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Monday's Expert - NRL 2013 Finals Week 1

TUESDAY'S Expert? Fired. It's Monday's Expert, where we look back at the first week of the 2013 NRL Finals, plus we track the Player of the Year standings.

Mondays Expert Wrap

MONDAY'S Expert recaps all the games from Round 26, plus a look forward to the first week of the finals series.

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Grand Final

BRISBANE Broncos have claimed their sixth champion?s crown, defeating the Melbourne Storm 15-8 in the 2006 NRL Grand Final at Telstra Stadium last night. While Melbourne will ponder the ?what ifs? over the off season, they will come away as a more experienced outfit. Meanwhile Brisbane will celebrate long and hard into the week with the enviable record of having never lost a grand final.It was a fairytale farewell for champion prop Shane Webcke, playing his final match for the Broncos. Born in Toowoomba, Webcke played 21 State of Origin matches for Queensland and made 18 Test appearances for the Australia. He has appeared in no less than four grand final wins including the 2000 victory where he played with a broken arm. Debuting in 1995, Webcke retires on a tremendous high with 254 first grade appearances.It was yet another grand final victory for Wayne Bennett who has surpassed Ken Kearney and Jack Gibson as the game's most successful coach. Kearney, who at 82-years-old passed away last August, captained the St George Dragons to six grand final victories from 1956-61 - five of those victories were as coach. Jack Gibson has coached the Roosters, St George, the Rabbitohs, Newtown, Parramatta and the Sharks from 1967-1990. Now 77-years-old, Gibson has five grand final victories with the Roosters and Parramatta.Bennett?s achievements with the Broncos elevate him to the champion coach of this generation and one of the best in living memory. Not too shabby.The Melbourne Storm will be doing it tough. Runaway minor premiers, the southern franchise fell in the match that mattered most. Storm Coach Craig Bellamy, Bennett?s understudy at the Broncos, will take the lessons from the grand final loss and no doubt build a better football team for 2007.The form team of 2006, Melbourne had dropped only four games all season and were an incredible 12 points ahead of their grand final opponents on the NRL ladder. They came into the decider as deserving favourites, albeit less experienced. On several occasions they were on the raw end of refereeing decisions but at the end of the day, they failed to lift to the occasion and paid for the lack of execution and patience at crucial stages. The old Bronco warhorses took full advantage with experience winning the day.All match results and details are listed below.FULL NRL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HERE MATCH RESULTS - Grand Finals Wrap - 1 October 2006Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 79,609National Rugby LeagueBrisbane Broncos: 15Tries: Justin Hodges, Brent TateGoals: Darren Lockyer 2/2, Corey Parker 1/2Field Goals: Darren Lockyer Melbourne Storm: 8Tries: Matt King, Steve TurnerGoals: Cameron Smith 0/1, Matt Geyer 0/1Half time: Broncos 8-4Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Shaun Berrigan (Broncos)2 - Shane Webcke (Broncos)1 - Darren Lockyer (Broncos)NSWRL Premier LeagueParramatta Eels: 20Tries: Marcus Perenara(2), Henry PerenaraGoals: John Williams 3/4Field Goals: Marcus PerenaraNewtown Jets: 19Tries: Aiden Kirk, Troy Malcolm, Charlie TongaGoals: Josh Lewis 3/4Field Goals: Josh LewisHalf time: Jets 18-16Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Marcus Perenara (Eels)2 - Josh Lewis (Jets)1 - John Williams (Eels)NSWRL Jersey FleggPenrith Panthers: 22Tries: Michael Jennings, Liam Campbell, Jaye Martleitner, Wiremu WeepuGoals: Matthew Forwood 3/4Newcastle Knights: 20Tries: Akuila Uate, Callan Richardson, Terence Seu Seu, Scott DureauGoals: Luke Walsh 2/4Half time: Knights 14-12Referee: Steve LyonsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Jarrod Sammut (Panthers)2 - Scott Dureau (Knights)1 - Jaye Martleitner (Panthers)LeagueUnlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters.COMING UP:2006 RUGBY LEAGUE TRI-NATIONS SERIESGame 1 - Saturday 14th October 2006New Zealand v AustraliaMt Smart Stadium, AucklandThe 2006 Tri-Nations will be run over seven matches culminating in the Tri Nations Final in Sydney on the 25th November. Reigning champs New Zealand will be defending their title against Australia and Great Britain.LeagueUnlimited.com will be covering all the Tri-Nations clashes with up-to-the-minute live scores.We are now looking for live score updaters for the 2007 competitionFor further enquiries, please email usFor comprehensive coverage of the 2006 Tri-Nations, bookmark our Tri-Nations page - click here.MONDAY?S EXPERT WILL RETURN IN 2007

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Finals Week 3

WITH wins to the Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm over the weekend, the NRL will be celebrating its first ever 'non-Sydney' grand final.The Canterbury Bulldogs were the first to bow out on Friday night, going down 37-20 to the Broncos in a sensational turnaround of events. Leading 20-6 at half time, the Bulldogs were unable to withstand a second half onslaught from Brisbane as they racked up 31 unanswered points. The Broncos now advance to the premiership decider next Sunday.Saturday night was a closer affair which saw minor premiers Melbourne post an impressive 24-10 victory over the St George Illawarra Dragons. It?s the end of the road for the Dragons who rallied late in season but were simply outgunned on the day. The Storm rose to the occasion with tremendous combination of defence and fire power before scoring a late try to seal the deal. It was a polished display from Melbourne and they should earn favouritism for next Sunday?s grand final against the Broncos.All match results and details are listed below.NEXT SUNDAY - 1 October 2006:7:00pm - NRL GRAND FINALSTORM v BRONCOS - Telstra StadiumNSWRL Curtain Raisers2:00pm - Jersey Flegg Cup Grand FinalNewcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers - Telstra Stadium4:00pm - Premier League Grand FinalParramatta Eels v Newtown Jets - Telstra StadiumGrand Final Live Updates - ALL THREE GRADESLeagueUnlimited.com will be covering all three grades from 2:00pm on grand final day with up-to-the-minute live scores.FULL NRL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREWe are now looking for live score updaters for the 2007 competitionFor further enquiries, please email us MATCH RESULTS:League Wrap: Finals - Week 3, 22-23 September 2006National Rugby LeagueCanterbury Bulldogs: 20Tries: Brent Sherwin, Matthew Utai, Daniel HoldsworthGoals: Hazem El Masri 4/4Brisbane Broncos: 37Tries: Shaun Berrigan(2), Dane Carlaw, Darren Lockyer, Corey Parker, Brent Tate, Darius BoydGoals: Darren Lockyer 1/1, Corey Parker 3/6Field Goals: Darren LockyerHalf time: Bulldogs 20-6Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 29.511Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Darren Lockyer (Broncos)2 - Justin Hodges (Broncos)1 - Tonie Carroll (Broncos)Melbourne Storm: 24Tries: Greg Inglis, Antonio Kaufusi, Matt King, Steve TurnerGoals: Matt Geyer 1/1, Cameron Smith 3/3St George Illawarra Dragons: 10Tries: Matt Cooper, Brett MorrisGoals: Aaron Gorrell 1/1, Mathew Head 0/1Half time: Storm 12-6Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 40,901Referee: Steven ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matt King (Storm)2 - Cameron Smith (Storm)1 - Greg Inglis (Storm)LeagueUnlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters.NSWRL Premier League ResultsFriday, September 22 at Aussie Stadium:Parramatta Eels 20 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 16Saturday, September 23 at Telstra Stadium:Newtown Jets 38 defeated St George Illawarra Dragons 28NSWRL Jersey Flegg ResultsSunday, September 23 at Leichhardt Oval:Penrith Panthers 29 defeated the Bulldogs 22Newcastle Knights 23 defeated St George Illawarra Dragons 22

