A first-half blitz helped the Parramatta Eels to an emphatic 36-6 win over Canberra at Pirtek Stadium on Saturday.
Boom young Eels prop Daniel Alvaro may not be looking to replicate injured prop Tim Mannah but his clubmates have no doubt in his ability to do so.
Junior Paulo could have easily been opposing his Eels teammates for the Canberra Raiders this weekend if Ricky Stuart had his way.
Parramatta skipper Kieran Foran says the Eels have already addressed last week's capitulation against Penrith.
Veteran Eels fullback Michael Gordon has joined the ongoing debate regarding five-day turnarounds, saying he "prefers" shorter gaps between games.
The Eels let one slip through their fingers last week and will be keen to make amends against a Canberra side chock full of attacking potential.
There's plenty of movement in the chasing pack behind the dominant Broncos and Cowboys, with the two cellar-dwellars coming oh-so-close to claiming needed wins.
Parramatta five-eighth Corey Norman is hopeful his Eels team can heed lessons learnt following their disappointing loss to the Panthers in Round 5.
Penrith stole a thrilling last-gasp win in the battle of the west at Pirtek Stadium with a try after the siren. Here are five talking points from their win.
A stunning try after the siren to Panthers back-rower Bryce Cartwright has stolen a win in the battle of the west at Pirtek Stadium.