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ROUND THREE MATCH REPORT | Brisbane Broncos 6-34 Parramatta Eels

Nathan Smith reviews the Parramatta Eels’ defeat of the Brisbane Broncos. Here’s how the game went.

MATCH TIMELINE

Minute Scoring Play Score
3rd Marata Niukore (Parramatta) Parramatta 4-0
3rd Mitchell Moses (Parramatta) Parramatta 6-0
17th Brodie Croft (Brisbane) Parramatta 6-4
19th Jamayne Isaako (Brisbane) Brisbane 6-6
27th Maika Sivo (Parramatta) Parrmatta 10-6
29th Mitchell Moses (Parramatta) Parramatta 12-6
43rd Clinton Gutherson (Parramatta) Parramatta 16-6
62nd Michael Jennings (Parramatta) Parramatta 20-6
62nd Mitchell Moses (Parramatta) Parramatta 22-6
66th Shaun Lane (Parramatta) Parramatta 26-6
67th Mitchell Moses (Parramatta) Parramatta 28-6
77th Waqa Blake (Parramatta) Parramatta 32-6
79th Mitchell Moses (Parramatta) Parramatta 34-6

MATCH SUMMARY

1st Half

The first half was an even contest. Parramatta scored in the third minute, with a soft try to Niukore. However, Brisbane replied swiftly in the 17th minute when Brodie Croft ran around Gutherson, and several other Eels defenders, to score in the corner. The final try of the half would go to Sivo, who typically found a way to cross in unbelievable fashion, with a one hand put down in the corner. At half-time, the score read 12-6 to the Eels.

2nd Half

The second half was all Parramatta. They scored four unanswered tries, in the 43rd, 62nd, 66th and 77th minute, blowing the score out to 34-6. It must be stated that they had enough possession to score more, however the Broncos defended bravely. In the end, the Eels were simply too good, and were able to make it three wins from three games.

GAME HIGHLIGHT

Maika Sivo’s freak put-down in the 27th minute is a clear highlight. Michael Jennings ran down the edge with only inches between himself, Sivo, and the sideline. Despite this, Jennings knew that a pass to Sivo, even without much space, was a 50/50 chance of a try. Sivo dived forward, one hand holding the ball, and planted it with ease.

SQUADS

Brisbane Broncos: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Darius Boyd 5. Jesse Arthars 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Jamil Hopoate 13. Patrick Carrigan. Interchange: 14. Herbie Farnworth 15. Joe Ofahengaue 17. Ethan Bullemor 21. Matthew Lodge.

Parramatta Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Marata Niukore. Interchange: 14. Brad Takairangi 15. Ray Stone 16. Kane Evans 17. Peni Terepo.

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