A reborn Mitchell Moses has breathed life into the Eels’ season but a knee injury to star winger Maika Sivo took the gloss off a 32-16 win over a lacklustre Cowboys outfit.
Moses had his best game since returning from a back fracture to take control and give the Eels a faint hope of finishing in the top four but a suspected MCL injury to Sivo in the 25th minute made coach Brad Arthur’s heart sink.
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The imminent return of Blake Ferguson will give the Eels an experienced campaigner to fill the breach.
Arthur had given the team an extra day off after the humiliating 56-10 loss to Manly last week, their fourth loss in a row, to think about how they could reignite their season.
Moses clearly decided to take the game by the scruff of the neck and…