Parramatta centre Brad Takairangi says it was a proud night for his family after playing his first NRL game for the club his father represented.
Parramatta's thrashing of Manly in the opening round of the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership provided plenty of talking points on and off the field.
Parramatta have produced the perfect start to the post Jarryd Hayne era, conjuring up a dominant and at time stunning victory over Manly.
A blockbuster clash between two arch rivals, with plenty of extra incentives to win - it is all on the line in Round 1 between the Eels and Sea Eagles.
Eels coach Brad Arthur insists star recruit Anthony Watmough's mind will be on the job when he comes up against his old club Manly this weekend.
Newly-crowned Parramatta skipper Tim Mannah says the team will share the captaincy duties when the prop is rotated off the field during games.
Of all the reasons to watch yet another chapter in the famous Parramatta-Manly rivalry kick the footy season off for 2015, Hopoate vs Stewart is a good start.
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.