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Nines Match Day Blog - Day One

The Eels kick off their NRL Nines campaign today. See all the latest updates from the opening day below! Simply hit refresh to see the latest.


With the Dragons defeating the Sharks in the other pool game, the Eels will have a must win clash against the Dragons tomorrow morning.

18' The Eels look to spread it with seconds remaining on the clock but the ball goes to ground and the Bulldogs dive on the loose ball. Full time siren rings and Eels go down by three.

15' Bulldogs with multiple sets deep in the Eels half. Corey Harawira-Naera slices his way over for a converted bonus try. Eels 10-13.

13' Break down the right edge, Ferguson grubbers back on the inside before pinning the Bulldogs inside their own in goal for a drop out

10' Rhys Davies nearly makes the Bulldogs pay for an error in their first set of the second half, but heavy defence forces the ball free close to the line!

8' Half time and the Eels lead 10-6!

6' Jaeman Salmon steps off his left, slices through the Bulldogs defence and runs 40m to score to the left of the posts. Converted by Takairangi and Eels lead 10-6.

5' Bulldogs on the attack after an Eels kick sails out on the full. They strike through centre Morgan Harper who crashes over out wide. Converted by Harper and Eels 4-6.

3' Short side play! Gutherson, Moses before an acrobatic Ferguson finishes it off in the corner! Eels 4-0.

1' Eels kick to the corner and the Bulldogs forced to work it out of their own set. 

0' Here we go! Eels receive and get things underway!

15 minutes to kick off! Update from the middle is that the Eels will be receiving!

The team has been confirmed! 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo  4. Brad Takairangi 5. Blake Ferguson 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Oregon Kaufusi 9. Rhys Davies 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 6. Jaeman Salmon 13. Marata Niukore 14. Ray Stone 15. George Jennings Ryan Matterson

Boys looking sharp at warm up!





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