Ferguson rides rollercoaster in Easter win


Eels weapon Blake Ferguson turned in a weird efficiency as Parramatta surged to a 36-22 victory over Wests Tigers, making comical blunders but additionally producing moments of brilliance in a two-try efficiency.

The previous NSW Blues star’s afternoon started on a horrible observe when he slipped over whereas readying himself to retrieve the kick-off, which was adopted by prop Junior Paulo dropping the ball because it bounced towards him.

Ferguson then made one other error when he dropped a excessive ball later within the opening half.

Nonetheless, the previous Shark, Raider and Rooster racked up a match-high 192 metres and stretched his 2021 tries tally from three to 5, finishing his double when he swooped on a unfastened ball on the proper wing and raced away to attain untouched because the full-time siren rung out.

Ferguson was additionally concerned within the attempt that had sealed victory for Parramatta simply minutes earlier, soccering the footy for captain Clint Gutherson to gather earlier than dotting down.

“Blake Ferguson, would you consider it, after the day he has had he finishes it off with a attempt,” Fox League commentator Dan Ginnane stated as Ferguson crossed for his second.

“Remarkably, he is acquired a double. The report books will say, ‘Blake Ferguson, two tries as we speak’. However he’ll know the true story. However effectively performed to the Eels and effectively performed to Blake.”

Ferguson stated a energy of his was wiping errors from his reminiscence and specializing in the duty forward.

“Anybody who is aware of me is aware of I’ve acquired a reminiscence like a goldfish,” Ferguson laughed.

“Forgot all about it. Bought to be in the proper place on the proper time, make your individual luck, frontload your efforts and luck will come your method. It got here our method ultimately.

“Keep within the second. What’s a very powerful factor you are able to do now? What’s in entrance of you? Stuff like that. Discuss to the folks subsequent to you, keep within the sport and do not dwell on that kind of stuff. It is unhealthy once you begin to consider stuff that occurred 10 minutes in the past. It creeps into your sport … Do away with it and transfer on.”

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