Hayne in doubt as Eels go down 38-24
Jarryd Hayne has sustained a hamstring injury in the Eels 38-24 loss to the Sydney Roosters which could see him ruled out of State of Origin Game II.
Despite the poor performances of the Eels, they posted a crowd of 12,135 at Parramatta Stadium for the Friday Night fixture.
Daniel Tupou was the stand out for the Roosters who were in second gear for most of the contest. He crossed the whitewash twice, his first eight minutes into the match. James Maloney provided the cross-field kick for Tupou to reach out in the corner. Roosters with an early 6-0 lead.
The Eels made use of the consecutive penalties to post consecutive tries inside four minutes. Ken Sio and Jake Mullaney added their names to the scorers sheet with solid running through the Roosters defenece. 20 minutes gone at Parramatta Stadium, Eels with a shock lead of 12-6.
It did not take long for the Roosters to hit back as they scored three tries leading into half time. The first through as Martin Kennedy scored an easy four-pointer as he strolled through the Eels defenders. The game locked up with Maloney's conversion at 12-all.
Another simple misread from the Eels defence saw Roger Tuivasa-Sheck dart away to the corner on the right side. The final minutes of the first half came through Daniel Tupou has he posted his second try thanks to a short pass assist from Michael Jennings.
The Roosters held a 24-12 lead over the Eels at half time.
A controversial call came shortly after half time as Jarryd Hayne was awarded a four-pointer by the video referee. The controversy came as replays showed Chris Sandow threw a blatant forward pass to Matt Ryan who provided the offload for Hayne. The Eels closed the points differential to six points, 24-18.
The Roosters opted for an extension in the lead as James Maloney slot a penalty goal after Jarryd Hayne was ruled to have stripped the ball out of the hands of Sonny Bill Williams. Roosters ahead, 26-18.
Young gun, Peni Terepo gave the Parramatta side hope for victory with a simply charge through the Roosters defence to barge over. Chris Sandow with the conversion attempt slot the extras and made it to two points the difference with 7 minutes to play.
Terepo's try was all for nothing as the Roosters secured victory with two late tries inside three minutes. Anthony Minichello bolted down field as he picked up a failed chip and chase from Chris Sandow to score. In the same play, Jarryd Hayne went down with a right hamstring injury which saw him eventually be assisted off the field.
There is concern for the Eels and NSW Blues outside back who will have scans on his hamstring to verify the injury.
The final wound came through Shaun Kenny-Dowall as he dived over the goal line as the Eels turned over possession on their own line. The Roosters weren't at their best as they only just did enough to defeat the Eels, 38-24.
Parramatta Eels 24 Sydney Roosters 38
Venue: Parramatta Stadium
Halftime Score: Sydney Roosters 24-12
LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Daniel Tupou
2 points - Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
1 point - Martin Kennedy
PARRAMATTA EELS (24)
Tries: Ken Sio, Jake Mullaney, Jarryd Hayne, Peni Terepo
Conversions: Chris Sandow (4/4)
SYDNEY ROOSTERS (38)
Tries: Daniel Tupou (2), Martin Kennedy, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Anthony Minichiello, Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Conversions: James Maloney (6/6)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)
LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary
Welcome to Round 13 action LIVE from Parramatta Stadium as the Eels host the Sydney Roosters.
Team news for this fixture: Eels see Reni Maitua and Ken Edwards ruled out. The big change for the Eels, Jarryd Hayne will start from the bench with Jake Mullaney coming into the line-up at fullback. Joseph Paulo to 2nd row moves to the second row to cover Maitua's spot
The Roosters are unchanged, 1-17 tonight.
Eels: 14. Jake Mullaney 2. KenSio 3. Ryan Morgan 4. Jacob Loko 5. Brayden Wiliame 19. Luke Kelly 7. Chris Sandow 8. Tim Mannah (c) 9. Matt Keating 10. Fuifui Moimoi 6. Joseph Paulo 12. Matt Ryan 13. Peni Terepo Interchange: 1. Jarryd Hayne 15. Darcy Lussick 16. Mitch Allgood 17. Pat O'Hanlon
Roosters: 1. Anthony Minichiello 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Michael Jennings 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6. James Maloney 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Luke O'Donnell 9. Jake Friend 10. Martin Kennedy 11. Mitchell Aubusson 12. Sonny Bill Williams 13. Boyd Cordner
Interchange: 14. Daniel Mortimer 15. Frank-Paul Nuuausala 16. Aidan Guerra 17. Isaac Liu
We are minutes away from kick off here at Parramatta Stadium. Kick off set for 7:54PM
1 min: We are UNDERWAY here at Parramatta Stadium with the Eels kicking off
2 min: UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Luke O'Donnell makes an unforced error.
Luke O'Donnell comes up with the mistake as the Roosters spread it across the field through Mitchell Pearce and Jake Friend. Scrum feed backs for the Eels on their own 20 metre line
3 min: Penalty to the Eels to help them out of the their own half. Sandow kicks, 30m out now
5 min: Jacob Loko ended up with the ball on the last tackle and he was forced to grubber kick for the corner as he was set on by the defence. It all ends with no points, a scrum packs for the Roosters as a result.
6 min: Penalty to the Roosters for a slow release in the ruck, Roosters march up to halfway
7 min: VIDEO REFEREE for the Roosters, Daniel Toupou has scored in the corner. Looked okay live
8 min: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Daniel Tupou. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.
