The Eels are one of two teams to win all three games, but the high-flying Sea Eagles loom as their biggest test yet.
Parramatta motored past the Broncos last week to protect their spot atop the ladder, while Manly punished the Bulldogs with a sizzling performance from fullback Tom Trbojevic.
These two traditional rivals will leave nothing in the tank at Bankwest Stadium.
Match: Eels v Sea Eagles
Round 4 -
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Eels: Oregon Kaufusi replaces Ray Stone on the bench in Parramatta's only change, with George Jennings and David Gower were omitted from the 19-man squad on game day and Will Smith dropping out of the squad 24 hours before kick-off. The Eels have won eight of their past 10 games against Manly. Ray Stone and Will Smith were cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.
Sea Eagles: Manly are 1-17 with Jack Gosiewksi and Tevita Funa dropping off the extended bench. Morgan Boyle and Brendan Elliott were omitted from the 21-man squad on Friday night. Winger Jorge Taufua has scored eight tries in 12 games against the Eels.
Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton GuthersonFullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika SivoWinger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jorge Taufua
Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael JenningsCentre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa BlakeCentre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Moses Suli
Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake FergusonWinger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan BrownFive-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Dylan Walker
Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell MosesHalfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-GillardProp for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed MahoneyHooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Danny Levi
Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior PauloProp for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson
2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
Lock for Eels is number 13 Marata NiukoreLock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
Interchange for Eels is number 14 Brad TakairangiInterchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Lachlan Croker
Interchange for Eels is number 16 Kane EvansInterchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Corey Waddell
Interchange for Eels is number 17 Peni TerepoInterchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie
Interchange for Eels is number 18 Oregon KaufusiInterchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Taniela Paseka
- Referee: Ben Cummins
- Touch Judge: Peter Gough
The credit was shared among his teammates, but Eels fullback Clint Gutherson had a blinder against the Broncos as he seemed to pop up everywhere. He is pitted against Tom Trbojevic, who dominated the Bulldogs with a two-try performance last Sunday. It's set to be an enthralling No.1 battle.