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A Tak-trick and 7/7 for Moses saw the Eels win pretty easily in the end. It also sees them jump up to 6th on the ladder!
And that's full-time here at Bankwest Stadium! The Eels had enough class to see out the Tigers who tried hard, but just didn't seem to really get into the game.
Mitch Moses wraps up the game with a perfect arvo with the boot!
There's a streaker on the field! This is an exciting end to the game! Also Brooks just flung a boot and was penalised. This game is ending with a bit of fun!
Benji, in possibly his last touch of the game, puts it down in a tackle. He has tried hard, but the years are catching up. Good head of hair though.
Mbye gets this one from the sideline! The Tigers kick their first of the day.
The Tigers get their consolation! Nofo scores his second with an almost carbon copy of his first try. Sivo caught napping again.
Benji gets SO CLOSE! He runs at the line like a young front rower, but is rolled over the in-goal like sushi!
SIX MORE for the Tigers who are throwing everything at this last 5 minutes.
The Tigers try for a shallow restart, which really hasn't worked for them today. The Eels just get their 2nd tackle on the 40m line.
Mitch Moses has been perfect with the boot this arvo. Another nice right from a few metres in from the sideline.
A hat-trick for Taka! Some nice passing down the right via Mitch Moses and Nathan Brown and Taka gets his third! The Eels should have this game now!
A crowd of 24,125 for the Tigers here at Bankwest!
A grubber in goal from Gutho is almost a try, but saved by Nofoaluma. The Eels are really pushing now!
The Eels gets a scrum feed in Tigers territory with a touch from Jennings before the ball went over the sideline. Good attacking chance here.
Paulo is seriously scary when he's running full steam at you. Good metres there.
Sorry Benji, but passing over the sideline counts as unforced! He's trying hard to inspire his team though..
Another pushed pass from Lane to Dylan Brown that he can't handle. The big tackle in the back didn't help, but Brown not having the best of arvos. It's ok. He's an actual teenager.
Gutho went up for a take off a towering kick there. It was taken out of his hands by the Tigers and deemed as a knock-on. Close, but correct call.
The Eels are looking dangerous down the right with Taka and Fergy.
Mbye has taken over the kicking, but same result. Can't curl it around from the sideline
The play flowed from right to left and Benji flings it to Mbye, who somehow gets it to Jennings. It looked a dubious pass, but it's been given straight up!
Jacob Liddle is on and had a nice little mini-run. They need some spark.
Just 20 mins to go here at Bankwest. It's a game that has flowed quickly back and forth. Can the Tigers comeback?
From the sideline again, Mitch slots it through!
He does it! Fergy Ferg continues his good form. Finishing off with a solid right-foot step inside Jennings and reaching over for a try!
BUNKER - Time to check a possible try to the Eels! Has Fergy down a replica of his NSW heroics down the right?
Denied! Thompson WAS off-side. That was real close, but his foot was in front of the kicker!
BUNKER - The Tigers look to be in after some enterprising play from Nofo, but Thompson may be off-side!
Good use of the video there. The on-field ref called a ball dead off Gutho, but it was actually off Brooks. The Eels get 7 tackles thanks to a review.
Big run from Tepai Moeroa, followed by a Shaun Lane hit-up, but he pushed the pass and it couldn't be held by Brown.
Not even close from the sideline from Marsters there. Will goal kicking be the difference?
Nice set-up from Brooks there and some decoy running.
Nofo manages to stay in-field....just and that's the Tigers second of the arvo.
BUNKER - The Tigers may have scored down the right here through David Nofoaluma!
PENALTY Tigers - Late tackle from the Eels gives the Wests a chances. Big kick for the sideline from Brooks too!
Moses is really stepping up here today against his old club. Lots of chat, dictating the play and settling when needed. Scrum feed to the Tigers 10 metres out from their line.
PENALTY Eels - Jennings is judged to have contacted Fergy in the air after a good take.
Almost a 40/20 from Moses there. The bounce was unkind in the end!
And it's a scrum win against the feed! The Tigers come away from the ball from the scrum. Somehow. Against. The. Feed?
No Nofo! He just puts it down on the Tigers first use of the ball in the second half. Just drops it from dummy-half.
The Eels had the better of the ball and the completion rate in the first half. Can the Tigers hit back for their Benji?
