The players controlled the opening half of the game before two wickets gave Gold Coast the lead.
The Eels first conceded winner Maika Sivo in the 21st minute after being penalized and placed on Jojo Fifita’s match report.
The incident was not immediately recognized but was later picked up by Bunker where replays showed the extent of the foul play.
“It was heavy, hard contact. You’re in the bin,” Butler was heard telling Sivo.
Three minutes later, prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard joined his teammate in the bin after leading with his knees in the tackle.
Clearly undisciplined, Campbell-Gillard looked to act with purpose.
“It has to do with the deployment,” former NRL player Bryan Fletcher told Fox League.
Eels gave a double sin bin
“They’re going to get a few weeks off for this.”
After the Eels went down by two players, the Titans, who were trailing 12-4 before the goal, came out on top, scoring 10 points to take the lead.
This led to a see-saw affair where the lead changed five times.
In the 66th minute, Parramatta captain Clinton Gutherson made a stunning superman try down the left flank before Moses made the crucial conversion from the touchline to make it 24-all.
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This set up Moses’ first goal in the 74th minute to put the Eels in front.
Titans halfback Tanah Boyd tried to kick the equalizer but was unable to hit it.
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Speaking at his post-match press conference, Eels coach Brad Arthur was delighted with his team’s resilience.
“It was a crazy game, wasn’t it,” he said.
“Every time we play the Gold Coast, it seems to go that way
“I’m very proud of them, we used a lot of water… to find a way to get results was very important for us.”
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