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.
Eels back-rower Anthony Watmough insists Parramatta's current lean streak is all part of the learning process.
With the Eels struggling during the early stages of the season, NSW winger Will Hopoate wasn't expecting to be named for the Blues.
With the NSW side for Game One to be named on Tuesday, Eels lock Anthony Watmough conceded his time in sky blue may have come to an end.