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Sport Canberra win, Parramatta go 0-6 in NRL

16:57  14 april  2018
16:57  14 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Parramatta have slumped to a 0 - 6 NRL record after losing 18-2 to Canberra at GIO Stadium. Canberra have continued their NRL resurgence, inflicting more pain on winless Parramatta in driving rain at GIO Stadium. The Raiders led from start to finish on Saturday night to win 18-2, stonewalling

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Jack Wighton© AAP Image/Lukas Coch Jack Wighton Canberra have continued their NRL resurgence, inflicting more pain on winless Parramatta in driving rain at GIO Stadium.

The Raiders led from start to finish on Saturday night to win 18-2, stonewalling the Eels' attack and notching consecutive wins after four-straight defeats to open 2018.

Ricky Stuart's side ensured Parramatta suffered an eighth-consecutive loss, dating back to last year's qualifying final, slumping to a 0-6 record for the season.

Parramatta's defence held up in the first half, but the Eels struggled for potency in attack and only opened their scoring when Mitchell Moses slotted a penalty goal after the halftime siren.

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Melbourne went on to win the premiership the following week. In the 2000 NRL season, Parramatta finished 7th and won both their sudden death finals matches to take on Brisbane in the preliminary final. In a game that they were not expected to win

Decent periods of it allowed Canberra to dispose of the Dogs last weekend. For the Eels to win : The battle in the middle third will be crucial. If Parramatta can get on top it could allow the Eels to be more creative in attack, with the Eels so far being the least effective attacking side in the NRL with just

Blake Austin of the Raiders celebrates with team mates after scoring a try© AAP Image/Lukas Coch Blake Austin of the Raiders celebrates with team mates after scoring a try The closest the Eels came to adding to that score was a disallowed try about 10 minutes from fulltime.

Canberra's trademark attacking flare continued when centre Joseph Leilua offloaded to winger Jordan Rapana to cross in the right corner for the first try of the match in the 10th minute.

Five-eighth Blake Austin was next, running straight through the Eels' defence for the Raiders' second try. It was a big confidence boostin his first game back after being dropped to reserve grade for two matches.

Like Austin, forward Josh Papalii seemed to benefit from a stint with the Mounties, as he crossed 10 minutes into the second half for Canberra's third try.

Things only worsened for the Eels when Daniel Alvaro was sent to the sin-bin three minutes later.

The Raiders' Luke Bateman was also sin-binned late in the second half, meaning they played a man short for most of the final 10 minutes.

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