Roosters outclass Eels in Central Coast trial

The Sydney Roosters have posted a 30-22 win over Parramatta Eels in tonight's NRL trial at Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium.

With Braith Anasta and Anthony Minichiello impressive in returning from injury, the Roosters led 16-6 at half-time before fighting an Eels comeback in the second half.

The Roosters crossed for two tries in the final 10 minutes to run out winners.

In a match that saw that saw the lead change four times, the Roosters had to contend with sin-binning of captain Craig Fitzgibbon in the 14th minute before the Eels stormed back into contention in the second half.

The Eels led 22-18 at the 65th minute mark following a try to Krisnan Inu. But the Roosters struck back when Anthony Tupou scored a sensational try and set up another to ensure a victory for the Roosters.

SYDNEY ROOSTERS 30 v PARRAMATTA EELS 22 Scorers Roosters: J Monahan, S Kenny-Dowall, B Anasta, S Soliola, A Topou, V Mellars tries. C Fitzgibbon 2, J Lewis goals. Scorers Eels: D Wagon, P Marsh, J Reddy, K Inu tries. L Burt 3 goals. Referee: S Clark Crowd: 11,828 Central Coast Blue Tongue Stadium, Gosford, NSW Kick off: 7.30pm

Upcoming matches 16-19 MARCH 2007 Fri 7:30 (Qld) 8:30 (NSW) - BRONCOS v COWBOYS - Suncorp Stadium Fri 7:30 - STORM v TIGERS - Olympic Park Sat 7:30 (NZ) 5:30 (NZ) - WARRIORS v EELS - Mt Smart Stadium Sat 7:30 - SEA EAGLES v RAIDERS - Brookvale Oval Sat 7:30 - SHARKS v PANTHERS - Toyota Park Sun 2:00 - KNIGHTS v BULLDOGS - EnergyAustralia Stadium Sun 3:00 - TITANS v DRAGONS - Suncorp Stadium Mon 7:00 - ROOSTERS v RABBITOHS - Aussie Stadium

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