Full Time
80:00
4:05pm Sun September 12, 2021
Finals Week 1 - Browne Park - Crowd: 5087
80min

FULL TIME in Rockhampton; The Eels take a 28-20 victory over the Knights; Parramatta to take on Penrith

78min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Mitch Moses convers from in front

Eels lead Eels 28 - 20 Knights
78min

Try: Eels
Scored by Viliami Penisini. Kick to come.

PENALTY TRY - Clint Gutherson's kick goes through, Will Penisni was tackled without the ball and the bunker is happy that Penisini was going to get the ball first to score.

Eels lead Eels 26 - 20 Knights
76min

Big result for Parramatta with the high kick goes too deep and Gutherson takes it in the ingoal

74min

NO TRY - Bryce Cartwright held up in goal as the Knights survive just

74min

So the shotclock goes off before the Knights get the dropout away, but because it was an injury, Frizell has to leave the field for the set or be interchanged; The Knights opt for the latter

72min

Poor kick at the back from the Eels as Moses kicks deep and it rolls too far and gives Newcastle a 7 tackle set

68min

Inside the final 12 minutes - Both sides having plenty of chances in a two point game; Knights pinning the Eels inside their own 10

63min

CHALLENGE SUCCESSFUL - No intent to strip the ball from the Knights is the ruling and again they keep their challenge

62min

CAPTAINS CHALLENGE: Knights are penalised for a strip by Ashley Klein, they disagree and challenge the decision

61min

Mitch Pearce drops the kick off straight away in a basic error for someone of his experience

61min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Jake Clifford.

Jake Clifford can't replicate his previous kick as his conversion drifts left

Eels lead Eels 22 - 20 Knights
60min

Try: Knights
Scored by Enari Tuala. Kick to come.

WHAT A PASS - Kalyn Ponga with a face ball across the face of TWO Knights teammates and finds Tuala for a third.

Eels lead Eels 22 - 20 Knights
58min

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Jacob Saifiti dropped the ball but the bunker steps in ruling High Contact

55min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Jake Clifford.

Jake Clifford uses the wind well from the left touchline to convert

Eels lead Eels 22 - 16 Knights
54min

Try: Knights
Scored by Enari Tuala. Kick to come.

Enari Tuala only just maintains possession as it comes away off an awkward bouncing kick from Jake Clifford; Tuala loses it but holds it against his leg to ground it

Eels lead Eels 22 - 14 Knights
51min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Mitch Moses uses the breeze excellently and converts from out wide

Eels lead Eels 22 - 10 Knights
47min

Try: Eels
Scored by Blake Ferguson. Kick to come.

Blake Ferguson on the outside has huge amounts of space as he comes off the long run, starting 20m behind the play and Mitch Moses' floating pass beats the Knights defenders and Fergo gets over

Eels lead Eels 20 - 10 Knights
44min

Bradman Second-Best out there at the moment as he got driven into touch by 3 Eels defeders

43min

Poor end to the set from Newcastle as they are brought down on the last; Maybe some karma after the officials missed a Klemmer knock on mid-set

40min

SECOND HALF IS GO! Parramatta using the ball first in the second half with the 16-10 lead

40min

HALF TIME at Browne Park and the Knights trail 16-10 after leading 10-6 over the Eels

40min

Conversion: Eels
Attempted by Mitchell Moses.

Mitch Moses misses his conversion pushing it across the face of the posts

Eels lead Eels 16 - 10 Knights
40min

Try: Eels
Scored by Blake Ferguson. Kick to come.

Blake Ferguson scores out wide after the Eels spread the ball right and quick play the balls help the Eels and a beautiful pass from Penisini sees Fergo cross

Eels lead Eels 16 - 10 Knights
39min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses converts his own try

Eels lead Eels 12 - 10 Knights
37min

Try: Eels
Scored by Mitchell Moses. Kick to come.

Mitch Moses parts the seas as he goes through the middle and presses the accelerator and goes through beating Klemmer and Ponga

Tied up at Eels 10 - 10 Knights
35min

Waqa Blake ON REPORT - Parramatta have the ball and we stop for a HIA with Josh King going from the field; Waqa Blake in the stoppage put on report for an incident in the previous set

30min

Nathan Brown loses the ball as Parramatta go side to side

29min

INCONCLUSIVE CHALLENGE: Ashley Klein ruled that Hymel Hunt touched the ball before he made it in touch; Grant Atkins in the bunker rules that there was inconclusive evidence to tell whether Klein's call was right or not. Eels get the ball but Newcastle keep the challenge

28min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Jake Clifford.

Jake Clifford converts from in front

Knights lead Eels 6 - 10 Knights
28min

Try: Knights
Scored by Hymel Hunt. Kick to come.

A few nervous moments as the bunker wanted to review a potential obstruction in the lead up as the Knights got over through Hymel Hunt after spinning it wide and then coming back in

Knights lead Eels 6 - 8 Knights
25min

Six more tackles for Newcastle after the last tackle kick is played at by Parra

24min

PENALTY EELS: Marata Niukore penalised and put ON REPORT for a late shot on Connor Watson

23min

Tyson Frizzell back on the field after passing his HIA

22min

Blake Ferguson back on the field following getting treatment on his leg after the leg twist;

20min

Parramatta's defence restricting the Knights to just 14m in the from the changeover

19min

Eels running it on tackle five but Waqa Blake is brought down just metres from the line

18min

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Sauaso Sue ON REPORT for a leg twist that left Blake Ferguson on the ground angry and clearly injured from it

13min

Both sides adjusting to the wind now as Parramatta starting to get some dominance through the middle of the park

11min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Mitch Moses converts the Blake try from close range

Eels lead Eels 6 - 4 Knights
10min

Try: Eels
Scored by Waqa Blake. Kick to come.

The Eels manage to exploit the numbers and Waqa Blake sees the space on the outside and he gets around to score

Tied up at Eels 4 - 4 Knights
9min

Concern for Tyson Frizell who got up and looked quite concussed; The Knights enforcer staying on for the moment.

7min

Dylan Brown loses the ball with a good opportunity to score after a second kick from the Eels caused issues for Newcastle at the back

5min

A poor kick on the last from Mitch Moses as Kalyn Ponga gets to take it under no pressure - The Knights come away with it off their line

4min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Jake Clifford.

Jake Clifford's conversion attempt hangs in the strong breeze and stays out to the right

Knights lead Eels 0 - 4 Knights
2min

Try: Knights
Scored by Enari Tuala. Kick to come.

A horrible start for the Eels as the Knights go down the short side on the left with Ponga finding Tuala to score in the corner

Knights lead Eels 0 - 4 Knights
1min

AWFUL START - Clint Gutherson's kick off is a long way out on the full and the Knights go on the attack

TIME ON! Ashley Klein calls time on and we're underway in Rockhampton

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ashley Klein

Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, Jon Stone

Video Referee: Grant Atkins

PARRAMATTA EELS (28)
Tries: Waqa Blake, Mitchell Moses, Blake Ferguson (2), Viliami Penisini
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (4/5)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (20)
Tries: Enari Tuala (3), Hymel Hunt
Conversions: Jake Clifford (2/4)