Paramatman Ellis made a stunning comeback with halfback Mitch Moses slotting the match-winning conversion from the sidelines in the dying seconds to burn the Manly Sea Eagles.
Against the 12-man Sea Eagle line-up, in the 72nd minute, after Shaun Keppi sinned for a dangerous tackle, Paramatta paid Manly with a crucial attempt in the last three minutes.
An overlap opened up for Will Penicini to score before the game-winning conversion from the Moses sideline to slot the Ells into a 22-20 win in the driving rain at Combank Stadium.
Read more: Trobozevich is “disappointed” with the latest injury
Read more: Joey’s $ 1.8M spine fix for turning bulldogs
Read more: Mystery about the lodge’s next move after the abrupt departure
“There were a few moments in my career that I didn’t go through. I really wanted to kick myself off and compose myself … I’m glad I did,” Moses told Nine after his late arrival – the heroism of the game.
“I could tell the crowd was loud, but I couldn’t hear a thing. All I could hear was a shaking of my throat because I was screaming so loud.
“It’s a surreal moment. I’m glad I got it because I’ve been on the other end of the game in the past and it’s not a good feeling. For me to do it, it was pretty big.”
Moses’ efforts turned out to be a late battle.
Early in the second half when the Sea Eagles led Tom 10 to find the line to reduce the Opusic deficit when the eagle came home in charge.
NRL Highlights: Eagle vs. Sea Eagle – Round 11
Manley dealt a cruel hand towards the end of the game when star fullback Tom Trobozevic came out with a shoulder injury.
After a defensive effort in the in-goal, Trobozevic landed awkwardly on his shoulder.
NRL Premiership 2022 Live and Stream Free 9 Now
“The shoulder has been displaced, but we won’t know the extent of the damage until we have a scan,” said Manly coach Des Hasler after the match.
The result puts Paramatta fifth on the NRL ladder with 14 points, while the Sea Eagles are ninth with 10 points.
To get a daily dose of the best breaking news and exclusive content from the Wide World of Sports, click here to subscribe to our newsletter!