NSW cup beat ladder leading bears

I found it interesting Jontay-Junior Betham-Misa Started this game - 55 minutes, 15 hit ups 173 metres, 50 post contact and 13 tackles. Maybe by season end he will get a call up 

Game summary

The Parramatta Eels secured an impressive 26-8 win over the North Sydney Bears in Round 13 of The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup.

The Eels scored the first points of the night, with centre Isaac Lumelume continuing his run of try-scoring form to lead 4-0.

Parramatta continued the ascendency, taking advantage of an error from North Sydney and crossing in the corner through winger Joshuah Minhinnick.

Camped on the Bears’ line in the 30thminute, the Eels drew a penalty and captain Jordan Rankin elected for a shot at goal. He successfully extended the lead to 12-0, which became the halftime score.

With 27 minutes remaining the Eels added another two points to lead by 14.

Parramatta pushed further ahead when interchange forward Niko Apelu steamed onto a pass from Rankin to give the Eels an almost unassailable 20-point lead.

This margin increased as Eels front-rower Ky Rodwell produced some individual brilliance to crash over in the 68th minute.

With the match drawing to a close, the Bears gained two consolation tries to winger Alfred Smalley, completing the 26-6 final score.

The Eels sported a new-look spine following Jake Arthur’s departure. Former centre Zac Cini moved back to fullback and flourished in the No.1, While Daejern Asi switched to five-eighth, providing a kicking game which consistently put the Bears under pressure.

After a five-game winning streak and last week’s emphatic comeback against the Bulldogs, tonight’s performance appeared uncharacteristic of the top-of-the-table Bears side.



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  • Holy Shit. Zac Cini 25 runs for 312 metes (112pcm) amd 16 tackle breaks playinh fullback.

    • Might have found his spot! His defence was very avg in the ctw 

      • Yep if he has peformances like that he should stay there. By the end of the year Sanders should be partnering Asi or a minimum coming of the bench. 

        • 1.cini














          14. sanders 








          Full strength nsw cup team 

          • My best line up by the end of the year

            1. Asi (Ik 5/8 best position but I think for the better of the team)
            2. W Blake
            3. Cini
            4. lumelume
            5. Dunster
            6. Rankin
            7. Sanders
            8. Maka
            9. M luke
            10. ogden
            11. Doorey
            12. Davey
            13. Moretti
            14. Yates
            15. Murchie
            16. Rodwell
            17. JJBM
            18. Toni
            19. Moimesia
            20. Talagi/Penisni jnr (if they can do good in flegg)
  • With so many injures JJBBM had to start. Moimesia had to play centre instead or prop. JJBBM still missed 2 and made 2 ineffective tackles. He will be great impact player to start his career.

    • Yep ether way I like it mate! It's a good team 

  • Wow, that's some win. Gutsy all round effort from first grade and Reggie's. Let's see how Flegg go today. 

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