Gold Coast Titans vs Parramatta Eels highlights: NRL scores, blog

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    Titans vs Eels

    NRL, 17 March, 2017

    Cbus Super Stadium
    Fulltime - Titans 26, Eels 14
    Titans   Eels
    26 FINAL SCORE 14
    4 TRIES 2
    4 CONVERSION KICKS 2
    1 PENALTY GOALS 1
    0 FIELD GOALS 0
     
     
    Referee: Ashley Klein
    Touch judges: Belinda Sleeman & Nick Morel
    Video Referee: Ben Galea

    Match result

    Full time: Gold Coast Titans 26 – 14 Parramatta Eels

    Parramatta started off on the front foot, testing the inexperienced Titans backline early.

    The Titans would only be able to hold off the Eels for nine minutes, as Clinton Gutherson put the ball down between the posts, before converting his own try.

    Shortly after, Jeff Robson added a second for the Eels, taking advantage of some great play by Semi Radradra.

    Things went from bad to worse for the Titans, as they lost another man to injury. This time William Zillman would be forced off the field.

    Just as it looked like Parramatta would run all over the Titans, Gold Coast found some new life and got on the offensive.

    Their attack was messy at times, but effective in the end, as the Titans got one back through Chris McQueen.

    Ashley Taylor converted to bring the Titans back

    From there it would be end-to-end football for the rest of the half, but it was the Titans who made the most of their attack, with Tyler Cornish getting his first ever try with just three seconds left in the half.

    Taylor would make the kick from the sideline under pressure and the half would end 12-all.

    Neither team looked to slow down in the second half, and the Titans took an early two-point lead via a converted penalty from Gutherson.

    From there, the Eels would make mistake after mistake, before the Titans finally managed to punish Parramatta for it via Kane Elgey as the home side went ahead for the first time in the match.

    Taylor would convert that, and then a penalty shortly after to give his side a six-point lead.

    Tyrone Roberts then went on to score seven minutes from time, and Taylor’s kick meant that the Titans would lead by 12.

    Gold Coast will hold on for a famous victory. After what seemed like endless injuries, their most inexperienced side would give the Eels their first loss of the season in an incredible game of rugby league.

    The final score in Robina, Gold Coast Titans 26, Parrmatta Eels 14.

    Match preview

    The Gold Coast Titans are searching for their first win of the 2017 season when they host the unbeaten Parramatta Eels. Join The Roar from 8:05pm (AEDT) for live scores and commentary.

    The Titans are having a rough start to the season, coming off back-to-back losses at the hands of the Sydney Roosters and the Newcastle Knights.

    Gold Coast will be desperate for a positive result against the Eels, who currently sit atop the NRL ladder, however their run of bad luck seems to have not yet run out.

    The Titans are without star fullback Jarryd Hayne, who will miss at least six weeks due to ligament issues in his ankle. The injury has forced the debut of Tyler Cornish, who has a big opportunity to prove that he is ready for first grade rugby league.

    Parramatta have injury woes of their own, with a hamstring problem keeping halfback Corey Norman out of the squad. Norman was a key aspect in the Eels dominance in possession, and his absence gives Titans a glimmer of hope.

    Despite the loss of Norman, Parramatta have the quality in their side to maintain possession, only making 17 errors so far this season – the second-best in the league.

    Prediction
    The Titans are on a five-game losing streak including last season, and their slow starts have been costing them dearly.

    If the Eels can start quickly and keep the ball, they should maintain their unbeaten run.

    Parramatta by 12

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    • 10:07pm
      Paul said | 10:07pm | ! Report

      What a surprise, another game ruined by incompetent refs, you would think the outcome of some of these games had been decided before the kick off. Gold Coast couldn’t win the toss in the last 3 games, Semi 3 tries last week, tonight he’s got grease on his hands, what a sham. NRL promotes its self as the best RL comp, what a crock of s#@t.

