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MATCH UPDATES: Eels v Panthers, pre-season trial

The Parramatta Eels take on the Penrith Panthers at Bega Recreation Ground this afternoon (Saturday 29 February) in their final pre-season trial.

Kick off is at 4pm with the clash broadcast nationally by FOX Sports, Channel Nine, Telstra LivePass and free on the NRL App.

Follow along with all the action below!

FULL TIME - It's a draw between the Eels and Panthers 22-22.

5: 42 - Sione Fonua puts the Eels equal with the Panthers with less than two minutes to go before full time.

5:27 - The Panthers re-take the lead, scoring under the post. Conversion made.

Eels - 18

Panthers - 22

5:22 - Ray Stone has scored minutes after coming off the bench, planting a kick. Converted by Jai Field and Parramatta takes the lead.

Eels - 18

Penrith - 16

5:10 - Moses converts his own try. He then is subbed off along with Ferguson and Gutherson.

Eels - 12

Panthers - 16

5:09 - Moses pulls off a brilliant chip and chase to score on the left side. Kick to come.

5:07 - Conversion made.Score update.

Eels - 6

Panthers - 16

5:05 - The Panthers have scored off a grubber kick in the left corner. KTC.

5:01 - Ferguson has lost the ball in a tackle on the Eels' 20 metre line.

4:57 - Second half is underway between the Eels and Panthers here in Bega.

Eels - 6

Panthers - 10

4:42 - Half time. Score remains the same.

4:37 - Moses converts his own try.

Eels - 6

Panthers - 10

4:36 - Mitchell Moses goes himself and breaks the defensive line to score the Eels first try. 

4:35 - Escorting penalty to the Eels, off a Moses bomb for Ferguson.

4:28 - Panthers - 10, Eels - 0

4:27 - The Panthers have crossed for their second try of the game in the right corner through Brian To'o

4.24 - Moses and Gutherson fire up to make two try saving tackles after one another.

4:21 - Eels force a line drop out off a nice Gutherson grubber.

4:19 - Penalty to the Eels on their 20 metre line for a slow peel.

4:15 - Panthers lose the ball in a tackle on their 30 metre line.

4:14 - Cleary converts his try to put the Panthers ahead of the Eels 6-0

4:12 - The Panthers are first to score with Nathan Cleary crossing.

4:07 - Ferguson has lost the ball metres from the try line.

4:06 - Nathan Brown scoops up a loose ball and takes the ball up inside the Panthers' 20 metre line.

Warm ups are completed. Bring on kick off!


1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Jaeman Salmon 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitch Moses 8. Junior Paulo 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown
14. Marata Niukore 15. Peni Terepo 16. Kane Evans 17. Ray Stone 18. Will Smith 19. George Jennings 20. Haze Dunster 21. Jai Field 22. Ethan Parry, David Gower Oregon Kaufusi, Stefano Utoikamanu, Daniel Alvaro, John Fonua



@ Bega Recreation Ground - The office for today's clash!

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