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Live: Parramatta Eels v Newcastle Knights

Thanks for sticking with us tonight. Been a bit tricky as we had plenty of technical problems. Thankfully, it wasn't Origin!! We'll be back better, faster and more detailed next time. Don't forget to pick up a Sun-Herald in the morning and read Adrian Proszenko's wrap of all the news and views from tonight's clash. From me, it's been a long day and I'm off home. Best wishes everybody.

And there it is, the siren goes and the Knights hold on after a spirited Eels comeback. It was too little too late though. Sandow showed some glimpses of his best, which is a small redeeming factor for the Eels. An important win for the Knights, who string two together.

Just got to share this tweet from the match stream: "Sitting in car in caravan park near Ballarat listening to static call of drinking a longneck. This is living."

Eels searching for the miracle comeback. But time is against them.

Burt converts. 20-12. Eight minutes to go.

The try came after a couple of mistakes from the Knights. Taia dropped a bomb and the Buderus was penalised for a high tackle.

TRY!! The Eels have got one back. A nice pass from Sandow out to the winger, Sio, who finishes it off.

Crowd just over 12,000.

It's 20-6 now, to the Knights. The Eels looking unlikely to produce a comeback.

Kick is unsuccessful. Good finish though from Uate, who crashed over in the corner.

TRY!! Uate scores for the Knights. Couldn't get a run in Origin III, but he's going all right tonight.

Knights' Kade Snowden is being assisted from the field with an ankle injury.

Hindmarsh being praised for chasing Naiqama all the way and preventing him from putting it under the posts and setting up an easy conversion. There's two points saved by Hindy.

Kick is waved away.

That makes it 16-6 with the kick to come.

TRY!! Naiqama has just run nearly the length of the field, coast to coast. He broke the line, through the ruck and there was no one home to stop him.

Parramatta camped in their own territory. Chasing their tails. Game is still there to be won.

Uate fields a kick well. Knights in possession.

Tyrone Roberts' conversion attempt hits the upright and goes through. 12-6 to Newcastle.

TRY! Early try to Jarrod Mullen for Newcastle. Came after a forward pass from Sandow upfield.

The second half is underway.

So there you go. True lovers of rugby league, such as Proszenko - the greatest Russian to be associated with league since Ian Rubin - see beauty in chaos.

PROSZENKO has delivered!! Here it is:

"The last three matches between the sides have been absolute bludgers. Newcastle has won the lot with a combined score of 28-16. They have not been glowing advertisements for running rugby league. This instalment has been a better spectacle. Timana Tahu and Nathan Hindmarsh have climbed into the DeLorean and rediscovered their best form. Chris Sandow has been taking on the line instead of passing before it. And with new coaching director Chris Anderson watching on, Sandow has threatened by taking on the line rather than passing before it. It's 6-all ... back to you Mr Sygall."

 

Some of our fave tweets from the #nrlparnew stream:

“Is this game as bad as it sounds?”

"Still 6-6 between Eels and Knights. Not the most exciting game that we have seen"

"This game is putting me to sleep"

"News just in from Laurie Daley - The team that scores the most points in the second half will win this game"

"If the NRL had to show this game on the season highlights DVD to would-be TV rights bidders, it'd consist of "scene missing."

Half time, it's 6-6. As you can probably tell, we're having a few problems here getting proper coverage to work off. But Proszenko, our man on the spot, is churning out a half time wrap which should fill you all in as to what's gone on in the big game.

Burt fields a bomb for Parra. The Eels work it out of their territory now.

Moimoi helps push McManus over the sideline.

Parra on the attack... Little kick into the in-goal - and it's taken easily enough. 20metre re-start for the Knights.

Line drop out now for the Knights. Uate trapped in the in-goal.

Naiqama does well to prevent a 40-20 from Sandow.

TRY! Chris Sandow puts Matt Keating over for a try. Nice lead up work from Sandow. Burts converts 6-6 16th min.

Houston penalised for a high shot on Sandow after Parra earlier received a penalty for an infringement during a scramble for a bomb at the end of the Knights' set of six.

Parramatta on the attack but Newcastle producing good pressure in defence. They've spilled the ball now and the Knights will have possession.

OK, we're playing catch up footy here at the SMH after a few technical problems (bring back the fountain pen, I say!!). So, apologies, but the news is that Newcastle has a 6-0 lead after a converted try to winger James McManus.

