Full Time
80:00
6:15pm Sun April 11, 2021
Round 5 - Bankwest Stadium - Crowd: 24384
80min

Eels with a last ditch play and it ends in Lomax making an intercept.

78min

Moses is hobbling

77min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses converts the try

Dragons lead Eels 12 - 26 Dragons
76min

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

Gutherson won't be denied a second time. Stepping back in through traffic on the left side, he then barges over and eventually gets it down for a try

Dragons lead Eels 10 - 26 Dragons
74min

Forward pass by Ravalawa to Lomax, inside his own half

73min

Clune coming off for an HIA

71min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Lomax nails the extras.

Dragons lead Eels 6 - 26 Dragons
70min

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

Clune dummies right, runs past Moses, gets through a typical Cartwright tackle attempt and then turns it inside to Dufty in support who scores on the right side

Dragons lead Eels 6 - 24 Dragons
68min

SET RESTART DRAGONS - They needed that, late in the count and deep inside their own half.

66min

Bird drops the ball again in a tackle.

65min

Clinton Gutherson's try has been disallowed.

65min

hang on - being reviewed to see if Paulo has obstructed Fuimaono

63min

SCRUM DRAGONS - A crap pass to Ferguson results in him being tackled near the sideline. Ferguson then pleaded with touchie by outstretching his arm, which hit the sideline and he was ruled into touch. WTF?

62min

Opacic runs into a Ravalawa this time.

62min

Dragons challenge and fail.

62min

PENALTY EELS - a rather woeful kick by Moses finds nobody. Dragons defenders run an escort denying the Eels a chance to catch the ball. Eels with a full set inside the Dragons 10m

60min

SCRUM EELS - Bird drops the ball near halfway.

56min

Penalty Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Lomax nails the penalty goal

Dragons lead Eels 6 - 20 Dragons
56min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Opacic with a dopey push after the tackle was completed

55min

SET RESTART DRAGONS - 10m away from the Eels line

55min

Clunes grubber is blocked by the Eels and Clune falls on the loose ball. 6 more inside the Eels 20m

53min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Ferguson somehow drops the ball cold 40m from the Eels line

50min

Moses sends a long ball to Sivo....well, if Sivo was 8 foot 9 inches tall, it may have hit Sivo on the chest

50min

SET RESTART EELS - Lane almost gets across the line

50min

Challenge fails,

50min

SCRUM DRAGONS - First tackle for the Eels and Mahoney knocks on. Eels challenging

50min

SCRUM EELS - First tackle of the Dragons 7 tackle set and Lomax knocks on playing the ball.

49min

Lane with a grubber and kicks it way too hard.

48min

SET RESTART DRAGONS - on their first tackle...kinda pointless really.

47min

Cartwright with a rubbish grubber that Clune reels in easily enough.

46min

SET RESTART EELS - Dragons have now given away 5 set restarts in as many minutes

46min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses converts

Dragons lead Eels 6 - 18 Dragons
44min

Try: Eels
Scored by Isaiah Papali'i. Kick to come.

Papali'i running hard and straight just to the left of the posts and he crashes over.

Dragons lead Eels 4 - 18 Dragons
43min

SET RESTART EELS - Referee Atkins has had enough and sends Sims to the bin for 10 mins....poetry!

43min

SCRUM EELS - Eels swing it left, the get a six again and then the balls goes into touch.

42min

SET RESTART EELS - Eels got another set right on the Dragons line

41min

Gutherson just ran into a Ravalawa

41min

SET RESTART EELS - just a tackle after the last one

41min

SET RESTART EELS - Late in their set

40min

Second half underway

39min

Sivo almost scored, but the finally pass was deflected forward off Opacic.

37min

PENALTY EELS - Accidental offside by Dragons. Eels with a full set 25m from the Dragons line

34min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Lomax from the right sideline never looked like missing

Dragons lead Eels 0 - 18 Dragons
32min

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

Dufty with a stunning catch and long pass under pressure that hits Ravalawa perfectly and the powerful winger scores in the right corner.

