Joseph Paulo of the Eels is tackled by a couple of Broncos during their NRL match at Suncorp Stadium.
Joseph Paulo of the Eels is tackled by a couple of Broncos during their NRL match at Suncorp Stadium. Matt Roberts

Eels put bite on Broncos

INTERIM Parramatta coach Brad Arthur celebrated his first game in charge in style last night as the Eels upset the Broncos 42-22 at Suncorp Stadium.

New coach Ricky Stuart saw the best and worst of his new charges.

First they took a 30-6 half-time lead, but then they allowed the home team to score three second-half tries and at one stage an unlikely comeback looked possible.

The Eels, with Chris Sandow at his impish best, scored seven tries - five in a sparkling first half - to leave the Broncos shell-shocked.

Three of those first-half tries came in a devastating six-minute spell just before the break.

Veteran Luke Burt had a great night, scoring 18 points from a try and seven conversions.

Nathan Smith started the ball rolling when he charged down Peter Wallace's kick to score.


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