As it happened: Gutherson drop-goal in golden point extra time sees Eels beat Raiders 25-24



An incredible match, Gutherson gets the first field goal of his career and gets the golden point for the Eels!

Knock-on against the Raiders and the Eels now have the ball. 4 minutes remaining

First half over

The first half of golden point is over and there's only five minutes to go

George Williams kicks from 50 but it doesn't make the goal

Gutherson has a shot from range but it goes to the right of the post

Both sides have had a couple of attempts at kicking at the goal but nobody has scored yet

It's a penalty for the Raiders at their own touch line 

Extra time underway!

We're into extra time now

We're going to golden point extra time!

The normal scores end 24-24

Successful conversion

Croker levels the scoring!


Incredible! The raiders go forwards and Nicoll-Klokstad scores another for the Raiders

Successful conversion

Croker adds another two


Four minutes left and George Williams gets his seventh try assist of the season. A great chip over the top to Nicoll-Klokstad who touches the ball over the line

It's been a great game between the Eels and the Raiders but it looks like it's the hosts who will finish the game victorious.

They lead the Raiders by twelve points and have had a great second half

Watch Sivo's try

Here's a video of Sivo's try

Despite the lack of the injured Mitchell Moses, the Parramatta side have adapted well and have improved since he hobbled off. Ten minutes to go in today's final game

Unsuccessful conversion

Gutherson fails to convert from the wing


It's another try for the Eels and this time it's Maika Sivo! He picks up the ball on the right before diving in and grounding the ball

Try video

Watch back Jennings' 151st try of his career here:

Successful Conversion

Gutherson converts successfully and its 20-12


The Eels extend their lead. Lane plays through Michael Jennings who dives down to score his first of today's game

Blake walks off the pitch bit looks to be in fine condition

The game is stopped as Blake is down with an injury after his head collides with Sutton's knee

The Eels go forwards but it's a back kick through from Gutherson and it's intercepted

Try video

Here's the video of Ray Stone's first-ever NRL try 

Successful conversion

Gutherson coverts successfully and the Eels are back in front


Raymond Stone breaks free just in front of the line and slides over to level the scores

Sivo is down after being hit in the eye whilst on the ground

Maika Sivo powers forwards on the right but is tackled just before he reaches the line 

Two players injured in the first half and pictured on crutches now - Mitchell Moses and Corey Horsbrough

The Raiders have been the better of the two in the second half, focusing their attack on the left wing

It's been a great game of football to watch from the point of view of a neutral today. 

The refereeing decisions may have been questionable at times but the play on the pitch has been brilliant

Another questionable decision from the touch judge. Canberra attack down the left and seem to score a try but it's adjudged that the pass was forwards

Second half underway

The second half has started!


Gutherson successfully kicks his penalty inbetween the sticks and its 8-12

This game has absolutely everything. Penalty now for the Eels after tackle above the neck right in front of the goal

So close to another try from Canberra but they are intercepted just before the touch line

Five minutes left and Eels fans will not be happy if the score if it stays as it is, they've been denied two tries due to questionable referring decisions

Mitchell Moses is down clutching his ankle

A tussle breaks out on the pitch after Horsburgh is brought down on the field. He limps off and a penalty kick is given to the Raiders

Decision: No Try

The decision given is no try due to a knock on

Is that a try?

The ball is played forwards Lane and towards Maika Sivo who scores but it's going to the video referee

Watch the try

Here's the video of the last try

There will be lots of anger from Eels fans towards the touch judge there. The pass was easily forwards in the lead up to the try but it isn't given

Successful conversion

Croker converts and its 6-12

Decision: Try Raiders

It's a second try of the night for the Raiders! Whitehead grounds the ball in lots of space.


The Raiders have a try and although the pass was a yard forwards, they can only check that they were onside

Knock-on given with the Eels going forwards and it's a scrum with the Raiders to get the ball

15 minutes left in the first half and it's been a great game so far

Pass out to the wing is just too high and Ferguson can't get to it

Raiders attacking very close to the home side's line now

Penalty for Canberra twenty out due to the Eels obstructing a kick chase

Another look at the try

Here's another look at Canberra's first try of the night

Successful coversion

Croker converts successfully and the scores are level


Papalli strolls through the Eels defence and touches down just next to the posts

Canberra have a chance to go forwards but they've only had six tackles inside of the Parramatta half so far. It's clear which side have been more dominant

A great tackle from Brown sees Horsburgh collide with two Eels players.


He gets straight back up. That's League for you


The video referee's decision is no try after a knock-on from Dylan Brown


It seems as if the Eels have a try but it's going to the video referee

The Eels try to attack own the right but it's a great block by Cotric

10 minutes gone and it's been a great game so far. It's the Eels who've had the majority of the play and they've looked much better than the Raiders. 

There seems to be a phantom bell in the crowd

That was a very controversial call but it's a difficult one. It's hard to see whether the ball went forwards or directly sideways

The video referee agrees with the decision and No Try is given

Is it a try?

The ball gets touched down but the on-field decision is no try as it looks as if Mitchell Moses touches a ball forwards from a jump in the air

Seven minutes played and the Eels have had 61% possession

The Eels have been dominant so far with most of the football being played inside of Canberra's 20

Successful Conversion

Mitchell Moses converts successfully and it's 6-0


Moses creates the space on the right, flicking it to Ryan Matterson who burst through before touching the ball down


A little bit of a tussle on the ground and Parramatta have a penalty which they kick into touch. 35 away from the Canberra line

The Eels start well, attacking inside of the final 20

1' We're underway!

The Eels get us started

The teams are out!

The teams are out at the Bankwest Stadium!

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Canberra Raiders: Team News

Starting 13: Nicoll-Klokstad, Rapana, Croker, Scott, Cotric, Wighton, G. Williams, Papalii, Hodgson, Soliola, Whitehead, Young, Horsburgh –  Interchanges: Havili, Guler, Sutton, Simonsson – Reserves: Lui, Starling

Unavailable: John Bateman (Injured), Sebastian Kris (Illness), Joe Tapine (Injured)

Parramatta Eels: Team News

Starting 13: Gutherson, Sivo, M. Jennings, Blake, Ferguson, D. Brown, Moses, Campbell-Gillard, Mahoney, Paulo, Lane, Matterson, Niukore – Interchanges: Stone, Kaufusi, Takairangi, Alvaro – Reserves: Gower, G. Jennings

Unavailable: Kane Evans (Suspended), Peni Terepo (Injured), Nathan Brown (Suspended)

Raiders looking to bounce back from Manly loss

The Canberra Raiders will be looking to bounce back from their loss against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles last weekend.

The Raiders have had a strong start to the season, although have sometimes lacked the finishing edge going forwards.

Eels looking to regain top spot

After the Panthers and Roosters both registered wins in their games that they have played in Round 7, the Eels find themselves knocked out of the top spot.

However, Saturday's match is a chance for them to regain first place in the division, only one point behind the Penrith Panthers

Saturday's game is a crucial one for both teams in their aims to finish in the top 8

Kick off time

Parramatta Eels vs Canberra Raiders match will be played at the Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, Australia. The kick-off is scheduled at 10:35 BST.


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