Dragons lead Eels 0 - 16 Dragons
31min

Corey Norman with a rushed grubber under pressure but it manages to trap Gurtherson ingoal. Eels dropout

30min

Challenge Successful, however, it found that Cartwright passed after the tackle was completed, therefore...PENALTY DRAGONS

30min

SET RESTART EELS - and on the second tackle, Bryce Cartwright drops it cold. Ref rules knock on, Eels challenging the decision.

28min

Eels with a final play that was as silky as the contents of Cameron Bancroft's pocket

27min

Clune's kick is far too big and Ferguson takses it on the full ingoal. 7 tackle set for the Eels.

25min

Dragons with a fast play on the shortside results in a bad pass way out in front of Ramsay, who manages to catch it, but steps on the sideline as he attempts to score.

23min

SCRUM DRAGONS - McCullough close to the Eels line tries a shifty reverse play, but Lane over-read it and dropped the intercept attempt, 10m from the Eels line.

22min

SCRUM DRAGONS - They get the ball 30m from the Eels line after a play that was basically a cup full of hot sick

21min

Ramsay forces an Eels error 15 metres inside the Dragons half

19min

Clune with a huge kick, turns Gutherson around, after a sluggish set.

18min

PENALTY EELS - Dragons kick chase offside. Eels find touch 10m shy of halfway

16min

SET RESTART DRAGONS - Dragons with a set restart on their 3rd tackle, 40m from their own line

15min

SET RESTART EELS - 2 tackles later and they get another. Now on the attack.

15min

SET RESTART EELS - Much needed as they were 15m from halfway at the time and late in the set

13min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Lomax makes no mistake and it's all the Red V in the early stages.

Dragons lead Eels 0 - 12 Dragons
12min

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

PENALTY TRY. The Bunker deems Dufty would've won the race and scored if not for the interference from Brown.

Dragons lead Eels 0 - 10 Dragons
12min

BUNKER. Dufty has gone through, grubbered for himself and looked likely to win the race to the ball. Has he been pushed over on the way through? Nathan Brown has grabbed him and he's fallen. Up to the Bunker to decide if it's a penalty try...

12min

Fergo... Fergo... INTO TOUCH! Huge defence from the Dragons to put the massive Eels winger over the touch-in-goal line. 20m restart.

12min

Parramatta with their first real attacking opportunity and they get a set restart. Time for the Red V to absorb some pressure.

10min

Norman spills it and the Eels have a fresh set on halfway.

9min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Sharpshooter Zac Lomax nails it from a wide position.

Dragons lead Eels 0 - 6 Dragons
7min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Jack Bird. Kick to come.

Ball goes to the left edge and the surprisingly thin defence splits open. The visitors are on the board first through Jack Bird.

Dragons lead Eels 0 - 4 Dragons
7min

HELD UP - Blake Lawrie barges over the line but four Parramatta defenders hold him up.

7min

A set restart for the Dragons just a couple of metres out.

6min

KNOCK ON Eels - Gutho loses it 10m out in a two-man tackle after fielding a bomb comfortably. Dragons scrum, attack time!

5min

Not much of note happening yet, both sides completing their sets and making decent metres, getting to their kicks.

3min

Both sides put away their opening sets comfortably.

1min

Game on at Bankwest, Red V kickoff, Eels first use.

Quick look at team changes - Parramatta lose Ryan Matterson (concussion), Papali'i starts and Stone joins the bench. Dragons have opted for Kaide Ellis over Poasa Faamausili on the bench.

A moment's silence in tribute to Tommy Raudonikis precedes the contest.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Grant Atkins

Touch Judges: David Munro, Phil Henderson

Video Referee: Henry Perenara

PARRAMATTA EELS (12)
Tries: Isaiah Papali'i, Clinton Gutherson
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (2/2)
Penalty Goals:

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (26)
Tries: Jack Bird, Matthew Dufty (2), Mikaele Ravalawa
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Zac Lomax (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Zac Lomax (1/1)