Eels lose Hayne and the match against Warriors
Parramatta lose their star player Jarryd Hayne to a knee injury and then the match against a sizzling New Zealand Warriors side. Photo: Getty Images
Warriors fullback Kevin Locke gets the man of the match, well deserved too. That's it from us tonight, thanks for your company and we'll be back to kick off round three from 7.20 on Friday night.
The Warriors move into equal fifth position on differential with the Panthers and Broncos, while Parramatta slump to last. A long way to go in the season, but hey, statistics are fun.
Our next live match will be Friday night when the Dragons host the Wests Tigers - be sure to join us again but until then grab tomorrow's Herald or log on to smh.com.au for the wash-up from tonight's match
Fulltime here and the Warriors have their first win of 2012 following last week's loss to Manly in the grand final replay. Parramatta remain on the wrong end of a 2-0 record and, while they can take heart from the performance of Sandow and remaining in touch against the grand finalists despite losing Hayne early and missing Nathan Hindmarsh, it will be cold comfort for Stephen Kearney's men
Into the final minute at Parramatta Stadium. The scoreline looks more comprehensive than this match has been but the Eels will be ruing any amount of errors. James Maloney and Manu Vatuvei among the best for the visitors.
Tupou's second tonight, that is. Maloney kicks his sixth for a 36-20 scoreline
76 min: TRY - that's the ball game. A Parra pass on the last goes to ground before Bill Tupou runs the length of the field to score after Locke picks up the spilt ball. Esi Tonga is down in backplay for Parra as well just to rub salt into the wound and it's Warriors 34-20 with a kick to come which will just about wrap us up
75 min: Cheyse Blair gets the Eels to the Warriors 30m line
75 min: Double knock-on as we enter the final five minutes. Parramatta have the feed but is it too little, too late? After last Monday's efforts I'm not game to write anyone off
Maloney happy to take his time here before extending the lead to 10 once more. Warriors 30-20 and just the fourth Parramatta Stadium win in their 17-year history looks a lot closer.
73 min: TRY - Kevin Locke may have scored the matchwinner for the Warriors. Vatuvei makes plenty of ground after getting onto a Henry offload before putting Locke into space. 28-20, kick to come
And just to add the icing on the cake - he may have just set up the winner.
72 min: Vatuvei confidently fields the Sandow kick - the Beast has had a great match tonight.
Fui's back in the line - I should have known better. Parramatta threatening again and they've got all the momentum heading into the final stages
70 min: Fui looks like he's in a bit of trouble after plenty of attention from three Warriors tacklers
69 min: Sandow adds the extras. 24-20 with 11 minutes left to play
68 min: TRY - Chris Sandow crosses for Parramatta. It looked like the Eels had blown a try seconds earlier with an overlap on the far side but the former Rabbitoh does it all himself, darting through a gap. Warriors 24-18. Sandow has the chance to cut the gap to four.
67 min: Willie Tonga cops a shoulder from Manu Vatuvei on the cheek and he hits the deck like a sack of potatoes. Nothing malicious, just footy
Another error and it's Parramatta on the attack again.
65 min: Sandow almost puts Moimoi into a gap a few plays before the hosts spill it again.
64 min: Captain's calamity there from Simon Mannering who spills it on the first. Parramatta have the scrum feed 25m out from the Warriors line
64 min: 4/4 for Maloney as he converts his own try. 24-14 now with 16 to go.
62 min: TRY - James Maloney scores for the Warriors. That's the Kiwis at the best, keeping the ball alive through Kevin Locke, Johnson, Mateo and then the Roosters-bound five-eighth hit the gap. That's the deadlock broken and it's Warriors 22-14 with a kick to come.
61 min: Early kick from Sandow and the Warriors have it on the halfway line
That's the hour mark gone and Parramatta have it inside their own half
Yet another pass goes flying toward the crowd and the Warriors will be disappointed not to have made that one count
58 min: PENALTY to the Warriors. Offside 'about eight metres' according to the whistleblowers
58 min: Shaun Johnson drives a kick into the in-goal and there's nothing the Eels defence can do about it. Six again for the visitors
Warriors looking threatening here inside the Eels' 10m line
57 min: Sandow gets a deep kick away under pressure. Warriors in possession
56 min: Mateo goes to ground 15m out from the Parra line
18-14 to the Warriors
Still no change to the halftime score and it's anyone's match 15 minutes into the second half. Willie Tonga tries to force the offload and it's Parramatta's turn to spill the ball
Error from Elijah Taylor who floats a Warriors pass into touch. Eels have the feed on the halfway line
Krisnan Inu is on for the Warriors against his old club with Hurrell coming off.
52 min: Kevin Locke feels the full force of another Sandow hit coming off his own line.
Apologies for the break in transmission. Parramatta have the scrum feed just out from their own line
49 min: Looks like we're back online and the Warriors have it just inside Parramatta's territory.
Some technical gremlins invading the system here tonight but we're into the second half. Score still 18-14 to the Warriors.
