NRL finals 2022 LIVE updates: Eels recover from Moses blunder in thrilling finish

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69:00 Eels finishing the stronger so far. Gutherson threatening through the middle before a Moses grubber on the last, Feldt up against it and has to force it in goal, but Hiku is able to regather the short drop-out. Gripping stuff.

65:00: Somehow, Parra are off the canvas and in front. A short-side raid led by Mahoney – who’s been fantastic – sends Shaun Lane at them. All 198 centimetres of him hits, spins and hurls a cut-out offload Maika Sivo’s way and he goes over in the corner. Sublime stuff. And this time Moses nails the shot from the sideline. How good.

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Big Reg, hand in your front-rower’s licence. Huge play. Very simple, RCG on the fly from a Reed Mahoney short ball and barges past Jordan McLean. Moses converts. Very much against the run of play, Parra keep themselves in it.

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57:00 Captain’s challenge by the Cowboys of a Val Holmes knock-on – as he did very well to reel in a Moses grubber – is successful. Big call and big decision to challenge, that would’ve had Parra on the attack 20 out. Instead, Cowboys start their set in good position.

49:00 Waqa Blake pinged for hair pulling on Leilua – tough call against the Eels winger, hair basically ended up in his hand as he went in for the tackle. Cowboys on the attack afterwards.

Drinkwater with some fancy footwork almost splits them on one edge, then Hiku threatens on the other as the Eels scramble.

Finally a penalty called against Papali’i for stripping and Holmes lines up a penalty from right in front.

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45:00 Bailey Simonsson down after suggestions of a crusher tackle. Bunker has had a look and said nothing in it, play on. Moses’ kicks staying well away from the sideline as both sides get into the grind. A fine attacking kick from the No.7 is spoiled in the air by Nanai – great stuff under a probing kick.

Interesting to note the Cowboys record late in games – no one scores more points than them in the final 20 minutes. Humidity comes into play.

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