Paramatta Eels

Eels' Jennings wary of old club

And while it won't be the first time Eels centre Michael Jennings lines up against his former club, the 29-year-old is yet to beat them in Parramatta colours and is keen to change that when the two sides clash on Saturday afternoon in the 'Battle of the West'.

Arthur's frustration at patchy, impatient Parra

The visitors had less than a third of the ball through the first 12 minutes of the game but had only conceded one try and when the tide began to turn they quickly levelled the scores with a superb four-pointer to Bevan French.

But as soon as they had returned to level terms with the Raiders the Eels dropped their guard and the resulting three tries in the space of seven minutes that they conceded gave them an assignment that would prove to be too challenging.

Moeroa re-signs with Eels

Moeroa first signed with Parramatta as a 14-year-old in 2010, and has become one of the most versatile forwards in the game.

In announcing Moeroa's re-signing for the next two seasons, Eels coach Brad Arthur said he was pleased the club has retained one of its juniors who has developed into a dominant forward.

Eels sweating on injuries

With other veteran Isaac De Gois sidelined indefinitely with concussion, the Eels are sweating on scan results for Pritchard who was hospitalised on Friday night after also suffering from a case of food poisoning according to Eels teammate Brad Takairangi. 

Moeroa facing one-week ban

The Grade 1 charge for his challenge on Titans half Ash Taylor during the Eels loss to the Gold Coast attracts 200 points, but he could avoid a two-game suspension with an early guilty plea. 

Semi Radradra responds to Eels coach Brad Arthur

Radradra bagged the first four-try haul of his 70-game NRL career on Sunday night in the Eels' 34-16 flogging of St George Illawarra in Wollongong - marking the fifth hat-trick of his career.

He scored his first three tries on the left wing, completing relatively simple moves down the Parramatta edge and receiving the final ball from either Michael Jennings or Corey Norman.

Hamstring kept Foran out of pre-season

The club's final trial against Penrith on Saturday night but says he is 100 per cent ready to go for Round 1.

Foran strained a hammy in Round 1 last year – coincidentally at Pirtek Stadium against the Eels – which put him out for three games and continued to trouble him through the season.

Coach Brad Arthur said he has managed Foran through this pre-season while the new team captain himself said his combinations with his new clubmates will need to develop further in the two weeks until the side's Round 1 season opener against Brisbane at Pirtek Stadium.