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Finals Week 2

WEEK Two of the NRL Finals kicked off on Friday night with the St George Illawarra Dragons eliminating the Manly Sea Eagles by 28-0 at Aussie Stadium. The Sea Eagles bow out of the 2006 race while the Dragons continue to impress with some late season form. Their opponents next week will be minor premiers the Melbourne Storm in what should be a cracker of a match, the winner of that encounter earning a grand final berth.Saturday rugby league saw the Brisbane Broncos bounce back to annihilate the Newcastle Knights 50-6 at Aussie Stadium. A late try saved the Knights from a total whitewash as they join Manly in Mad Monday celebrations. Nevertheless, it was a big season turnaround for the Knights after they were lumbered with the wooden spoon in 2005. The Broncos were devastating after losing the week before. They loom up as genuine premiership threats and will take on the Canterbury Bulldogs next week with the winner of that match advancing to the grand final.All match results and details are listed below.UPCOMING MATCHES:NRL Finals Week Three, 22-23 September 2006 - Preliminary FinalsFriday 7:45pm BULLDOGS v BRONCOS - Aussie StadiumSaturday 7:45pm STORM v DRAGONS - Telstra Stadium(Winners through to grand final, losers eliminated)NRL MATCH RESULTS:League Wrap: NRL Finals - Week 2, 15-16 September 2006St George Illawarra Dragons: 28Tries: Matt Cooper, Ben Hornby, Daryl Millard, Brett Morris(2)Goals: Aaron Gorrell 3/3, Wes Naiqama 1/1, Mathew Head 0/2Manly Sea Eagles: 0Half time: Dragons 8-0Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 30,907Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Brett Morris (Dragons)2 - Luke Bailey (Dragons)1 - Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles)(Sea Eagles eliminated)Brisbane Broncos: 50Tries: Dane Carlaw, Petero Civoniceva, Justin Hodges, Karmichael Hunt, Darren Lockyer, David Stagg, Brent Tate, Darius BoydGoals: Darren Lockyer 1/1, Corey Parker 8/8Newcastle Knights: 6Tries: Kurt GidleyGoals: Andrew Johns 1/2Half time: Broncos 24-0Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 22,081Referee: Steven ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Shaun Berrigan (Broncos)2 - Darren Lockyer (Broncos)1 - Petero Civoniceva (Broncos)(Knights eliminated)Melbourne Storm and Canterbury Bulldogs had the week off.The LeagueUnlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Monday?s Expert League wrap.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email usFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HERELOWER GRADESPREMIER LEAGUE FINALS RESULTSFriday, September 15 (Aussie Stadium):St George Illawarra Dragons 50 defeated Canberra Raiders 12Saturday, September 16 (Aussie Stadium):Manly Sea Eagles 32 defeated Balmain Ryde Eastwood Tigers 26UPCOMING MATCHES (Premier League):Premier League, 22-23 September 2006 - Preliminary FinalsFriday 5:35pm EELS v SEA EAGLES - Aussie StadiumSaturday 3:30pm NEWTOWN JETS v DRAGONS - Telstra StadiumJERSEY FLEGG FINALS RESULTSFriday, September 15 (Aussie Stadium):St George Illawarra Dragons 24 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 20 (in extra time)Saturday, September 16 (Aussie Stadium):Canterbury Bulldogs 22 defeated Sydney Roosters 20UPCOMING MATCHES (Jersey Flegg):Jersey Flegg, 24 September 2006 - Preliminary FinalsSunday 12:40pm PANTHERS v BULLDOGS - Leichhardt OvalSunday 2:30pm KNIGHTS v DRAGONS - Leichhardt Oval

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Finals Fever!

WEEK one of the NRL Finals kicked off to a packed house in Newcastle with the local Knights downing the Manly Sea Eagles 25-18. The Sea Eagles dominated the first half before the home side mounted a tremendous comeback. The match ended controversially with Manly lock Ben Kennedy being sin binned for escalating a dust up, and Knights? hooker Danny Buderus being placed on report following a dangerous lifting tackle on Manly's Michael Robertson. Buderus now has a nervous wait as the NRL match review committee considers the case this morning. With other results going their way, the Sea Eagles live to fight another day as both teams move onto week two of the finals.Saturday evening took us to Brisbane and old Lang Park. An absolute bumper crowd of over 50,000 were on hand to see the St George Illawarra Dragons outclass the Brisbane Broncos by 20-4 at Suncorp Stadium. It was a superb defensive display from the Dragons who led 10-4 before keeping the Broncos scoreless in the second half. Both teams move onto week two of the finals with the main injury worry being to Saints centre Mark Gasnier.Later the same evening, the Canterbury Bulldogs are back on track after eliminating the Canberra Raiders by 30-12 at Sydney?s Telstra Stadium. The Raiders led 6-0 early on before the high flying Bulldogs powered home. The Bulldogs forwards handled the slippery conditions well in brushing aside the seventh-placed Raiders. Canberra are gone for 2006 while the Bulldogs earned a week off following their win.The first week of the finals wrapped up on Sunday with the Melbourne Storm grinding out a 12-6 win over a gallant Parramatta Eels at Melbourne?s Olympic Park. The minor premiers will enjoy a well-earned rest this week while the Eels now look ahead to 2007.All match results and details are listed below.UPCOMING MATCHES:Finals Week 2, 15-16 September 2006Friday 7:45pm DRAGONS v SEA EAGLES - Aussie StadiumSaturday 7:45pm KNIGHTS v BRONCOS - Aussie StadiumWant to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email usMATCH RESULTS:League Wrap: NRL Finals, 8-10 September 2006Newcastle Knights: 25Tries: Kurt Gidley(2), Andrew Johns, Brian CarneyGoals: Andrew Johns 4/4Field Goals: Jarrod MullenManly Sea Eagles: 18Tries: Brett Stewart, Steve Matai, Michael RobertsonGoals: Matt Orford 3/4Half time: Sea Eagles 12-0Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 23,752Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Kurt Gidley (Knights)2 - Steve Matai (Sea Eagles)1 - Brent Kite (Sea Eagles)Brisbane Broncos: 4Tries: Darius BoydGoals: Corey Parker 0/1St George Illawarra Dragons: 20Tries: Luke Bailey, Matt Cooper, Aaron Gorrell, Clint GreenshieldsGoals: Aaron Gorrell 2/3, Mathew Head 0/1Half time: Dragons 10-0Venue: Suncorp StadiumCrowd: 50,387Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matt Cooper (Dragons)2 - Luke Bailey (Dragons)1 - Jason Ryles (Dragons)Canterbury Bulldogs: 30Tries: Hazem El Masri, Luke Patten, Andrew Ryan, Daniel Holdsworth, Andrew EmelioGoals: Hazem El Masri 5/5Canberra Raiders: 12Tries: Phillip Graham, Adrian PurtellGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 2/2Half time: Bulldogs 12-6Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 14,628Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs)2 - Willie Mason (Bulldogs)1 - Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs)Melbourne Storm: 12Tries: Antonio Kaufusi, Steve TurnerGoals: Cameron Smith 2/2Parramatta Eels: 6Tries: Daniel WagonGoals: Luke Burt 1/1Half time: Storm 12-0Venue: Olympic Park MelbourneCrowd: 15,690Referee: Steve ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Antonio Kaufusi (Storm)2 - Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)1 - Matt Geyer (Storm)The LeagueUnlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Monday?s Expert League wrap.FULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HERE