And we're away for the second half here at Bankwest!
That's half-time at Bankwest with a solid half from both teams. It is the Eels with a 12-point lead though through a double from Taka. The Tigers will be disappointed to not have more points, but have looked spritely in attack. Back with the second half in 10!
Benji Marshall is running like he's 21 today in his 300th! Showing, stepping, darting. Trying to inspire his side..
Moses nails that one from the sideline!
From a bad restart to a try! The Eels are in again! Taka spins in a tackle, looks for an off-load and ends up reaching out to put it down for a double!
PENALTY Eels - It's out on the full from the kick-off! Lane had his foot over the sideline and touches the ball. Penalty from halfway!
Easy conversion from Mitch.
A beaut little kick through from the Eels' Moses and Taka splits the defence and puts the pressure down on the ball. Great try!
BUNKER - We're going to check a possible try to Taka!
Big run down to the right. Fergy dives for the line, realises he won't get over, throws it in field and then the Tigers knock it on. It is an Eels feed!
Farah pushes the pass after a scoot from dummy half, but it's ruled a a knock-on. Interesting call and the Tigers all had their arms up like the Y in YMCA.
Moses slots through another two-pointer!
PENALTY Eels - A bit too much attention in the tackle from the Tigers early in the set and Moses will take another two from right in front!
A pushed pass from Corey Thompson there and the Eels will have a set 10 metres out from the Tigers line!
That was a close one down the left. The Tigers attacked, but a loose ball was intercepted by the Eels.
Gower is on with that nuggety head and is already in the action. Good set from the Eels ends with a settling kick.
A good fast game with solid ball movement from both teams. Should be a high scorer.
From 2 metres in, he curls it left.
The Tigers get their first! The ball was spread right via Farah and Benji and Corey Thompson reaches out and plants it down for a try.
PENALTY Tigers - Farah tries for the quick tap after a ruck infringement, but he's called back
Junior said to have lost control of the pill there - throws the ball into this head to help him remember for next time.
PENALTY Eels - A flat ball sees the Eels pressing the line, but then there's a bit too much attention in the tackle.
The ball is put down by Matterson after a very flat pass from Brooks. We call that a hospital pass!
PENALTY Tigers - Some holding down from Kane Evans.
R. Jennings redeems himself with a nice take at the end of an Eels set and the Tigers are out of trouble. Fast game this one!
Rennings drops it cold in a solid tackle from Taka and Fergy.
Following a good run down the run, it returns to the middle and Benji bungs on about 4 left foot steps before kicking through to the in-goal. Sivo cleans it up easily.
What was that? Dylbags (Brown) kicks that one over the sideline on the full. Good opportunity for the Tiges.
Corey Thompson took Moses out there and is lucky to be still out there...
Mitch completes a sweet little passage of play with two from in front.
Moses with a very nice little run, followed by a chip and chase. He was ruled to have been taken out and the Eels get a penalty under the sticks!
Some solid runs from Ma'u and N Brown and the attacking metres are racking up for the Eels.
Big cover tackle from Fergy on Jennings as the Tigers attacked down the left wing. Crafty attack from the man of the moment, Benji.
Dylan Brown was through for a try, but the ref has called it back for an obstruction! Mahoney was in the defence line. Ouch, unlucky call.
Big scamper from Farah takes the Tigers into the Eels territory.
Nice pink boots on Fergy Ferg this arvo!
And we're away in this Sunday arvo clash! The Tigers have first use of the ball.
Both teams are 1 to 17 and, as always, it should be a tense and exciting game in what is a well-worn rivalry.
It's a glorious Sunday arvo in Sydney for this Round 17 match between the Wests Tigers and the Parramatta Eels! Playing at Bankwest Stadium, it feels like it should be an Eels home game, but it's actually a Tigers home game and also stands as Benji Marshall's 300th NRL game!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Gerard Sutton, Adam Cassidy
Touch Judges: Tim Roby, Rickey McFarlane
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Ben Lowe
WESTS TIGERS (18)
Tries: Corey Thompson, David Nofoaluma (2), Robert Jennings
Conversions: Esan Marsters (0/2), Moses Mbye (1/2)
PARRAMATTA EELS (30)
Tries: Brad Takairangi (3), Blake Ferguson
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Mitchell Moses (3/3)