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80:00
4:00pm Sun April 19, 2015
Round 7 - McDonald Jones Stadium, New Lambton - Crowd: 16953
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Roberts makes a line break and looks to be away but Danny Wicks with a big time play and he drags Roberts to the ground and forces the error! Parra win!

Parramatta Eels 28-22

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Knock on by Watmough only 15m out and 48 seconds to go! One last chance for the home team to score, they have to go 85 metres thoiugh

Parramatta Eels 28-22

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90 seconds left, Newcastle need a miracle...

Parramatta Eels 28-22

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Last tackle for Knights on their own 30m line and play hot potato, Houston kicks it out on the full!

Parramatta Eels 28-22

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Kick no good by Sandow! 28-22, game still alive for the Knights!

Parramatta Eels 28-22

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Knock on Gidley on the last only 10m out!

Parramatta Eels 28-22

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Newcastle get the ball back from the kickoff again!

Parramatta Eels 28-22

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Nathan Peats. Kick to come.

Grubber by Sandow and both Leilua and McManus fumble it and Peats races through to ground it! 28-22!

Parramatta Eels 28-22

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We're going upstairs for a possible try to Nathan Peats.

Parramatta Eels 24-22

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A Parra try here could seal it I think.

Parramatta Eels 24-22

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Forward pass by Mullen on their own 40m line! That's a killer! Knights 10th error, Eels have only made 3...

Parramatta Eels 24-22

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Newcastle have the ball on their own 20, their defence is holding firm but do they have anything left in the tank against this strong wind?

Parramatta Eels 24-22

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The Knights need something, perhaps some Mullen magic?

Parramatta Eels 24-22

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Sandow grubbers but Gagai comes to the rescue and the Knights now work it out from their own end

Parramatta Eels 24-22

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Knock on Newcastle! Could this be costly? Parra scrum only 30m out.

Parramatta Eels 24-22

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Mullen cleans up a smart chip and chase by Sandow and Newcastle have the ball only 20m out from their own goal line

Parramatta Eels 24-22

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Parra finally get the ball from the kick off!

Parramatta Eels 24-22

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow successful.

Beautiful kick by Sandow! Curls it home! 24-22 to Parramatta.

Parramatta Eels 24-22

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Nathan Peats. Kick to come.

Peats notice the Newcastle defenders lying deep and he burrows under three defenders to score for the Eels! 22-22 as the rain starts to fall here in Newcastle

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Pressure here for the Knights can they survive?

Newcastle Knights 22-18

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Mullen has interfered in the play the ball and the Eels get a penalty, 20 m out from the line.

Newcastle Knights 22-18

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Final 15, who is going to come out on top? Still any one's game folks...

Newcastle Knights 22-18

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The eels looked destined to score on the left but Takarangi doesnt see the unmarked players and is taken, eventually the Knights clean up throygh Tapine and they survive! Great defence

Newcastle Knights 22-18

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20m out

Newcastle Knights 22-18

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High shot on Wicks, lazy there from the Knights. Gives the eels a good opportunity to get amongst the points again

Newcastle Knights 22-18

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Can the eels hit back? They're on the back foot and Newcastle have all the momentum

Newcastle Knights 22-18

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Tyrone Roberts unsuccessful.

Kick is waved away! 22-18

Newcastle Knights 22-18

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by James McManus. Kick to come.

McManus scores after some great play by Leilua, Knights running riot at the moment all against the Wind!

Newcastle Knights 22-18

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Very dark at Hunter stadium now,

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Stockwell cleans up a Norman grubber, they get the ball back but Corey Norman is ruled offside and Newcastle escape with yet another penalty

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Parra attacking the Knights line again!

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40/20 PARRAMATTA EELS
Chris Sandow kicks a 40/20.

Sandow with a big play, nails a great 40/20, lobbing it over the knights Winger!

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Parra work it out from their own end after a solid set after points from the Knights

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Hows ya breath folks? Still trying to catch mine!

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Tyrone Roberts unsuccessful.

Shocking kick by Roberts and we will stay level for the time being, but who knows how long that will last!

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Dane Gagai. Kick to come.

This is crazy stuff and the Knights are back level! Gagai is sent in to space by Mullen, is ankle tapped but gets up and lunges for the line and he is over! 18-18!

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Knights on the attack

Parramatta Eels 18-14

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Knock on by Parra from the kick off and Takarnagi collects it but he's in an offside position! Silly boy! Penalty to Knights

Parramatta Eels 18-14

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow successful.

Sandow slots the conversion, Parra lead 18-14. Topsy turvy game at the moment

Parramatta Eels 18-14

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Bureta Faraimo. Kick to come.

Ahhh this is great from Chris Sandow, has the ball on the last, sends in a stab kick and it sits up beautifully for Bureta Faraimo who scores! Wonderful stuff!

Parramatta Eels 16-14

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Mullen does a little kung fu fighting in trying to gather the ball from the kick off, falls flat on his face but thankfully for the Knights they have the ball!

Newcastle Knights 14-12

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Penalty goal attempt by Tyrone Roberts successful.

From almost directly in front Roberts nails the goal, 14-12 to the Knights

Newcastle Knights 14-12

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Penalty to Newcastle now, Peats offside. Newcastle will take the Penalty goal now!

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Knights get the ball back after the kickoff is held up in the wind, crazy stuff

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL PARRAMATTA EELS
Penalty goal attempt by Chris Sandow successful.

