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Round 1 - Sunday 9th March @ 06:30pm
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Round 1 - Sunday 9th March @ 06:30pm
EELS vs. WARRIORS
Pirtek Stadium
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L: 0
H-T: 14
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A happy Parramatta crowd counts down the final ten seconds and that's full time here at Pirtek Stadium. The Eels have given rookie coach Brad Arthur a good win first up in their quest to avoid a third straight wooden spoon. They were encouraging with ball in hand and defended with gusto. The Warriors will head home with some work to do, particularly on their ball-handling and defensive reads. Thanks for joining us for our live match coverage, and stay tuned for the match report.

Parramatta Eels 36-16

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Fisiiahi loses the ball in the tackle and that sums up the Warriors' night.

Parramatta Eels 36-16

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Hayne is back up and takes a Townsend bomb easily. The two teams are just going through the motions now.

Parramatta Eels 36-16

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Hayne is down but it appears to just be cramp.

Parramatta Eels 36-16

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Radradra loses the ball just as the Eels looked to launch another raid.

Parramatta Eels 36-16

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The Warriors have an attacking chance but Mateo spills the ball 5m out from the tryline.

Parramatta Eels 36-16

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL PARRAMATTA EELS
Penalty goal attempt by Junior Paulo successful.

Bukuya is penalised for a cannonball tackle and the Eels wisely decide to take the kick to take their lead outside three converted tries. Paulo is successful from 20m out and slightly to the side.

Parramatta Eels 36-16

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Junior Paulo successful.

This one from Paulo is a lot better as he pots it from near the sideline. It'll require something special from the Warriors from here.

Parramatta Eels 34-16

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Vai Toutai. Kick to come.

And now the other Eels winger completes his hatrick as Toutai strolls over once again. The lead up work was slick but the Warriors again look clueless against any type of set move.

Parramatta Eels 32-16

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Devcich awards a possible try for the Eels here but we're going upstairs of course....

Parramatta Eels 28-16

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The Warriors just continue to gift the Eels chances as Vatuvei loses the ball in contact inside their own 30m line.

Parramatta Eels 28-16

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Junior Paulo unsuccessful.

Paulo relieves Norman of the kicking duties but he might as well not have bothered as this one goes closer to the corner post than the ones in the middle.

Parramatta Eels 28-16

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Vai Toutai. Kick to come.

The Eels have struck a great blow here as Vai Toutai is on the end of some simple catch and pass from his inside men. The Warriors look a bit clueless on defence there.

Parramatta Eels 28-16

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Jarryd Hayne is denied what originally seemed like a try due to a double movement. The refs appear to have got this one right though.

Parramatta Eels 24-16

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

Johnson is unable to convert from near the sideline.

Parramatta Eels 24-16

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Manu Vatuvei. Kick to come.

The Warriors have hit back here through a typical Manu Vatuvei try. They created some space for the big fella but he still had some work to do and he obliges. The refs go upstairs for the millionth time but this is an easy one for the video refs.

Parramatta Eels 24-16

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Corey Norman unsuccessful.

Corey Norman continues an average night with the boot by pushing this one wide.

Parramatta Eels 24-12

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Semi Radradra. Kick to come.

Radradra completes a hatrick in controversial circumstances. He pounced on a Tomkins error but appeared grounded short of the line. The referees originally gave a try before sending upstairs and this is the reason the video refs have decided to stick with this decision, but the Warriors have reason to be filthy here.

Parramatta Eels 24-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Corey Norman successful.

Norman converts from next to the posts.

Parramatta Eels 20-12

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Semi Radradra. Kick to come.

Try early in the second half for the Eels as Radradra capitalises on a Warriors mistake from a bomb.

Parramatta Eels 18-12

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Second half underway here as the Warriors will get first crack with possession.

Parramatta Eels 14-12

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And that ends a frenetic half here at Pirtek Stadium. Some exciting play from the Eels exploited some holes in the Warriors defence out wide, and it saw them skip out to 10-point lead. However that 8-point try on the stroke of half time for the Warriors has evened things up considerably. Join us soon for our second half coverage

Parramatta Eels 14-12

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Penalty goal attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Johnson lands the easy goal from in front. Blood was pouring from Tuimavave's nose so there was clearly some high contact. Hayne was blowing up at Devcich to no avail and the Warriors are right back in this.

Parramatta Eels 14-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Johnson lands the harder conversion from out wide.

Parramatta Eels 14-10

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Carlos Tuimavave. Kick to come.

An obvious grounding from Tuimavave. But they went upstairs in order to check for a possible 8-point try and it is given.

Parramatta Eels 14-8

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Lovely work from the Warriors here as a classy offload from Tomkins sees Tuimavave crash over. But once again we're checking it....

Parramatta Eels 14-4

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
Willie Tonga makes an unforced error.

The Warriors will have another chance before half time here as the Eels get a bit adventurous in their own half.

Parramatta Eels 14-4

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
Peni Terepo makes an unforced error.

Terepo can't handle the pass and a good opportunity for the Eels is wasted.

