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Man of the Match: Wests Tigers v Eels

Match Highlights: Wests Tigers v Eels

The Parramatta Eels came away with a thrilling 28-24 victory over the Wests Tigers at Bankwest Stadium in Round 20 of the NRL Telstra Premiership to secure their spot in the Top Four.

With the match ups of Week One of the Finals hanging in the balance, the Eels secured a four point victory and the Blue & Gold have voted Eels prop Junior Paulo as their ‘My Muscle Chef’ Man of the Match!

Claiming nearly 50% of the 1,500 votes submitted, Paulo finished with 187m from 18 runs (77 post contact metres), 2 line break assists, 1 try assist, 1 tackle break, four offloads and 27 tackles during his 61 minutes on the field.

Tries were shared between Blake Ferguson, Maika Sivo, Reed Mahoney and Will Smith, with the latter called into the halves before the clash and scored the match winner with, securing the Eels lead in the final ten minutes.

Nathan Brown topping the run metres with 229m from his 23 charges whilst Kane Evans (149m) and Maika Sivo (134m) also made plenty of in roads.

On the defensive end, Reed Mahoney topped the tackle count with 49 whilst Nathan Brown (46) and Ryan Matterson (39) were also busy.

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