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Round 5 - Friday 4th April @ 08:40pm
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L: 0
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Round 5 - Friday 4th April @ 08:40pm
BRONCOS vs. EELS
Suncorp Stadium
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L: 0
H-T: 6
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#NRLbripar
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CROWD: 32009
H-T: 10
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FULL TIME - The Eels have come away from Suncorp Stadium with the win tonight. It was a see-sawing game, with the lead changing a number of times in the second half, but in the end Chris Sandow was the difference between the two sides. Not usually renowned for his defence, Sandow put in a couple of big tackles at crucial times, and also led his team around the park in attack.

Parramatta Eels 25-18

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We have a high tackle here on Hodges. The referee plays advantage, but there are only three seconds left in the game. Hodges tries to throw a long pass out to the left, but the ref blows full time.

Parramatta Eels 25-18

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Only 30 seconds left in the match. The Broncos still trying to score, but at this point there's a lot of passes for no result.

Parramatta Eels 25-18

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Junior Paulo loses the ball forward, and it's picked up by Matt Gillett, who scoots 10 metres.

Parramatta Eels 25-18

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Hodges desperately trying to spark something here. He's run out to the left side of the field and got his hand on the ball twice in the past set - looking to create something.

Parramatta Eels 25-18

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The Eels look to run down the clock - they kick to the sideline, and it rolls over inside the in goal area.

Parramatta Eels 25-18

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Less than five minutes remaining. The Broncos are looking all at sea at the moment. Hodges straightens up, before the broncos send the ball to the left of the field looking for a line break. They then kick back in field, but Hayne cleans up.

Parramatta Eels 25-18

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL PARRAMATTA EELS
Field goal attempt by Chris Sandow successful.

Sandow, the guy who can't kick a 30 metre clearing kick, has just planted a field goal from 39 metres out. The Eels now lead by seven!

Parramatta Eels 25-18

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The Eels working hard to get out of their own danger zone. They lead by 6, but they will be trying to avoid golden point.

Parramatta Eels 24-18

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL PARRAMATTA EELS
Penalty goal attempt by Chris Sandow successful.

Sandow kicks the penalty goal, and the Eels now lead by six. 7 minutes remaining.

Parramatta Eels 24-18

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Justin Hodges runs Jarryd Hayne off the ball as he chases the kick through. Penalty to the eels from 15 metres out.

Parramatta Eels 22-18

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Good set of six from the Eels - they've made sixty metres from their 5 tackles.

Parramatta Eels 22-18

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow successful.

Sandow kicks the conversion, and extends the lead to 4.

Parramatta Eels 22-18

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Nathan Peats. Kick to come.

Parramatta have taken the lead again, 20-18. Peats burrows over the top of Benny Barba, slams the ball down and claims the try.

Parramatta Eels 20-18

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Another possible try to the Broncos, but the video referee rules a no try.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS
Conversion attempt by Corey Parker successful.

Parker converts from under the posts.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Josh McGuire. Kick to come.

And eventually the try is given! McGuire is off the nudey run, and everyone in the Broncos team breathes a sign of relief.

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Long deliberation here from the video referee...

Parramatta Eels 16-12

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On the last the Broncos kick high. Ken Sio juggles the ball at least three times, before it lands in Josh McGuire's hands. He sprints for the tryline and dives over next to the post. We're just checking with the video referee.

Parramatta Eels 16-12

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Hodges palms the ball on to Copley, but the defence comes across just in time.

Parramatta Eels 16-12

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Some nice play by the Erels. The last pass to Willie Tonga is ruled forward, but it could have gone either way.

Parramatta Eels 16-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow successful.

Sandow kicks from five in from the right touch line. It's a wobbly kick, but it gets there!

Parramatta Eels 16-12

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

And it's a try. The video referee rules that there was no obstruction, and the Eels are back in front.

Parramatta Eels 14-12

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We're going to the video referee - Brisbane slid across in defence but not far enough, and Hayne runs across to score. We're just checking on a possible obstruction.

Brisbane Broncos 12-10

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The Broncos flick the ball out to the left now, but the Eels manage to dive on the ball. The Eels' goal line defence has been brilliant.

Brisbane Broncos 12-10

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McCullough throws a dummy, and almost scores himself, but is dragged back into the field of play. McCullough gets injured in the process, but he's ok.

Brisbane Broncos 12-10

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Penalty to Brisbane, they take the quick tap and run to within the 20.