Parramatta Eels 14-4

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Questionable handling and penalties continue to dog the Warriors in this first half. This time it's Sione Lousi who loses the ball 20m out from his own line.

Parramatta Eels 14-4

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A try goes begging as Toutai loses control of another nice pass from Hayne.

Parramatta Eels 14-4

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William Hopoate turns defence into attack as he picks up another Townsend grubber and sprints downfield. He's caught by the cover defence but now the Eels have another penalty to work with.

Parramatta Eels 14-4

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Warriors with a chance to attack here as Chad Townsend forces a repeat set with a well-weighted grubber.

Parramatta Eels 14-4

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This time the Warriors hold on as Fisiiahi hammers Willie Tonga on the last tackle. Both players get up gingerly and the Warriors survive.

Parramatta Eels 14-4

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Now it's the Warriors turn to concede multiple penalties on their own line as they scramble in defence.

Parramatta Eels 14-4

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The Eels go on the attack once more as Mateo is penalised under the new cannonball ruling.

Parramatta Eels 14-4

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Corey Norman unsuccessful.

Norman's radar is well off from the sideline as he hooks this one big time.

Parramatta Eels 14-4

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Vai Toutai. Kick to come.

There's millimetres in it, but Vai Toutai has kept his knees infield here and got the ball down in time. Some lovely work from Hayne in the lead-up with the quick pass had the Warriors stretched.

Parramatta Eels 14-4

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A sweeping backline movement could see Toutai in in the corner here. Devcich thinks it's a try but we're going upstairs once more.

Parramatta Eels 10-4

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

Shaun Johnson is unable to convert from the touchline.

Parramatta Eels 10-4

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Glen Fisiiahi. Kick to come.

This one is overturned as a nice Warriors backline movement and a Tomkins cut-out pass sees Fisiiahi crash over out wide. Immediate hit back from the Warriors, they needed that.

Parramatta Eels 10-4

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It's possibly Fisiiahi again here although once again the original decision from the referees is no try....

Parramatta Eels 10-0

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A mistake from the Eels off the kickoff as Luke Kelly steps on the dead ball line. Dropout from the Eels now.

Parramatta Eels 10-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Corey Norman unsuccessful.

Norman sprays this wide from a handy position.

Parramatta Eels 10-0

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Jarryd Hayne. Kick to come.

The great start for the Eels' continues through Hayne, after the break from Radradra. The Eels really troubling the Warriors on that side of the field.

Parramatta Eels 10-0

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Action aplenty as it is confirmed as no try. Just a few tackles later, Radradra makes another break and gives it to Hayne who strolls over for the Eels' second.

Parramatta Eels 6-0

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The Warriors threaten out wide through Fisiiahi and he attempts to put the ball down, but it appears he's bounced it. Original decision is no try, they're going upstairs to be sure.

Parramatta Eels 6-0

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Parramatta putting themselves under pressure with two further penalties defending their line.

Parramatta Eels 6-0

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Chance for the Warriors to get some much needed territory as they receive a penalty.

Parramatta Eels 6-0

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The Eels looking dangerous as they make another break down their left-hand side, but the set ends in a forward pass.

Parramatta Eels 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Corey Norman successful.

Corey Norman lands a relatively standard conversion.

Parramatta Eels 6-0

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Semi Radradra. Kick to come.

The video referee confirms that Radradra's put-down was ok, and the Eels will play from in front here tonight.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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The Eels have made a break through Radradra and he breaks through the cover defence and scores. Or has he? Possibly a bobble on the the put-down.....

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Scrappy start to this one as now Tomkins throws a cut-out pass for Manu Vatuvei, but the ball goes behind Manu and over the sideline.

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
Ken Edwards makes an unforced error.

The Eels lose the ball early in their attacking set, rapidly followed by the Warriors receiving a relieving penalty.

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Immediate action here as the Eels' Tim Mannah is hammered a bit high and is forced to go off, under the new concussion laws for a checkup. The Eels receive a penalty for the hit.

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And we're underway here as the Warriors kickoff, Eels running left to right.

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Hello and welcome to our Sunday evening coverage of the Parramatta Eels hosting the New Zealand Warriors from Pirtek Stadium. Both teams have reason to be positive heading into this new season, with star recruit William Hopoate looking to lift the Eels, while former ESL superstar Sam Tomkins joins an already formidable Warriors team. Both teams are 1-17 as named earlier. Kickoff is just minutes away.

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Early team news here is that both sides are 1-17 as named earlier in the week, so the additional reserves drop off the interchange bench.

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Referees: Adam Devcich, Henry Perenara

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Dave Ryan

Video Referee: Chris Ward, Andrew Dunemann

PARRAMATTA EELS (36)
Tries: Semi Radradra (3), Jarryd Hayne, Vai Toutai (3)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Corey Norman (2/5), Junior Paulo (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Junior Paulo (1/1)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (16)
Tries: Glen Fisiiahi, Carlos Tuimavave, Manu Vatuvei
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (1/3)
Penalty Goals: Shaun Johnson (1/1)



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