If you think back to the last time these two teams had played, a game that resulted in the 50-0 drubbing of the Eels, you may have been expecting a similar result – though that was far from the case, as a gallant Eels side, fresh on the back of learning that 12 players were not wanted beyond 2013 fought hard and gave the Roosters a run for their money.
The final result finished 38-24 in favour of the Sydndye Roosters at Parramatta Stadium, as the Eels now sit second-last on the premiership ladder.
The Roosters who will know that they have room to improve saw Sonny Bill Williams placed on report for a high shot, as Trent Robinson praised his opposition for the way they bounced back against his side.
“We played well enough to win but we certainly won’t be online blackjack secrets walking away happy,” said Robinson.
“Parramatta played some footy and tested us and we didn’t hold them for a long enough period for our standards.”
Admitting that the past two days had taken a personal toll on him, something that showed at the post-match press conference, Eels coach Ricky Stuart says he was pleased with his side’s effort.
“It’s not something you enjoy doing,” said Stuart.
“There’s never any credit or positive vibe out of it. They are all decent young men. I hope they can move on and find a structure and roster around them that they can fit into and play well because they’ve all got some type of ability.
“Just at the moment I don’t have a roster to suit certain players and that’s the job of a coach.”
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