June 15, 2024

‘He’s our best option’: Barrett backs Moses for Blues after star shines in defeat


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That’s all she wrote!

80 min: A classic Tedesco try-saving tackle on full-time denies Talagi a consolation try. The Roosters win by 10 to jump to fifth on the ladder and yours truly is finally on the board in this week’s tipping. Roosters win 28-18


Walker sinks the boot into the Eels

75 min: Crichton easily wins the race to a deft Walker short kick to secure a vital win for the Tricolours. Walker converts. Roosters 28-18


Roosters regain the lead

66 min: Tupou crosses for his second after a powerful charge and offload from Crichton. Walker converts. Exciting finish coming up. Roosters 22-18


View from the ground


Frustration getting the better of the Roosters

50 min: Collins penalised for dissent deep inside the Roosters’ 20m. Moses kicks the goal to put the Eels in front. Eels 18-16


Eels level the scores

46 min: The Roosters have 13 men again but they’re unable to stop the Eels scoring their third after Penisini stands up Crichton and offloads to Talagi to score. Crichton has moved to the centres after injury has Jennings to leave the field. 16-16


Brown brilliance gives Eels a dream start to the second half

43 min: Brown takes advantage of a lightning-fast play-the-ball from Tuilagi and scores a brilliant 30m individual try, beating three defenders. Moses converts. Roosters 16-12


Game back on

41 min: Eels kick off against a Roosters side still down to 12 men for the next three minutes.


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