Cameron Smith Player of the Year

LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM Player AwardsAfter 26 rounds of NRL football, Melbourne Storm hooker Cameron Smith has taken out the 2006 LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards.Smith scored the maximum three points from our live score updaters on the weekend to finish on 30 points overall.Never far away from the front runners, Smith caught up and then shared the lead with Canberra Raiders fullback Clinton Schifcofske in round 21. The following week Smith grabbed outright top spot on the leader board, withstanding some late charges in the rounds that followed to take out the award.Schifcofske was runner-up with 26 points and was streets ahead as our fullback of the year. Meanwhile Eels second rower Nathan Hindmarsh and Sea Eagles half back Matt Orford shared third spot on 25 points.On 23 points are Storm?s Greg Inglis and Bulldogs powerhouse Willie Mason. An outside back with pace to burn, Inglis played centre for much of the season but was equally at home at full back or on the wing. Willie Mason joins Hindmarsh in the back row in our team of the year.Panthers five eighth Preston Campbell was next up on 21 points. Heading off to join the Gold Coast Titans in 2007, ?Presto? is the surprise packet in edging out Broncos? pivot Darren Lockyer (19 points) in our team of the year.Sea Eagles veteran Ben Kennedy also scored 19 points overall and our live score updaters have him packing into lock forward position.The three-quarter line looks ominous with Dragons centre Mark Gasnier (17 points) and the Broncos centre/fullback Justin Hodges (14 points) pushing Inglis out to the wing. The other wing spot is taken up by Bulldogs champion goal kicker Hazem El Masri (14 points).Our two top scoring prop forwards are the Warriors? Steve Price (14 points) and Broncos front rower Petero Civoniceva (12 points).Top 13 points scorers by position 1-13:Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders), Greg Inglis (Storm), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Preston Campbell (Panthers), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles), Steve Price (Warriors), Cameron Smith (Storm), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Willie Mason (Bulldogs), Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles).Top scoring players by club - total points:Cameron Smith (Storm) - 30Willie Mason (Bulldogs) - 23Darren Lockyer (Broncos) - 19Andrew Johns (Knights) - 19Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) - 25Mark Gasnier (Dragons) - 17Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders) - 26Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels) - 25Matthew Bowen (Cowboys) - 17Steve Price (Warriors) - 14Scott Prince (Tigers) - 17Preston Campbell (Panthers) - 21Adam Dykes (Sharks) - 14Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters) - 11 Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs) - 7 The full leader board is below.The LeagueUnlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Monday?s Expert League wrap.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email usMonday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 26, 2006Round 26 kicked off with the Cowboys finishing their season on a high note in defeating the eighth-place Parramatta Eels by 22-8 in Townsville. Despite the win, it?s back to the drawing board for last year?s grand finalists. The Eels however, are in the top eight and will be looking to bounce back when the NRL Finals series kick off next weekend.Meanwhile Saturday rugby league saw the Raiders defeat the Sharks 26-24 at Toyota Park. It?s the end of the road for the Sharks who have crashed to a club record of 10 consecutive losses. The Raiders secure seventh spot but led 26-0 at half time and had to withstand a spirited comeback from the Sharks.Saturday night took us to the SCG where the sixth-placed Dragons came from behind to post a 36-16 victory over the Sydney Roosters, the Roosters finishing their season in second last spot.Meanwhile, minor premiers the Storm continued their winning run in defeating the fifth-placed Sea Eagles by 30-20 in Melbourne. Regardless of what happens in the finals, it has been a tremendous achievement from the Storm in amassing 44 competition points in season 2006.Sunday football saw the Broncos wrap up third spot in defeating the Warriors 36-12 in Brisbane. The Warriors will no doubt reflect upon a season where they were stripped of four competition points prior to a ball being kicked off in 2006, and then ending their season in 10th place and four points out of the top eight.The final round of the regular season saw last year?s premiers Wests Tigers thrash this year?s wooden spooners South Sydney by 52-18. Wests Tigers end their season in 11th spot while for the Rabbitohs, they can only improve upon a forgettable season.Meanwhile, last year?s wooden spooners, the Newcastle Knights had the bye in round 26 to lock up forth spot on the NRL ladder, and a home final next Friday night.UPCOMING MATCHES:Finals Week 1, 8-10 September 2006FRIDAY:Knights v Sea Eagles, 8:00pm ? EnergyAustralia StadiumSATURDAY:Broncos v Dragons, 6:30pm ? Suncorp StadiumBulldogs v Raiders, 8:30pm ? Telstra StadiumSUNDAY:Storm v Eels, 4:00pm ? Olympic Park, MelbourneMATCH RESULTS:League Wrap: Round 26, 1 September ? 3 September 2006North Queensland Cowboys: 22Tries: Matthew Bowen(2), Aaron Payne, Neil SweeneyGoals: Josh Hannay 3/4Parramatta Eels: 8Tries: Jarryd Hayne(2)Goals: Mark Riddell 0/1, Brett Delaney 0/1Half time: Eels 8-6Venue: Dairy Farmers StadiumCrowd: 18,351Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matthew Bowen (Cowboys)2 - Wade McKinnon (Eels)1 - Shane Tronc (Cowboys)Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 24Tries: Luke Covell(2), Brett Kearney, Ben PomeroyGoals: Luke Covell 4/5Canberra Raiders: 26Tries: Todd Carney(2), Alan Tongue, Simon WoolfordGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 5/5Half time: Raiders 26-0Venue: Toyota ParkCrowd: Crowd: 9,289Referee: Steven ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Todd Carney (Raiders)2 - Kevin Kingston (Sharks)1 - Phillip Graham (Raiders)Sydney Roosters: 16Tries: Ryan Cross, Amos Roberts(2)Goals: Craig Fitzgibbon 1/3, Amos Roberts 1/1St George Illawarra Dragons: 36Tries: Matt Cooper, Clint Greenshields(2), Wes Naiqama, Brett Morris(2), Justin PooreGoals: Aaron Gorrell 2/4, Wes Naiqama 2/3Half time: Roosters 16-8Venue: Sydney Cricket GroundCrowd: 17,142Referee: Russell SmithLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Ben Hornby (Dragons)2 - Jason Ryles (Dragons)1 - Ryan Cross (Roosters)Melbourne Storm: 30Tries: Michael Crocker, Matt Geyer, Greg Inglis, Cameron Smith, Steve TurnerGoals: Matt Geyer 1/1, Cameron Smith 4/5Manly Sea Eagles: 