There's the siren and that's it for an action-packed first half. Three tries each here with the only difference the erratic boot of Chris Sandow. The Warriors have the lead 18-14 and, for those just logging on, Parramatta have lost Jarryd Hayne for the night with a knee injury which is expected to be a short-term prospect
Better effort from Sandow, kick successful and the lead is cut to four. Warriors up 18-14 minutes away from the break
35 min: TRY - Sandow and Justin Poore absolutely monster Hurrell on his own line and he coughs it up for Sandow to score. Warriors 18-12 with Sandow to attempt to convert his own try
34 min: PENALTY - to the Eels
33 min: Warriors on the attack through Lewis Brown. Fourth tackle just inside the Eels' half
Hayne update - he says it's scar tissue in the knee that gave way and looks like a short-term injury. Great news.
30 min: Flags are up again and it's 18-8 to the Warriors
28 min: TRY - and it takes all of one tackle. Good hands from Maloney to young centre Konrad Hurrell and he's through. Warriors 16-8 with a kick to come
28 min: Warriors have a scrum 10m out from the line. Golden opportunity to boost that lead before half-time
More changes - Lewis Brown on for Mateo.
26 min: Letoff for the Warriors and now they've got a penalty. Looked like a knock-on already but a late Eels swinging arm lets him off
25 min: PENALTY - Parra get another boost downfield. Blair takes the tap 45m out
25 min: The Beast Vatuvei takes it up from the scrum
Fuifui's first touch and he's made a ham-fisted effort of it just metres out.
23 min: PENALTY - Eels. Sandow takes the tap 30m out from the Warriors' line.
22 min: Maloney puts his kick out on the full and Parra have it just inside the Warriors' half.
Eels changes - Justin Poore on for Tim Mannah and Fuifui Moimoi on for Mitchell Allgood.
20 min: Maloney makes no mistake from the sideline. Warriors 12-8.
The Warriors passed up the opportunity to lock things up and it pays immediate dividends.
19 min: TRY - Second-man play and Bill Tupou's over in the corner. Warriors 10-8, kick to come
18 min: PENALTY to the Warriors - high shot on Elijah Taylor right in front. Still 8-6.
Hayne says the injury is in his good knee - he heard it 'pop' as he was running. So no hamstring strife, nor the already-injured knee, but the good one. Doesn't sound fantastic.
Back underway with Allgood taking it up for Parra.
May have spoken too soon there - he's looking a bit more upbeat but unlikely Hayne will be playing any more part in tonight's match
He's still on the ground and things don't look good at all - for Hayne or the Eels. Medicab on the ground and this comeback looks like lasting as long as Mal Meninga's political career.
15 min: Very bad news for Parramatta - Hayne makes a break before going to ground in all sorts of trouble. Looks like a hamstring this time.
13 min: James Maloney makes no mistake adding the extras. Eels 8-6. Reckon he's packing for Bondi yet?
11 min: TRY - Feleti Mateo over just to the left of the posts. Eels still up 8-4 but with a kick to come from almost in front they're right back in it.
11 min: Warriors inside the Parra 10m line
10 min: PENALTY - Maitua concedes one to give the visitors a chance to hit back
10 min: The Warriors finally have a chance to do somehting - turnover just their side of the halfway line.
Not even close again from Sandow - score remains 8-0 and Parramatta would be stoked with this start.
8 min: TRY - Other corner this time and it's Cheyse Blair to give the wingers an early double. 8-0 Eels, kick to come.
6 min: PENALTY - Tim Mannah held too long by the Warriors defence. Parramatta resume 40m out from their own line
And he's made a hash of that one from the sideline. Score remains 4-0.
Luke Burt's absence means Sandow has the kicking duties tonight.
3 min: TRY - Ken Sio doesn't care what side it is. He fielded the Warriors kick at the start of the set before Reni Maitua made some good ground. A beautiful ball from Ben Roberts wide has Sio over in the corner. 4-0 Parramatta, kick to come. What a start.
2 min: Sandow kicks for the corner but after a few jitters the Warriors have the ball
2 min: Six again for Parra, inside the Warriors' 20. Great chance early.
1 min: Kevin Locke gets us under way with the kickoff and Mitchell Allgood takes the first hit-up for Parra.
Big cheers as Jarryd Hayne comes down the Parramatta Stadium tunnel. He still looks to be moving with a slight limp
Plenty of interest tonight as teams go through their final paces. The combination of Hayne and Sandow hasn't been seen yet for Parramatta - and the big question will be whether Hayne's flair is enough to counter the engine-room absence of the inspirational Nathan Hindmarsh.
The Toyota Cup match earlier was a tryfest - the Warriors got the chocolates with a seven-tries-to five win 38-26. The first grade side will be hoping to build on their efforts - the Warriors have won just three matches from 12 attempts at Parramatta.
Welcome to Parramatta Stadium for tonight's match between the Eels and Warriors to wrap up round two. With 10 minutes to go until kickoff there's team news on both sides with Jarryd Hayne returning for Parramatta from a knee injury. Fans' excitement at Hayne's return will be tempered somewhat by the withdrawal of captain Nathan Hindmarsh, who was in hospital Saturday night with a virus. He's on the mend now but will be absent from tonight's proceedings. Willie Tonga is also back on deck for Parramatta. On the Warriors front, coach Brian McLennan has made a late change in the centres. Krisnan Inu, named in the starting lineup almost a week ago, will come off the bench against his former club while Ben Henry will start at No.4, partnering fellow 20-year-old Konrad Hurrell. Stephen Kearney has also made a change out wide for the Eels - wingers Ken Sio and Cheyse Blair have swapped sides.
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