Eels slip from Knights’ grasp

Mitch Moses prepares his conversion.

By Liam Emerton

The Parramatta Eels will be a happy side after seeing off a tough challenge at Browne Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Newcastle Knights brought their best game to the Parramatta side in the second elimination final of the NRL Finals series.

It came right down to the wire but a controversial decision to award Parramatta a penalty try, despite what seemed to be a knock on from Clint Gutherson in the build up, earned the Eels a 28-20 victory in Rocky.

An incredible and historic official crowd of 5087 was lively and, even though there was a sea of Eels fanatics, the Newcastle faithful were in full force and were, at points, louder than the Parramatta fans.

See the coaches reactions and all the wrap in Thursday’s edition of CQ Today and Gladstone Today.