20Tries: Brett Stewart, Steve Matai, Steve Bell, Michael RobertsonGoals: Matt Orford 2/4Half time: Storm 16-10Venue: Olympic Park MelbourneCrowd: 13,991Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Cameron Smith (Storm)2 - Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)1 - Steve Turner (Storm)Brisbane Broncos: 36Tries: Shaun Berrigan, Justin Hodges(2), Karmichael Hunt, Darren Lockyer, Shane PerryGoals: Darren Lockyer 2/2, Corey Parker 4/4New Zealand Warriors: 12Tries: Todd Byrne, George GatisGoals: Lance Hohaia 2/2Half time: Broncos 18-6Venue: Suncorp StadiumCrowd: 47,193Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Justin Hodges (Broncos)2 - Darren Lockyer (Broncos)1 - Shaun Berrigan (Broncos)Wests Tigers: 52Tries: Shane Elford, Robert Farah, Daniel Fitzhenry(2), Chris Heighington(2), Todd Payten, John Skandalis, Shannon McDonnellGoals: Daniel Fitzhenry 1/1, Scott Prince 7/8South Sydney Rabbitohs: 18Tries: Scott Geddes, Yileen Gordon, David PeacheyGoals: Joe Williams 1/1, Nathan Merritt 1/1, Eddie Paea 1/1Half time: Tigers 30-0Venue: Leichhardt OvalCrowd: 18,440Referee: Tony De Las HerasLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Scott Prince (Tigers)2 - Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers)1 - Chris Heighington (Tigers)Penrith Panthers: 22Tries: Tony Puletua, Trent Waterhouse, Rhys Wesser, Paul Aiton, Michael GordonGoals: Michael Gordon 1/2Canterbury Bulldogs: 30Tries: Chris Armit, Dallas McIlwain, Luke Patten(2), Matthew UtaiGoals: Hazem El Masri 5/5Half time: 12-allVenue: CUA Stadium, PenrithCrowd: 13,363Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Luke Patten (Bulldogs)2 - Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs)1 - Michael Gordon (Panthers)Newcastle Knights v ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HERELEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER AWARDS 2006LEADER BOARDThe Leagueunlimited.com players awards are decided by our live score updaters.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email us.30 pointsCameron Smith (Storm)26 pointsClinton Schifcofske (Raiders)25 pointsNathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)23 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)21 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers)19 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights), Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Darren Lockyer (Broncos)18 pointsDanny Buderus (Knights), Cooper Cronk (Storm)17 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Scott Prince (Tigers), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)15 pointsHazem El Masri (Bulldogs),14 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Steve Price (Warriors)13 pointsAlan Tongue (Raiders)12 pointsPetero Civoniceva (Broncos), Jason Smith (Raiders), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)11 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Grant Rovelli (Warriors), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Rhys Wesser (Panthers)10 pointsRobert Farah (Tigers), Aaron Payne (Cowboys)9 pointsMathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Brent Webb (Warriors)8 pointsBrett Kimmorley (Sharks), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Corey Parker (Broncos), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), Ruben Wiki (Warriors), Dean Young (Dragons)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Todd Carney (Raiders), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), David Peachey (Rabbitohs), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Jason Ryles (Dragons), Steve Simpson (Knights)6 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Trent Barrett (Dragons), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Craig Gower (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Jerome Ropati (Warriors), Lance Thompson (Sharks)5 pointsDean Collis (Tigers), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Brett Finch (Roosters), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Phillip Graham (Raiders), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Luke O?Dwyer (Eels), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Brad Thorn (Broncos)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Greg Bird (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Sione Faumuina (Warriors), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Michael Gordon (Panthers), David Kidwell (Storm), Scott Hill (Storm), Lance Hohaia (Warriors), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), John Morris (Eels), Clint Newton (Knights), Josh Perry (Knights), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), David Simmons (Sharks), Billy Slater (Storm), Jamie Soward (Roosters), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Steve Turner (Storm), Paul Whatuira (Tigers), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)3 pointsTravis Burns (Sea Eagles), Luke Burt (Eels), Joel Clinton (Panthers), Darius Boyd (Broncos), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Nathan Hinton (Knights), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Manase Manuokafoa (Rabbitohs), Adam Mogg (Raiders), Sam Perrett (Roosters), Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), Carl Webb (Cowboys), Jake Webster (Storm), Joe Williams (Rabbitohs)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Keith Galloway (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Kevin Kingston (Sharks), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Peter-John Marsh (Eels), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Craig Smith (Knights), Tim Smith (Eels), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), Craig Stapleton (Panthers), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Nigel Vagana (Sharks), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Shane Webcke (Broncos), Michael Weyman (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointShaun Berrigan (Broncos), Paul Bowman (Cowboys), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Ryan Cross (Roosters), Luke Davico (Knights), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Shaun Foley (Roosters), Nathan Friend (Storm), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Chris Heighington (Tigers), Chris Hicks (Sea Eagles), Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Matt King (Storm), Josh Lewis (Roosters), Todd Lowrie (Knights), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Shannon McDonnell (Tigers), Sam Rapira (Warriors), Mark Riddell (Eels), Shane Rodney (Panthers), David Shillington (Roosters), Justin Smith (Cowboys), Brent Tate (Broncos), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Willie Tonga (Bulldogs), Taniela Tuiaki (Tigers), Ben Walker (Rabbitohs), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 25, 2006

