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The Sydney Roosters Holden Cup side pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in the competitions history winning 46-34 at Pirtek Stadium.

A miserable opening thirty minutes saw the visitors trailing 30-4 with the Eels seemingly running away to a massive victory.

The Tricolours then showed a dogged determination slowly reeling in the deficit before running away with victory at the death.

Taane Milne was the standout for the Tricolours setting up a magnificent try before scoring two of his own in brilliant fashion when they were desperately needed.

The Eels opened the scoring early
on in their first foray down in Roosters territory but the visitors his straight back with a try to Jack Goodsell out wide.

It was all the Eels after that with everything going in the home sides favour. A series of tries blowing the lead out to 30-4.

This is when the unbelievable comeback begun.

First it was a runaway intercept handing Goodsell his second before a sharp back line movement gave the visiting side some hope.

Minutes later the returning Taane Milne took on the opposition defence before somehow getting away a brilliant offload to have the Tricolours within ten at the break.

Milne then showed great power, shrugging of his opposition defender again to this time cross by himself.

Alex Lyons then completed the brave come back scoring under the posts to level the scores  at 30-all.

Showing the clear benefits of a full NRL pre-season Milne once again embarrassed defenders, this time three of them, to finally put the Roosters in front by six.

A brilliant team effort led first by a brutal run by Leuluai then a clever passing combination between Deitz and Hastings set up Currie out wide to extend the lead to ten and seal a memorable come from behind win.


Acknowledgement of Country

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