Radradra shines as Eels overcome Bulldogs


Semi Radradra produced a sensational display as Parramatta Eels beat Canterbury Bulldogs 20-6 at ANZ Stadium.

Radradra set up the opening score for Michael Jennings with an innovative pass, before two second-half tries of his own ensured a commanding victory and consigned the Bulldogs to their first defeat of the NRL season.

With 15 minutes on the clock, Corey Norman launched a kick down to the left-hand corner that Radradra leapt to collect before popping up a pass for Jennings to score his first try for the club.

Michael Gordon successfully converted, but there was no further score in a first half in which defences proved stronger - Jennings denied a second before the interval for a forward pass.

Gordon split the posts with a penalty in the 51st minute, and Radradra secured a comfortable lead for the Eels with two tries in the space of six minutes.

The wing touched down his first following a powerful surge and clever pass from Norman, adding his second with a phenomenal solo run from 35 metres out to secure an 18-point lead, with William Hopoate scoring a Bulldogs consolation late on.