WITH just one round remaining before the NRL finals, the top eight has been officially decided. But a battle royale is looming with a number of teams on 30 competition points and fighting for a top four spot, and the right to stage a home semi-final.Friday night football saw the Manly Sea Eagles pip the Canterbury Bulldogs by 21-20 at Brookvale. Manly are in outright third spot on 32 competition points on the NRL ladder while the Bulldogs are second on 34 points and well clear on points differential.Saturday rugby league took us to Canberra where a gallant Raiders outfit went down by 22-18 to minor premiers the Melbourne Storm. The Raiders are on 28 points and inside the eight while the Storm are riding high on 40 points.On Saturday night the Newcastle Knights sured up their chances with a 40-4 trouncing of the Penrith Panthers in Newcastle. The result spells the end of the Panthers? season. Sitting in 11th position on 24 points, Penrith were still a slim hope of making the cut prior to the round 25 clash. The Knights are amongst a log jam of teams on 30 points, their points differential placing them in fifth position. Meanwhile, the St George Illawarra Dragons were making their own push for a top four spot in downing the Cronulla Sharks by 18-4 in Wollongong. The Dragons move up to 30 competition points and sixth spot on the NRL ladder. The 12th-placed Sharks are in the midst of one of their worst seasons on record, crashing to their ninth successive loss and equalling the Club?s worst ever losing streak.Sunday football took us across the Tasman with the New Zealand Warriors hammering the Sydney Roosters 42-16 in Auckland. The Warriors move up to ninth position and are out of contention for this season. But they gave supporters plenty to cheer about and a promise of what lies ahead. The Roosters were flattered by the score line. Sitting in second last place on the ladder, the Sydneysiders continue to just make up the numbers in 2006.In other Sunday results, the North Queensland Cowboys defeated the South Sydney Rabbitohs 34-12 at Telstra Stadium. The Cowboys moved up to 24 competition points and 10th place. Meanwhile Souths have recorded their 20th loss of the year and languish in last place with just 10 points.Round 25 wrapped up in Parramatta with home side the Eels crashing back to Earth following their 23-0 loss to the Brisbane Broncos. The resurgent Broncos are now on 30 competition points and in fourth place on the ladder. The Eels remain on 28 points and slip back to seventh place.Last year?s premiers Wests Tigers had the bye this round, moving up to 22 points and 13th position on the ladder.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsThe stage is set for a tight finish in this year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards. Melbourne hooker Cameron Smith is still coming first on 27 points and Canberra full back Clinton Schifcofske is in second spot with 26 points. But still in contention on 25 points are Eels back rower Nathan Hindmarsh and previous winner, Sea Eagles half back Matt Orford. Both Hindmarsh and Orford scored well last weekend to close the gap on the front runners.With just one round to go, all four players are a chance of taking out this year?s award.The full leader board is below.The LeagueUnlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Monday?s Expert League wrap.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email usMATCH RESULTS:League Wrap: Round 25, 25 August ? 27 August 2006Manly Sea Eagles: 21Tries: Shayne Dunley, Matt Orford, Michael RobertsonGoals: Matt Orford 4/5Field Goals: Matt OrfordCanterbury Bulldogs: 20Tries: Nate Myles, Andrew Ryan, Andrew EmelioGoals: Hazem El Masri 4/4Half time: Sea Eagles 18-12Venue: Brookvale OvalCrowd: 20,163Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)2 - Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles)1 - Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs)Canberra Raiders: 18Tries: Alan Tongue(2), Lincoln WithersGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 3/3Melbourne Storm: 22Tries: Ryan Hoffman, Greg Inglis, Dallas Johnson, Matt KingGoals: Cameron Smith 3/4Half time: Storm 16-6Venue: Canberra StadiumCrowd: 21,255Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Alan Tongue (Raiders)2 - Greg Inglis (Storm)1 - Cooper Cronk (Storm)Newcastle Knights: 40Tries: George Carmont, Matthew Gidley(2), Josh Perry, Anthony Quinn, David Seage, Jarrod Mullen, Luke DavicoGoals: Daniel Abraham 2/4, Kurt Gidley 1/3, Reegan Tanner 1/1Penrith Panthers: 4Tries: Michael GordonGoals: Preston Campbell 0/1Half time: Knights 22-4Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 23,655Referee: Steven ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Jarrod Mullen (Knights)2 - Matthew Gidley (Knights)1 - Luke Davico (Knights)St George Illawarra Dragons: 18Tries: Matt Cooper, Dean Young, Brett MorrisGoals: Aaron Gorrell 1/1, Wes Naiqama 2/3Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 4Tries: Paul GallenGoals: Luke Covell 0/1Half time: Dragons 6-4Venue: WIN StadiumCrowd: 16,897Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Luke Bailey (Dragons)2 - Jason Ryles (Dragons)1 - Mark Gasnier (Dragons)New Zealand Warriors: 42Tries: Epalahame Luauki, Jerome Ropati(4), Ruben Wiki, Patrick Ah Van(2)Goals: Lance Hohaia 5/8Sydney Roosters: 16Tries: Sam Perrett, Amos Roberts, Iosia SoliolaGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 2/3Half time: Warriors 20-10Venue: Mt Smart (Ericsson) StadiumCrowd: 12,711Referee: Russell SmithLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Jerome Ropati (Warriors)2 - Brent Webb (Warriors)1 - Lance Hohaia (Warriors)South Sydney Rabbitohs: 12Tries: Nathan Merritt, Paul MellorGoals: Joe Williams 2/2North Queensland Cowboys: 34Tries: Matthew Bowen, David Fauiumu, Luke O'Donnell, Aaron Payne, Justin Smith(2)Goals: Ashley Graham 5/7Half time: Cowboys 16-6Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 8,914Referee: Tony De Las HerasLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Aaron Payne (Cowboys)2 - Carl Webb (Cowboys)1 - Justin Smith (Cowboys)Parramatta Eels: 0 Brisbane Broncos: 23Tries: Justin Hodges, Stephen Michaels, Corey Parker, Brad ThornGoals: Darren Lockyer 2/4, Corey Parker 1/1Field Goals: Darren LockyerHalf time: Broncos 13-0Venue: Parramatta StadiumCrowd: 20,353Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Darren Lockyer (Broncos)2 - Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)1 - Justin Hodges (Broncos)Wests Tigers v ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUPCOMING MATCHES:Round 26, 1-3 September 2006Fri 7:30 COWBOYS v EELS - Dairy Farmers StadiumSat 5:30 SHARKS v RAIDERS - Toyota ParkSat 7:30 ROOSTERS v DRAGONS - Sydney Cricket GroundSat 7:30 STORM v SEA EAGLES - Olympic ParkSun 2:30 BRONCOS v WARRIORS - Suncorp StadiumSun 3:00 TIGERS v RABBITOHS - Leichhardt OvalSun 3:00 PANTHERS v BULLDOGS - CUA Stadium PenrithKNIGHTS v BYELEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER AWARDS 2006LEADER BOARDThe Leagueunlimited.com players awards are decided by our live score updaters.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email us.27 pointsCameron Smith (Storm)26 pointsClinton Schifcofske (Raiders)25 pointsNathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)23 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)21 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers)19 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Andrew Johns (Knights)18 pointsDanny Buderus (Knights), Cooper Cronk (Storm)17 pointsMark Gasnier (Dragons), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)14 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Adam Dykes (Sharks), Steve Price (Warriors), Scott Prince (Tigers)13 pointsHazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Alan Tongue (Raiders)12 pointsPetero Civoniceva (Broncos), Jason Smith (Raiders), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)11 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Grant Rovelli (Warriors), Rhys Wesser (Panthers)10 pointsRobert Farah (Tigers), Aaron Payne (Cowboys)9 pointsMathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Brent Webb (Warriors)8 pointsBrett Kimmorley (Sharks), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Corey Parker (Broncos), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), Ruben Wiki (Warriors), Dean Young (Dragons)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), David Peachey (Rabbitohs), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Steve Simpson (Knights)6 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Trent Barrett (Dragons), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Craig Gower (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Jerome Ropati (Warriors), Lance Thompson (Sharks)5 pointsDean Collis (Tigers), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Brett Finch (Roosters), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Luke O?Dwyer (Eels), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Jason Ryles (Dragons), Brad Thorn (Broncos)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Greg Bird (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Todd Carney (Raiders), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Sione Faumuina (Warriors), Phillip Graham (Raiders), David Kidwell (Storm), Scott Hill (Storm), Lance Hohaia (Warriors), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), John Morris (Eels), Clint Newton (Knights), Josh Perry (Knights), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), David Simmons (Sharks), Billy Slater (Storm), Jamie Soward (Roosters), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)3 pointsTravis Burns (Sea Eagles), Luke Burt (Eels), Joel Clinton (Panthers), Darius Boyd (Broncos), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Nathan Hinton (Knights), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Manase Manuokafoa (Rabbitohs), Adam Mogg (Raiders), Sam Perrett (Roosters), Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Steve Turner (Storm), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), Carl Webb (Cowboys), Jake Webster (Storm), Joe Williams (Rabbitohs)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Keith Galloway (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Peter-John Marsh (Eels), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Craig Smith (Knights), Tim Smith (Eels), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), Craig Stapleton (Panthers), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Nigel Vagana (Sharks), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Shane Webcke (Broncos), Michael Weyman (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Luke Davico (Knights), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Shaun Foley (Roosters), Nathan Friend (Storm), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Chris Hicks (Sea Eagles), Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Matt King (Storm), Josh Lewis (Roosters), Todd Lowrie (Knights), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Shannon McDonnell (Tigers), Sam Rapira (Warriors), Mark Riddell (Eels), Shane Rodney (Panthers), David Shillington (Roosters), Justin Smith (Cowboys), Brent Tate (Broncos), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Willie Tonga (Bulldogs), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Taniela Tuiaki (Tigers), Ben Walker (Rabbitohs), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 24, 2006

