Full Time
2:00pm Sun April 22, 2018
Round 7 - ANZ Stadium - Crowd: 11069

FULLTIME :: Parramatta have broken the drought! They win 44-10 on a clear afternoon at ANZ Stadium.


Wright now on the wing, flings a paw at the ball and loses it.


Penalty Eagles for a bear hug. Is this WWE!


RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Some circus work from Uate, to keep that ball alive, but alas, the winger tapped it for himself and is denied.


Moses first kick rebounds into the defense, back to the half then he chipped a kick that Dylan Walker takes down for the dropout.


Sea Eagles are ready for the bus home. DCE kicks out on the full.


Penalty Goal: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Eels take the safe option, Moses nails two more.

Eels lead Eels 44 - 10 Sea Eagles

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses nails his eighth of the afternoon.

Eels lead Eels 42 - 10 Sea Eagles

Try: Eels
Scored by Clint Gutherson. Kick to come.

The Eels treating the ball like a hot potato! Started from an Edwards offload, that found its way to Moses, the half stepped inside before linking to Gutherson to dive over.

Eels lead Eels 40 - 10 Sea Eagles

Not been a happy day for the Sea Eagles, Taupau looking to spark something spills it coming to the ground.


Conversion: Sea Eagles
Attempted by Daly Cherry-Evans.

DCE shaves it wide.

Eels lead Eels 36 - 10 Sea Eagles

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Akuila Uate. Kick to come.

Once they've had the ball today, the Eagles have looked alright. They stripped numbers down the right, and Uate strolls over.

Eels lead Eels 36 - 10 Sea Eagles

BUNKER TIME! Checking the Uate score.


Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses nails this one!

Eels lead Eels 36 - 6 Sea Eagles

Try: Eels
Scored by Kenny Edwards. Kick to come.

Kenny Edwards in on the party now! Moses to Norman to a hole-running Edwards, he goes over untouched.

Eels lead Eels 34 - 6 Sea Eagles

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Daly Cherry-Evans.

DCE nails the conversion.

Eels lead Eels 30 - 6 Sea Eagles

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Brad Parker. Kick to come.

Quick hands down the right, and Parker, was too big, crashes over.

Eels lead Eels 30 - 4 Sea Eagles

Manu Ma'u pinged for offside.


Conversion: Eels
Attempted by Mitchell Moses.

Moses nails the upright.

Eels lead Eels 30 - 0 Sea Eagles

Try: Eels
Scored by Michael Jennings. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! The Eels are pulling out the party tricks now, Moses spied Tom Trbojevic in the line, chipped it deft enough for Michael Jennings to touch down.

Eels lead Eels 30 - 0 Sea Eagles

BUNKER TIME! Eels are having a party now! Checking offside.


That was unacceptable roared the pocket ref, now, the Eagles are pinged for an incorrect play-the-ball.


Lachlan Croker almost had one back! The young half juggled a DCE kick right before the line. Although it wouldn't have counted anyways, offside.


Too much aggression from Pritchard in trying to keep Tommy Trbojevic deep. High tackle, penalty.


Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

The sixth goal attempt from Moses, converted.

Eels lead Eels 26 - 0 Sea Eagles

Try: Eels
Scored by Corey Norman. Kick to come.

Now the Eels are partying! Norman showed to give, reeled it back in and sprinted away!

Eels lead Eels 24 - 0 Sea Eagles

It's all coming up Eels! Norman shaped it near the post, as Parker is forced to submit for the dropout. More pressure coming..


Put that error down to the Eels defense! They had the visitors going backwards the whole set and Koroisau drops it cold.


Moses, who worried the Eagles with his straight running in the first half, slices through on last but some last-ditch defense from Jake Turbo stops him.


Eels just strolled through the middle in their opening set, as Norman just dabbed one through and Tommy Turbo is taken in-goal.


DCE's boot gets the hostilities back underway!


The Sea Eagles trudge back onto the ANZ turf, looking to turn around this twenty point deficit while the Eels bounded out of the sheds, looking to confirm their first win of the season.


HALFTIME :: Belated after some confusion, the Eels have been slick and rightly, have a healthy lead.


Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses from besides the post, makes it 20-nil.

Eels lead Eels 20 - 0 Sea Eagles

Try: Eels
Scored by Kaysa Pritchard. Kick to come.

What happened there? Everyone just stopped and Pritchard takes advantage! The young rake is popular as the pile-on after his score shows. He has sparked the Eels after his return to the field and duly reward with points.

Eels lead Eels 18 - 0 Sea Eagles

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses has a sideline shot now, he walks in.. nails it.

Eels lead Eels 14 - 0 Sea Eagles

Try: Eels
Scored by George Jennings. Kick to come.

