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4:05pm Sun May 5, 2019
Round 8 - Bankwest Stadium - Crowd: 25872

Ravalawa put into space, evades Sivo, but the play breaks down 10m shy of the Eels line and that's the game.


Dragons trying all sorts of tricks now, but none of them are working.


Gutherson with yet another break.


Ferguson grubbers for himself, Hunt cleans up but is forced dead. Dragons drop out.


Pereira binned for a Professional foul


PENALTY EELS - Dragons with a short kick-off and Ferguson catches it and sets off down the field and passes back in-field to Moses who was taken without the ball by Pereira


Penalty Goal: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses from right in front, adds another 2

Eels lead Eels 32 - 18 Dragons

PENALTY EELS - After taking the tap, Mahoney earns his side another when he catches a defender offside.


PENALTY EELS - Mahoney takes a quick tap.


Conversion: Eels
Attempted by Mitchell Moses.

Moses from the sideline, pushes it way wide.

Eels lead Eels 30 - 18 Dragons

Try: Eels
Scored by Maika Sivo. Kick to come.

Moses changes direction, sends a long ball toJennings, who quickly sends it onto Sivo who powers his way over the line for a try on the left side.

Eels lead Eels 30 - 18 Dragons

On the last, 15m from the Dragons line, Guthersons stabs in a grubber, but the Dragons defence blocks it and Gutherson falls on the ball and they get a fresh set.


Moses with a grubber which produces an evil bounce for the Dragons and Moeroa following through very nearly scores but he fumbles the ball as he falls.


PENALTY EELS - Lomax with an illegal strip on Lane, 25m from the Dragons line.


Niukore with a forward pass on the last, 40m from the Dragons line. Hand over.


Corey Norman won't be back and potentially has a fractured cheekbone, so he could be on the sideline for a few weeks.


Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses converts

Eels lead Eels 26 - 18 Dragons

Try: Eels
Scored by Blake Ferguson. Kick to come.

Moses changed direction on the last and kicked to Ferguson's wing, who juggled the ball and scored, before pulling out a celebratory backflip.

Eels lead Eels 24 - 18 Dragons

off to the video.....


PENALTY EELS - Dragons pinged for an incorrect play-the-ball. Eels start 35m from the Dragons line.


SCRUM EELS - Ravalawa knocks the ball forward out of Sivo's hand


Penalty Goal: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses slots the goal and the Eels take the lead back.

Eels lead Eels 20 - 18 Dragons

PENALTY EELS - Illegal strip, 5m from the Dragons line. Moses set to have a shot at 2.


Salmon with a nice grubber that sits up and Dufty is forced to take it dead. Dragons drop out.


Corey Norman is off getting an HIA after copping a head knock after setting up the try for Ravalawa


Hunt's kick goes dead in the Parramatta in-goal. Eels with a 7 tackle set.


Conversion: Dragons
Attempted by Zac Lomax.

Lomax from the right sideline, to put the Dragons back in front and he just scrapes the outside of the post

Tied up at Eels 18 - 18 Dragons

Try: Dragons
Scored by Mikaele Ravalawa. Kick to come.

Dragons go to the right side and some good catching and passing see's Norman put Ravalwa over in the corner.

Tied up at Eels 18 - 18 Dragons

Sims puts in a grubber for no one, but it bounces awkwardly as Lane follows it dead and the ball brushes his leg. Eels drop out.


PENALTY DRAGONS - Eels offside, 20m from their own line. Dragons take the tap


Salmon with a clever kick, but Dufty collects it brilliantly and makes a greak before he gets squashed in a tackle from behalf by Sivo.


Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses again converts and the Eels are now in front.

Eels lead Eels 18 - 14 Dragons

Try: Eels
Scored by Maika Sivo. Kick to come.

From the kick return, Gutherson passes to Sivo at the line and the winger hits the gap, brushes off defenders to race 70 metres to score.

Eels lead Eels 16 - 14 Dragons

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses from right in front, adds the extras.

