Michael Chammas Canberra Raiders v Parramatta Eels at GIO Stadium, Saturday, 5.30pm
Michael Chammas While Parramatta's immediate future is in the hands of other clubs, their hopes of winning their final round clash against Canberra could be boosted by the return of Manu Ma'u.
Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA EELS v MANLY SEA EAGLES at Pirtek Stadium, Friday 7.45pm
Michael Chammas Eels coach Brad Arthur has labelled his side's inspirational second half effort to topple Manly as the team's best 40 minutes of the season.
Michael Chammas Parramatta have stunned competition front-runners Manly to keep their finals hopes alive with a remarkable come-from-behind victory on Friday night.
Michael Chammas While most of the NSW Blues players have faltered since returning to club football, Eels coach Brad Arthur believes the decision to rest Jarryd Hayne during the Origin period is paying dividends.
Michael Chammas Parramatta v Canberra at TIO Stadium, Saturday 8.30pm
Michael Chammas Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: Corey Norman returns home to Brisbane for the first time as an Eel. He'll be desperate for a big game, so too his halves partner Chris Sandow.
Michael Chammas The Eels have moved within two points of first position, but coach Brad Arthur insists his side are still not a genuine threat in this year's competition.
Michael Chammas What a difference a week and one player made for Parramatta on Friday night, maintaining their unbeaten record at Pirtek Stadium this season with an 18-16 win over North Queensland.
Michael Chammas The Parramatta Eels need just one more try to equal the number of four pointers they registered for the entire 2013 season, thanks largely to the efforts of their back three.
Michael Chammas NRL previews for round eight.
Michael Chammas The Parramatta Eels and Western Sydney Wanderers have unveiled a $120 million proposal to turn Pirtek Stadium into a 32,000-seat venue that would supersede plans to build a new stadium in western...
Michael Chammas Parramatta's English recruit Lee Mossop took a giant step towards making his NRL debut after playing his first game of the season for Wentworthville in the NSW Cup on Saturday.
Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA EELS v CRONULLA SHARKS at Pirtek Stadium, 7.00pm
Michael Chammas Cronulla have made an art form out of overcoming adversity, but skipper Paul Gallen admitted revelations that ASADA were about to issue show-cause letters were a distraction ahead of Monday's loss to...
Michael Chammas PENRITH PANTHERS v PARRAMATTA EELS at Sportingbet Stadium, Friday 7.45pm.
Michael Chammas Corey Norman signed with Parramatta to play under Ricky Stuart, but the new Eels recruit insists he never had second thoughts about joining the wooden spooners despite Stuart walking out on the club.
Michael Chammas Chris Sandow will attempt to resurrect his faltering career when he rejoins his Parramatta teammates for the start of pre-season training on Monday.