No issues for Chrissy Sandow, it's all locked up at 12-12

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Penalty to Parra 20m right in front. Parra opt to take the penalty goal.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Roberts shapes to pass and knocks it on! Parra with a great opportunity.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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We are underway for the second half.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Parramatta will be delighted that they only trail by two after such a poor start. They will have the breeze at their backs in the second half. Will that be enough to see them home in the second half? Join us in 10 minutes to find out.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Norman drills his kick into touch and that will do us for the first half folks.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Corey Norman fields the kick from Roberts and Parra get the 20m restart.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Norman sends a good clearing kick away after the Eels struggled to get out of their own end. Newcastle will desperately want points before half time

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow unsuccessful.

Pushes it across the face and the score remains 12-10

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by John Folau. Kick to come.

Norman sends Terepo through a hole and he is grounded 15m out, on the last the ball is sent to Folau who despite the attention of two defenders has planted it down! Try Time to the Blue and Golds!

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Parrmatta doing very well to only trail 12-6 in this strong wind.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Newcastle lose the ball only 10m away, again they have shot themselves in the foot.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Fa'aoso has taken a stray head clash and he is in la la land, he has been taken off.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Heavy contact with a big run by Tariq Sims from the drop out

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Mullen with yet another nice kick is cleaned up by Robinson, but he is drilled in the in goal by Leilua for another drop out!

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Penalty to Newcastle, off side by Parra, pressure is relieved and the Knights will get some good field position, only 10 mins out from half time

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Newcastle put up a high bomb for only the second time today, but Robinson is equal to the task, good take.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Richie Fa'oaso is back in rugby league with his first hit up since 2013, great to see him back

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Norman with a 30m break to get Parra on the front foot

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Short pass is knocked on by Korbin Sims who has just come on, wasted chance by Newcastle there.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Mullen kicks it towards the right wing, Uate is flying towards it and it's a foot race between Robinson and Uate, Robinson clean up but is grounded in goal. Drop out, Can the Knights get some points here?

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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The knights again run it on the last, Gagai busts the line and is scrambling towards the try line, but Parra get to him and ground him 10m out, good defence there.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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The wind is favouring the Eels in some passages of play, bizzare!

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Short drop out by Sandow and the Eels get it back, that dropout had so much air!

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Mullen knock it in to the in goal and Robinson is surrounded by a swarm of blue and red jumpers, Drop out.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Penalty to Newcastle know, they have the ball about 40m out, good chance for them to build some pressure, especially with this strong wind at their backs

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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On the last tackle Sandow grubbers and Uate takes it and juggles it and regathers it in mid air! fantastic stuff

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Sandow runs at the line and pouts a smart grubber and sends the knights defenders around, McManus knocks it dead and all of a sudden Parra have a spring in their step.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Parra now only 30m out...

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Penalty to Parra on the first tackle! Pressure relieving there.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow successful.

Lovely strike from Sandow and its game on at 12-6

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by John Folau. Kick to come.

They go to the short side on the last and John Folau shows great strength to hold off the incoming defenders. Parra needed that badly.

Newcastle Knights 12-4

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Parra get the ball from the kick off! The wind brings it back and Parra have a great chance to hit back!

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Tyrone Roberts successful.

Roberts slides it home and Newcastle open up a handy 12-0 lead after 13 mins

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Akuila Uate. Kick to come.

They're in again the Knights! Mullen with a lovely cut out pass and Uate strolls in to plant down! Parra in trouble early!

Newcastle Knights 10-0

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Roberts sends an up and under bomb and Reece Robinson and he spills it! 10m out scrum for Newcastle. More pressure for the Eels

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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Penalty to Newcastle only 15m out from their own line, Parra hurting themselves at the moment

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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Newcastle well and truly on top at the moment, lots of possession and field territory

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Tyrone Roberts successful.

6-0 knights from right in front

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Chris Houston. Kick to come.

Wonderful early movement from the Knights sees Uate in space and race 50 metres downfield, Houston backs up and Uate sends him in to score under the posts!

Newcastle Knights 4-0

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Parra also have a shocking track record here at Hunter Stadium, only 6 wins in 23 matches

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Parra running with the wind in this half, strong breeze.

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On the last tackle Mullen hits a great right foot step but is tackled only 3m out, not sure he knew that was the last tackle there...

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Sandow gets an ugly kick away giving the Knights great field position. They get a penalty two tackles later and will now be camped right on the Parra line

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Gower drops the ball back off the kick off and Parra start their saet 1m out from their own goal line

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Here we go! Kick off!

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Here comes the Parramatta Eels to a frosty reception

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About 5 minutes from kick off here guys and gals. Get comfortable because i've got a feeling this is gonna be a game where you won't want to miss a second!

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Team changes see David Fa'alogo starts at prop and Korbin Sims drops to the bench, For Parramatta Brad Takarangi comes in for Ryan Morgan and Danny Wicks starts at prop, Richie Fa'aoso comes in for his first game since a broken neck, he starts from the bench.

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Hello and welcome to League Unlimited's coverage of Sunday Afternoon Football! We have two teams that are desperate to get back to winning ways.
Newcastle vs Parramatta and it could get desperate! Both sides started the season in fine form but have fallen on hard times in the last two weeks.
The weather is grey and overcast with the threat of rain and there is a strong gust, not dissimilar to the conditions that were here two weeks ago in the game against the Dragons. 50 km winds is the word around town!

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Referees & scorers:

Referee: Adam Devcich, Dave Munro

Touch Judges: Brett Suttor, Phil Henderson

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Luke Phillips

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (22)
Tries: Chris Houston, Akuila Uate, Dane Gagai, James McManus
Field Goals:
Conversions: Tyrone Roberts (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Tyrone Roberts (1/1)

PARRAMATTA EELS (28)
Tries: John Folau (2), Bureta Faraimo, Nathan Peats (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Chris Sandow (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Chris Sandow (1/1)