The Parramatta Eels have edged past the Newcastle Knights by six points in a see-sawing affair at Hunter Stadium.
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In a real arm wrestle of a match, where the lead changed several times, the Eels managed to edge in front in the final 10 minutes. The victory ends their losing run and keeps the Knights’ poor streak going.
Newcastle’s first try was a special one, Chris Houston finishing off a great break.
Akila Uate crossed and the Knights were looking good.
But then John Folau forced his way over.
And Israel’s younger brother didn’t stop them, barging in for his second four-pointer.
Bureta Farimo then put the Eels in front for the first time in the match.
But the Knights weren’t done, with Dane Gagai tieing it up.
James McManus scored next to put Newcastle into the lead again.
Then Nathan Peats burrowed over and the Eels were in front.
Parramatta added the final try, with four minutes left, through Peats. That took the scores to 28-22 and the Eels held on to register the win.