Rugby League

Kane Evans try forces game into golden point

August 31, 2019 12:22 am

[Source: NRL]

Fiji Bati prop Kane Evans scored a try for the Parramatta Eels with three minutes to go to level scores 16-all and force the game into golden point against the Broncos.

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Broncos had the final say when winger Jamayne Isaako kicked the match-winning field goal to finally subdue the Eels 17-16 at Suncorp Stadium.

It was one try apiece after the opening 40 minutes, to show how tight this match was shaping up to be.

The Broncos led 10-6 at halftime.

Fijian born Eels winger Maika Sivo ended a wonderful sweeping movement on the left side, for his 17th try of the year, while David Fifita scored in the next playoff after a Darius Boyd bust.

Boyd kept the magic flowing scoring just two minutes into the second half to take the scoreboard out to 16-6.

The Eels were trailing 16-6 in the nail-biting encounter and scored two quick tries in the last quarter of the match.

Brisbane could have faltered when Andrew McCullough was sent to the sin-bin for lifting the leg of Sivo after referees had called ‘held’. But the Eels didn’t capitalise against the 12-man home side.

Eels winger Blake Ferguson withstood the cover tackle from Alex Glenn – off a brilliant cut-out pass from prop Junior Paulo – to place the ball just inside the corner post and reduce the margin to six (16-10) before Kane Evans final try to level scores to 16-16.

In the earlier match today, Warriors lost to Rabbitohs 10-31.

[Source: NRL]