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The Eels came up with their best performance so far this year in round three in downing the Storm but the opposite was true of the Dragons in their loss to the Sharks.

Parramatta were far from perfect but a third straight win over the always-tough Storm will have them buoyed ahead of their return to CommBank Stadium this Sunday night.

While the Dragons opened their season with a win before going close to upsetting the premiers in round two, their last-start collapse will require a re-set.

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The Rundown

Team news

Eels: Ryan Matterson and Bryce Cartwright replace Wiremu Greig and the injured Ray Stone (ACL) on the interchange.

No changes in the 24-hour update on Saturday.

Dragons: Mat Feagai replaced the injured Cody Ramsey on the wing and Jack Gosiewski starts in the back row for the suspended Jaydn Su'A with Aaron Woods returning from a hamstring strain on the bench.

No changes in the 24-hour update on Saturday.

Key match-up

Dylan Brown v Talatau Amone: Brown turned in one of the performances of his young career against the Storm last week, after being arguably his team's best in a narrow loss to the Sharks a week earlier. Amone is very much in the infancy of his NRL career but has boundless talent and was close to his team's best in a trial win over the Eels little more than a month ago. If his forwards can give him an improved platform to play off he will be a real danger man for the Eels.

Stat attack

The Eels' two wins have masked their early-season defensive frailties, with their 70 points conceded the third-most of any side. Most is the Titans (74) but the Dragons are the other side to have leaked more, with 72 points against in three games so far. 

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