve to the Eels in 2014, but how will the squad cope with the departure of star fullback Jarryd Hayne?
The Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels will blitz Western Sydney classrooms on Monday, February 23 as part of the NRL's Community Carnival.
We take a look at how Parramatta and Penrith finished off their 2015 preparations in their last pre-season NRL trial.
Eels recruit Reece Robinson scored a hat trick of tries as Parramatta recorded a trial victory against Penrith at Pepper Stadium on Saturday.
Eels coach Brad Arthur opened up to the media about captaincy, pre-season goals and the final upcoming trial clash after the club's official 2015 season launch.
New Eels recruit Richie Fa'aoso will make a remarkable comeback from a broken neck and early retirement when he runs out with Parramatta on Saturday night.
He's locked in a battle with Nathan Peats for a starting spot at Parramatta, but Isaac De Gois says the competition for the hooker role will only help the club.
Eels prop Tim Mannah believes Parramatta have rediscovered their resilience under coach Brad Arthur.
Chris Sandow will miss the rest of the NRL pre-season because of an ankle injury sustained at the Auckland Nines.
Parramatta coach Brad Arthur faces a nervous wait this week after the Eels limped away from the Auckland Nines with the heaviest injury toll of the weekend.