JavaScript disabled. Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

Live: Eels v Bulldogs

 The pressure and problems just pile up for Stephen Kearney, he's in more trouble than Julia Gillard. After a decent start the Eels dropped their bundle against a ruthless Dogs outfit. Sandow tried to get something going when he did get on the field but to no avail. The short inter-passing between the Dogs forwards and their go-forward was impressive.

That's it from me tonight, thanks for joining the blog. Brad Walter and Chris Barrett will have all the news from the press conferences and the sheds in tomorrow's Sydney Morning Herald and at LeagueHQ.

80 min: All over. Dogs 46-12.

77 min: Try. And it's officially ugly for the Eels. Goodwin in the corner after some nice quick short passes down the left. Goodwin converts from the sideline. Dogs 46-12.

76 min: Strange call from the Dogs. Eels on the rack but they decide to take the shot at goal. Is Dessie feeling sorry for the Eels? Goodwin puts it through. Dogs 40-12.

75 min: Ennis plucks a Sandow chip out of the air and puts Barba on a nice run. Ennis hits the deck after being hit high by Maitua, but after a bit of treatment is up and back in the play. Penalty to Dogs. Maitua on report.

70 min: Nope - not happening this week, sorry Eels fans. The catherine wheel's been dropped in a bucket of cold water.

67 min: Light the touch paper Eels.

Eels scored 30 points in 13 minutes last week. Maybe they're waiting for the 67th minute before coming to life.

62 min:Try. Wright in. Easy metres from their 20 from Goodwin and Morris. Sweeping movement down the right and Barba cut out pass puts the winger in. Goodwin misses. Dogs 38-12.

54 min: Dogs penalised for being offside from a line drop out. Eels on the attack but Hayne spills an inside ball and it breaks down.

50 min: Try. Number 52 for Morris. Again nice ball from Kasiano to Barba to Keating who breaks through and puts through a kick for Morris 35m out. Sandow chases gamely but too much speed from the centre and he wins the race. Goodwin converts. Dogs 34-12.

49 min: And Sandow is on the field - if he can pull this one out for the Eels he'll never be dropped again.

48 min: Try. Reynolds chips 15m out, ball sits up nicely for him on the follow through, Hayne can't get there in time and he's in. Goodwin converts. Dogs 28-12

46 min: Sandow has the Lowes tracksuit off and is getting ready to come onto the field.

45 min: Maitua charges down Reynolds kick and then Paulo makes a nice bust down field, but it all breaks down when Roberts spills the ball.

42 min: Dogs could have put them away here, nice set play but Lafai then throws a pass into row 12 with Wright having the tryline at his mercy.

41 min: Goodwin off the tee for the second half and Poore runs into Kasiano's shoulder. Allgood takes it up and then drops the ball in the play-the-ball. Dogs to get a scrum 30m out.

Here's Brad Walter's take on the first half: "For the first 30 minutes it looked like Parramatta may have turned the corner following last Sunday's remarkable comeback against Wests Tigers but then they just seemed to forget how to tackle and the Dogs cut them open with three tries in the six minutes before halftime. Credit must go to Des Hasler for the way he has transformed the same Canterbury side that struggled last year into  the best offloading team in the NRL." 

Time for an ad break and orange.


40 min: Try. Dogs in again. 60m out - Eels defence doesn't move up, Kasiano waltzes through then finds Barba and on to Halatau, who has plenty to do from 35m, outsprints the defence to score. Goodwin converts. Dogs 22-12.

37 min: Try. Really nice second-man play by the Dogs. 40m out, Bupa puts Reynolds in half a gap, he throws a dummy and is through and it's on to Lafai who's in. Goodwin converts. Those cheap penalties really hurt the Eels. Dogs 16-12.

36 min: Poore penalised again - this time for a high shot.

35 min: Try. Number 51 for Morris. Nice ball from Kasiano after dummy run from Eastwood, to Keating and he finds Morris who breezes throough. Goodwin hits the posts but it goes through. Eels 12-10.

34 min: Another bad pun - poor play by Poore and he gives away a cheap penalty for holding down.

33 min: Dogs set ends with Hayne caught in goal after Barba grubber. Eels line drop-out.

31 min: Allgood not good and is penalised for not lining up straight in the play the ball. Dogs to go on attack 20m out.

29 min: Try. Sio in for the Eels. Hayne threads a perfect grubber into the in-goal from 10m out, the winger doesn't panic and touches down. Burt converts from the touchline. Eels 12-4.

28 min: Reynolds penalised for being offside. Eels will go on attack 30m out.

James 'Bupa - the unhealthy Aiden Tolman' Graham is on with the vaseline spread over the backs of his legs. Apparently he believes it makes the tacklers slip off. Hmm. Looks like Des Renford when he used to cover himself with fat before attempting to swim the English Channel.

24 min:  A couple of sets between the 20ms - Eels have the better of position, but don't look likely. Roberts gives away a penalty for holding down Lafai.

