The Gold Coast Titans have come from 14 points behind to defeat the Parramatta Eels 28-22 at Skilled Park in front of 12,047 fans.
Parramatta opened the scoring in the 7th minute with a Chris Sandow penalty goal, before the Titans crossed in the 14th through debutant back Anthony Don, with stand-in goalkicker Beau Henry converting the Titans' first try for a 6-2 lead. Henry added a penalty goal a few minutes later for the hosts to lead by a converted try.
An Eels fightback followed, with the visitors crossing twice and potting a penalty goal to find themselves 16-8 leaders after 28 minutes. Jarryd Hayne & Ryan Morgan were the scorers, both benefiting from some brilliance by halfback Chris Sandow and captain & lock Reni Maitua.
The Eels looked to extend their comfortable lead to 14 points after the break when Jarryd Hayne took a Luke Kelly bomb and scored under the posts. From 22-8 in front, Parramatta looked unbeatable... but funny things happen in rugby league.
On the back of several penalties, the Titans dominated possession and field position for long periods. Ashley Harrison scored from close range for the Titans with 24 minutes remaining, before Beau Henry's conversion and another penalty goal saw the home side back within six points.
Scores were levelled at the 67th minute when Mark Minichiello barged his way across the line, then Albert Kelly put his side in front minutes later for an unlikely six-point lead.
Outspoken Eels coach Ricky Stuart blasted officials in his post-match press conference, labelling the penalty count "bullshit" and "unfair".
With a fortnight to rest, the Titans will gear up for a Sunday afternoon clash with Newcastle in Round 7. Parramatta have a full fifteen days to prepare for their Monday night derby with the Penrith Panthers at Centrebet Stadium.