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Live: Roosters v Eels

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FULL-TIME: So it ends 50-0 to the Roosters. There were performances all over the field from the Bondi boys, with Sonny Bill Williams and Waerea-Hargreaves causing all sorts of trouble in the middle of the park. The halves were outstanding, while Jennings, Tuivasa-Sheck and Tupou dominated down the flanks.

The Eels offered very little tonight, despite having 44% of the ball. They were short of ideas, and to be fair the Roosters' defence was absolutely watertight, with only 6 missed tackles all night.

Back-to-back shut-outs from the Roosters. Unbelievable.

Thanks for your company, and spare a thought for Ricky Stuart - that was an absolute ravishing. He's got a difficult week ahead.

Issac Liu just sent Chris Sandow into orbit as the little man attempt to put a hit on the debutant. The siren goes.

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TRY-TIME: Cordner goes in under the posts. What a rout. Boyd Cordner bounces off Kelepi Tanginoa with his 13th hit-up of the night, ricochets in field and momentum carries him over. Maloney could convert this with his wrong foot the way he is going at the moment. ROOSTERS 50 EELS 0

Ben Smith has put in 33 tackles here tonight, two more than Jake Friend. A thankless task for the Eels second rower though.

Back-to-back dot scores looking likely for the Bondi boys here tonight. Amazing. Not since 1999.

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Can the Roosters rack up the lesser-seen half century?

Maloney. Unbelievable. He's had the toughest angles tonight, but is knocking them over for fun. He adds the conversion. ROOSTERS 44 EELS 0

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TRY-TIME: Another one! And it's that man Tupou down the left. Maloney's chip, Cordner takes the tackle, Jennings with the quick play-the-ball and the Tongan goes over finally. The Eels are looking absolutely clueless, although in this mood, the Roosters would be giving most sides a pantsing.

Jennings and Tupou tear up the left again, and it's left to Morgan to cover. 170m for Tupou so far (many unchallenged) Blimey.

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What Monday night hoodoo?

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TRY-TIME: And Waerea-Hargreaves makes the third try of the second half. He takes the hit and pops it to Mortimer who falls over under the posts. Waerea-Hargreaves has been an absolute monster, and his rugby brain is catching up with his huge frame. Maloney makes it 5/7. ROOSTERS 38 EELS 0

Daniel Tupou down the left again. He is racking up the yards like crazy. Again, he is dragged down by the laces. Hayne is having a chat with Cummins again. The Eels are penalised for knocking the ball away at the Roosters' play-the-ball. More pain here for the Eels I think.

Morgan saves another try! But it's at the wrong end this time, as a Hayne pass balloons off his chest with the line begging.

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INJURY: Bad news coming through for the Roosters, with Frank-Paul Nuuausala going off a little while ago. medial ligament damage suspected. That's terrible news. he's been really enjoying his footy this year.

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Maloney makes it ROOSTERS 32 EELS 0 with another metronomic kick from the sideline. What a weapon.

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TRY-TIME: Tupou is rampaging down the left this half. He just brushed off a silly shot from Sandow. They go quickly from sideline to sideline, and Tuivasa-Sheck is over for his hat-trick! What a pass from Sonny Bill-Williams. They all had their hands on it there - Maloney, Pearce, SBW. Silky smooth.

Terrific tackle from Ryan Morgan saves another try as Tupou pins his ears back down the left touchline. Morgan ankle taps him, and Tupou's offload goes forward. Lovely footwork from Tuivasa-Sheck and quick hands from jennings launched the attack. Classy.

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