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Thanks to Brett Morris the Roosters are in front but its been close. Trent Robinson's men have been playing at a frantic speed and have been "relentless" with the ball and defence. However, the Eels have given as good as they've got apart from a wonderful piece of play from the veteran winger. The Roosters have been denied more than once in the first half and Morris was made to work hard to give his side the lead. On the attack in the Eels red zone, a poor pass from James Tedesco saw the flyer on the back foot but some how managed to pick it up and beat a bunch of defenders to cross the line.
"Morris turned an average play into a great one," said Braith Anasta. " It wasn't the greatest pass. It wasn't the greatest execution. He made that look easy he had players to beat and was 15-20 metres out. Unbelievable" Earlier the Roosters were almost made to pay for not making a timely substitution.
Winger Daniel Tupou was "caught napping" when an offload saw the ball come to his wing in an attacking position. Morris caught and passed in quick fashion 5 metres out but Tupou was a few yards behind. Tupou suffered an injury earlier and called for a sub but when reserve Mitch Aubusson was about to come onto the field - Tupou called it off and said he was good to go. But he clearly wasn't and was short of where he needed to be. "He was caught napping there Tupou. I don't know if it was because of the injury or he just wasn't ready for it," Anasta added. "It would have been a try. Morris knows there's space but Tupou's 3 or 4 metres behind the play. You could feel the space Morris can't believe it." Sign up to FREE email alerts from HullLive - Hull FC Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Former Hull FC playmaker Jordan Rankin insists he can't wait to get his NRL career back underway after penning a deal with Parramatta Eels. Rankin returned home to Australia after being negotiating his release from Castleford Tigers and his parent club Huddersfield Giants on compassionate grounds. The 28-year-old does have NRL experience having played for Gold Coast Titans and Wests Tigers, but he has officially put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the 2021 season with the Eels and he'll be looking to prove himself in that time. "It's exciting and good to be here," said Rankin. "I had to go through a heap of protocol with the Covid stuff that's going on throughout the NRL at the moment. "That's been a couple of hurdles to jump over the last three or four days, but I am really looking forward to the opportunity. "It's a different game in the UK. Beside the last couple of weeks, the NRL's had two referees which speeds the game up a lot. "The six-again rule has been a bit of a different one as well. "Super League in general is renowned for its attacking game, not so much defensively, but I believe that has changed over the last couple of years there. "Coming back to the NRL, it's playing with the best players in the world, there's no doubt about that. "I am looking forward to putting my best foot forward at Parramatta and giving it the best shot I can."