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    Roosters vs Eels

    NRL, 14 May, 2017

    Allianz Stadium
    Fulltime - Roosters 48, Eels 10
    Roosters   Eels
    48 FINAL SCORE 10
    8 TRIES 2
    Referee: Grant Atkins
    Touch judges: Chris Butler & Rohan Best
    Video Referee: Bryan Norrie

    Match result:

    The Sydney Roosters took a comfortable win over the Parramatta Eels to close out Round 10.

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    Final score
    Sydney Roosters 48
    Parramatta Eels 10

    Match preview:

    It’s east versus west and a battle of two elite halves when the Sydney Roosters host the Parramatta Eels. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 4pm (AEST).

    The showdown between Mitchell Pearce and Corey Norman headlines this match, with each in strong form.

    Both would be thinking about Origin – even Norman, with the potential for Johnathan Thurston to be out of the series – but whoever has the better game here, particularly with their short-range kicking, could take their side a long way to victory.

    The Roosters come in on the back of some close results. After beating the St George Illawarra Dragons on Anzac Day in extra time, they lost to the New Zealand Warriors in Auckland by a point after seemingly kicking the winning field goal.

    But despite the fact they sit fifth, with six wins from their first nine, some of those wins have been scratchy. That’s not a knock on Pearce, but they just haven’t flowed as well as they did during the first fortnight of the season, when Luke Keary was going great guns and they looked like a team of world beaters.

    What Trent Robinson’s men can hang their hat on is defence. They have been sensational on the goal-line and that will make life difficult for Parramatta.

    The Eels haven’t exactly been poor in defence either, with the sixth best record in the competition, and it’s been the catalyst for them sitting in the top eight at this stage, winning five of nine.

    Parra are on a three-game winning streak coming into this one, but the victories against the Wests Tigers and Penrith Panthers were unconvincing, while they beat an understrength North Queensland Cowboys.

    In saying that, you can only play what’s in front of you and the spine of Clint Gutherson, Will Smith, Corey Norman and Kaysa Pritchard have been sensational.

    In team news, Latrell Mitchell is back for the suspended Shaun Kenny-Dowall, while the Eels haven’t made any changes.

    As long as Keary and Pearce play near their potential, the Roosters will pick up a tough win.

    Roosters by 6.

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    • Roar Guru

      eagleJack said | 6:32pm | ! Report

      Hey SP with your undoubted pull around these parts can you get your 9 Talking points onto the League thread. Also the Trbojevic and Hayne story too.

      Seems someone at the Roar is from Adelaide (both rugby’s are the same 🙂 )

      • Roar Guru

        Scott Pryde said | 6:35pm | ! Report

        Done and done. Sorry about that! Talking points was definitely my fault – been a long weekend ha!

    • Roar Guru

      Emcie said | 6:11pm | ! Report

      Well this has been a high scoring round, did everyone forget how to defend after the week off?

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 6:00pm | ! Report

      » Click here to read the full match report

      That’ll just about do it here on The Roar for our live coverage of the Sydney Roosters and Parramatta Eels. Hopefully you enjoyed the call.

      Be sure to keep an eye out on site for my Round 10 talking points, which will be up in the next half hour.

      The Roar will be back with Round 11, kicking off on Thursday night with the Cronulla Sharks taking on the North Queensland Cowboys.

      Bye for now.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 5:58pm | ! Report

      Thoughts on the game Roarers?

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 5:57pm | ! Report


      The Eels have just a matter of seconds here. Kick from the scrum and Keary will get wrapped up on halfway, ending a 38-point emphatic victory for the Roosters.

      Keary and Pearce have dominated Parramatta today in a huge victory.

      Sydney Roosters 48
      Parramatta Eels 10

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 5:56pm | ! Report

      79′ – So then, the Roosters won’t rack up 50. A shift left off the scrum and Ferguson can’t hold a pass that was fired well behind him.

      Roosters 48
      Eels 10

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 5:56pm | ! Report

      78′ – The Roosters working it out of their own end through Waerea Hargreaves, then Ferguson before the forwards trundle out to halfway. A quick shift right now and Manu has it. Pearce bombs, Hoffman knocks on with what was a very tough take. The Roosters then knock on as well and we will go to a scrum with the advantage not played.

      Roosters 48
      Eels 10

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 5:53pm | ! Report


      Roosters 48
      Eels 10

    • Roar Guru

      eagleJack said | 5:52pm | ! Report

      Crazy to think the Dogs will move into the 8 after this flogging. Eels had a +28 points differential over them heading into this game. That will be most disappointing for Brad Arthur. I suspect PD will play a huge part come September.

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