Parramatta kick off their 2015 campaign when the host the Manly Sea Eagles at Parramatta Stadium on Friday night.
The Eels enjoy a good record at the ground, having won 8 of the past 13 matches against their opponents here.
They have also won 5 of their past 7 Round 1 matches here, whilst Manly are somewhat slow starters winning just 5 of their past 12 Round 1 encounters.
Parramatta seem to grow a leg here and despite their poor record without star fullback Jarryd Hayne, I think they will be fired up and keen to hit the ground running.
Manly have lost a number of key personnel for this clash and must also deal with the unrest surrounding the future of their playmakers, and for those reasons I think Parramatta can open their account here with a victory.