13 Apr 2014

Red-hot Eels stun the Roosters

6:00 am on 13 April 2014

Parramatta's rejuvenation under coach Brad Arthur has continued with a 14-12 win over NRL premiers the Sydney Roosters in an absorbing rugby league encounter at Parramatta Stadium.

The last time these sides met a month ago the Roosters scored 40 unanswered second-half points on their way to a 56-4 humiliation of Arthur's side.

But since that humbling at Allianz Stadium the Eels have bounced back well and dominated the premiers for much of the game to chalk up a memorable win and make it three straight victories for the first time since 2010.

Almost inevitably it was Jarryd Hayne who led from the from the front for the Eels and he produced a stunning piece of defending to hold up Sonny Bill Williams centimetres from the line two minutes from time, the final siren sending the 15,312 crowd into delirium.

Semi Radradra's ninth try in six games was the only score in the second half in a breathless encounter that saw the Eels denied twice by the video referee as the Roosters slumped to their fourth loss of the campaign.