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Round 8 - Saturday 4th May @ 07:30pm
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L: 15
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Round 8 - Saturday 4th May @ 07:30pm
EELS vs. COWBOYS
Pirtek Stadium
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L: 8
H-T: 4
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H-T: 8
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Fulltime at Parramatta Stadium and the Cowboys have defeated the Eels 14-10.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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No Try. Toutai knocks on!

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Eels try.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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PENALTY Eels. Tate too long on the tackled player.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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60 seconds for the Eels. 20m from the Cowboys line.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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PENALTY Eels. Hand on the ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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Hayne allows the bomb to bounce. 20m restart.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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Sandow runs straight at the defence looking for a penalty but it's not forthcoming. Changeover.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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Thurston kicks into the in-goal and Winterstein tries his best to perform an acrobatic try but he can't quite force the ball. Eels 20m restart.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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Hayne has his pass on the inside put down by Toutai! The fullback did everything he could to race down field but unfortunately the winger knocked on.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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Desperate scrambling defence from the Cowboys drags Hayne down 5m from the line. Changeover.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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PENALTY Eels. Tamou offside.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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Thurston kicks early in the tackle count before being hit in a solid tackle as he kicks. Eels work the ball upfield.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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Moimoi's short ball to Sandow is ruled forward. Replays suggest it might have been a tough call.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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Tate takes the bomb on the fifth tackle before being wrapped up. Eels with possession.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Brent Tate. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Brent Tate scores the easiest of tries after picking up the ball from the base of the scrum. Tate beat Hayne who was caught napping after just receiving attention from the trainer. Thurston adds the extras.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-10

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Hayne comes up with another trysaving play but knocks on. Cowboys scrum 10m from the Eels line.

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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Sandow knocks on before Thurston kicks the ball into his own player in an onside position.

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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Morgan lobs the pass over the top but Loko wins the race to the loose ball.

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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PENALTY Cowboys. Terepo with a second effort on the tackled player.

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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The Eels run the ball on the last and Morgan is tackled. Cowboys with possession 10m from their own line.

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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40/20 PARRAMATTA EELS
Chris Sandow kicks a 40/20.

Sandow comes up with a 35/5 to put the Eels on the attack!

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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Morgan kicks on the last before Loko dives on the loose ball and cops an accidental knee in the hip in the scramble.

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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Sandow's kick goes dead.

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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Excellent scrambling defence again by the Eels on their own line.

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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Thurston slow to his feet after being ankle-tapped by Sandow.

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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Hayne saves the day for the Eels again by picking up Thurston's grubber before being forced in-goal. Eels dropout.

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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Toutai puts Thurston's bomb down. Cowboys to feed a scrum 10m from the Eels line.

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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Sandow's kick on the last goes touch in-goal. Cowboys restart.

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Fuifui Moimoi. Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow successful.

Moimoi charges onto a short ball from Keating and is too strong for the Cowboys goal-line defence. The big fella bangs the ball down next to the posts before he's mobbed by his teammates. Sandow adds the extras from beside the posts.

Parramatta Eels 10-8

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PENALTY Eels. Cowboys offside from the scrum.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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Forward pass from Thompson out of dummy half. Eels scrum near halfway.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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PENALTY Cowboys. Eels offside.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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Hayne kicks to Sio who bats the ball forward.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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PENALTY Eels. Thurston holds Hayne down attempting to get a quick play-the-ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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Sandow gets a horrible pass from dummy half and knocks on.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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Kelly has his cross-field bomb knocked back by Winterstein before Linnett bats it dead. Cowboys dropout.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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PENALTY Eels. Cooper interfering with the play-the-ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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Hayne takes Thurston's bomb well under his own posts.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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Second half underway. Cowboys with possession.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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Halftime at Parramatta Stadium and the Cowboys lead the Eels 8-4 in a surprisingly quality game.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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Hayne runs the ball out after the tap.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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PENALTY Eels. Ash Graham ruled to have hit Hayne in a high tackle.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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Sandow chip and chases and regathers before finding Hayne. His pass to Maitua is knocked on.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Antonio Winterstein. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston unsuccessful.

Antonio Winterstein puts the visitors ahead just in the shadows of halftime. Thurston threw the cut-out pass which found the winger on the chest. He ran 15m untouched to score out wide. Thurston hooks the conversion too much to the left of the posts.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

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Thompson this time forces a repeat set. Eels fourth dropout coming up.

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PENALTY Cowboys. Reni Maitua with the shoulder charge on Michael Morgan after he passed the ball.

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Thurston kicks the ball dead attempting to force a repeat set.

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Hayne grubbers across field looking for Ryan Morgan but it's a bit too heavy. Cowboys 20m tap.

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UNSUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL PARRAMATTA EELS
Penalty goal attempt by Chris Sandow unsuccessful.

Sandow misses from just off centre. Ball goes dead. Cowboys 20m dropout.

