PARRAMATTA has been knocked out of the 2017 finals after the Cowboys sprung one of the game’s greatest upsets at ANZ Stadium.
The Eels came from behind in one of the gutsiest performances of the season to run away with an eight-point win on the back of a Michael Morgan masterclass.
Is that JT or Michael Morgan
Unstoppable playmaker Michael Morgan pounced on some tired Parramatta try-line defence, running the ball himself back towards the centre of the field and sticking his nose over the try-line.
Morgan’s heroics saw rugby league immortal Andrew Johns confuse Morgan with superstar teammate Johnathan Thurston.
Morgan’s effort iced the shock upset for the Cowboys, giving his team a 24-10 lead with four minutes to play.
— NRL Bunker (@NRLBunker) September 16, 2017
Controversy erupts after punch is overlooked
EELS legend Peter Sterling believes an eight-point try and a sin-binnable punch offence were both overlooked by the NRL Bunker in a moment of madness as the Cowboys stretched their lead to eight points.
The Cowboys took an 18-10 lead with 55mins gone after Coen Hess strolled into a giant gap in Parramatta’s try-line defence on the back of a crisp Michael Morgan inside ball.
Hess was then kneed by a Parramatta player in a cheap, late hit that Sterling said warranted an eight-point try.
Hess retaliated by throwing the football at the Eels player, sparking an all-in melee.
During the melee, Channel 9 cameras captured Eels enforcer Manu Ma’u punching Cowboys utility Ben Hampton on the side of his face.
Both incidents were cleared by the…Read More