Full Time
80:00
7:50pm Thu July 29, 2021
Round 20 - BB Print Stadium Mackay - Crowd: 4926
80min

Ray Stone is tackled as the match draws to a close.

79min

Keighran puts in a misguided kick that lands in the arms of Gutherson.

78min

Jakob Arthur's kick goes dead.

76min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

The halfback lands a kick from in front.

Roosters lead Roosters 28 - 0 Eels
75min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Joseph Manu. Kick to come.

Manu takes a quick tap and races 60 metres to score untouched.

Roosters lead Roosters 26 - 0 Eels
75min

Roosters penalty.

74min

Adam Keighran makes a great catch in his in-goal to earn the Roosters a seven tackle set.

72min

Eels penalty.

70min

Another good set after points from the Roosters.

69min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Adam Keighran.

The kick is wide of the posts.

Roosters lead Roosters 22 - 0 Eels
67min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Daniel Tupou. Kick to come.

Tupou finishes off a left side shift to secure the win.

Roosters lead Roosters 22 - 0 Eels
66min

The Roosters win the challenge and will get another set in quality attacking range.

66min

The Roosters are challenging a call that the Eels played at a kick from Joey Manu.

65min

Six again for the Roosters.

64min

Sivo loses the ball in his own half.

63min

Dylan Brown manages to get out of his in-goal after the wayward penalty attempt.

62min

Penalty Goal: Roosters
Attempted by Adam Keighran.

The kick hits the posts.

Roosters lead Roosters 18 - 0 Eels
61min

Adam Keighran will kick to put the Roosters up by 20.

61min

Roosters penalty.

60min

The Eels run the ball on the last tackle to no avail.

59min

Walker goes high, but Ferguson is up to the task.

58min

Mahoney manages to get a kick away on the last tackle.

56min

Josh Morris is out of the match with a hamstring injury - the Roosters' backline crisis deepens.

56min

Gutherson is ruled to have knocked on while contesting a high ball.

56min

Dylan Brown is claiming a try.

55min

Angus Crichton loses the ball inside his own half.

53min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Adam Keighran.

Keighran converts from close to the posts.

Roosters lead Roosters 18 - 0 Eels
52min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Sam Walker. Kick to come.

The teenage prodigy takes on the line, throws a few dummies and scores.

Roosters lead Roosters 16 - 0 Eels
51min

Josh Morris is coming from the field.

51min

No Try - Opacic is ruled to have knocked-on while attempting to ground the ball.

51min

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.

51min

Tom Opacic is claiming a try.

49min

Josh Morris does his best Tom Brady impersonation with a pass for Joseph Manu.

49min

Junior Paulo loses the ball inside the Roosters' 20.

47min

Hutchison puts up a kick that lands in Townsville (aka the kick goes out on the full).

46min

Sivo is taken over the sideline on the last tackle.

44min

Gutherson's high ball bounces before Manu comes up with possession.

43min

Tedesco collides with Gutherson, but The King retains his crown.

42min

Tedesco makes a valiant catch on his 20 metre line.

42min

Waqa Blake has failed his HIA.

42min

Ferguson, wearing headgear, takes a run inside his own half.

41min

Mahoney finishes off a strong set with a kick that traps Daniel Tupou close to his goal line.

40min

Blake Ferguson is back out for the second half with a bandage around his head.

40min

Will Smith is wrapped up as the halftime siren sounds.

38min

Daniel Tupou is trapped in-goal - play to resume with a line drop out.

38min

James Tedesco produces a try-saving tackle on Dylan Brown.

37min

Eels penalty.

37min

The Eels survive a dangerous set close to their goal line.

36min

The Eels have been poor tonight, if the Roosters can strike again before halftime it will be a huge blow.

35min

The Eels come up with an error inside their own half.

35min

Will Smith makes a half a break close to the halfway line.

33min

Gutherson cleans up an attacking grubber from Joey Manu.

31min

Gutherson is safe under a high ball.

31min

Waqa Blake is off for a HIA.

31min

Will Smith is preparing to come on for Ferguson.

31min

Play has stopped as the trainer attends to Blake Ferguson.

31min

The Eels lose the ball on the attack.

30min

Blake Ferguson has been split on his head.

29min

Parramatta penalty.

29min

Tedesco almost exposes an overlap only for Sivo to defuse the situation.

29min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Adam Keighran.

Two kicks, two goals for Keighran.

Roosters lead Roosters 12 - 0 Eels
27min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Sitili Tupouniua. Kick to come.

The rampaging second-rower finishes off Tedesco's speed and footwork.

Roosters lead Roosters 10 - 0 Eels
26min

Tedesco is into space!

26min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Adam Keighran.

The replacement centre swing the kick back between the posts.

Roosters lead Roosters 6 - 0 Eels
25min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Josh Morris. Kick to come.

The returning veteran gets over after a great run from Joey Many in the lead up.

Roosters lead Roosters 4 - 0 Eels
24min

Nat Butcher is on for the 'home' side.

23min

Nathan Brown drops the ball and Sam Walker races up to the 30 metre line.

23min

Isaiah Papali'i almost gets to the line with a powerful run.

23min

Sivo is cut down eight metres out from the try line.

22min

Reagan Campbell-Gillard is out with a groin injury.

21min

This is embarrassing - the ball control from both teams has been awful. The Eels will get another set after a knock on from Tedesco.

20min

The Roosters survive an attacking raid close to their line.

19min

Daniel Tupou loses the ball inside his own 20 metre line.

18min

Gutherson holds his nerve under a high ball.

17min

Reagan Campbell-Gillard has been ruled out for the match.

16min

Junior Paulo loses the ball after good pressure from Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

16min

Waqa Blake combines with Maika Sivo off a scrum, but the Roosters are able to hold their line.

15min

Josh Morris makes an error trying to field a bomb close to his goal line - a big chance for the Eels coming up.

14min

Sam Verrills has come up with an error from the scrum... both teams need to restart this match.

13min

Another error from the Eels! The ball control has been embarrassing during the opening exchanges.

11min

Sitili Tupouniua has lost the ball.

10min

The Eels put the ball down on halfway again.

9min

Daniel Tupou can't hold onto a pass from Adam Keighran inside the Eels' half.

8min

Shaun Lane is on for Reagan Campbell-Gillard.

8min

Jakob Arthur toes a kick in-goal which Tedesco allows to roll dead.

6min

Tedesco spills a high ball close to his goal line.

5min

The Eels are spreading the ball from inside their own half.

5min

Gutherson comes up with a great take on his goal line.

4min

Dylan Brown kicks from inside his own pass, Tedesco returns the ball to his 40 metre line.

3min

Hutchison fires a long ball to Daniel Tupou, but Blake Ferguson is on the spot to force the Roosters' winger into touch.

1min

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.

1min

The Eels are challenging the call.

1min

Jakob Arthur drops the ball close to halfway.

1min

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)