Ray Stone is tackled as the match draws to a close.
Keighran puts in a misguided kick that lands in the arms of Gutherson.
Jakob Arthur's kick goes dead.
The halfback lands a kick from in front.
Manu takes a quick tap and races 60 metres to score untouched.
Adam Keighran makes a great catch in his in-goal to earn the Roosters a seven tackle set.
Another good set after points from the Roosters.
The kick is wide of the posts.
Tupou finishes off a left side shift to secure the win.
The Roosters win the challenge and will get another set in quality attacking range.
The Roosters are challenging a call that the Eels played at a kick from Joey Manu.
Six again for the Roosters.
Sivo loses the ball in his own half.
Dylan Brown manages to get out of his in-goal after the wayward penalty attempt.
The kick hits the posts.
Adam Keighran will kick to put the Roosters up by 20.
The Eels run the ball on the last tackle to no avail.
Walker goes high, but Ferguson is up to the task.
Mahoney manages to get a kick away on the last tackle.
Josh Morris is out of the match with a hamstring injury - the Roosters' backline crisis deepens.
Gutherson is ruled to have knocked on while contesting a high ball.
Dylan Brown is claiming a try.
Angus Crichton loses the ball inside his own half.
Keighran converts from close to the posts.
The teenage prodigy takes on the line, throws a few dummies and scores.
Josh Morris is coming from the field.
No Try - Opacic is ruled to have knocked-on while attempting to ground the ball.
The on-field referee sends it to the bunker as 'No Try' - Adam Keighran loses the ball backwards but the questions remains over Opacic's grounding.
Tom Opacic is claiming a try.
Josh Morris does his best Tom Brady impersonation with a pass for Joseph Manu.
Junior Paulo loses the ball inside the Roosters' 20.
Hutchison puts up a kick that lands in Townsville (aka the kick goes out on the full).
Sivo is taken over the sideline on the last tackle.
Gutherson's high ball bounces before Manu comes up with possession.
Tedesco collides with Gutherson, but The King retains his crown.
Tedesco makes a valiant catch on his 20 metre line.
Waqa Blake has failed his HIA.
Ferguson, wearing headgear, takes a run inside his own half.
Mahoney finishes off a strong set with a kick that traps Daniel Tupou close to his goal line.
Blake Ferguson is back out for the second half with a bandage around his head.
Will Smith is wrapped up as the halftime siren sounds.
Daniel Tupou is trapped in-goal - play to resume with a line drop out.
James Tedesco produces a try-saving tackle on Dylan Brown.
The Eels survive a dangerous set close to their goal line.
The Eels have been poor tonight, if the Roosters can strike again before halftime it will be a huge blow.
The Eels come up with an error inside their own half.
Will Smith makes a half a break close to the halfway line.
Gutherson cleans up an attacking grubber from Joey Manu.
Gutherson is safe under a high ball.
Waqa Blake is off for a HIA.
Will Smith is preparing to come on for Ferguson.
Play has stopped as the trainer attends to Blake Ferguson.
The Eels lose the ball on the attack.
Blake Ferguson has been split on his head.
Tedesco almost exposes an overlap only for Sivo to defuse the situation.
Two kicks, two goals for Keighran.
The rampaging second-rower finishes off Tedesco's speed and footwork.
Tedesco is into space!
The replacement centre swing the kick back between the posts.
The returning veteran gets over after a great run from Joey Many in the lead up.
Nat Butcher is on for the 'home' side.
Nathan Brown drops the ball and Sam Walker races up to the 30 metre line.
Isaiah Papali'i almost gets to the line with a powerful run.
Sivo is cut down eight metres out from the try line.
Reagan Campbell-Gillard is out with a groin injury.
This is embarrassing - the ball control from both teams has been awful. The Eels will get another set after a knock on from Tedesco.
The Roosters survive an attacking raid close to their line.
Daniel Tupou loses the ball inside his own 20 metre line.
Gutherson holds his nerve under a high ball.
Reagan Campbell-Gillard has been ruled out for the match.
Junior Paulo loses the ball after good pressure from Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.
Waqa Blake combines with Maika Sivo off a scrum, but the Roosters are able to hold their line.
Josh Morris makes an error trying to field a bomb close to his goal line - a big chance for the Eels coming up.
Sam Verrills has come up with an error from the scrum... both teams need to restart this match.
Another error from the Eels! The ball control has been embarrassing during the opening exchanges.
Sitili Tupouniua has lost the ball.
The Eels put the ball down on halfway again.
Daniel Tupou can't hold onto a pass from Adam Keighran inside the Eels' half.
Shaun Lane is on for Reagan Campbell-Gillard.
Jakob Arthur toes a kick in-goal which Tedesco allows to roll dead.
Tedesco spills a high ball close to his goal line.
The Eels are spreading the ball from inside their own half.
Gutherson comes up with a great take on his goal line.
Dylan Brown kicks from inside his own pass, Tedesco returns the ball to his 40 metre line.
Hutchison fires a long ball to Daniel Tupou, but Blake Ferguson is on the spot to force the Roosters' winger into touch.
The bunker rules inconclusive proof of a knock-on from Josh Morris in the lead-up - the Roosters get the scrum but the Eels retain their challenge.
The Eels are challenging the call.
Jakob Arthur drops the ball close to halfway.
Hutchison gets a long kick away which is defused by Clinton Gutherson.
JWH - the milestone man - takes the first carry of the evening.
James Tedesco takes the Roosters out with kick-off only moments away.
Clinton Gutherson leads the Eels onto BB Print Stadium.
JWH joins Mitchell Aubusson, Anthony Minichiello, Luke Ricketson and Jake Friend as the five players in the history of the Sydney Roosters to reach the 250 milestone.
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will become the fifth man to play 250 NRL games for the Sydney Roosters.
The Eels defeated the Roosters 31-18 earlier this season in a controversial match which saw Dylan Brown suspended for a tackle that hospitalised Drew Hutchison.
The Roosters have dominated the Eels in recent years winning 8/11 during Trent Robinson’s tenure.
This is the third NRL fixture to be played in Mackay; the Bulldogs defeated the Storm 20-4 in 2012, while the Knights outscored the Bulldogs 18-12 in 2013.
The Eels have a change on the bench with Ray Stone coming into the side in place of Bryce Cartwright. Stone last featured in first grade during Magic Round.
The Roosters will line up 1-17 as named on Tuesday afternoon. Josh Morris and Adam Keighran come into the backline in place of Matt Ikuvalu and Billy Smith who sustained injuries during last week’s 28-8 victory over Newcastle.
Welcome to League Unlimited’s coverage of Round 20 Thursday Night Football between the Sydney Roosters and the Parramatta Eels from BB Print Stadium, Mackay.
Referees & scorers:
Referee: Grant Atkins
Touch Judges: David Munro, Matt Noyen
Video Referee: Ashley Klein
SYDNEY ROOSTERS (28)
Tries: Josh Morris, Sitili Tupouniua, Sam Walker, Daniel Tupou, Joseph Manu
Conversions: Adam Keighran (3/4), Sam Walker (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Adam Keighran (0/1)
PARRAMATTA EELS (0)