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From the repecharge game to the final, League Unlimited has all the scorers for you.
* Indicates Bonus Try (worth 5 points for scoring between the posts in red zone)
A Dykes*, E Grothe, D Vaealiki*, J Lyon tries; three conversions
A Roberts, M Pow tries; one conversion
Notes: Eels through to Quarter Final Four. Dykes try brilliant individual run.
QUARTER FINAL ONE
WESTS TIGERS 18
M O?Neill*, D Fitzhenry*, B Harrison tries; two conversions
N Merritt, M Rieck tries; one conversion
Notes: Tigers through to Semi Final One. Sharks lose first game of tournament and are bundled out.
QUARTER FINAL TWO
T Jensen, N Blacklock, R Simmonds tries; three conversions
NORTH QUEENSLAND 10
M Sing, D Myles tries; one conversion
Notes: Dragons into Semi Final One against Tigers, Blacklock?s try his first for tournament, Mathew Head kicked three conversions including a beauty from the touchline.
QUARTER FINAL THREE
D Warry*, A Watmough, C Hicks, K McGuinness tries; two conversions
M Pangai*, V Hia* tries; two conversions
Notes: Sea Eagles into second Semi Final; the Tongans treated the crowd to a lap of honour and a tribal war dance after the game.
QUARTER FINAL FOUR
D Wagon 2 (incl. one bonus), J Lyon*, D Vaealiki, L Burt* tries; four conversions
PAPAU NEW GUINEA 15
D Fletcher, J Spia*, R Sibia tries; one conversion
Notes: Eels through to Semi Final against Manly, Jamie Lyon the star including handing Vaealiki a charity try when he was over the line.
SEMI FINAL ONE
WESTS TIGERS 19
D Fitzhenry 2 (incl. one bonus), S Sattler, P Richards tries; one conversion
T Jensen, #13 unknown, R Simmonds tries; three conversions
Notes: Tigers into World Sevens Final; Marshall produced some magic setting up Fitzhenry?s second with a big step and classy flick pass, Head continued his field goal form with three from three, Fitzhenry set up the final match-winning try by kicking ahead for Richards with less than 15 seconds on the clock.
SEMI FINAL TWO
J Morris, L Burt, E Grothe, A Dykes* tries; two conversions
K McGuinness, S Haumono tries; one conversion
Notes: Parramatta into World Sevens Final for third time, Burt?s try was a chip and chase special.
INTERNATIONAL CUP FINAL
France 26 defeated Fiji 18 in a highly entertaining game. The win for the French is huge for the game in the Northern Hemisphere and the boys enjoyed it with a lap of honour and then posed with the French flag much to the delight of the 20,589 strong crowd.
Note: Russia won the play-off for third by a single point over Samoa, their celebrations rivaling any seen by premiership winning sides in recent memory!
WORLD SEVENS FINAL
TRY: Shane Elford goes over after sustained Tigers possession tells against the game weary Eels, try not converted.
HALFTIME: WESTS TIGERS 11 lead PARRAMATTA 0.
Bombed try by Parramatta, John Morris drops a Lyon kick with line wide open, Tigers on the backfoot after near perfect first half.
The crowd starts chanting ?Benji! Benji?, willing the Tigers whiz kid to do something special, he has been a fan favourite all day.
TRY: Luke Burt finally gets the Eels on the board with three and a half minutes left after slicing through the defence in his own half and scoring under the posts for a bonus try, he converts and the Eels are back in it.
TRY: Daniel Fitzhenry runs off Scott Sattler and over under the posts, converted, only a miracle can save the Eels now.
With time running down, the Eels get some injury to the insult of defeat, star playmaker and standout for the weekend Adam Dykes is prone on the ground with an apparent shoulder problem and backrower Dean Widders is struggling with an ankle complaint.
FULL TIME! Tigers hold on for a deserved victory and the joint-ventures first trophy.
WESTS TIGERS 18
S Elford, P Richards*, D Fitzhenry* tries; two conversions
L Burt* try; one conversion
Daniel Fitzhenry ? Tigers Jamie Lyon ? Eels Adam Dykes ? Eels Shane Elford ? Tigers Reece Simmonds ? Dragons * Special mention to Ricky Sibia of PNG, Mathew Head and Frederic Banquet of France who all exhibited excellence with the boot all tournament, and Cronulla?s Nathan Merritt for leading the try scoring list.