      • 10:32pm
        John said | 10:32pm | ! Report

        Mate, I am the first bloke to scrutinise and question the refs but I think your looking through your blue and gold glasses. The Eels were very poor tonight and would have been towelled by better opposition. The Titans were undermanned, low on confidence and form but courageous. The Eels might have played them back into their groove tonight. Nobody to blame but the 17 Eels players. The Eels forwards matched the Titans in patches only and apart from Gutherson and French who looked dangerous at times every other back looked either frustrated, indifferent or outright disinterested. As mentioned by Joe the integrity unit might need to monitor Semi’s betting activities.

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          10:54am
          steveng said | 10:54am | ! Report

          So what you’re saying is; there were no doggie decisions by the refs? Racking of the ball in tackles, continual unrelated penalties to the Titans. I’m no Titans and/or Eels fan, I look at the game objectively, but this game was a ‘one way’ traffic to the Titans (I don’t even know the penalty count) but it wasn’t equal or went to the Eels. Yes, the Eels were poor especially in defence and dropped ball, but the relentless and continual penalties at crucial times to the Titans, is what broke the Eels and they had no chance to recover.

          • 12:59pm
            John said | 12:59pm | ! Report

            The penalty count was 8-6 to the Titans

          • 1:05pm
            John said | 1:05pm | ! Report

            The penalty count was Eels 8- Titans 6.

            I do believe that far too many games are influenced by the refs and that the momentum of games is often changed by the refs deliberately and strategically awarding innocuous penalties at crucial points. So I get your argument. The fact is that the way the Eels played this week, any team in the comp would have beat them. They were woeful.

      • 12:13am
        Mathew Stealer said | 12:13am | ! Report

        Paul there aren’t any other comps in the World. Its very easy for the NRL to say that because nobody else cares

        • 8:18am
          Nambawabn said | 8:18am | ! Report

          Silly Post. The English Comp has been going since about 1880. The comp in Auckland from about 1920, plus several others!

          • 11:56am
            Beavis said | 11:56am | ! Report

            Parra hopeless in second half against under strength Titans – Hmmm – Humidity?

          • 11:58am
            Minefield said | 11:58am | ! Report

            Game invented in 1895!!!!

            Hometown come from behind win though the Eels were terrible in second half. Amazing how all Titans seem to pass concussion tests or did I miss one?/

    • 10:01pm
      Andrew said | 10:01pm | ! Report

      Pathetic effort from the eels, so bad from some players thy should be handing back their pay check. All titans tries scored down eels right side.

      Well done titans, gutsy win. Taylor and elgie were very good.

    • 10:01pm
      Andrew said | 10:01pm | ! Report

      Great team performance by the Titans well done. Question has to be asked big names missing and the first time this season the whole team putting in for each other

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      9:55pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:55pm | ! Report

      Thank you to everyone who joined The Roar for this live blog, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!

    • Roar Guru

      9:55pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:55pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: Gold Coast Titans 26 – 14 Parramatta Eels

    • Roar Guru

      9:54pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:54pm | ! Report

      80′ – That’s the game!

      An incredible performance from the Titans, who not only came back from 12-points down, but did so with many injured players and their most inexperienced side.

      TITANS 26
      EELS 14

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      9:54pm
      Joe said | 9:54pm | ! Report

      Ash Taylor is going to be one of the greats. What a player. Controlled the game perfectly.

    • Roar Rookie

      9:51pm
      Joe said | 9:51pm | ! Report

      Amazing effort by the Titans.

    • Roar Guru

      9:51pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:51pm | ! Report

      78′ – Parramatta have two minutes to score two tries. Eels have a penalty and they tap and go.

      TITANS 26
      EELS 14

    • Roar Guru

      9:48pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:48pm | ! Report

      75′ – CONVERSION SUCCESSFUL

      Taylor’s kick, once again, is good.

      TITANS 26
      EELS 14

    • 9:46pm
      Jack said | 9:46pm | ! Report

      Gutsy effort but te refs have to keep it fair.

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