Brisbane Broncos 12-10

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Brisbane have some intensity in their defence at the moment - great line speed and rushing up to belt the bloke with the ball. On the last tackle, the Eels have only made 15 metres. To add insult to injury, Sandow puts the ball out on the full.

Brisbane Broncos 12-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS
Conversion attempt by Corey Parker successful.

Parker adds the extras from straight in front, and the Broncos take the lead.

Brisbane Broncos 12-10

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Ben Hunt. Kick to come.

Hunt slices the defence apart - Thaiday runs a decoy, and Hunt dummies to him and then runs the ball himself - sprinting to the line to score under the posts.

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Brisbane trap the Eels down at their own end, and the Eels are only able to gain 25 metres in their 5 tackles. Sandow kicks deep, but it goes straight to Barba. Barba is then picked up and driven back almost 20 metres.

Parramatta Eels 10-6

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On the last the Eels kick high aiming just for the tryline. Hayne leaps, but Jack Reed drops him to the ground quickly and wraps the ball up.

Parramatta Eels 10-6

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The Eels really using the short ball well here - they have runners on the move, aiming at spaces, and the defenders are being forced to make decisions in split seconds.

Parramatta Eels 10-6

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Sandow catches the marker offside now - Hannant is out of position at marker, and earns his team a penalty.

Parramatta Eels 10-6

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Hodges runs from dummy half and picks up a quick fire 15 metres.

Parramatta Eels 10-6

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Sandow now kicks for the sideline on the last, 20 metres out from the Broncos line. Looked to be a strange decision to me - perhaps it was under instruction from the coach?

Parramatta Eels 10-6

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Sandow makes two big tackles in a row - the first one on Hannant, chopping him down around the legs. The second one forces the ball free, and his team gets the scrum feed.

Parramatta Eels 10-6

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The Eels kick along the ground on the last, but it's not quite deep enough. No pressure on the Broncos to tidy that one up.

Parramatta Eels 10-6

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Pauli Pauli runs over the top of three defenders, and makes a line break before being dragged down by his jumper.

Parramatta Eels 10-6

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The set is incomplete though, as it finishes with a triple knock on. The Eels work the ball away from their own end after the scrum field.

Parramatta Eels 10-6

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Parker kicks off, and the ball bounces off the upright and back to Hannant!

Parramatta Eels 10-6

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HALF TIME: The Broncos will go into half time buoyed by the fact that they scored late points in the half. The Eels will take heart in the fact that their defence was impenetrable for most of the half, and that they scored two plays from practically only two opportunities. Hodges will have gained confidence from his try assist, while Radradra showed why he is one of the hottest names in Rugby League today.

Parramatta Eels 10-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS
Conversion attempt by Corey Parker successful.

Parker lines the kick up from the sideline, and adds the extras to make the game 4 points the difference

Parramatta Eels 10-6

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Dale Copley. Kick to come.

Hodges pushes away Radradra twice, before drawing another three defenders and passing to Dale Copley, who scores in the corner.

Parramatta Eels 10-4

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Broncos will have one last shot at the Eels. They play the ball ten metres from the Eels line.

Parramatta Eels 10-0

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Only a couple of minutes left in the half. Pauli is on the field for the Eels.

Parramatta Eels 10-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow successful.

And this time Sandow kicks the goal!

Parramatta Eels 10-0

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

And it's a TRY! Brilliant work from Radradra.

Parramatta Eels 8-0

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We're going to the video referee here. Amazing try if it's awarded! Some fancy passing down the left side, and Radradra sprinted down the sideline, away from his support. He carried Ben Barba for about ten metres, and then broke the tackle to slam the ball down

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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The Broncos kick high, and Hayne takes the high ball easily, with no pressure from the Brisbane chasers.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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The Broncos work the ball out of their own danger zone. Peats picks up and hammers Hannant in a big tackle.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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Jack Reed is down injured at the moment. There was a head clash with Michell Allgood, and Reed has come off worse for wear, with a bit of a split on his chin.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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Changeover ten metres out from the Eels line.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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Hodges' first touch sees him almost break the line and score. Now the eels are penalised for not being square at marker.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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Now the Broncos get a penalty. Hodges is on the field.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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The Eels kick deep through Corey Norman. Dale Copley watched the ball in the in-goal - it bounced on its point and almost stayed in, but dribbled dead.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow unsuccessful.

Sandow can't convert from out wide.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by William Hopoate. Kick to come.

