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5:30pm Sat May 18, 2019
Round 10 - 1300SMILES Stadium - Crowd: 12493

That's the game - the Cowboys hold on for a seven point victory!


Field Goal: Cowboys
Kicked by Jordan Kahu.

Kahu nails the one-pointer and with three left it's a seven-point buffer.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 17 - 10 Eels

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Jordan Kahu.

Kahu nails the extras and it's a six point lead.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 16 - 10 Eels

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Tom Opacic. Kick to come.

OH NO! The Eels spill it on play one, and one play later, Opacic goes from dummy half to score and put the hosts ahead!

Cowboys lead Cowboys 14 - 10 Eels

Inside the last ten minutes and neither side is giving an inch.


Conversion: Cowboys
Attempted by Jordan Kahu.

Kahu pushes it wide and we remain level.

Tied up at Cowboys 10 - 10 Eels

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Kyle Feldt. Kick to come.

KYLE FELDT FOR THE CORNER! Ah welcome back! What a finish.

Tied up at Cowboys 10 - 10 Eels

End-to-end stuff at the moment. Cowboys are dominating possession overall.


Messy attack from the Cowboys and it's time to hand over to the Eels after Michael Morgan drops it.


A poor pass looks to have lost the Cowboys possession, but the referee rules a 2-man strip. Time off now with an Eels player down, trainers assessing an injured arm.


Coen Hess goes oh-so-close for the Cowboys but he's JUST short. On the next play, Clint Gutherson is trapped in goal after a well placed grubber. NQ repeat set.


Parramatta with another attacking chance but it ends with a well-taken catch by Kahu after a sneaky chip near the line. Cowboys work it out.


Conversion: Eels
Attempted by Mitchell Moses.

Moses pushes it wide.

Eels lead Cowboys 6 - 10 Eels

Try: Eels
Scored by Josh Hoffman. Kick to come.

A long range try to open the half and the visitors lead!

Eels lead Cowboys 6 - 10 Eels

Game on in the second half with the Cowboys getting first use.


And that's half time, both teams going to the break on one try apiece.


Ferguson sprints down the right hand side of the field, after a nice little play from Brad Takairangi. Ferguson should have passed back inside to Moses, but instead tried to kick, and Kahu took him out over the sideline.


The Eels defence is holding strong on their own line for the moment.


Asiata grubbers into the in goal, and Ferguson takes it dead.


The Eels kick to their right edge, and Manu Ma'u bats the ball back inside, but he bats it down into the hands of Jake Granville. Trouble for the Eels.


NO TRY. Once again, it's ruled to be an obstruction. Just some little execution errors letting the Cowboys down at the moment.


The Cowboys work to the right edge, and again we're going to the bunker for a possible try. We're just checking on the obstruction, but at least this time the referee on field thought it was a try...


Penalty Goal: Cowboys
Attempted by Jordan Kahu.

The Cowboys draw a penalty, but Kahu hits the posts. Jason Taumalolo ends up with the ball.

Tied up at Cowboys 6 - 6 Eels

Big set here, as the Cowboys start a fresh set 20 metres out from the Eels' line.


Morgan makes a half break now. On the next play Asiata sends the ball back inside to Kahu, but the Eels get a touch on it and knock it to ground.


Gutherson makes a half line break, but Granville pulls him down. Moses kicks high on the last, but Kahu defuses it.


Morgan grubbers in behind, but the Eels are up to it and pick it up.


John Asiata bobbles the ball, but manages to hang on to it.


The Eels roll 70 metres down field in their set, but there's an accidental offside at the end of it.


Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses kicks the conversion, and we're all tied up.

Tied up at Cowboys 6 - 6 Eels

Try: Eels
Scored by Brad Takairangi. Kick to come.

It's a TRY! Brad Takairangi grounds the ball and the Eels have opened their account with a 4 pointer.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 6 - 4 Eels

Guess what. We're going to the bunker again. This time we're checking on a possible try to Parramatta - we're just checking whether Jordan Kahu has managed to ground the football before the Eels get to the ball.


Manu Ma'u makes a massive break now, but is dragged down by four Cowboys defenders just before the try line.


And it is. Penalty against the Cowboys, and the Eels get let off the hook again.


Off to the bunker again for a possible try to the Cowboys. Jason Taumalolo puts the ball down, but it looks like an obvious obstruction.


Mitchell Moses, on play 1, throws a hail mary long ball well over the head of Blake Ferguson, and it's off target by at least 10 metres. Straight out over the sideline. Coach killer.


Some good defence from the Cowboys on their own line. The Eels stabbed a kick in, but it wasn't really on.


NO TRY! Scott went through the line behind one of his teammates, so it's a pretty easy decision.


Am I dreaming? It looks like Matt Scott has just brushed off defenders and pushed through for his second try. Either there was an obstruction, or I've missed something. The bunker will tell us...


Morgan kicks in behind the line for Cohen Hess. Gutherson sprints back and manages to tap the ball dead.


The Cowboys send the ball out to the left of the field, and it's touched by an Eel. Lucky, because they lost 30 metres in their "enterprising" play.


The Eels sprint for the left corner. George Jennings flicks the ball back in field as he's pushed into touch, but Josh Hoffman is ruled to have knocked on.


Granville throws a forward pass from dummy half to Michael Morgan, and it's the danger of playing flat, as is the trend in the NRL nowadays.


Bad news for the Cowboys - Ben Hampton has torn his bicep and won't be back.


Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Jordan Kahu.

Jordan Kahu adds the extras

Cowboys lead Cowboys 6 - 0 Eels

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Matt Scott. Kick to come.

And it's a TRY! Matt Scott picks up a try, crashing over between Daniel Alvaro and Junior Paulo. The fragile Parramatta middle third looks to be back again.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 4 - 0 Eels

We're going to the bunker! Matt Scott has reached out on tackle 5, and we're just checking the grounding.


Granville skips out to the right, and then kicks left, but Reed Mahoney is there to save the day for the Eels.


Moses kicks from deep in his own half, and the Cowboys bring the ball back to halfway on just the second tackle.


Morgan kicks high for George Jennings, but it's a great take.


Ben Hampton has already gone up the tunnel, with an elbow or bicep issue.


Jake Granville looking to get his team on the front foot with some quick darts from dummy half.


The first set for both teams is now complete, with nothing remarkable to report yet. A steady start.

Kick off, and the Eels have first use of the football.

We're minutes away from kick off in this match up between the Cowboys and the Eels.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Chris Sutton, Phil Henderson

Touch Judges: Clayton Sharpe, Drew Oultram

Video Referee: Henry Perenara, Bryan Norrie

Tries: Matt Scott, Kyle Feldt, Tom Opacic
Field Goals: Jordan Kahu (1/1)
Conversions: Jordan Kahu (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Jordan Kahu (0/1)

Tries: Brad Takairangi, Josh Hoffman
Field Goals:
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (1/2)
Penalty Goals: