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The Pirtek Parramatta Eels have rediscovered their attack, scoring 36 points in their Monday night match against the Cowboys, finishing as 36-24 winners at Parramatta Stadium.
The Eels started the game in all too familiar fashion, unable to turn attacking opportunities into points. Ball handling by both sides was atrocious but neither backed down from throwing the ball around.
The Cowboys were given first points by the referee when Johnathan Thurston took on the line and threw a pass that looked unmistakably forward to Willie Tonga as he was falling to the ground.
However justice was served when Carl Webb dropped the ball from the kick-off. Deep in the Cowboys' half the Eels finally broke the line through Jeff Robson who demonstrated an impressive step to score. Luke Burt converted to bring up another milestone - his 500th career goal.
In the 33rd minute the