WITH just two rounds remaining before the finals, the Melbourne Storm have wrapped up the NRL minor premiership following ?Sixties Week? in this round of rugby league action.Friday night kicked off with the Brisbane Broncos thrashing the Canterbury Bulldogs 30-0. Played in front 26,111 people at Telstra Stadium, the match saw the second-placed Bulldogs crash back to reality after riding high in recent weeks. Nevertheless, the Bulldogs are well clear on 34 competition points while the fifth-placed Broncos join a truckload of teams on 28 points.Saturday footy took us to Toyota Park to see the Penrith Panthers sink the hopes of the Cronulla Sharks. After being down 28-8 in the second half, the ?chocolate soldiers? scored 24 points in 15 minutes to record a thrilling 32-28 victory. The results bring Mad Monday to the Shire two rounds early with the Sharks now no hope of making the finals. With 22 competition points, the 11th-placed Sharks are six points outside of the top eight. The Panthers however will still be clinging to some faint hope. In ninth place and on 24 points, the Panthers are four points shy of the cut. They will need to keep winning against tough opposition while hoping that other results go their way.Saturday night took us to Townsville to see the North Queensland Cowboys? go down 19-12 to the visiting Newcastle Knights. With 22 competition points and in 12th place, last year?s grand finalists are done with for season 2006. The fortunes are looking up for the sixth-placed Knights, the Novocastrians are on 28 points and vying for a top four spot after taking out the wooden spoon in 2005. Meanwhile in Melbourne, the first-placed Storm were experiencing a rare defeat in going down to the New Zealand Warriors by 24-20 at Olympic Park. In one of the upsets of the season, the Warriors held their own before coming away with spoils. But with other results not going their way, the Warriors find themselves six points out of the top eight and no chance of making the finals.Sunday football saw ?Sixties Week? finally get some momentum with three Sydney fixtures being played in glorious Autumn weather.At Aussie Stadium, the Parramatta Eels continued their winning form in downing the Sydney Roosters by 40-26. The Eels are now enjoying fouth spot on the NRL ladder with 28 points. The 13th-placed Roosters are just making up the numbers. Meanwhile at Brookvale, the Manly Sea Eagles moved up to 30 points and consolidated outright third position on the ladder following their 38-16 victory over wooden spooners, the South Sydney Rabbitohs.Round 24 wrapped up at Kogarah Jubilee with the St George Illawarra Dragons thrashing the Wests Tigers 46-16. Playing in a Magpies strip, Wests Tigers were blown off the park early before scoring two late tries. Last year?s premiers, Wests Tigers find themselves on 20 points, in second last spot, and well out of contention in 2006. The Dragons celebrated amidst much fanfare as former St George greats were presented to the crowd as part of the retro promotion. In returning to form, the seventh-placed Dragons ran in nine tries to three to join a log jam of teams on 28 points. With a two point bye for the round, the Canberra Raiders moved up to 28 points to complete the top eight.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsThis year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards still has Melbourne hooker Cameron Smith coming first on 27 points and Canberra full back Clinton Schifcofske is in second spot with 26 points. Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels) and Willie Mason (Bulldogs) are on 23 points while previous winner Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) has moved into contention on 22 points.The full leader board is below.The LeagueUnlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Monday?s Expert League wrap.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email usMATCH RESULTS:League Wrap: Round 24, 18 August ? 20 August 2006Canterbury Bulldogs: 0 Brisbane Broncos: 30Tries: Shaun Berrigan (2), Tonie Carroll, Darren Lockyer, Brent TateGoals: Darren Lockyer 2/2, Corey Parker 3/3Half time: Broncos 18-0Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 26,111Referee: Steve ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Justin Hodges (Broncos)2 - Petero Civoniceva (Broncos)1 - Darren Lockyer (Broncos)Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 28Tries: Paul Gallen (2), Reece Williams, Darren Albert (2)Goals: Luke Covell 4/5Penrith Panthers: 32Tries: Luke Rooney, Rhys Wesser (2), Craig Stapleton, Lee Hookey, Michael GordonGoals: Preston Campbell 4/6Half time: Sharks 10-8Venue: Toyota ParkCrowd: 7,827Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Rhys Wesser (Panthers)2 - Craig Stapleton (Panthers)1 - Adam Dykes (Sharks)North Queensland Cowboys: 12Tries: Justin Smith, Neil SweeneyGoals: Neil Sweeney 1/1, Brent McConnell 1/1Newcastle Knights: 19Tries: Anthony Quinn (2), Jarrod MullenGoals: Daniel Abraham 3/4Field Goals: Jarrod MullenHalf time: Knights 10-6Venue: Dairy Farmers StadiumCrowd: 17,898Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Jarrod Mullen (Knights)2 - Danny Buderus (Knights)1 - Carl Webb (Cowboys)Melbourne Storm: 20Tries: Matt Geyer, Greg Inglis, Matt King, Steve TurnerGoals: Cameron Smith 2/4New Zealand Warriors: 24Tries: Simon Mannering, Manu Vatuvei, Brent Webb (2)Goals: Lance Hohaia 4/5Half time: Storm 14-12Venue: Olympic Park, MelbourneCrowd: 13,477Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Grant Rovelli (Warriors)2 - Brent Webb (Warriors)1 - Greg Inglis (Storm)Sydney Roosters: 26Tries: Ryan Cross (2), Craig Fitzgibbon, Chris Flannery, Amos RobertsGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 3/4Parramatta Eels: 40Tries: Eric Grothe, Peter-John Marsh, Luke O'Dwyer (2), Ben Smith , Dean Widders, Jarryd HayneGoals: Luke Burt 6/8Half time: Eels 26-14Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 15,142Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Jarryd