18 min: Try. Ryan Morgan flies high to collect a bomb, but it wasn't contested by the Dogs outside backs. Burt converts. Eels 6-4.

17 min: Good set from the Dogs - lots of ball interplay between the forwards on the edge, similar to last week against Manly. Eels clean up a bomb and then get a relieving penalty when Kasiano goes high in a tackle.

12 min: Try. Josh Morris finishes it off but Barba is the creator. The fullback skips out of a tackle, beats another, makes a break, onto Keating who feeds Morris and he's over for his 50th career try. Bryson Goodwin misses from out wide. Dogs 4-0. 

10 min: The Dogs put on their first major attacking raid of the game but it breaks down when a pass from Barba goes astray 10m out.

9 min: Plenty of ball movement but not a lot of structure from the Eels. Bulldogs get the first penalty of the night with Maitua pinged for holding down Tolman in the tackle.

6 min:  Tolman throws a shocker of a forward past to Pritchard and Eels go on attack 30m out. A Roberts grubber is cleaned up nicley by Wright.

5 min: A towering Hayne bomb on the last is well taken by Barba under heavy pressure from the Eels defence.

3 min: A good set from the Eels with Hayne and Morgan featuring in a nice move ends with Dogs cleaning up a last-tackle bomb.

1 min: And Luke Burt gets us underway with the kick-oof.

In the team news Fuifui Moimoi will start with Joseph Paulo moving to the bench. The Bulldogs will be as per program.

Michael Ennis is back in the frame. Stephen Kearney is coping the blame. And Chris Sandow is searching for his game. Welcome to tonight's blog of the Parramatta v Canterbury match.

With Danny Buderus ruled out of Origin I, Ennis can further push his claims for a Blues jumper in tonight's match.

For Kearney, he'd be happy with a win - any way he can get it. We heard rumours that voodoo dolls resembling Ennis, Ben Barba and Josh Reynolds had been delivered to the Parramatta coaching office.

Sandow will be hoping to get the tracksuit off tonight. For $550,000 a season the Eels certainly weren’t expecting they would be watching him sitting on the pine or keeping his legs warm on the sideline exercise bike.

The round 6 match last year was a fiery affair with Jarryd Hayne headbutting Corey Payne and the memorable altercation between Ennis and Nathan Hindmarsh. All four were binned leaving the teams with enough players for an A-League match.

After the match Hindmarsh called Ennis ‘‘a grub’’' - making a change from the usual anodyne responses at press conferences.

So, for the pre-match entertainment, the closest we could get to Grub was Dinosaur Jr's album Bug featuring the epic opener Freak Scene one of the tunes Matt and Kris Keating's uncle Paul listens to while he's polishing his collection of French antique clocks. (Warning to the kiddies - the song features one bad word).


Be the first to comment.

Make a comment

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Please enter your comment.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your comment has been submitted for approval.

Comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Related Coverage

HuffPost Australia

NRL Season 2015

Round 1
Thu, 05 MarTimes shown AEDT
BRI 6vs SOU 36 Report Stats
Fri, 06 MarTimes shown AEDT
PAR 42vs MAN 12 Report Report Stats
Sat, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
NEW 24vs NZW 14 Report Stats
GCT 18vs WST 19 Report Stats
NQL 4vs SYD 28 Report Stats
Sun, 08 MarTimes shown AEDT
PEN 24vs CBY 18 Report Stats
CRO 20vs CBR 24 Report Stats
Mon, 09 MarTimes shown AEDT
STG 4vs MEL 12 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 2
Fri, 13 MarTimes shown AEDT
CBY 32vs PAR 12 Report Stats
CRO 2vs BRI 10 Report Stats
Sat, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
PEN 40vs GCT 0 Report Stats
MAN 24vs MEL 22 Stats
NQL 14vs NEW 16 Report Stats
Sun, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
SOU 34vs SYD 26 Stats
CBR 6vs NZW 18 Report Stats
Mon, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
WST 22vs STG 4 Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 3
Fri, 20 MarTimes shown AEDT
MAN 12vs CBY 16 Report Stats
BRI 44vs NQL 22 Report Stats
Sat, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
NZW 29vs PAR 16 Report Stats
CBR 20vs STG 22 Report Stats
MEL 36vs CRO 18 Report Stats
Sun, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
SOU 20vs WST 6 Report Stats
GCT 18vs NEW 20 Report Stats
Mon, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
SYD 20vs PEN 12 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 4
Fri, 27 MarTimes shown AEDT
PAR 29vs SOU 16 Report Stats
WST 24vs CBY 25 Report Stats
Sat, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
NEW 26vs PEN 14 Report Stats
CRO 22vs GCT 24 Report Stats
STG 12vs MAN 4 Report Stats
Sun, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
NZW 16vs BRI 24 Report Stats
SYD 34vs CBR 6 Report Stats
Mon, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
NQL 18vs MEL 17 Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 5
Fri, 03 AprTimes shown AEDT
CBY 17vs SOU 18 Report Stats
GCT 16vs BRI 26 Report Stats
Sat, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
MAN 16vs CBR 29 Report Stats
NEW 0vs STG 13 Report Stats
Sun, 05 AprTimes shown AEST
SYD 12vs CRO 20 Report Stats
Mon, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
PAR 6vs WST 22 Report Stats
MEL 30vs NZW 14 Report Stats
PEN 10vs NQL 30 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 6
Fri, 10 AprTimes shown AEST
BRI 22vs SYD 18 Report Stats
CRO 22vs NEW 6 Report Stats
Sat, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
PAR 16vs GCT 38 Report Stats
NZW 32vs WST 22 Report Stats
PEN 22vs MAN 12 Report Stats
Sun, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CBR 10vs MEL 14 Report Stats
STG 31vs CBY 6 Report Stats
Mon, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
SOU 12vs NQL 30 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 7
Fri, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
CBY 28vs MAN 16 Report Stats
STG 12vs BRI 10 Report Stats
Sat, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
GCT 32vs PEN 6 Report Stats
NQL 28vs NZW 24 Report Stats
MEL 17vs SYD 16 Report Stats
Sun, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
WST 22vs CBR 30 Report Stats
NEW 22vs PAR 28 Report Stats
Mon, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
CRO 18vs SOU 10 Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 8
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
Sun, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
PEN 26vs CRO 18 Stats
SOU 22vs CBR 30 Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 9
Fri, 08 MayTimes shown AEST
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
View All Fixtures
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
View All Fixtures
Round 11
Fri, 22 MayTimes shown AEST
SOU 14vs PAR 12 Report Stats
Sat, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
WST 0vs NQL 8 Report Stats
Sun, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
CBR 34vs CBY 41 Stats
Mon, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
NEW 18vs BRI 31 Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 12
Fri, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
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
View All Fixtures
Round 13
Fri, 05 JunTimes shown AEST
BRI 44vs MAN 10 Report Stats
WST 20vs GCT 27 Report Stats
Sat, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
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
Mon, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
CBY 29vs STG 16 Stats
PAR 30vs NQL 36 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 14
Fri, 12 JunTimes shown AEST
WST 34vs SOU 6 Report Stats
Sat, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
NZW 21vs SYD 25 Report Stats
Sun, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
GCT 28vs CBY 14 Stats
Mon, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
MEL 22vs PAR 26 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 15
Fri, 19 JunTimes shown AEST
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
View All Fixtures
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
View All Fixtures
Round 17
Fri, 03 JulTimes shown AEST
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
View All Fixtures
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
View All Fixtures
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
View All Fixtures
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
View All Fixtures
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
View All Fixtures
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
View All Fixtures
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
View All Fixtures
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
View All Fixtures
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 28vs CRO 35 Stats
NEW 18vs CBY 20 Stats
MEL 14vs NQL 6 Report Stats
Sun, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
WST 50vs NZW 16 Report Stats
GCT 28vs STG 26 Stats
Mon, 31 AugTimes shown AEST
CBR 34vs PEN 18 Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 26
Thu, 03 SepTimes shown AEST
BRI 8vs MEL 15 Report Stats
Fri, 04 SepTimes shown AEST
SYD 30vs SOU 0 Report Stats
Sat, 05 SepTimes shown AEST
PEN 30vs NEW 12 Stats
STG 32vs WST 30 Stats
NQL 42vs GCT 12 Stats
Sun, 06 SepTimes shown AEST
PAR 24vs CBR 28 Stats
CRO 12vs MAN 14 Stats
CBY 26vs NZW 22 Stats
View All Fixtures
Telstra Premiership Finals Round 1
Fri, 11 SepTimes shown AEST
SYD 18vs MEL 20 Report Stats
Sat, 12 SepTimes shown AEST
CBY 11vs STG 10 Report Stats
BRI 16vs NQL 12 Report Stats
Sun, 13 SepTimes shown AEST
CRO 28vs SOU 12 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Telstra Premiership Finals Round 2
Fri, 18 SepTimes shown AEST
SYD 38vs CBY 12 Report Stats
Sat, 19 SepTimes shown AEST
NQL 39vs CRO 0 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Telstra Premiership Finals Round 3
Fri, 25 SepTimes shown AEST
BRI 31vs SYD 12 Stats
Sat, 26 SepTimes shown AEST
MEL 12vs NQL 32 Stats
View All Fixtures
Telstra Premiership Finals Round 4
Sun, 04 OctTimes shown AEDT
BRI 16vs NQL 17 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
NRL Ladder 2015
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Sydney Roosters 24 18 6 0 291 40
Brisbane Broncos 24 17 7 0 195 38
North Queensland Cowboys 24 17 7 0 133 38
Melbourne Storm 24 14 10 0 119 32
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 14 10 0 42 32
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 14 10 0 -7 32
South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 13 11 0 -2 30
St George-Illawarra Dragons 24 12 12 0 27 28
View all

Follow Us on Facebook

Featured advertisers