Some quick hands from the Eels sees the ball find Sandow in open space. He sprints 30 metres before sending the ball right to his winger. Vidot stuck an arm out and managed to knock the ball down, but Hopoate picked it up and darted over to score. Kick to come from out to the right.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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McCullough goes himself from only a few metres out, but he loses the ball in the field of play.

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Broncos have had a mountain of possession in the Eels half in the last few minutes.

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On the last, Hunt kicks across field, but it's not a great kick. The Broncos bat it back, and it looks like there's an opportunity on the left. Barba puts a grubber in but it's too deep.

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Reed almost makes a break now, but Mannah had him by one ankle and dragged him down.

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Hoffman almost breaks the line, but loses the ball in the tackle. It's a double knock on, so Parramatta will get the loose head and feed.

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Still no score here - the play has been back and forth, with some bruising defence from both sides.

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On the last, Norman puts a sky high bomb up, but Barba just takes it easily.

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Norman passes flat for Terepo, who is almost away, but Thaiday drags him down in a great tackle.

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Gillett drops the ball only ten metres out from the Eels line. The Broncos are then penalised, and the Eels will take a tap from their own 30.

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And now we have a scrum penalty. Broncos get the ball in the Eels half.

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Sandow kicks for the sideline now, desperate to give his men some breathing room.

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The Broncos kick downfield looking for a 40/20. Hayne stops it, knocks it back in field, and then is forced to take it again before it dribbles dead. He catches it, and runs out of his in goal, barely scrambling into the field of play. Brilliant work.

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The Broncos will feed a scrum on their own ten metre line.

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Corey Parker looks a bit dusty after a collision in the tackle.

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Radradra throws a loose offload now, Sandow cleans it up and makes some ground, but the whole play was pure risk only a few metres from their own line.

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Broncos kick down field and will take the tap from 40 metres out from their own line.

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Sandow throws the ball to Mannah, who makes a half break - Hayne was there but Mannah held the ball. Now Sandow runs through the line, but is dragged down. On the last, Sandow kicks back infield, and Barba jumps to take the kick. Hayne grabs him in mid-air, barely, but it's enough to draw the penalty.

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Hunt drives the ball into the in-goal, but it's slightly too deep.

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And now the Eels kick right on the last, but can't capitalise. The Broncos get the changeover.

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Peats almost slices through, but McCullough drags him down just short of the line. In the next play Hayne steps three times, and almost scores, but is tackled... just.

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The Broncos are penalised now, and the Eels get a piggy back out of their end. Hayne wants a quick tap, but the penalty was for offside, so he's unable to.

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The Eels are off the hook - Jack Reed went to change his angle, but lost control of the ball.

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The Broncos kick high to Radradra again, but this time the Broncos knock the ball back. The ball goes to ground, but Radradra is ruled to have knocked the ball on. The Broncos get the first real chance to score points, with a scrum feed from 10 metres out.

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Broncos on attack now in centre field. Thaiday passes back inside to Hunt, who then passes to the left side of the field. The last pass looked forward, but the ref stays silent.

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Sandow puts a little kick in, and chases his own kick through. The Broncos clean it up.

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Corey Parker gets an offload away on the fourth, and the Broncos steal an extra 20 metres. The Broncos kick high, but Semi Radradra maintains his ground and takes the ball.

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And we are underway - the Eels kick off, and the Broncos bring it away from their own line.

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Jarryd Hayne leads his team out onto the park, to a... moderate cheer from the crowd. And now here comes the Broncos to a massive cheer.

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Not long until kickoff now at Suncorp Stadium.

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LATE MAIL: Fuifui Moimoi has been ruled out for the Parramatta Eels this evening. Peni Terepo comes into the starting side off the bench for the Eels. Junior Paulo fills the empty interchange spot in jersey 18.

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LATE MAIL: Justin Hodges' return to the Broncos pack will be delayed as he shifts to the interchange bench. Lachlan Maranta starts on the wing, Dale Copley pushes into the centre position. Corey Oates and Jarrod Wallace drop off the bench.

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Referees: Matt Cecchin, Grant Atkins

Touch Judges: Jason Walsh, Adam Gee

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Andrew Dunemann

BRISBANE BRONCOS (18)
Tries: Dale Copley, Ben Hunt, Josh McGuire
Field Goals:
Conversions: Corey Parker (3/3)
Penalty Goals:

PARRAMATTA EELS (25)
Tries: William Hopoate, Semi Radradra, Jarryd Hayne, Nathan Peats
Field Goals: Chris Sandow (1/1)
Conversions: Chris Sandow (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Chris Sandow (1/1)



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