Hayne (Eels)2 - Luke O?Dwyer (Eels)1 - John Morris (Eels)Manly Sea Eagles: 38Tries: Shayne Dunley, Steve Menzies, Brett Stewart (3), Steve Matai (2)Goals: Matt Orford 5/7South Sydney Rabbitohs: 16Tries: Nathan Merritt, Paul Mellor, Joe GaluvaoGoals: Beau Champion 2/3Half time: Rabbitohs 12-10Venue: Brookvale OvalCrowd: 19,253Referee: Russell SmithLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)2 - Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)1 - Steve Matai (Sea Eagles)St George Illawarra Dragons: 46Tries: Mark Gasnier (3), Aaron Gorrell, Clint Greenshields, Wes Naiqama, Matthew Bickerstaff, Brett Morris (2)Goals: Aaron Gorrell 3/5, Wes Naiqama 2/4Wests Tigers: 16Tries: Robert Farah, Chris Heighington, Chris LawrenceGoals: Scott Prince 2/3Half time: Dragons 20-4Venue: OKI Jubilee Stadium, KogarahCrowd: 14,211Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Jason Ryles (Dragons)2 - Mark Gasnier (Dragons)1 - Trent Barrett (Dragons)Canberra Raiders v ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUPCOMING MATCHES:Round 25, 25-27 August 2006Fri 7:30 SEA EAGLES v BULLDOGS - Brookvale OvalSat 5:30 RAIDERS v STORM - Canberra StadiumSat 7:30 KNIGHTS v PANTHERS - EnergyAustralia StadiumSat 7:30 DRAGONS v SHARKS - WIN StadiumSun 2:00 (12:00) WARRIORS v ROOSTERS - Mt Smart (Ericsson) StadiumSun 3:00 RABBITOHS v COWBOYS - Telstra StadiumSun 3:00 EELS v BRONCOS - Parramatta Stadium TIGERS v BYE LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER AWARDS 2006LEADER BOARDThe Leagueunlimited.com players awards are decided by our live score updaters.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email us.27 pointsCameron Smith (Storm)26 pointsClinton Schifcofske (Raiders)23 pointsNathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)22 pointsMatt Orford (Sea Eagles)21 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers), Greg Inglis (Storm)19 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Andrew Johns (Knights)18 pointsDanny Buderus (Knights)17 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)16 pointsMark Gasnier (Dragons),14 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Adam Dykes (Sharks), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Steve Price (Warriors), Scott Prince (Tigers)13 pointsHazem El Masri (Bulldogs)12 pointsPetero Civoniceva (Broncos), Jason Smith (Raiders), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)11 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Grant Rovelli (Warriors), Rhys Wesser (Panthers)10 pointsRobert Farah (Tigers), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Alan Tongue (Raiders)9 pointsMathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)8 pointsBrett Kimmorley (Sharks), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Corey Parker (Broncos), Ruben Wiki (Warriors), Dean Young (Dragons)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), David Peachey (Rabbitohs), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), Steve Simpson (Knights), Brent Webb (Warriors)6 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Craig Gower (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Lance Thompson (Sharks)5 pointsDean Collis (Tigers), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Brett Finch (Roosters), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Luke O?Dwyer (Eels), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Brad Thorn (Broncos)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Greg Bird (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Todd Carney (Raiders), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Sione Faumuina (Warriors), Phillip Graham (Raiders), David Kidwell (Storm), Scott Hill (Storm), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), John Morris (Eels), Clint Newton (Knights), Josh Perry (Knights), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), David Simmons (Sharks), Billy Slater (Storm), Jamie Soward (Roosters), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)3 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Travis Burns (Sea Eagles), Luke Burt (Eels), Joel Clinton (Panthers), Darius Boyd (Broncos), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Nathan Hinton (Knights), Lance Hohaia (Warriors), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Manase Manuokafoa (Rabbitohs), Adam Mogg (Raiders), Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Sam Perrett (Roosters), Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles), Jerome Ropati (Warriors), Jason Ryles (Dragons), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Steve Turner (Storm), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), Jake Webster (Storm), Joe Williams (Rabbitohs)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Keith Galloway (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Peter-John Marsh (Eels), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Craig Smith (Knights), Tim Smith (Eels), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), Craig Stapleton (Panthers), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Nigel Vagana (Sharks), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Shane Webcke (Broncos), Michael Weyman (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Shaun Foley (Roosters), Nathan Friend (Storm), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Chris Hicks (Sea Eagles), Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Matt King (Storm), Josh Lewis (Roosters), Todd Lowrie (Knights), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Shannon McDonnell (Tigers), Sam Rapira (Warriors), Mark Riddell (Eels), Shane Rodney (Panthers), David Shillington (Roosters), Brent Tate (Broncos), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Willie Tonga (Bulldogs), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Taniela Tuiaki (Tigers), Ben Walker (Rabbitohs), Carl Webb (Cowboys), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 23, 2006

