The Eels clung on grimly with the majority of their 2016 salary cap unavailable but with plenty to play for it was the Wests Tigers who prevailed.
It was rarely pretty but Wests Tigers have done enough to dispose of a badly undermanned Eels outfit at ANZ Stadium on Saturday evening.
The Eels and Wests Tigers have announced their final teams for their Round 21 NRL Telstra Stadium clash at ANZ Stadium.
The Parramatta Eels have released Kieran Foran from the remainder of his contract with the club, effective immediately.
Eels youngster John Folau has been selected to take the place of suspended centre Manu Ma'u for Parramatta's NRL clash with the Wests Tigers.
The injuries, suspensions, rumours and likely team changes heading into the weekend's Telstra Premiership matches.
While it's yet to be announced, Eels prop Danny Wicks let slip that he has agreed to remain at Parramatta beyond the current season.
There are only six rounds to go in the Holden Cup and while the Panthers have all but locked up the Minor Premiership, there is still plenty to play for.
Eels forward Manu Ma'u will miss his side's match with the Wests Tigers after he was found guilty of a grade one dangerous throw charge at the NRL judiciary.
When the Eels and Tigers meet, you can almost guarantee entertainment, and this clash should be no different with plenty of points in both sides.