Parramatta Eels vs Wests Tigers: Five things we learned

You all know the old saying, right?

The season starts in Round 7. Well, that's what they're saying out Parramatta way as the Eels banked a second-straight win and now look a competitive, if not completely harmonious outfit.

The Tigers, in contrast, suffered a second consecutive defeat and have fallen to fifth on the NRL ladder as Ivan Cleary scrambles to arrest the slump and get things back on track out West.