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PENALTY Eels. Tamou takes forever to get off the tackled player.

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PENALTY Eels. Cowboys offside.

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Bowen kicks into the arms of Kelly who knocks the ball back before diving on it.

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Morgan this time kicks into the in-goal. Hayne bats the ball dead. Eels dropout.

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PENALTY Cowboys. Reni Maitua ruled to have worked the legs.

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Sandow finds touch 20m from the Cowboys line. Both teams walk to the scrum.

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PENALTY Eels. Thurston ruled to have slowed the ruck too much.

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Enterprising play from the Cowboys but Sims has the ball jolted loose in a solid covering tackle.

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Some excellent defence from the Eels turns the Cowboys away. 20m restart.

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Thurston again trickles the ball into the in-goal and Hayne is tackled. Pressure mounting with another Eels dropout.

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Hayne comes up with another trysaving one-on-one tackle. This time on Cooper.

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Thurston grubbers into the in-goal and Moimoi is there to clean up. Eels dropout.

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PENALTY Cowboys. Hayne knocks the ball from the dummy half in an offside position.

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PENALTY Cowboys. Eels offside.

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PENALTY Cowboys. Moimoi and Hayne the culprits with hands on the ball.

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Ashley Graham. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston unsuccessful.

Ash Graham scores the Cowboys first try of the night after a rather simple play sees Bowen lob the pass over for Graham to score untouched. Thurston can't add the extras from 10m in from touch.

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PENALTY Cowboys. Hayne ruled to slow the play-the-ball down.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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Disappointing fifth tackle option from Morgan and the Eels get possession before Maitua loses it.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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The grubber from the ensuing play-the-ball goes dead. Eels 20m restart.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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No Try. Jarryd Hayne comes up with a brilliant try-saving one-on-one tackle to prevent Tariq Sims from scoring the try after he went through a yawning hole. Play-the-ball.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Cowboys try.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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Thurston goes to the air and Sio puts the ball down. Cowboys scrum 10m from the Eels line.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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The Cowboys finally touch the ball through Ash Graham.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Ryan Morgan. Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow unsuccessful.

Morgan gets the Eels off to a perfect start! They marched down the field and Sandow delivered a pin-point kick into the in-goal. Bowen refused to bat it dead and Morgan snuck in to ground the ball just in from the deadball line. Sandow can't add the extras from out wide.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Eels try.

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We're underway at Parramatta with the Eels to have first use of the footy.

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Both teams will now observe a minute silence following the death of Alex Elisala last week.

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The Cowboys head out onto Parramatta Stadium first and go to the southern end of Parramatta Stadium and will run right to left on your computer screen.

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In the Holden Cup curtain-raiser the Eels registered a low-scoring 16-10 victory over the Cowboys.

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For the Cowboys, winger Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa is out with Antonio Winterstein to take his spot in the run-on side. Jason Taumalolo and Scott Bolton drop off the bench with Gavin Cooper to start. Glenn Hall returns to the interchange for coach Neil Henry's side.

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In team news, the Eels welcome back Jacob Loko and Tim Mannah. Api Pewhairangi and Matt Ryan are out. Joseph Paulo and Mitch Allgood return to the bench while Peni Terepo will start at lock.

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Welcome to Parramatta Stadium for tonight's Round 9 encounter between the Eels and Cowboys. The Eels will look to bounce back from their disappointing loss to Penrith on Monday while the Cowboys will search for a rare win in Sydney.

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Eels: 1. Jarryd Hayne 2. Ken Sio 3. Ryan Morgan 18. Jacob Loko 5. Vai Toutai 6. Luke Kelly 7. Chris Sandow 19. Tim Mannah 9. Matt Keating 10. Fuifui Moimoi 11. Reni Maitua 12. Kelepi Tanginoa 16. Peni Terepo
Interchange: 8. Mitch Allgood 13. Joseph Paulo 14. Kaysa Pritchard 15. Darcy Lussick

Cowboys: 1. Matthew Bowen 2. Ashley Graham 3. Brent Tate 4. Kane Linnett 20. Antonio Winterstein 6. Johnathan Thurston 7. Michael Morgan 8. Matthew Scott 9. Rory Kostjasyn 10. James Tamou 11. Tariq Sims 15. Gavin Cooper 13. Dallas Johnson
Interchange: 14. Ray Thompson 12. Glenn Hall 17. Joel Riethmuller 18. Ashton Sims

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Referees: Adam Devcich, Chris James

Touch Judges: Adam Reid, Dave Ryan

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Justin Morgan

PARRAMATTA EELS (10)
Tries: Ryan Morgan, Fuifui Moimoi
Field Goals:
Conversions: Chris Sandow (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Chris Sandow (0/1)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (14)
Tries: Ashley Graham, Antonio Winterstein, Brent Tate
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (1/3)
Penalty Goals:



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