Last minute Knights beat Eels

One of the lowest scoring matches in the modern era occured tonight as the Newcastle Knights scored a late try through centre Junior Sa'u to claim a memorable 6-4 victory over the Parramatta Eels. The low scoring was caused due to poor passing, poor ball control and some questionable refereeing decisions for both sides.

The match started with controversy when Eel centre Timana Tahu was sent to the sin bin after two moments of aggression. He will be sure to face the judiciary this week. The scoring didn't occur until the 62nd minute when Jarryd Hayne and Tom Humble combined to send Justin Horo over for the try. Luke Burt missed the conversion and the penalty goal attempt soon after.

The Eels thought they had it wrapped up, but with 90 seconds left Junior Sa'u took a bomb to score and break the hearts of Eels fans.

Match Details
Newcastle Knights 6 defeated Parramatta Eels 4
National Rugby League - - Monday June 21, 2010 7:00pm
Venue: EnergyAustralia Stadium
Referee: Gavin Badger and Matt Cecchin
Video Referee: Chris Ward
Touch Judges: Daniel Eastwood and Adam Reid
Crowd: 8,747
Halftime: Newcastle Knights 0 Parramatta Eels 0 players of the match:
3 Points - Jarrod Mullen
2 Points - Jarryd Hayne
1 Point - Junior Sau (1 Try)

Tries: Junior Sau
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (1/1)

Tries: Justin Horo
Conversions: Luke Burt (0/1)
Penalty Goals: Luke Burt (0/1) Live Commentary Monday Night Football will see the Newcastle Knights battle the Parramatta Eels. The two competition points available will be worth an unbelievable amount to the winner of the match. We'll go through Toyota Cup news and late changes before the game kicks off.
Toyota Cup - The Newcastle Knights have ran away in the second half, scoring three unanswered tries to take a 34-20 victory over the Parramatta Eels.
For the Knights Richard Fa'aoso and Mark Taufua will start with Matt Hilder and Daniel Tolar going to the bench. Joel Edwards remains on the bench with Con Mika missing out. For the Eels Brendan Oake starts in the back row with Ben Smith ruled out. We're underway.
3 min: The rain really coming down here.
6 min: A quick period of confrontation as Timana Tahu gets into it a bit too much, looks like he could be on the sideline early. It'll be ten minutes for now, lucky it wasn't more.
7 min: Just to mention what occurred, Tahu took exception to a knee in the head of Jarryd Hayne from Ben Cross and took a shot at him. Moments after he collects Kurt Gidley and is finally marched. Maybe lucky not to be sent off.
13 min: Knights preparing to put multiple sets on the Eels line.
15 min: Eels doing it tough. Tahu binned while Hindmarsh and Grothe are suffering from injuries,
19 min: Horo coming close to scoring the first try, couldn't handle the ball over the line.
19 min: The crowd boos as former Knight Timana Tahu returns.
20 min: Knights spill it near the line, after creating good opportunities.
27 min: Still scoreless, defensive game so far.
27 min: As I say that, Parramatta earn a repeat set.
28 min: And Hindmarsh gives it straight back.
31 min: Now Newcastle have another shot.
31 min: Zeb Taia fires at Jarrod Mullen after a poor pass from the scrum.
36 min: Referees and errors are making this a game to forget so far.
37 min: Even more spilt ball from both sides, particularly Newcastle. The break is coming up, both sides will be waiting for it.
40 min: That's the break. If only we could be flies on the wall in those dressing rooms. HALF TIME Newcastle 0 Parramatta 0
41 min: Second half underway.
44 min: Jarryd Hayne getting some great ball early in the second half.
47 min: Justin Poore breaks with the line open but is tackled. The Eels give the ball up next tackle.
56 min: Newcastle remain unable to score despite a close attempt from Jarrod Mullen. Amazingly, the game is still scoreless.
59 min: James McManus takes a bomb a few metres out, but is taken out by the defence. They've had a great amount of chances this game.
62 min: TRY
FINALLY! After 62 minutes, the first try has finally been scored. All the H's involved as Hayne and Humble assist to send Horo over.
Parramatta Eels 4-0
64 min: A kick out on the full from Humble. Chance for Knights to attack!
65 min: Good attack, but a try doesn't come off it.
66 min: Mateo spills it, but a silly penalty is given. Luke Burt will have a shot for two.
...missed. Whoops.
Parramatta Eels 4-0
75 min: Only a few minutes remaining for Newcastle to snatch this.
76 min: Six tackles coming up for Newcastle!
76 min: Newcastle video ref!
78 min: TRY
They've done it! Can you believe it!!! Mullen finds Sa'u with the boot and the Knights, who have scored their first try in the 78th minute could win this from the sideline! This could be intense...he's got it!!! Knights in front!
Newcastle Knights 6-4
79 min: Short kick off and the Eels have it!
79 min: Short kick off and the Eels have it!
80 min: That's full time!
80 min: That's full time!

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