Good evening folks! Hope you're doing well wherever in the world you are. Should be an interesting game tonight with two struggling teams coming off wins. We've been given the final ins and outs from our man on the spot, Adrian Proszenko, who will weave his magic on the keyboards after the game and bring you all the news and views in tomorrow's The Sun-Herald.

Reni Maitua replaces Taniela Lasalo for the mighty Eels and Peter Mata'utia has been replaced in the mighty Knights line up by Kevin Naiqama.

 

Join David Sygall from 7.30pm as the Eels host the Knights.

PREVIEW

Parramatta Stadium, Saturday 7.30pm (AEST)
Last meeting:
Round 6 2012 - Knights 14 bt Eels 6 at Hunter Stadium
Head-to-head: Eels 22 Knights 19, Draw 1
Referees: Matt Cecchin/Phil Haines
TV:
Live, FoxSports 2
TAB Sportsbet:
Eels $2.10 Knights $1.75
FootyTab:
Knights +2.5

Greg Prichard writes: As much as the Eels have produced some rubbish this season, they have won two of their last three, and in their come-from-behind win over the Panthers last weekend they showed their best signs all season. The Knights are also last-start winners, ending a five-match losing streak by coming from 14-0 down to whip the Tigers. The Knights have won the last three clashes between the two, but all in Newcastle.

AAP writes: Both the Eels and Knights will be desperate to nab their second win in as many weeks, with their reputation - and the possibility of the wooden spoon - hanging in the balance. Newcastle showed a bit more promise than Parramatta in their 38-20 last-start win over the Wests Tigers, when they overturned a 14-0 deficit thanks to Timana Tahu’s impressive hat-trick. A win for the Eels would be the first time coach Stephen Kearney has recorded back to back victories since taking over last year.

Key: Will the loss of Jarryd Hayne to Origin hurt the Eels more than Darius Boyd’s absence for the Knights?

EELS: Luke Burt, Ryan Morgan, Cheyse Blair, Willie Tonga, Ken Sio, Luke Kelly, Chris Sandow, Tim Mannah, Matt Keating, Justin Poore, Nathan Hindmarsh, Matthew Ryan, Ben Smith. Interchange: Joseph Paulo, Fuifui Moimoi, Mitchell Allgood, Taniela Lasalo, Reni Maitua

KNIGHTS: Peter Mata'utia, James McManus, Dane Gagai, Timana Tahu, Akuila Uate, Jarrod Mullen, Tyrone Roberts, Kade Snowden, Danny Buderus, Willie Mason, Chris Houston, Joel Edwards, Neville Costigan. Interchange (from): Zane Tetevano, Zeb Taia, Adam Cuthbertson, Alex McKinnon, Kevin Naiqama

