Eels Jersey Flegg get bounce back win against Roosters
The Parramatta Eels Jersey Flegg side secured a dominant 36-18 win against the Sydney Roosters in Round 21 at Allianz Stadium on Saturday 4 August.
First points came from Sean Keppie in the sixth minute and the Eels kept the lead from there.
Tries to Todd Sapienza (15th minute) and Dylan Clifford (33rd minute) created an 18-0 half-time lead and laid the platform for a win.
With three rounds to go until the end of the season, Parramatta maintains sixth position on the ladder and has the second largest point differential in the competition.
The win provides a better chance at unseating the Roosters from fifth spot on the ladder and keeps a top four finish in striking distance.
Sam Verrills was the first try scorer for the home side in the 37th minute and Adam Pompey converted for an 18-6 score.
Parramatta laid on another three tries in the second half through Lufusi Vea Tapaatoutai (42nd minute), Michael Tupou (60th minute) and Haze Dunster (69th miunte) and a penalty goal.
The Roosters were down 12 points with six minutes to go, but Haze Dunster scored for the Eels and Sapienza's conversion was the last points either side produced.
The sixth-placed Eels take on the the eighth-placed St. George Illawarra Dragons on Saturday at ANZ Stadium.
They played each other recently in Round 18, with the Eels taking a 44-12 win.
This will be the first time the Eels Jersey Flegg team play at ANZ Stadium, get there for a 5:15pm kickoff to see them and the Eels v Dragons NRL clash. Tickets available here!
Parramatta Eels Jersey Flegg 36 (Tries: Sean Keppie, Todd Sapienza, Dylan Clifford, Lufusi Vea Tapaatoutai, Michael Tupou, Haze Dunster; Goals: Todd Sapienza 5/6. Penalty Goals: Todd Sapienza 1/1)
Sydney Roosters 18 (Tries: Sam Verrills, Asu Kepaoa, Treymain Spry; Goals: Adam Pompey 3/4)