They try a kick to Simonsson which Oates gathers well. FULLTIME.
Tesi Niu spills the catch. Eels will have one play.
Broncos are everywhere tonight. Pereira whacked Gutherson hard. Eels went to the left again. Blake hasn't been able to get it down. RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Held up.
Sivo spills it trying to charge at the ball. CHALLENGE. SUCCESSFUL. Penalty Eels.
Will Penisini not having the best night. Tries to kick the ball and it just volleys over the sideline.
Oh dear. Penisini throws a deliberate forward pass.
PENALTY EELS! Offside.
Shaun Lane tries to bat the short kick-off back but it goes forward.
Reynolds converts his own effort.
It just isn't the Eels night. They tried to spread it early in the count, in their own end. It is Staggs forces the error. Reynolds kicks it ahead for himself and scores.
Eels tried to go to their left side again. Blake can't create the pass to Sivo.
Gutherson with another kick. This time it works. Dropout.
PENALTY EELS! Too long Pat.
Eels build through the right. Gutherson kicks for himself but Tesi Niu is there to gather and get back in the field.
Blake dives over in the corner! Eels use their block shape to the left and the centre plants it down. Some concern for an obstruction. HANG ON. Review. RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY!
Sivo gets trapped in the corner, throws a pass which rebounds off a few Broncos and back to the visitors.
PENALTY EELS! High shot.
Forward pass from the Broncos. Handing Eels another chance.
Dylan Brown punches a kick that goes dead. Ref calls it a dropout? Nope. Corrected. Tap for the Broncos.
PENALTY EELS! Offside.
Moses from the left sideline. He needs to convert these. Misses.
Eels strike right away! Brown on the left to Sivo. Easy.
Mam spills the kick. Eels on the attack.
That is some desperation from the Eels! Oregan Kaufusi charges the ball down and gets to it first!
Eels playing catch up football put it on the ground.
Reynolds with his toughest kick of the night, sails it over.
Easy kick from Reynolds to the left side. A leaping Oates takes it and touches down.
That isn't the start the Eels needed. Waqa Blake going backwards loses it. Broncos scrum.
We're back for the second half! Can the Eels produce a comeback? or will the Broncos trot to another big win.
Eels storm up the field with the final set of the half, aided by a restart. They hoist one high but is smothered by the Broncos. HALFTIME.
Moses with his second kick of the night. Nails it.
Eels keep it going through the hands on the left. Waqa Blake finishes off the move.
Pereira tries to be smart and step out. He gets it wrong. Eels ball ten out.
Reynolds pilots it through again.
Lovely slight of hand from Mam finds a charging Capewell to dive over.
Broncos slice through once again. Ezra Mam and Tesi Niu combining. Will Penisini holds the man down for ages and he is sent to the SIN BIN.
PENALTY EELS! Offside at marker.
Nope. Broncos tried a short side raid and the pass from Mam goes to ground. Oates can only throw a boot out at it. Eels scrum.
Everything is coming up Broncos! Another kick looked to be taken in by the Eels but somehow back with the visitors. Can they add more points?
Broncos strip the numbers on the right. Staggs tried to release the ball quickly and it goes over the sideline. Ruled an Eels touch. CHALLENGE from the hosts. INCONCLUSIVE. Eels retain their challenge BUT it will be the Broncos ball.
Broncos have turned into the Globetrotters tonight! Kicks everywhere and they are coming off. Theya re attacking the Eels line again.
Reynolds from mid range on the right. Two more.
Oh Rikki you're so fine! A low kick through from Reynolds sees the second rower touch down and point out someone in the crowd. Probably a friend.
Broncos have stepped on the gas here. A shift left gets a touch from Simonsson which restarts the count and they are galloping close to the line again.
Reynolds slots over another.
He is definitely a Payne in the Haas for the Eels defence. He got the ball, decided to take on the line and pushed through like tissue paper. Also shushed the crowd for good measure.
Adam Reynolds has pinched it. Cheeky from the veteran half.
Eels get a restart on the fifth tackle. Brutal for the Broncos defence. Can they hold on?
Reynolds has a chance to hand the visitors the lead. He strides in and does so.
That was more akin to the Wanderers than the Broncos! Brenko Lee takes a cut-out pass, kicks it several times and it ricochets to Corey Oates who is able to fall on it.
Broncos get their first chance to attack through a set restart. The kick hit the ground and Waqa Blake countered the other way, quickly followed by a Saivo charge over halfway.
The Si-Vo chant is going up around the stadium. Mitch Moses strides in and it fades left.
A simple move to the left and Maika Sivo adds another to his tally at Western Sydney stadium!
It is starting to teem down in Parramatta. That doesn't matter for the Eels though..
Another error from the Broncos out of their own end. Carrigan this time. CHALLENGE being used early in the piece for them. UNSUCCESSFUL.
Tricky kick on last ends up with Matterson toeing through and being held up. Changeover.
Forward pass from Jake Turpin quells the Broncos rucking forward.
Both sides through their first sets without any incident.
KICK-OFF! Eels kick high into the Sydney sky and we're underway!
Here come the Broncos onto the turf at Western Sydney stadium. They are looking to keep their momentum going this season. Next out is the hosts, the Eels, looking to send the home fans away happy later tonight. Kick-off is coming up!
Happy Thursday! We kick off the round in Sydney's west. Top four chasing Parramatta and Brisbane clash for their chance to jump ahead! The Eels come off their big win against the Warriors while Broncos won the South-East Queensland derby against the Titans. Grab all your snacks and drinks and get ready for kick-off!
Referees & scorers:
Referee: Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Darian Furner, Drew Oultram
Video Referee: Chris Butler
PARRAMATTA EELS (14)
Tries: Maika Sivo (2), Waqa Blake
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (1/3)
BRISBANE BRONCOS (36)
Tries: Corey Oates (2), Adam Reynolds, Payne Haas, Jordan Riki, Kurt Capewell
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (6/6)