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The Panthers upset Parramatta as Moses’ Origin audition doesn’t go to plan

The Panthers upset Parramatta as Moses’ Origin audition doesn’t go to plan

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The Penrith Panthers upset the Parramatta Eels 13-12 after Panthers eighth Matt Burton kicked the winning basket in the last minute of the game.

But the game was not without controversy.

Eels half-back Mitchell Moses had the opportunity to hit the winning penalty goal in the final 30 seconds after an Eels player was escorted not to challenge the ball, but the half-back had missed the kick.

There was a lot going on this game for playmaker Eels as not only were two competition points on the line, but a number seven NSW jersey was up for grabs after Nathan Cleary was ruled out for four to six weeks with injury. , which ruled the release of State of Origin Game 3.

I don’t like to hate players in any sport because they do more than what I do and what most people do, but Mitchell Moses really should have frozen the game for the Eels, especially with the Panthers who are missing their main playmaker.

There has been a lot of news around Moses as to whether or not he should wear number seven for the Blues in Game 3, but he’s not ready.

The Panthers upset Parramatta as Moses

(Photo by Matt King / Getty Images)

Moses ended the game with an assist, but it’s fortunate because Panthers full-back Charlie Staines let the ball bounce and Eels second row forward Isaiah Papali’i took the ball and Mark.

Moses’ running game was virtually nonexistent and he had no line break or line break assist, but his kicking game was decent. Nowhere near another playmaker who will audition for that number seven Blues jersey that plays for South Sydney.

I’m going to stop talking about Moses for now and move on to Panthers half-model Api Koroisau, who made up several moments on his own, which gave momentum to the Panthers side. He restarted his team two or three sets and scored a try, but he also made 62 tackles for three misses.

The Panthers wingers combined for 504 running meters with Brian To’o for 259 and Brent Naden for 245.

Naden didn’t look so bad on his return to freshman with the future Canterbury Bulldog also having two tackle breaks, a line break and 102 yards post-contact. Tyrone May also had strong defensive play with 38 tackles but five misses.

Isaah Yeo is, as always, the silent director, who is also underrated aside from being the silent director. The forward ran 158 yards and was perfect in defense with 38 tackles for zero misfires.

NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler shouldn’t go with Mitchell Moses, but he should go with very experienced Adam Reynolds, whose kicking game is as good or better than Cleary’s. He was also there in 2016, but we’ll see how he plays against the Tigers on Sunday.

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