NRL 2021 as it happened: Eels 10-12 Raiders at Cbus Super Stadium

NRL 2021 as it happened: Eels 10-12 Raiders at Cbus Super Stadium

Jordan Rapana was excellent. There will be plenty of debate about the final tackle on Maika Sivo. Brad Fittler said on the Nine commentary the challenge was “fantastic”. There will be people arguing it was essentially a shoulder charge because there was no effort by Rapana to wrap his arms around Sivo. The hip does as much damage as the shoulder. But what a tremendous effort. And was Sivo knocked out afterwards? Corey Harawira-Naera was also excellent, as was Seb Kris. Parramatta didn’t throw a whole heap at Canberra, but they still did well to defend their line. That’s three on the bounce. They are way off their best but winning. Beware Sir Rick. Parramatta have a rough campaign coming up. A win would have been nice. Isaiah Papali’i was enormous again, Blake Ferguson played hurt, but they needed more from Dylan Brown. How good was it to actually watch a decent contest on a Thursday. For 80 minutes I forgot about COVID. Thanks for tuning in. Ciao.
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