The video referee awarded the four-pointer to Daniel Tupou as Mitchell Pearce put in a cross-field kick for him to reach out and score in the corner. James Maloney with the conversion attempt made no mistake from the touchline
Sydney Roosters 6-0
12 min: Forward pass ruled as Tupou charged into the line. Scrum feed packs for the Eels 35 metres out
13 min: Penalty to the Eels from the scrum on the first tackle. They take the tap and attack inside 20 metres from the Roosters goal line
14 min: VIDEO REFEREE for the Eels, Ken Sio has scored but we are looking at the touchline and grounding
15 min: TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Ken Sio. Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow successful.
Ken Sio has been awarded the try by the video referee as the Eels spread it quickly to the left side of the field. Sio dived in the corner and planted the ball down one-handed. Chris Sandow with a curving strike from the touchline added the two points
16 min: Penalty to the Eels as the Roosters fail to clear the ruck. Eels attack on halfway
16 min: Jake Friend is penalised for a hand on the ball after the held call. The Eels with back to back penalties sees them 20 metres from the Roosters goal line
19 min: TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Jake Mullaney. Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow successful.
Jake Mullaney has strolled through the Roosters defence with a beautiful dummy pass, the Roosters on the back foot as they conceded back to back penalties. Chris Sandow with the conversion from next to the uprights was successful
Parramatta Eels 12-6
21 min: Peni Terepo gives away a penalty for a hand on the ball in the tackle. Roosters attack from the free kick 20 metres out from the Eels try line
23 min: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Martin Kennedy. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.
Martin Kennedy has strolled through the Eels defence has he took the floating pass from Jake Friend. The Eels concede a soft try at the goal line. James Maloney with the conversion locks the game up
25 min: Jarryd Hayne finally comes on for the Eels after 25 minutes. Luke Kelly has come off, Hayne comes into 5/8th
29 min: Mistake from the Eels gives the Roosters a scrum feed 10 metres out from right in front of the posts
30 min: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck darts away to the corner as the Roosters use the decoy run to create an overlap on the right side. James Maloney from the touchline adds the extras
Sydney Roosters 18-12
33 min: VIDEO REFEREE for the Roosters, we have a TRY, we are looking at a 'pull back'. Daniel Tupou has strolled through the line off a short pass from Jennings
35 min: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Daniel Tupou. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.
Daniel Tupou has been awarded his second try off the night as Michael Jennings provided the short pass for Daniel to dance through the Eels defence. James Maloney with the conversion attempt adds the extras
Sydney Roosters 24-12
36 min: Penalty to the Eels for Jake Friend running the obstruction around his own player. Eels attack from the free kick 30 metre out
37 min: Jacob Loko has come up with a mistake as he has gone to ground in a tackle. Roosters pack a scrum feed 10 metres from their own goal line
40 min: HALF TIME at Parramatta Stadium sees the Sydney Roosters lead the Parramatta Eels 24-12
41 min: The second half is UNDERWAY as the Roosters kick off
41 min: Penalty to the Roosters against Matt Ryan for being offside at the play off the ball
43 min: Mitchell Pearce's kick on the last tackle is missed by the Roosters chasers in goal, 20 metre restart for the Eels
43 min: VIDEO REFEREE for the Eels, Jarryd Hayne has gone over. We have a TRY, looking at at knock on
45 min: TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Jarryd Hayne. Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow successful.
Jarryd Hayne is awarded his try after no knock on was detected as Matt Ryan offloaded back to him to dive over. The question in the try saw Chris Sandow throw a forward pass to Ryan, but it has been missed by all officials. Chris Sandow converts to close the gap to 6 points
Sydney Roosters 24-18
49 min: Penalty to the Roosters for the Eels ruled offside at the mouth of the post goals. Roosters attack 30 metres from their own line
53 min: Penalty to the Eels for the Roosters ruled inside the 10 metres, Jake Friend ruled offside
56 min: Time off here with a fight breaking out. Boyd Cordner from the Roosters could be in a little problem has he was throwing punches.
56 min: The Referee telling them to calm things down. Offside penalty stands for the Roosters, they attack 40 metres away from the Eels goal line
58 min: Jarryd Hayne rockets the ball across the field and it bounces dead without a hand being laid on it. Roosters with an easy 20 metre restart
63 min: SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Penalty goal attempt by James Maloney successful.
James Maloney slots the penalty goal after Jarryd Hayne was ruled to have stripped the ball out of the hands of SBW on the goal line
Sydney Roosters 26-18
65 min: Mistake from Michael Jennings gives up possession and the Eels attack 20 metres out from the line with a scrum
69 min: Matt Ryan is out, penalty for a high shot comes. SBW with the high shot in the tackle
72 min: TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Peni Terepo. Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow successful.
Peni Terepo simply charged through the Roosters defence and stepped over next to the posts. Chris Sandow with the conversion attempt slot the extras and made it to two points the difference.
Sydney Roosters 26-24
74 min: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Anthony Minichiello. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.
Anthony Minichiello has been awarded a try by the video referee has he cleaned up a chip kick from Chris Sandow to bolt 50 metres down field to score untouched. James Maloney converts to make it an eight point lead again
Sydney Roosters 32-24
74 min: INJURY: Jarryd Hayne has come off the field following the previous play and possibly has a hamstring concern.
75 min: VIDEO REFEREE for the Roosters, SKD has scored. He somehow cleaned up the ball and scored
77 min: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Shaun Kenny-Dowall. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.
Shaun Kenny-Dowall has cleaned up a simple mistake on the goal line and strolled in for an easy four-pointer. James Maloney with the conversion from out wide made no mistake with the kick
Sydney Roosters 38-24
80 min: The Eels made a last ditch effort for victory in the final two minutes, but it was in vain as the Sydney Roosters closed out winners, 38-24.