Roosters hammer Eels after lowly Knights stun Canberra

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May 14, 2017 19:37:00

The Roosters destroy Parramatta 48-10 after Newcastle snapped their losing streak against the Raiders.

Look back at all the scores, stats and commentary below.


Knights v Raiders

Newcastle shocked Canberra 34-20 at Hunter Stadium, sending the Raiders to their third-straight loss.

The 14-point margin was their biggest win since August 2015 and snapped snapped a seven-game losing streak

The see-sawing affair was also just their second win in 28 matches.

Their victory was marred by prop Jacob Saifiti being taken to hospital in an ambulance for precautionary scans, after he appeared to suffer a possible neck injury in the first half.

The 21-year-old was stretchered from the field on a medicab, but could be seen moving his fingers while being assessed by the trainer for around five minutes.

He appeared to have his head jolted as he rolled out of an innocuous tackle on Joseph Tapine, and was accidentally bumped by the Raiders attacker as he wriggled out.

Meanwhile his twin brother Daniel was the hero for the Knights.

After standing by his brother as he was assessed by trainers, he finished with 187 metres and produced two offloads in a stirring display.

Second-rower and 20-year-old captain Sione Mata’utia also claimed two tries, including a vital one in the 60th minute when he chased through on a Brock Lamb grubber.

His brother Peter then produced the match-sealer, with Lamb diving on a late grubber to extend the lead.

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Roosters v Eels

Parramatta faces a nervous wait on scans for star Corey Norman after the half-back suffered a suspected knee injury in the Eels’ 48-10 loss to the Sydney Roosters.

Norman limped off after getting caught awkwardly in a tackle from behind by Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves in the second half on Sunday.

His possible injury compounded the end of a three-game winning streak for Brad Arthur’s men, who were barely in the contest against a rampant Roosters outfit at the Olympic stadium.

Wing pair Daniel Tupou and Blake Ferguson combined for five of their eight tries, while Latrell Mitchell bounced back from his dumping to reserve grade to score a try and set up another.

Eight days out from the naming of the NSW team for the State of Origin opener, Roosters half-back Mitchell Pearce also had two try assists and contributed to two more.

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