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Eels get the chocolates on Easter Monday

The Eels earned an important win on Easter Monday, beating the Wests Tigers 28-22 in front of over 28,000 fans at Accor Stadium.

Parramatta were given a serious test in the closing stages after the Tigers rallied back from 22-6 down, and the Eels held their nerve to take the two competition points.

Mitchell Moses was at his mercurial best for the Eels, with a hand in four of his team's tries while kicking four goals. The halfback set up a spectacular team try in the first half, before laying on three try assists in a grand individual performance.

Maika Sivo's second-half double proved crucial for Parramatta, adding to earlier tries by Clint Gutherson, Will Penisini and Bryce Cartwright.

Shaun Lane celebrated his 100th Eels appearance with the victory, as he made a successful return from injury alongside Sean Russell and Haze Dunster.

After successfully defending their line for an extended period in the early exchanges, the Eels were duly rewarded with a tremendous opening try.

Spine in sync for spectacular Eels try

The Eels’ spine was perfectly in sync as Josh Hodgson passed to Mitchell Moses on the short side, who delivered a deft kick ahead for Dylan Brown to scoop it up and lay an offload on the chest of Clint Gutherson, and the captain strolled over.

Moments later, Moses was at it again as his pinpoint kicking game produced back-to-back tries for the Eels.

Moses at it again for Eels

Attacking the line, the halfback rolled the ball in behind the defence where Will Penisini popped up to plant the ball down for Parramatta’s second.

Moses’ two successful conversions made it a 12-0 advantage to the Eels.

The Tigers chewed into Parramatta’s lead when Starford To’a pounced on a wayward pass to score a runaway try, but the Eels had the final say of the first half.

Moses sends Cartwright over

Moses continued to terrorise the Tigers with his boot, as he put it on a dime for Bryce Cartwright to apply the finishing touch and restore Parramatta’s 12-point buffer before the break.

The Eels rode their momentum into the second half and added a fourth try within five minutes of the restart.

Sivo scores a trademark try

Mitchell Moses made his third try assist of the afternoon by sending a bullet cut-out pass to Maika Sivo, who steamrolled his opposite winger for a trademark try in the corner.

The Eels were in control at 22-6, but Wests Tigers were up for a fight.

The hosts scored three consecutive tries to set up a grandstand finish, but the Eels would not be denied.

Parramatta landed a crucial blow with five minutes to play when Maika Sivo scored his second try off a Clint Gutherson cut-out pass after some important lead-up work by Ryan Matterson.

Moses comes up clutch!

Mitchell Moses made perhaps his most important play of the day afterwards, landing a sideline conversion to put the Eels eight points ahead.

The Tigers clawed their way back into the contest once again via a penalty goal, but Parramatta held on to claim a nervy Easter Monday victory.

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