It is Fulltime! The Eels have won an ugly game but have got the job done defeating Brisbane 26-12. Stayed tuned for the Match Report and 3,2,1's at LeagueUnlimited.
Penalty Broncos - Against Michael Jennings for being offside.
CAPTAINS CHALLENGE - Will Smith attempts a charge down and then does not knock on trying to regather. Eels ball. Challenge successful.
Blake Ferguson tries to chip over the top close to the line but it bounces into touch.
Xavier Coates knocks on following a strong tackle from Ryan Matterson and the Eels have a big opportunity to put the game to bed with a scrum 20m out.
Penalty Broncos - Against Waqa Blake for tackling Tom Dearden without the ball. Broncos find the line 28m out.
Herbie Farnworth now spills the ball and Clinton Gutherson is tackled 34m from his own line.
Blake Ferguson knocks on and Brisbane have a scrum just short of halfway.
Kotoni Staggs ruled to have knocked on trying to get a quick play the ball. Bit stiff as Andrew Davey was milling around in the play the ball. Eels scrum just short of halfway.
Will Smith knocks on and the Broncos are off the hook. Brisbane scrum 10m from their own line.
Ryan Matterson grubbers in goal and Darius Boyd is forced to ground the ball. Dropout Broncos.
Mitchell Moses converts and the Eels are back in control.
Jai Field pounces onto a loose pass from Issac Luke and Field races 53m to score!
Kotoni Staggs converts and the Broncos narrow the lead.
Darius Boyd threads through a kick on the last for Herbie Farnworth and the young Englishmen beats everyone to the ball to score!
Another good kick from Kotoni Staggs on the last and Junior Paulo knocks the ball dead. Dropout Eels.
INJURY UPDATE - David Fifita gets his leg caught under Junior Paulo and looks to have injured his ankle. He won't be back tonight.
We are back underway at Bankwest Stadium!
It is halftime and the Eels have sprung to life at the backend of the first half to lead 20-6 at the break. Stay tuned for all the second half action coming right up!
Mitchell Moses misses the conversion.
Clint Gutherson scores back to back tries off a scrum play and the skipper sells a dummy and slides over to score!
Mitchell Moses converts and the Eels skip away.
Clint Gutherson gets the ball wide off Moses, the Eels skipper grubbers for the in-goal but the kick rebounds off Kotoni Staggs and Gutherson regathers to score!
Mitchell Moses threads the ball through on the last and Corey Oates just gets there ahead of Waqa Blake to ground the ball in goal. Dropout Broncos.
Kotoni Staggs converts to get Brisbane back in the match.
David Fifita gets a nice one on one opportunity close to the line and he shrugs off Mitchell Moses with ease to score!
Kotoni Staggs with a great wet weather kick on the last. Clinton Gutherson dives on the ball a few metres from his own line and Staggs uses the slippery conditions to push him back in goal for a dropout.
Mitchell Moses puts down the ball. Broncos ball 20m from their own line.
Mitchell Moses converts and the Eels have clicked.
Off the back of a Reed Mahoney bust, the Eels spread it wide to the left and Moses finds Maika Sivo with a superb pass, who manages to touch down inches inside the corner post.
Mitchell Moses misses the conversion.
Mitchell Moses and Clint Gutherson combine off a sweeping backline play and Blake Ferguson dives over in the corner to score the first try of the night.
Penalty Eels - Issac Luke not back 10m. Eels take the tap 10m out!
Corey Oates puts down a Mitchell Moses bomb. Eels scrum 10m out centre field.
Mitchell Moses now looks for Blake Ferguson on the wing but it's hit a bloke in the crowd! Terrible pass.
Parramatta on the attack close to the line and again the execution is lacking and Reed Mahoney knocks on. Broncos off the hook.
Clint Gutherson tries to grubber for himself close to the line but knocks on trying to regather.
Patrick Carrigan knocks on after a strong tackle by Ryan Matterson. Eels scrum just short of halfway.
Jai Field caught on the last for Parramatta and the Broncos have the ball 15m from their own line.
VIDEO REFEREE - Tom Dearden launches a bomb on the last but all the chasers are in front of the kicker and get involved before Richard Kennar dives over to score. Penalty Eels and they find the line 30m from their own line.
INJURY UPDATE - Tyson Gamble has been knocked out by a charging Maika Sivo. Gamble's head has collided with Sivo's shoulder. Very unlucky for the young rookie.
We are underway at Bankwest Stadium! Ben Te'o charges into the Eels line and is met by Nathan Brown and Reagan Campbell-Gillard.
Welcome to Bankwest Stadium for our second game of Friday Night Football, where Parramatta host Brisbane in what will prove a vital game for both sides for vastly different reasons. The Eels have a late re-shuffle, with Kane Evans and Andrew Davey coming into the starting side at front row and second row respectively. This sees both Junior Paulo and Shaun Lane revert to the bench. The Broncos are 1-17. Parramatta need to win to solidify their Top 4 position on the ladder, while after Canterbury's upset victory last night, Brisbane must win to avoid the Wooden Spoon. So much in this for both sides, so stay tuned for all the action at LeagueUnlimited, kickoff not far away!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Henry Perenara
Touch Judges: Chris Sutton, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
Video Referee: Ashley Klein
PARRAMATTA EELS (26)
Tries: Blake Ferguson, Maika Sivo, Clinton Gutherson (2), Jai Field
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (3/5)
BRISBANE BRONCOS (12)
Tries: David Fifita, Herbie Farnworth
Conversions: Kotoni Staggs (2/2)