Desperate Eels finally get up.

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Parramatta Eels 44 defeated the Manly Sea Eagles 10.

A desperate Parramatta made several changes leading into the match, a new co-captain in Gutherson, Mannah being benched, Scott and Evan's dropped and the return of Takarangi and Hayne from injury. Though for Hayne the game came at a cost.

The Eels set up camp inside the Sea Eagles 20m earlt on but could only manage a penalty goal at the 10 mark. From there Manly started to go set for set with the Eels and through a 40/20 from Cherry-Evans the Sea Eagles crossed the line first only to be pulled up by the video ref.

That no try ended up being a 12 point turnaround, with the Eels scoring through Mau I'm the last tackle of their very next set, with the ball going from left to right and back to the left through 6 pair of hands, but with Hayne giving the final pass for the try he re-injured his hip and didn't return to the field.

An error from the Eels a few tackles into the first set from the kickoff gave Manly a chance to hit back immediately and they almost did through Lane. The big man carried 5 players towards the try line, but his fingertips just fell off the ball as he went to plant it on the white line resulting in a no try.

The Eels we're on attack again only minutes later and again Mitch Moses set up another try this time it was Robert Jennings crossing in the right hand corner 5 minutes before the break, the conversion by Moses seen the Eels take a 14-0.

Some lazy defence from Manly players around the ruck seen Pritchard going himself from 10 m out as he bag himself a try in the last minute of the first half. At 20-0 up at halftime, this was the first time the Eels kept a side to 0 at halftime and the first time the Eels kept Manly to 0 at halftime since 2005.

The Eels continued their dominance in the second half, they were unable to score in their first back to back set of the half, but forcing a Manly error kept them attacking the line and Norman went through almost untouched with a simple dummy.

With the Eels players running full of confidence and they're kicking as close to perfect as they've been all season Moses tried a chip and chase 15 minutes into the second half and a lightning Michael Jennings come through to ground the ball centimetres in from the dead ball line.

Mainly eventually got over through some quick hands down the right hand edge of the field, with Parker crossing over band with Cherry Evans conversion 5 m in from the sideline they brought the margin back to 24.

It didn't take long for the Eels to hit back, this time Kenny Edward's crossing the line next to the posts after a lovely short ball from Corey Norman. Moses got his 7th conversion of the day as he kicked the Eels to a 36-6 lead.

Manly hadn't given up the fight though just yet and after re-gathering the ball of from a short kick off Uate was able to bag himself a try through a lovely left hand back line play, unfortunately for Manly though Cherry-Evans missed the conversion attempt.

The Manly try clearly didn't affect the Eels confidence as the razzle dazzle football continued when they next found themselves in Manly's half. With the Eels passing the ball like it was a hot potato, Gutherson was able to go in under the posts after collecting the 9th pass in the play.

As for tries that was the last try of the game but the Eels did get another 2 points through a Mitchell Moses penalty goal with 10 minutes left on clock.

For the second time in the match Kelly was denied a try by the bunker after it correctly ruled that Uate had batted the ball over a Parramatta player.

Scoring timeline
Parramatta Eels 44
10' Moses Penalty Goal
25' Mau Try
27' Moses Conversion
34' G. Jennings Try
36' Moses Conversion
38' Pritchard Try
39' Moses Conversion
46' Norman Try
47' Moses Conversion
54' M. Jennings Try
60' Edward's Try
62' Moses Conversion
65' Gutherson Try
67' Moses Conversion
69' Moses Penalty Goal

Manly Sea Eagles 10
57' Parker Try
58' Cherry-Evans Conversion
63' Uate Try



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