Eels v Warriors, Round 19 Extended Highlights
Following the Parramatta Eels thrilling two point victory over the New Zealand Warriors at Bankwest Stadium in Round 19, we want to know who the Blue & Gold Army thought was best on field!
There were plenty of strong performances right across the field with several Eels players standing up including tries to Brad Takairangi, Ethan Parry, Maika Sivo and Clint Gutherson whilst there were strong performances from the hard working men in the middle of the field.
Eels centre Brad Takairangi kicked off the Eels scoring thanks to a long range bust from Maika Sivo, and the centre has now crossed for five tries in three games. He finished with 111m from 12 runs, two tackle breaks and three offloads.
Winger Maika Sivo returned to his spot a top the NRL Try scoring ladder with a four pointer but he also finished with 146m from 14 runs, one line break, one try assist and four tackle breaks. The winger had the entire Blue & Gold Army on their feet when he fended Warriors defenders before setting up centre Takairangi for the first try of the afternoon.
Fullback Clint Gutherson returned to his inspirational best with another hard earned performance in the number one jersey. A try, 231m from 24 runs, one line break assist, one try assist, four tackle breaks from the captain who kept himself involved in everything.
Young winger Ethan Parry, in just his second NRL game, scored his second try of his career whilst also finishing with 159m from 18 runs, one line break and three tackle breaks.
Eels half Mitch Moses was once again a stand out at Bankwest Stadium with a line break, try assist and two tackle breaks, including a effort that saw him show a clean pair of heels before kicking for his fullback Gutherson to finish off a long range try. Three goals from four attempts, 95m from nine runs, 13 tackles and 550 kick metres from the halfback.
Whilst they didn’t register a try on the scoreboard, there was plenty of hard work done by the men in the middle of the field. Prop Junior Paulo laid a solid platform with 137m from 12 carries, two offloads and 23 tackles during his 45 minutes on the field whilst Nathan Brown was monumental with his 186m from 22 carries and 51 tackles during his 68 minutes at lock.
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