Dragons lead Eels 12 - 14 Dragons

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

Gutherson at dummy half, 30m from his own line, spots a gap near marker and he shoots through the gap and runs 70 metres to score under the posts, untouched.

Dragons lead Eels 10 - 14 Dragons

SCRUM DRAGONS - Kaufusi tries to get an offload away, 5m from the Dragons line, but he drops the ball instead


Salmon puts in a grubber than no one expected, but the Dragons take it dead anyway.


PENALTY EELS - From the restart, some of the Dragons players were in front of the kicker. Eels find touch 20m from the Dragons line.


Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses adds the extras.

Dragons lead Eels 6 - 14 Dragons

Try: Eels
Scored by Reed Mahoney. Kick to come.

Mahoney dives over for a good rake's try from dummy half, scores next to the left upright.

Dragons lead Eels 4 - 14 Dragons

SCRUM EELS - Dragons lose the ball shortly after the restart. The Eels are 25m from the Dragons line.


Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Lomax converts

Dragons lead Eels 0 - 14 Dragons

Try: Dragons
Scored by Matthew Dufty. Kick to come.

Stunning try by the Dragons. Ravalawa from the kick return, busted out of two tackles, then offloaded to Pereira who busted one tackle and then got his arms free in the next tackle to offload to Norman, who brushed off one tackle before passing in-field to Lafai. Lafai then drew Gutherson and turned the ball back to Dufty who changed direction and raced away down the left sideline to score.

Dragons lead Eels 0 - 12 Dragons

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Lomax from wide on the right side, and he threads it between the posts.

Dragons lead Eels 0 - 8 Dragons

Try: Dragons
Scored by Ben Hunt. Kick to come.

After the drop out, The Dragons go to the right where McInnes puts in a delicate grubber from dummy half and Hunt chases through to plat it for a try.

Dragons lead Eels 0 - 6 Dragons

Norman with a grubber into the middle, it hits the padding on the upright. Hunt and Frizell both get beaten by the bouncing ball, before the Eels recover and are forced in-goal, Eels drop out.


PENALTY DRAGONS - They take the tap 20m out from the Eels line.


PENALTY DRAGONS - Moses in the way in the play the ball, 30m from his own line


PENALTY EELS - They get a piggy back out of their own half and start the set on halfway


SCRUM EELS - Hunt very nearly kicks a 40/20


Penalty Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Lomax adds the 2 from the penalty goal

Dragons lead Eels 0 - 2 Dragons

PENALTY DRAGONS - First tackle off the scrum and the Dragons get a penalty. They will take a shot at goal.


SCRUM DRAGONS - Ferguson attempted an intercept, but drops the ball 35m from the Eels line.


Eels with their fisrt handling error inside their own half and the Dragons are back on the attack


SCRUM EELS - Lomax with a half break on the right side, but loses the ball in an attempt to pass the ball inside. Scrum on the Eels 10m line.


Sims gets across the line, but he's on his back and didn't get the ball down


PENALTY DRAGONS - Moeroa hits Norman around the legs after he kicks. Dragons find touch 30m from the Eels line.


SCRUM EELS - Hosts drops it after getting crunched by Jennings, 10m inside the Eels half.


PENALTY DRAGONS - They'll start their set just shy of halfway


Gutherson grubbers on the second. Meanwhile Frizell has copped an accidental blow to his left eye in a tackle, from his team mate, and has come off. Not sure he'll be returning.


PENALTY EELS - They find touch 10m into the Dragons half.


Eels with a full set inside the Dragons 25m, ends with a grubber by Moses towards the posts and Hunt falls on it.


SCRUM EELS - Ravalawa drops the pass that was perfect and had put him into space.


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Good sets by both sides so far, all play going through the middle at this stage

Eels get us going here at Bankwest

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ashley Klein, Chris Butler

Touch Judges: Peter Gough, Nick Morel

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea

Tries: Reed Mahoney, Clint Gutherson, Maika Sivo (2), Blake Ferguson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Mitchell Moses (2/2)

Tries: Ben Hunt, Matthew Dufty, Mikaele Ravalawa
Field Goals:
Conversions: Zac Lomax (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Zac Lomax (1/1)