Parramatta’s quest to end a 36-year NRL premiership drought lives on after beating North Queensland 24-20 in the qualifying final, capping off a magical day for Eels halfback Mitchell Moses. rice field.
Moses’ partner Bri Galdoni gave birth to the couple’s first child, a baby girl, on game day, and the rugby league gods smiled on Eels No.7. Forward.
When the Cowboys seemed to have snatched a late win, the Eels were dying.
Parramatta trailed 20-12 early in the second half and looked to be making their last leg in front of 25,372 raucous fans in the Townsville heat.
They found something special inside to rally in style, prop Reagan-Campbell-Guillard slamming in for the second try.
The Eels scored two tries in seven minutes to take a 24–20 lead when back row Sean Lane threw a clever pass to winger Micah Cibo.
The Cowboys refused to surrender despite being tied 12-6 after co-captain Jason Taumarollo was found guilty in the 16th minute for a high shot to Eels second-row Isaiah Paparii. was
die at halftime
Cowboys back row Luciano Leirua falls just before Tauma Marolo returns to the game
The score was pegged at 12-all at half-time, with the second stanza a thrilling minute.
The Cowboys appeared in the favorites to move forward. Then it was the eel.
The Eels died as winger Kyle Feld stepped onto the touchline to help the Cowboys level up.
The eel had many heroes.
A try-saver by Valentine Holmes’ Waka Blake and Jeremiah Nanai’s Bailey Simonson blocked certain tries in the first half, while Lane and fullback Clint Gutherson came up with some cracking defensive plays.
The Eels window for winning the NRL title with the current player group is still valid
The core of the team has reached four straight Finals Series appearances with coach Brad Arthur, and they have a chance to do something special.
With the success of the 1980s costume winning four titles in six years, expectations are always high for Parramatta.
This group of players have already achieved the proud legends of their past and will have a chance to return glory to Parramatta against South Sydney or Penrith.
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