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    The Eels take on the Wests Tigers for a bit of Monday night action. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Grant Trouville)


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    Wests Tigers Vs. Parramatta

    2013 NRL Premiership Season, 23 March, 2013

    Leichhardt Oval, NSW
    Wests Tigers 31 defeated Parramatta 18
    Wests Tigers Parramatta
    31 FINAL SCORE 18
    5 TRIES 3
    1/1 PENALTY GOALS 0/0
    1/1 FIELD GOAL 0/0
    Top scorers:
    • Wests Tigers - Benji Marshall 14pts (1T 5G)
    • Parramatta - Chris Sandow 6pts (0T 3G)
    Important moments:
    • Wests Tigers took the lead at the 4 min. mark 1st half
    • Jacob Miller (WTig) scored at the 73 min. mark 2nd half
    Referee: Hayne, S
    Touch judges: Turner, R & Atkins, G

    The Wests Tigers returned to winning ways last week and will be keen to make it two wins on the trot against rivals Parramatta Eels tonight. Join us for live scores and commentary from 8.00pm AEDT.

    After suffering a poor defeat at the hands of Newcastle in round one, the Tigers bounced back well against the Panthers and will fancy their chances of outscoring Parramatta tonight.

    Despite dominating possession and territory last week, the Eels struggled to put the Bulldogs to the sword and eventually lost 20-16 in a match where star fullback Jarryd Hayne underperformed.

    Hayne was largely obsolete in attack against Canterbury and needs to improve tenfold if the Eels are a chance of beating the Tigers tonight.

    It’s a shame that Hayne couldn’t fire last week, given that his attacking partner Chris Sandow actually played very well.

    Sandow had a hand in all of the Eels three tries last week, and also kicked a 40/20 in a performance that would have pleased coach Ricky Stuart.

    The Tigers will definitely need to keep tabs on Sandow tonight, given that the Eels half did cause a lot of havoc when these two teams last met late in 2012.


    The outcome of this match largely depends on how well Sandow and Hayne combine in attack tonight for Parramatta.

    If both of these players can fire, the Eels should be favoured to open up a Tigers defence that can still crack when placed under pressure.

    A repeat of last week’s performance in attack however and the Eels will find themselves on the back foot against a Tigers side that has begun finding its rhythm with the football.

    Tigers hooker Robbie Farah was the star of the show against Penrith last week, setting up three tries, two of which were scored by Aaron Woods.

    Benji Marshall was also heavily involved against the Panthers, scoring a try before setting up Marikia Koroibete’s match winner in the second half with a delicate grubber.

    Playing infront of the Leichhardt faithful generally gets the best out of the Tigers and we may just see them click into gear tonight against an Eels side with plenty of room for improvement in attack.

    Tigers by 8.

    Alan is one of The Roar's longest serving live bloggers, covering football, tennis and rugby league.

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    • Roar Guru

      turbodewd said | 10:19pm | ! Report

      Sandow is a complete liability in defence. The first 2 Tigers tries went straight thru him. With this in mind Hayne shud be very close behind him. Hayne had a knock on and a decent offload, apart from that he had an average first half. The Mrs is watching some damn Bollywood…will watch the 2nd half soon.

      Parramatta look like an uncoached team in defence!

      • 11:24pm
        Morfs said | 11:24pm | ! Report

        I wouldn’t bother with the second half, mate. Unless you’re up for some comic relief, of course.

        • 11:40pm
          eagleJack said | 11:40pm | ! Report

          Yeah it was definitely 2 bottom 4 sides fighting it out tonight,

          Turbo, Hayne wasn’t too bad tonight. I hope you don’t lambast him this week. 2 try assists, 2 line break assists. Looked dangerous and got involved. The failure to ground the ball when Toutai threw it back to him in the in-goal was poor. And he probably needs to curb the backchat now he is co-captain. But overall not a bad game. Over a dozen other players were far worse.

          • Roar Guru

            turbodewd said | 1:05am | ! Report


            mate, I recorded this game and watched Hayne like a hawk. Youre overstating his efforts. I saw one try assist, it was from broken play. He knocked on early which led to a Tigers try not long after. 2 of his passes went to ground, luckily werent lost. He was walking around far too much and just refuses to support his wingers when theyre fielding kicks. He hardly ever got into dummy half or first receiver.

    • 10:18pm
      Snowmann said | 10:18pm | ! Report

      After watching tonight, i can only sum up Haynes’s ’09 form with this analogy, “even the sun shines on a dogs @ss some times”…the guy is dead set lazy.

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

      What were some of the contributing factors to the Eel’s not scoring some points before half time? Is it because the sideline referee’s acused Ryan of throwing the first punch on Marika? Or is it because referee Shane did not go to the video referee to check if Tigers players did not knock the ball off Loko just before he could score? Are NRL referees being biased on home teams? What penalty do NRL referee’s pay for making critical match deciding ‘wrong’ decisions? NRL matches are not just televised in Australia but the rest of the South Pacific and the world.

    • 9:57pm
      yewonk said | 9:57pm | ! Report

      ricky should drive ben roberts to the train station and buy him a ticket to wentworthville

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 9:55pm | ! Report

      Thanks Amband.

      I think the crowd was about 16,000 tenash

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 9:53pm | ! Report

      The Eels only have themselves to blame for losing against the Tigers tonight. Two brain explosions in the second half cost them dearly in the end. First Marshall was allowed to score from a quick tap that the Eels were not prepared for. Then Tautai produces a low percentage play in the in-goal after he tried to bat the football back to Hayne, who missed the ball. Moltzen then scored soon after. Had the Eels just managed to maintain concentration there, this game would have been a lot closer. Tigers though too clinical in attack tonight and they really made Parramatta pay for their errors. Sandow tried hard yet again for the Eels tonight, making a break and kicking a monster 40/20. Hayne was in and out of the contest but did set up a try in the second half with a fine pass. Plenty to work on for the Eels. The Tigers march on to a blockbuster with Manly. Thanks for your company tonight and join us tomorrow for Saturday night footy!

      Tigers 31
      Eels 18

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 9:50pm | ! Report

      FULLTIME: Paulo loses possession and that sums up the Eels night as the Tigers win!

      Tigers 31
      Eels 18

      • 9:51pm
        amband said | 9:51pm | ! Report

        thanks again Alan. See ya next time

      • 9:52pm
        yewonk said | 9:52pm | ! Report

        tim mannah was a stand out for parra he will become the new hindmarsh with performances like tha

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 9:50pm | ! Report

      79′ – Marshall with a kick now and you have to say had the Eels just maintained concentration with Marshall’s quick tap, this game could be alot closer

      Tigers 31
      Eels 18

      • 4:14pm
        Dave said | 4:14pm | ! Report

        Did he tap it and 5 minutes earlier ben Roberts attempted a quick tap and was told he couldn’t, he was on the mark(roberts). Not only that the defensive ref was not in position when Marshall took his quick tap, parra were woeful the refs pathetic.

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