It may have been another heartbreaking loss for Parramatta but coach Brad Arthur reckons he may have found their winning formula in their 18-10 NRL defeat in Brisbane.
The Eels slumped to a 2-10 season start on Thursday night after little went right for the visitors.
Centre Michael Jennings bombed two tries when he dropped the ball over the line and Bevan French crashed over in the 75th minute, only to be called back due to a forward pass.
Yet Arthur could see light at the end of the tunnel after his gamble to swap fullback Clint Gutherson and pivot Corey Norman worked.
Arthur said he would stick with the combination after Norman looked dangerous at No.1 despite nursing a foot complaint while co-captain Gutherson revelled in his hands-on role at five-eighth.
Norman was playing fullback for the first time since round 19, 2015.
He threatened to break the game open when he set up Tepai Moeroa early, only to be held up then later looked to have sent French try-bound before officials ruled a forward pass.
"I am (sticking with the position switch). They were busy and they were in the game - I thought they were both good," Arthur said.
"Normie put a pass on for Tep (Moeroa) there early when Tep got held up over the line and we dropped two over the line.
"With 15 minutes to go (Norman) probably should have come off. He was carrying a foot injury but he wanted to stay out there."
Gutherson said the positional change agreed with him.
"It didn't change too much for me. I just got my hands on the ball a lot more which I liked," he said.
"I had to make few more tackles but I liked it. I got to get into the game a bit more and stamp my authority.
"And Normie is a footy player, he will play well wherever he is. He was excellent at the back - he had a silky touch back there."
It marked Parramatta's fourth straight loss.
The Eels have also lost their past eight away games.
"We wanted to see them play for each other and they did," Arthur said.
"The game comes down to taking your chances and when we are down and out like we are at the moment, we are not nailing them.
"But I thought we played really well. It sounds silly but it's the truth.
"We've just got to make sure we don't give up, we keep coming with the right attitude and make it (fortunes) turn."