Eels are in again! It is double delight for the home side. The Eagles defenders jammed in, spied by Moses, the half took it to the line then lofted it to George Jennings for the simple score.

Eels lead Eels 12 - 0 Sea Eagles

The Eagles running battle with the obstruction continues. Jake Turbo delayed the pass, goes behind his brother and is pinged. Compounding that, the forward booted downtown. Penalty.


The Hayne Plane is grounded for the moment. The star back has limped from the field, due to an injury sustained during the first Eels try. Kaysa Pritchard has re-entered the fray.


There is just no polish for the Eagles today. Now, we're checking what is a standard? dropped ball. Lane tried to stretch out for the line, and it comes loose.


Gower forgets the ball! Manly's chance to strike back now.


Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Mid range effort for Moses. The half strikes it well enough.

Eels lead Eels 8 - 0 Sea Eagles

Try: Eels
Scored by Manu Ma'u. Kick to come.

What was Manu Ma'u doing on the wing! Some impressive ball work from the Eels, they went right, left, left again as Moses looked for Hayne, got the superstar in a two-on-one situation and he gave Ma'u the pass.

Eels lead Eels 6 - 0 Sea Eagles

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Brian Kelly strode through after some lackluster defense. Today might actually be the day though for the Eels! It was called back for obstruction, as Thompson didn't go through the line.


BUNKER TIME! Kelly smashes through, just checking obstruction.


DCE rises! The half had a bad opening twenty, but he hooked a 40/20 past the Eels defense for a whole set.


.. it's back to the Eels though. Jake Turbo is taken hard and spills it.


The count has gone four-nil to the Eels but now the Sea Eagles have a penalty. They get a whole set inside the Eels half, which they will take gratefully.


This game has been played through the middle thus far. Sea Eagles blink first through Addin Fonua-Blake dropping it.


Some ball now for the Eagles! They go through both Tommy T and DCE down the right almost sending Parker away! On last, they lost direction though, and it is snaffled by the Eels to ruck out.


An early casualty, Kaysa Pritchard is taken off for a head assessment after he reeled away from a tackle on Jake Turbo. The teams trade sets downfield, as Uate catches one!


DCE thuds a kick into an Eels defender now, it is scooped up and the home side are on the attack until a Gutherson forward pass is pinged.


Deft kick on last from Moses swings back across then the second boot is taken by DCE.


Dear, oh dear! It has been a horror start for Daly.. now he kicks it too deep! Penalty.


Penalty Goal: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

This time surely? Yes, it is! Parramatta have points! Against Manly! They break the run of 54 straight points from earlier this year.

Eels lead Eels 2 - 0 Sea Eagles

Fourth penalty of the afternoon against the Sea Eagles. It is right in front, so Moses will take the confidence building two.


Moses cuts straight from the scrum, gets within ten. Eels throw a bullet cut-out that is knocked on. It will come back though, DCE pinged again!


Not for long.. Jake Turbo spills it coming out of trouble.


Quick hands from the Eels almost got them points! The transfer found Hayne, the star was taken ball-and-all by Tom T and the Sea Eagles take a breath.


Penalty Goal: Eels
Attempted by Mitchell Moses.

The Eels don't have points! They took the gift two, and Moses hooked it.

Tied up at Eels 0 - 0 Sea Eagles

More pressure coming on the Eagles line! DCE pinged. From the early moments, the Eels attack looks much straighter and the inclusion of Matagi has helped.


Good finish to the Eels set. It was dribbled in and Tommy T knocks it out. Dropout.


Strong charge from Alvaro. Now the Eels have a penalty as the Sea Eagles defenders were offside.

KICK-OFF! Eels send it high and almost over the dead-ball. Sea Eagles with first use.

Here come the Sea Eagles, onto the ANZ field. They're in their white jersey with maroon stripes looking to avenge their first-half shellacking from the Tigers. Next is the home side, to a generous applause in of course, blue and yellow - can they get off the duck? we'll find out tonight!

Is today gonna be the day that Eels are going to come back to form? Maybe. They're taking on an embattled Manly side, with some in-fighting during the week. Manly have also lost their away games thus far this season, so some hope for the Eels, who haven't won anywhere! Kick-off in this derby is in less than ten minutes!

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Chris Sutton, Jon Stone

Touch Judges: Todd Smith, Nick Morel

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Luke Patten

Tries: Manu Ma'u, George Jennings, Kaysa Pritchard, Corey Norman, Michael Jennings, Kenny Edwards, Clint Gutherson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (6/7)
Penalty Goals: Mitchell Moses (2/3)

Tries: Brad Parker, Akuila Uate
Field Goals:
Conversions: Daly Cherry-Evans (1/2)
Penalty Goals: