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Eels beat St. George Illawarrra in NRL

Eels overshadow Benji Marshall's return, beat St. George Illawarra in NRL

Eels beat St. George Illawarrra in NRL

SYDNEY (AP) -- Jarryd Hayne scored two tries and made a try-saving tackle as Parramatta overshadowed Benji Marshall's return to the National Rugby League with a 36-0 win over St. George Illawarra in the weekend's 10th round.

Hayne outplayed his Dragons counterpart, Josh Dugan, to almost certainly convince New South Wales coach Laurie Daley to include him at fullback rather than center for the first State of Origin match against Queensland.

Center Will Hopoate made a late claim to a Blues' callup with a strong all-round performance: he provided the final pass for one of winger Ken Sio's two tries and produced one-on-on strips from Marshall and five-eighth Gareth Widdop.

Marshall made his return to the NRL after an eight month absence, during which he made a failed foray into rugby union.

Updated : 2021-07-26 09:07 GMT+08:00