August 8, 2022

Eels star Clinton Gutherson obtained a style of his personal drugs on Sunday, when he was on the receiving finish of his trademark celebration in Parramatta’s 32-28 win over the Titans.

Gold Coast winger Phillip Sami scored a shocking attempt to put the guests forward early within the second half, earlier than standing over Gutherson and celebrating along with his arm aloft.

The pose has lengthy been a part of Gutherson’s repertoire, with the Eels captain routinely wheeling out the celebration after scoring a strive.

Gold Coast Titans Phillip Sami (proper) celebrates over Clinton Gutherson on Sunday

The roles, nevertheless, have been reversed at CommBank Stadium on Sunday, with the 27-year-old stranded on the turf as Simi celebrated his second strive of the afternoon.

Gutherson finally had the final giggle, as Parramatta kicked off the season with a win on the finish of a closely-contested affair in Sydney.

A fast brace from Sean Russell put the Eels 10-0 up inside 9 minutes, earlier than the Titans hit again by Sami’s first strive of the afternoon.

Parramatta pulled clear as Shaun Lane and Waqa Blake each scored, earlier than Russell accomplished his hat-trick with lower than 10 minutes to go within the first half.

The pose has long been in Gutherson's repertoire, with the Eels captain regularly wheeling out to celebrate whenever he scores a try

The pose has lengthy been in Gutherson’s repertoire, with the Eels captain usually wheeling out to rejoice every time he scores a strive

Sami (third left) scored two tries as the Titans fell just short of an opening round win

Sami (third left) scored two tries because the Titans fell simply wanting a gap spherical win

The Titans, nevertheless, refused to provide in and closed the hole to 26-22 on the break with Erin Clark and Brian Kelly scoring twice in three minutes.

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Sami’s second half strive put Gold Coast forward, earlier than Mitchell Moses slotted three penalties to get the Eels over the road.

Parramatta received the penalty contest 7-1, a lot to the annoyance of Titans coach Justin Holbrook, who claimed his aspect are penalised by the referees as they aren’t one of many NRL’s superpowers. 

Justin Holbrook has fumed at the standard of officiating in the Titans' defeat by Parramatta

Justin Holbrook has fumed at the usual of officiating within the Titans’ defeat by Parramatta 

Mitchell Moses (pictured) came up with one of the best kicks of his impressive career, hitting the goalpost on the full from about 45 metres out to set up Sean Russell's try

Mitchell Moses (pictured) got here up with top-of-the-line kicks of his spectacular profession, hitting the goalpost on the complete from about 45 metres out to arrange Sean Russell’s strive

‘I’m not right here to take something away from Parramatta, it’s about us not being one of many huge golf equipment and never getting something,’ he stated after the sport.  

‘In the event that they’re 50-50 calls make them 50-50s. I’m not asking for 7-1 [in the penalty count] and 3-0 [in the captain’s challenges].

‘We’re peppering their line and there’s a captain problem in regards to the leg touching the ball, 20 minutes later we’re within the ruck […] somebody inform me the distinction?

‘It has an enormous bearing on the sport. Make it 50-50 or eliminate the captain’s problem as a result of it’s by no means favoured us.’