Junior Paulo and Reagan Campbell-Gillard have been so good for Parramatta this year that not even Brad Arthur can talk them down.
And as even Arthur himself admits, that is saying something.
Where the Eels once lacked size and power, they now have arguably the best one-two punch in the NRL with the competition's form forward pairing.
At it again in Sunday's win over Canterbury, the pair are a big reason the Eels are outrunning their opponents by a whopping 365 metres per game this year.
Campbell-Gillard has the most metres of any prop in the competition, enjoying easily the best year of his career and playing big minutes each week.
And Paulo is providing the X-factor rarely seen in the middle.
He leads all props for tackle busts and offloads, making him hard for opponents to contain as they battle to not only stop him but wrap the ball up.
"Junior and Reg, I don't know where we would be without them at the moment," Arthur said.
"They've been outstanding. I don't like putting too much pressure on guys and rapping them up too much.
"I think I have been playing it safe and not giving them enough credit. But they are the reason why we've won 10 games."
Asked if they were the best front-row pairing in the league, Arthur was more cautious.
"I'm not going to say that, but I'm not prepared to swap them for anyone else," he said.
The pair's performances are even more impressive when you consider where they were before coming to Parramatta.
Campbell-Gillard was battling at Penrith last year, openly admitting he desperately needed a change of scenery one season into a five-year deal.
And Paulo himself was well below his best at Canberra in 2018, not reaching the heights of his power from when he headed there from the Eels two years earlier.
"I've always liked Reg as a player when we had to play against him," Arthur said.
"And Junes is one of my favourites. I love how he plays.
"He plays tough, you can really challenge him. He can play like a five-eighth when you need him to.
"The expectations are high on themselves. But they've done a lot of work in the pre-season and formed a bit of a partnership and their happy with it."
Australian Associated Press