The Eels solidified their position in the top eight with a dominant victory over the Dolphins on the Sunshine Coast. In a historic first half, the Eels scored seven tries to take a commanding 42-4 lead. Mitchell Moses also reached a significant milestone by surpassing 1000 points for the club while converting all eight kicks. The Eels’ excellent form has now extended to a five-game winning streak, potentially propelling them to fifth place on the NRL ladder depending on other results.
However, the Eels’ second-half performance raised concerns about their ability to sustain a strong showing for the full 80 minutes. They only managed to score one try in the second half and conceded three, but still emerged victorious with a final score of 48-20. Coach Brad Arthur admitted that, despite the win, there is room for improvement in playing a complete game.
Winger Maika Sivo’s involvement in the match was marred by a controversial incident where he raised his forearm into the head of Jamayne Isaako, resulting in him being placed on report. The Eels will have their second bye next weekend before facing the Warriors in round 19.
Captain Clint Gutherson acknowledged that his team needs to avoid pushing too hard and making unnecessary mistakes in the second half. He emphasized the importance of finding consistency throughout the entire game.
Looking ahead, the Eels’ remaining matches are against a mix of top eight and bottom eight teams. Their current form bodes well for their campaign as they strive for success in the NRL competition.
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