Western Suburbs Magpies have recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season with a 34-28 win over the Parramatta Eels today in their Knock-On Effect NSW Cup clash at Stadium Australia.
Two late Parramatta tries closed the gap to a converted try to set up a thrilling finish — and the Eels had an attacking raid on the siren — but the Magpies held strong to secure the two competition points.
Despite losing Russell Packer to a knee injury early in the contest, it was another good performance from Ben Gardiner's side as they ran in seven tries to five.
Experienced centre Joey Leilua again delivered a strong performance on the left edge — scoring a try and setting up two others — while Jock Madden and Kiah Cooper also bagged doubles.
Jake Simpkin continued his try-scoring streak to start the season — having scored in all four matches to date — while Alex Seyfarth was also strong in the middle.
The win lifts the Magpies to third on the ladder following four rounds.
Match: Magpies v Eels
Round 4 -
Venue: Stadium Australia, Sydney