Eels' defensive steel, Newcastle's windy woes and Richie Fa'aoso's sad day headline the five key points to come out of Parramatta's 28-22 win over the Knights.
Newcastle Knights coach Rick Stone said a few of his players were on the brink of getting dropped for their clash with the Cowboys on ANZAC Day.
The Parramatta Eels have come from behind to defeat the Knights at Hunter Stadium. Despite trailing numerous times, the Eels rallied to win away from home.
Two teams desperate for a win after back-to-back defeats will battle it out in Newcastle, with the Knights enjoying a terrific recent record in this match-up.
Dane Gagai will be staying in Newcastle for another two years and he is hoping to bring his family closer after putting ink to a new deal.
After starting the competition as the only undefeated team, the Knights have lost two on the trot, while the Sharks have undergone a resurgence.
The Sharks have claimed their first win at home in almost a year, defeating the Knights 22-6 in dreary conditions at Remondis Stadium on Friday night.
Newcastle centre Dane Gagai has re-signed with the Knights through to the end of the 2017 season.
A Sharks side fresh from their first win of the season take on a Knights outfit reeling from their first loss, in what could be a turning point for both teams.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has encouraged fans to take advantage of the club’s ticketing arrangement with Sydney Trains for Friday's clash with Newcastle.