Good luck with your tipping competitions. The Eels leave Suncorp Stadium with a thoroughly deserved victory over the Broncos, who just couldn't stump up with a superstar when they needed one at the end. Jarryd Hayne was unbelievable, Semi Radradra came up with one of the tries of the year and Chris Sandow had one of his best games in the NRL for years. They played with heart and fire and caused plenty of damage when they carried the ball.
Brisbane were game and good again tonight. But they couldn't match the Eels in the one-on-one physical contests at key times around the park. Parra made them pay... super game to watch to boot.
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FULLTIME Parramatta Eels 25 defeat Brisbane Broncos 18.
Eels gallop away for a 90m try to seal the deal... but it's called back for a penalty. No fair.
Eels are going to win this. Get in line Parra fans - this was quality. Brisbane with less than two minutes to score... twice.
Now a 40m field goal from Sandow! On the run, on the angle.... cracks it right through. Sigh... you can forget how talented this kid really is sometimes. Massive. Eels lead 25-18.Back to top
It's good... Eels lead 24-18 with seven to play. Broncos need a converted try to level things up.
Penalty to the Eels and Sandow will try and extend this margin to six points.
TRY Parramatta! No hesitation as Nathan Peats burrows from dummy half and just slam dunks it behind the line. Eels get back in front again. Sandow's kick makes it 22-18 with 10 to play.
Barba might have his first try here.... video refs having a look to see if Copley had a piece of that bomb. NO TRY.
And there's Corey Parker's 1000th point in the NRL. Knocks over the conversion and Brisbane back on top 18-16.Back to top
You could not believe that... TRY Broncos. McGuire under the posts. Sio went high to field the kick on his line... had it.... lost it... had it... lost it... had it... lost it... had it.. lost it............. lost it. Went straight to McGuire who could not believe his luck. Runs away and thumps it down under the sticks. Video ref had a very good look for a Broncos knock-on but couldn't find out. Brisbane might be lucky there.
Kick is good and it's 16-12 to the Eels with 17 minutes on the clock.
He's a freak - Hayne in for the TRY. Can not be stopped in the one-on-one contest and shredded Brisbane easily five metres out from the line. Parra back in front and lead 14-12.
Parra have some absolutely outstanding ball carriers.
Interesting figure from the Broncos... now providing actual numbers with number of tickets sold. Those sold tickets include stadium members that haven't attended.Back to top
Parker is good for the conversion... Broncos in front 12-10. There's 27 minutes to go. Crowd is 32,009. Tickets sold 36,897. So there you go... where are you, missing 4000?
Barba returns it... and is marched back 10m by some immense Eels defence. But here goes Hunt! He's over for the Broncos right under the posts. His good season continues.... It's 10-10 with a kick to come. TRY Broncos.
Clever from Sandow - goes from dummy half and wins the penalty as the markers make a lunge. He's having a hell of a game tonight. Hayne goes up now... over the line but well held up by a swag of Broncos.
Pauli Pauli - beast. He's good they named him twice. Smashing run down the left edge.
Eels save the day though. But that got the heart racing.Back to top