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NRL Season 2015

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PAR 42vs MAN 12 Report Report Stats
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NEW 24vs NZW 14 Report Stats
GCT 18vs WST 19 Report Stats
NQL 4vs SYD 28 Report Stats
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CRO 20vs CBR 24 Report Stats
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CBY 32vs PAR 12 Report Stats
CRO 2vs BRI 10 Report Stats
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PEN 40vs GCT 0 Report Stats
MAN 24vs MEL 22 Stats
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SOU 34vs SYD 26 Stats
CBR 6vs NZW 18 Report Stats
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MAN 12vs CBY 16 Report Stats
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NZW 29vs PAR 16 Report Stats
CBR 20vs STG 22 Report Stats
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SOU 20vs WST 6 Report Stats
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PAR 29vs SOU 16 Report Stats
WST 24vs CBY 25 Report Stats
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NEW 26vs PEN 14 Report Stats
CRO 22vs GCT 24 Report Stats
STG 12vs MAN 4 Report Stats
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NZW 16vs BRI 24 Report Stats
SYD 34vs CBR 6 Report Stats
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NQL 18vs MEL 17 Stats
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CBY 17vs SOU 18 Report Stats
GCT 16vs BRI 26 Report Stats
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MAN 16vs CBR 29 Report Stats
NEW 0vs STG 13 Report Stats
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SYD 12vs CRO 20 Report Stats
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PAR 6vs WST 22 Report Stats
MEL 30vs NZW 14 Report Stats
PEN 10vs NQL 30 Report Stats
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BRI 22vs SYD 18 Report Stats
CRO 22vs NEW 6 Report Stats
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PAR 16vs GCT 38 Report Stats
NZW 32vs WST 22 Report Stats
PEN 22vs MAN 12 Report Stats
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CBR 10vs MEL 14 Stats
STG 31vs CBY 6 Stats
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SOU 12vs NQL 30 Report Stats
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CBY 28vs MAN 16 Report Stats
STG 12vs BRI 10 Report Stats
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GCT 32vs PEN 6 Report Stats
NQL 28vs NZW 24 Report Stats
MEL 17vs SYD 16 Report Stats
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WST 22vs CBR 30 Report Stats
NEW 22vs PAR 28 Report Stats
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CRO 18vs SOU 10 Stats
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Fri, 24 AprTimes shown AEST
CBY 14vs WST 38 Stats
Sat, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
NZW 28vs GCT 32 Report Stats
NEW 24vs NQL 26 Report Stats
SYD 12vs STG 14 Report Stats
MEL 10vs MAN 12 Stats
BRI 28vs PAR 16 Stats
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PEN 26vs CRO 18 Stats
SOU 22vs CBR 30 Stats
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BRI 8vs PEN 5 Report Stats
SYD 36vs WST 4 Stats
Sat, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
CBR 56vs GCT 16 Stats
CRO 16vs NZW 20 Stats
NQL 23vs CBY 16 Stats
Sun, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
MAN 30vs NEW 10 Stats
PAR 10vs MEL 28 Stats
Mon, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
SOU 16vs STG 10 Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
CBY 10vs SYD 24 Stats
NQL 31vs BRI 20 Stats
Sat, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
PAR 13vs NZW 17 Report Stats
GCT 22vs CRO 23 Report Stats
MEL 16vs SOU 12 Stats
Sun, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
STG 32vs CBR 18 Report Stats
NEW 22vs WST 12 Stats
Mon, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
MAN 10vs PEN 11 Stats
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Round 11
Fri, 22 MayTimes shown AEST
SOU 14vs PAR 12 Report Stats
Sat, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
WST 0vs NQL 8 Stats
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CBR 34vs CBY 41 Stats
Mon, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
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PEN 20vs PAR 26 Stats
Sat, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
GCT 16vs SOU 22 Report Stats
CBR 12vs BRI 24 Stats
NQL 18vs MAN 14 Report Stats
Sun, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
NZW 24vs NEW 20 Stats
STG 42vs CRO 6 Stats
Mon, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
SYD 24vs MEL 2 Report Stats
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BRI 44vs MAN 10 Report Stats
WST 20vs GCT 27 Report Stats
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NEW 22vs CBR 44 Stats
SOU 36vs NZW 4 Stats
PEN 0vs MEL 20 Report Stats
Sun, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
CRO 10vs SYD 4 Stats
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CBY 29vs STG 16 Stats
PAR 30vs NQL 36 Report Stats
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Round 14
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WST 34vs SOU 6 Report Stats
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NZW 21vs SYD 25 Report Stats
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GCT 28vs CBY 14 Stats
Mon, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
MEL 22vs PAR 26 Report Stats
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Round 15
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MAN 30vs WST 20 Report Stats
Sat, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
CBR 20vs NQL 21 Report Stats
GCT 14vs NZW 36 Report Stats
CBY 24vs PEN 12 Report Stats
Sun, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