WITH just three rounds remaining before the finals, the Melbourne Storm have all but wrapped up the minor premiership following their 18-12 victory over the Brisbane Broncos last Sunday. Played in front of a Lang Park crowd of 40,159, the Storm overcame a 10-0 half time deficit to run out winners and maintain their spot at the top of the NRL ladder. The southern franchise are now on 40 competition points and six points clear of the field. The Broncos are clinging onto fifth spot and join a log jam of teams on 26 points.Round 23 kicked off on Friday night with the Manly Sea Eagles hanging on to defeat the Newcastle Knights 16-14 in Newcastle. The Sea Eagles are now in outright third position on 28 points while the Knights are in sixth position on 26 points.Saturday rugby league took us to Auckland where the New Zealand Warriors treated a small crowd to their 10th win of the year, thrashing the North Queensland Cowboys by 26-0. The in-form Warriors are on 20 points and in 12th position and realistically no chance of making the top eight. The 11th-placed Cowboys are on 22 points and are playing like a team that has already given the season away.Meanwhile, the Sydney Roosters were handing the Penrith Panthers a 20-10 pasting at Penrith Stadium. The 10th-placed Panthers, like the Cowboys, are still a mathematical chance of making the top eight but are unlikely contenders if recent form is anything to go on. The Roosters are in 13th position but are looking to unsettle teams above them on the ladder.Saturday wrapped up in the Shire with the Parramatta Eels staging a second half comeback to blitz the Cronulla Sharks by 34-14. The Eels have now posted their eighth win on the trot and move up to fourth position and 26 points. With other results going their way, the Sharks are still clinging onto ninth spot but on 22 points, find themselves four points adrift of the top eight.Sunday football took us to Homebush where the Canterbury Bulldogs maintained the rage in disposing of an out-of-form St George Illawarra Dragons by 26-10. The Bulldogs are in outright second position on 34 points. Meanwhile the Dragons have crashed to their fifth consecutive loss and are hanging onto seventh position amongst a crowd of teams on 26 points. Round 23 wrapped up with the Canberra Raiders pipping the Wests Tigers by a golden point for the second time this year. Locked up at 18-all after 80 minutes, the match went into extra time with a field goal giving the Raiders a surprise 19-18 victory. The Wests Tigers are in second last position and the result all but ends any chance of them defending their title. The Raiders are looking rough on 26 points but are set to take the final position in the top eight. The last-placed South Sydney Rabbitohs had the bye for round 23.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsThis year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards still has Melbourne hooker Cameron Smith coming first on 27 points. Canberra full back Clinton Schifcofske is in second spot with 26 points. Moving up the leader board are forwards Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels) and Willie Mason (Bulldogs) on 23 points. Preston Campbell (Panthers) is not far away on 21 points while Greg Inglis (Storm) and Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) are on 20 points. On 19 points are Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles) and Andrew Johns (Knights).The full leader board is below.The LeagueUnlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Monday?s Expert League wrap.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email usMATCH RESULTS:League Wrap: Round 23, 11 August ? 13 August 2006Newcastle Knights: 14Tries: Matthew Gidley, Andrew Johns, Josh PerryGoals: Andrew Johns 1/3Manly Sea Eagles: 16Tries: Chris Hicks, Matt Orford, Steve BellGoals: Matt Orford 2/3Half time: Sea Eagles 10-8Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 25,105Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)2 - Josh Perry (Knights)1 - Travis Burns (Sea Eagles)New Zealand Warriors: 26Tries: Lance Hohaia (2), Simon Mannering, Manu Vatuvei, Sam RapiraGoals: Lance Hohaia 3/6North Queensland Cowboys: 0Half time: Warriors 12-0Venue: Mt Smart (Ericsson) StadiumCrowd: 5,425Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Lance Hohaia (Warriors)2 - Steve Price (Warriors)1 - Sam Rapira (Warriors)Penrith Panthers: 20Tries: Luke Priddis, Rhys Wesser, Michael GordonGoals: Preston Campbell 4/4Sydney Roosters: 40Tries: Sam Perrett (3), Amos Roberts, Jamie Soward, Shaun Foley, Josh LewisGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 4/5, Josh Lewis 2/2Half time: Roosters 16-14Venue: CUA Stadium, PenrithCrowd: 11,704Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Sam Perrett (Roosters)2 - Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters)1 - Josh Lewis (Roosters)Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 14Tries: David Simmons, Ben PomeroyGoals: Luke Covell 3/3Parramatta Eels: 34Tries: Luke Burt (2), Wade McKinnon, Glenn Morrison, Mark Riddell, Jarryd HayneGoals: Luke Burt 5/7Half time: Sharks 12-8Venue: Toyota ParkCrowd: 12,830Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Luke Burt (Eels)2 - Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)1 - Paul Gallen (Sharks)Brisbane Broncos: 12Tries: Darren Lockyer, Tame TupouGoals: Darren Lockyer 1/2, Corey Parker 1/1Melbourne Storm: 18Tries: Cooper Cronk, Matt King, Steve TurnerGoals: Cameron Smith 3/3Half time: Broncos 10-0Venue: Suncorp StadiumCrowd: 40,159Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Steve Turner (Storm)2 - Justin Hodges (Broncos)1 - Sam Thaiday (Broncos)Canterbury Bulldogs: 26Tries: Hazem El Masri, Willie Mason, Brent Sherwin, Sonny Bill WilliamsGoals: Hazem El Masri 5/6St George Illawarra Dragons: 10Tries: Trent Barrett, Brett MorrisGoals: Mathew Head 1/2Half time: Bulldogs 16-4Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 31,256Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Willie Mason (Bulldogs)2 - Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)1 - Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs)Wests Tigers: 18Tries: Daniel Fitzhenry, Chris Heighington, Scott PrinceGoals: Scott Prince 3/4Canberra Raiders: 19Tries: Phillip Graham, Adam Mogg, Alan TongueGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 3/3Field Goals: Todd CarneyHalf time: 12 allVenue: Campbelltown StadiumCrowd: 18,474Referee: Steven ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Scott Prince (Tigers)2 - Todd Carney (Raiders)1 - Alan Tongue (Raiders)South Sydney Rabbitohs v ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUPCOMING MATCHES:Round 24, 18-20 August 2006Fri 7:30 BULLDOGS v BRONCOS - Telstra StadiumSat 5:30 SHARKS v PANTHERS - Toyota Park Sat 7:30 COWBOYS v KNIGHTS - Dairy Farmers StadiumSat 7:30 STORM v WARRIORS - Olympic Park MelbourneSun 2:30 ROOSTERS v EELS - Aussie StadiumSun 3:00 SEA EAGLES v RABBITOHS - Brookvale Oval Sun 3:00 DRAGONS v TIGERS - OKI Jubilee Stadium RAIDERS v BYE LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER AWARDS 2006LEADER BOARDThe Leagueunlimited.com players awards are decided by our live score updaters.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email us.27 pointsCameron Smith (Storm)26 pointsClinton Schifcofske (Raiders)23 pointsNathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)21 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers)20 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)19 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Andrew Johns (Knights)17 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)16 pointsDanny Buderus (Knights)14 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Steve Price (Warriors), Scott Prince (Tigers)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Darren Lockyer (Broncos)12 pointsJason Smith (Raiders), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)11 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)10 pointsPetero Civoniceva (Broncos), Robert Farah (Tigers), Alan Tongue (Raiders)9 pointsMathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers)8 pointsBrett Kimmorley (Sharks), Corey Parker (Broncos), Grant Rovelli (Warriors), Rhys Wesser (Panthers), Ruben Wiki (Warriors), Dean Young (Dragons)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), David Peachey (Rabbitohs), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), Steve Simpson (Knights)6 pointsNathan Cayless (Eels), Craig Gower (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Lance Thompson (Sharks)5 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Dean Collis (Tigers), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Brett Finch (Roosters), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Brent Webb (Warriors)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Greg Bird (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Todd Carney (Raiders), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Sione Faumuina (Warriors), Phillip Graham (Raiders), David Kidwell (Storm), Scott Hill (Storm), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Clint Newton (Knights), Josh Perry (Knights), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), David Simmons (Sharks), Billy Slater (Storm), Jamie Soward (Roosters), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)3 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Travis Burns (Sea Eagles), Luke Burt (Eels), Joel Clinton (Panthers), Darius Boyd (Broncos), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Nathan Hinton (Knights), Lance Hohaia (Warriors), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Manase Manuokafoa (Rabbitohs), Adam Mogg (Raiders), John Morris (Eels), Sam Perrett (Roosters), Luke O?Dwyer (Eels), Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles), Jerome Ropati (Warriors), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Steve Turner (Storm), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), Jake Webster (Storm), Joe Williams (Rabbitohs)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Keith Galloway (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Peter-John Marsh (Eels), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Craig Smith (Knights), Tim Smith (Eels), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Nigel Vagana (Sharks), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Shane Webcke (Broncos), Michael Weyman (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Shaun Foley (Roosters), Nathan Friend (Storm), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Chris Hicks (Sea Eagles), Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Matt King (Storm), Josh Lewis (Roosters), Todd Lowrie (Knights), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Shannon McDonnell (Tigers), Sam Rapira (Warriors), Mark Riddell (Eels), Shane Rodney (Panthers), David Shillington (Roosters), Brent Tate (Broncos), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Willie Tonga (Bulldogs), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Taniela Tuiaki (Tigers), Ben Walker (Rabbitohs), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

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