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    Parramatta Vs. Wests Tigers

    2012 NRL Premiership Season, 29 April, 2012

    Parramatta Stadium, NSW
    Wests Tigers 31 defeated Parramatta 30
    Parramatta Wests Tigers
    30 FINAL SCORE 31
    5 TRIES 5
    0/0 PENALTY GOALS 1/1
    0/0 FIELD GOAL 1/1
    Top scorers:
    • Parramatta - Luke Burt 10pts (0T 5G)
    • Wests Tigers - Benji Marshall 11pts (0T 6G)
    Important moments:
    • Wests Tigers took the lead at the 13 min. mark
    • Luke Burt (Parr) scored at the 79 min. mark
    Referee: Ashley Klein
    Touch judges: Ricky McFarlane & R Turner

    The Wests Tigers will be looking to build some much needed momentum when they face the struggling Parramatta Eels today. Join us for live scores and commentary from 3.00pm AEST.

    Parramatta and the Tigers are currently on the wrong end of the NRL ladder, with both teams severely struggling to post wins together.

    The Eels have lost two straight matches after earlier beating reigning premiers the Manly Sea Eagles barely a month ago.

    Parramatta’s most recent defeat saw them lose 24-18 to a Sharks outfit currently on a five match winning streak.

    Despite going toe to toe with an inform side for the majority of the contest, the Eels once again failed to secure the competition points in a match where they had their chances to earn a much needed victory.

    The Tigers meanwhile haven’t faired much better form wise, but at least they got their second win on the board just over a week ago when they dispatched a weakened Panthers outfit 30-nil.

    Their victory against Penrith could not have come at a better time, given that the Tigers ended a five match losing streak.

    After rediscovering some semblance of form, the Tigers will be favoured to string consecutive wins together against an Eels side low on confidence.


    Where does one begin to analyse Parramatta’s woes? The Eels are struggling in all facets of the game and haven’t displayed the attitude necessary to compete in NRL matches, let alone win one.

    Key recruits Chris Sandow and Willie Tonga have failed to spark the Eels attack as they play behind a forward pack that has struggled to lay the platform necessary for their strike players to shine.

    Sandow in particular is having a shocking season and has been demoted to NSW cup this week in a bid to rediscover some much needed confidence.

    If there was one piece of good news to come out of the loss to Cronulla however, it was the performance of fullback Jarryd Hayne.

    In a losing outfit, Hayne was superb as he scored two tries whilst also setting up another four-pointer for winger Cheyse Blair in the first half.

    Despite his struggles with injury this season, Hayne remains Parramatta’s best hope of securing victory against the Tigers today.

    With a NSW Origin jersey up for grabs, it wouldn’t surprise to see Hayne perform strongly for the Eels this afternoon.

    If Hayne has an off day however, the chances of the Eels beating the Tigers appear slim, particularly if Benji Marshall, Robbie Farah and Chris Lawrence play their best footy.

    If the preceding Tigers players can pick up from where they left off against the Panthers, then the 2005 premiers should notch a vital win that may just spark their season to life.

    Tigers by 8.

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    • 9:16pm
      Eamon said | 9:16pm | ! Report

      Thanks Steven for dropping Sando if not we might have lost.

      • 9:53pm
        maximus said | 9:53pm | ! Report

        Another TV finish. Reddy loses ball in 2 man tackle and Eels score. Marshall throws an alleged forward pass to Murdoch marsila at Wests 40m , change of possession and Eels score – if that was a forward pass there were 100 in the game and hayne scores a try after stepping around 3 Eels players in the road of Tigers players to score – Marshall complains but they are well in front. Must have been the TV game…

    • 8:29pm
      Jimbo jones said | 8:29pm | ! Report

      Any reason why the Tigers had Murdoch-Masila? Was defending on the wing instead of the usual structure? Was there an injury to a winger/centre? (Tuquiri was defending at centre)

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:54pm | ! Report

      Don’t let the scoreline fool you. The Tigers had this contest won as they raced away to a 31 nil lead. With the points in the bag, they fell off terribly in defence and the Eels managed to finish with a flourish as they posted 30 unanswered points to avoid a very heavy defeat. In the end they lost by just the solitary field goal to Marshall. However, as good as Parramatta were in the last ten minutes here, they were awful for seventy minutes against a Tigers side that simply strolled its way to victory before the Eels onslaught late on. The Eels however have shown plenty of character today and it will serve them well ahead of next week’s clash against the Bulldogs. Tigers coach Tim Sheens however will be furious even though the Tigers have secured the win. They took their foot off the pedal and paid dearly on the scoreboard. Thanks for joining us for this live blog and we look forward to your company for Monday night football on The Roar.


      Eels 30
      Tigers 31

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:49pm | ! Report

      CONVERSION SUCCESSFUL – Burt converts and its 30-31 Tigers


      Eels 30
      Tigers 31

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:48pm | ! Report

      TRY EELS – Blair scores right on fulltime and the Eels will only lose by one points here. Great try by the Eels as they spread it left and Blair races away to score.

      Eels 28
      Tigers 31

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:47pm | ! Report

      79′ – And all of a sudden its a seven point game here after the Tigers led by 31 points. Tigers will still win however.

      Eels 24
      Tigers 31

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:46pm | ! Report

      TRY EELS and CONVERSION SUCCESSFUL – Hayne scores and the Eels are on fire now. They are building nicely for next week.

      Eels 24
      Tigers 31

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