NEW 28vs CRO 30 Report Stats
MEL 12vs BRI 14 Report Stats
Mon, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
STG 14vs SYD 19 Report Stats
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Round 16
Fri, 26 JunTimes shown AEST
BRI 44vs NEW 22 Stats
SOU 20vs MAN 8 Report Stats
Sat, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
NZW 30vs CBR 8 Stats
NQL 18vs CRO 24 Report Stats
PAR 16vs STG 12 Report Stats
Sun, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
SYD 20vs GCT 10 Stats
WST 12vs PEN 35 Stats
Mon, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
CBY 20vs MEL 4 Report Stats
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Round 17
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PEN 20vs SOU 6 Report Stats
Sat, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
STG 12vs NQL 18 Report Stats
Sun, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
MAN 28vs CRO 16 Report Stats
Mon, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
WST 16vs PAR 28 Stats
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Round 18
Fri, 10 JulTimes shown AEST
CBR 36vs NEW 22 Stats
Sat, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
PEN 4vs SYD 24 Stats
CBY 8vs BRI 16 Stats
Sun, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
NZW 28vs MEL 14 Report Stats
CRO 28vs STG 8 Report Stats
Mon, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
GCT 6vs MAN 38 Stats
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Round 19
Fri, 17 JulTimes shown AEST
PAR 4vs CBY 28 Report Stats
MEL 52vs PEN 10 Report Stats
Sat, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
CBR 20vs CRO 21 Report Stats
NEW 30vs GCT 2 Report Stats
STG 8vs SOU 24 Report Stats
Sun, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
SYD 24vs NZW 0 Report Stats
BRI 42vs WST 16 Stats
Mon, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
MAN 12vs NQL 30 Stats
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Round 20
Fri, 24 JulTimes shown AEST
BRI 34vs GCT 0 Report Stats
WST 8vs SYD 33 Stats
Sat, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
NZW 12vs MAN 32 Stats
MEL 22vs STG 4 Stats
SOU 52vs NEW 6 Stats
Sun, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
PEN 24vs CBR 34 Report Stats
CBY 16vs CRO 18 Report Stats
Mon, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
NQL 46vs PAR 4 Stats
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Round 21
Fri, 31 JulTimes shown AEST
SYD 38vs CBY 28 Report Stats
WST 34vs MEL 16 Report Stats
Sat, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
NZW 14vs CRO 18 Stats
NQL 32vs CBR 24 Stats
MAN 44vs BRI 14 Stats
Sun, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
STG 46vs NEW 24 Stats
SOU 20vs PEN 16 Report Stats
Mon, 03 AugTimes shown AEST
GCT 24vs PAR 14 Stats
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Round 22
Fri, 07 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI 16vs CBY 18 Report Stats
MAN 28vs SOU 8 Stats
Sat, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
NZW 0vs STG 36 Stats
CRO 30vs NQL 18 Stats
PAR 10vs PEN 4 Stats
Sun, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
MEL 36vs GCT 14 Report Stats
NEW 22vs SYD 38 Report Stats
Mon, 10 AugTimes shown AEST
CBR 18vs WST 20 Stats
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Round 23
Thu, 13 AugTimes shown AEST
NQL 18vs SOU 31 Stats
Fri, 14 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI 32vs STG 6 Report Stats
Sat, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
WST 18vs NEW 24 Stats
PEN 24vs NZW 10 Stats
SYD 28vs PAR 18 Stats
Sun, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
CBR 24vs MAN 26 Stats
CBY 36vs GCT 14 Report Stats
Mon, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
CRO 2vs MEL 30 Stats
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Round 24
Thu, 20 AugTimes shown AEST
STG 19vs PEN 12 Report Stats
Fri, 21 AugTimes shown AEST
SOU 18vs CBY 32 Report Stats
Sat, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
CRO 40vs WST 18 Report Stats
NZW 16vs NQL 50 Report Stats
SYD 12vs BRI 10 Report Stats
Sun, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
GCT 28vs CBR 12 Stats
MAN 16vs PAR 20 Report Stats
Mon, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
MEL 6vs NEW 20 Report Stats
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Round 25
Thu, 27 AugTimes shown AEST
SOU 12vs BRI 47 Report Stats
Fri, 28 AugTimes shown AEST
MAN 10vs SYD 46 Report Stats
Sat, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
PAR ($2.55)vs CRO ($1.53) 15:00Pirtek
NEW ($3.20)vs CBY ($1.36) 17:30HS
MEL ($1.73)vs NQL ($2.15) 19:30AAMI
Sun, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
WST ($1.42)vs NZW ($2.95) 14:00CSS
GCT ($3.00)vs STG ($1.40) 16:00Cbus
Mon, 31 AugTimes shown AEST
CBR ($1.55)vs PEN ($2.50) 19:30GIO
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Round 26
Thu, 03 SepTimes shown AEST
BRI ($1.50)vs MEL ($2.50) 19:45SUN
Fri, 04 SepTimes shown AEST
SYD ($1.36)vs SOU ($3.00) 19:45AS
Sat, 05 SepTimes shown AEST
PEN ($1.47)vs NEW ($2.55) 15:00Pepp
STG ($1.57)vs WST ($2.30) 17:30ANZ
NQL ($1.12)vs GCT ($6.00) 19:301300
Sun, 06 SepTimes shown AEST
PAR ($1.87)vs CBR ($1.87) 14:00Pirtek
CRO vs MAN 16:00Rem
CBY ($1.08)vs NZW ($7.00) 18:30ANZ
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Overall standings
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Sydney Roosters 23 17 6 0 38
Brisbane Broncos 23 17 6 0 38
North Queensland Cowboys 22 16 6 0 36
South Sydney Rabbitohs 23 13 10 0 30
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22 13 9 0 30
Melbourne Storm 22 12 10 0 28
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 22 12 10 0 28
St George-Illawarra Dragons 22 11 11 0 26
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