Eels bounce back to down Roosters

The Fiji Bati winger Maika Sivo made an impressive return to score the try of the match to help the Eels down the Roosters 26-16.

The Eels bounced back from a shock loss to the last-placed Bulldogs last Monday to produce one of the best performances of the season.

Parramatta’s forwards overpowered their rivals and their backs capitalized as the Eels piled on five razzle-dazzle tries.

Props for the NSW OriginJunior Paulo and Reagan Campbell-Gillard carried the ball for more than 200 metres each, while back-rower Ryan Matterson produced five of his side’s 21 offloads.

Inspirational captain Clint Gutherson, who produced an early trysaving tackle on Angus Crichton and dragged Joey Manu in-goal to force a goal line drop-out, was one of just three Eels players not to handle the ball before Sivo scored.

In other NRL matches, the Sharks defeated the Titans 18-10, while the Panthers defeated the Warriors 40-6.