25 Jul 2010

Hayne sparks easy Parramatta win

8:17 am on 25 July 2010

Jarryd Hayne's brilliance reached a breathtaking new level in an opening 30 minutes during which the Parramatta superstar blew the Canterbury Bulldogs off the park in their NRL rugby league clash in Sydney on Friday night.

In one of the most gobsmacking openings to an NRL match in memory, Hayne absolutely dominated to stun the crowd of 34,662 as the Eels notched a 32-16 win.

He scored two tries in the first six minutes, one in the first set of the match, and had a hand in two more as the Eels raced out to a 28-4 halftime lead.

To top it off, he produced one of the try saves of the season to snuff out a Canterbury revival with a desperate tackle on David Stagg in the 67th minute.

The Bulldogs' finals chances are now in the mathematical category, while a third straight victory for Parramatta could have the Eels in the eight at the end of the weekend.