Live Updates: NRL - Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels

Wests Tigers take on the Parramatta Eels LIVE from Leichhardt Oval in Round 3 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.


Wests Tigers have just completed their warm up. Not long now!


Robbie Farah has just lead the boys into a packed arena. Big atmosphere.


1st min: Wests Tigers use the ball first through Jack Buchanan and we're underway.


3rd min: Robbie Farah makes a trademark break up the middle but we can't finish it. Wests Tigers muscle up and force the error. On the attack.


4th min: TRY! Chris Lawrence opens the scoring from close range. Fed through by none other than Benji Marshall. Crowd loving this.


Marshall converts for a 6-0 lead.


7th min: Best kick chase of the year and on the next tackle Parramatta cough the ball up under a pile of Wests Tigers defenders. Early days, but Wests Tigers look to be a much improved team on the opening two rounds.


8th min: Wests Tigers look dangerous, but the Parramatta defence pushes winger Joel Reddy into touch as he looked to claim a try.


10th min: Sandow comes up with a 40/20 for his side. Parramatta's first real attacking opportunity.


11th min: Allgood reaches out for Parramatta but loses it over the line. Wests Tigers go 100m in the next set, but Reddy can't claim Farah's bomb above the pack.


16th min: Robbie Farah rolls one into the in-goal and earns a repeat set. Coach Potter would be hoping for some points as a result of this period of dominance.


17th min: Jacob Miller upended under the posts and Farah points to the posts. Crowd surprised Wests Tigers didn't go for the kill.


Marshall slots it and it's 8-0 to Wests Tigers.


19th min: Another great kick chase and Wests Tigers force the turnover. Dominant at this point.


20th min: TRY! Lawrence spins over again from close range and the crowd goes off. There's a great feeling around the ground tonight.


Marshall converts and it's 14-0.


23rd min: Marshall rolls the ball into the corner and Wests Tigers will look to muscle up in defence.


30th min: HUGE pressure on Parramatta here. This will be sapping their energy. Crowd LOVING it!


31st min: TRY! Blake Ayshford says enough with this and puts his head down from dummy half to smash his way over. That's one way of doing it!


Marshall misses his first for the night and it remains 18-0.


34th min: Marshall goes for the 40/20 but it ends up in the crowd. Time to see what Parramatta can offer with the ball.


36th min: Eels look lively and go close a few times. A Ben Roberts grubber just goes dead to end the set.


37th min: The fisticuffs is on here as Marika Koroibete blows up after too much attention in the tackle. Penalty to Wests Tigers.


39th min: It's just one of those nights here. Parramatta blaze down the sideline and look to score for all money but unbelievably knock on over the line!


HALF TIME and the crowd give the players a huge reception as they head up the tunnel.


Wests Tigers back on the field. They look calm and composed jogging out.


Kick off!


41st min: Parramatta receive the ball and earn a penalty with their first set.


43rd min: TRY! Parramatta draw first blood after two penalties in a row. Wests Tigers defence looked decent but a mistake numbering up sees Ryan Morgan slice through out wide on the right.


Sandow converts and it's 18-6 to Wests Tigers.


46th min: Sandow uses his acceleration to scoot around Chris Lawrence and heads off down field. A kick to the in-goal on the fly is touched dead by Koroibete.


48th min: TRY! BENJI MARSHALLLLL! Marshall takes the quick tap from a penalty and races 70m down main street to cruise under the posts.


He converts his own try and it's 24-6.


51st min: TRY! Moltzen pounces on a loose ball in bizarre circumstances. A Marshall grubber to the in-goal is knocked around by Parramatta with Moltzen only too happy to touch the ball down. VIDEO REF has no issue with the grounding.


Marshall has no issue making it 30-6.


59th min: A little bit of a lull in play. Wests Tigers forced to defend and do the job. Mannah coughs the ball up for Parramatta and it's Wests Tigers turn to work it out.


64th min: Marika Koroibete has come to the bench. Having a chat with the doc. We'll bring you the latest as soon as we know.


65th min: Marshall and Farah are kicking Parramatta to death here. They keep turning the back three around consistently with their long kicks.


66th min: Marika Koroibete has a sprained foot and won't be back.


67th min: TRY! Parramatta finally claim their second try after a sustained period of attack. Vai Toutai beating the cover defence to score in the left corner.


Sandow converts again to make it 30-12.


71st min: TRY! Parramatta come through the middle of Wests Tigers before spinning it out wide to cross in the left corner again.


Both sides looking lethargic in the extreme humidity.


Conversion to Sandow and it's 30-18.


74th min: Jacob Miller hits a well worked field goal which looked to be a formality.


31-18 Wests Tigers


FULL TIME and the crowd goes up. Good win for Wests Tigers very tough conditions.


Wests Tigers 31-18 Parramatta Eels


Kick-off 8.05pm


WESTS TIGERS


IN: 1-17

OUT: 18 Masada Iosefa, 19 Sauaso Sue


Team

1 Tim Moltzen, 2 Joel TReddy, 3 Blake Ayshford, 4 Chris Lawrence, 5 Marika Koroibete, 6 Benji Marshall, 7 Jacob Miller, 8 Aaron Woods, 9 Robbie Farah (c), 10 Jack Buchanan, 11 Braith Anasta, 12 Liam Fulton, 13 Adam Blair; interchange: 14 Ben Murdoch-Masila, 15 Ava Seumanufagai, 16 Matt Bell, 17 Eddy Pettybourne.


PARRAMATTA EELS


IN: 1-17

OUT:Nil


Team:

1 Jarryd Hayne (c), 2 Vai Toutai, 3 Ryan Morgan, 4 Jacob Loko, 5 Cheyse Blair, 6 Ben Roberts, 7 Chris Sandow, 8 Mitchell Allgood, 9 Matt Keating, 10 Tim Mannah, 11 Ken Edwards, 12 Matthewe Ryan, 13 Ben Smith; interchange: 14 Joseph Paulo, 15 Darcy Lussick, 16 Fuifui Moimoi, 17 Kelepi Tanginoa