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Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 17, 2006

ROUND 17 of the NRL was preceded by the Great Britain v New Zealand Rugby League Test match in the UK. The Lions proved too good in downing the Kiwis 46-14 at Knowsley Road, St Helens.

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 16, 2006

ROUND 16 of the National Rugby League kicked off in Melbourne on Friday night with the Storm outlasting the Canterbury Bulldogs by 16-12. The result places Melbourne on 26 points with a four point buffer at the top of the NRL ladder. The Bulldogs are running fifth on 20 points.On Saturday afternoon we travelled to Newcastle to see the Knights go down 26-16 to the Sharks. The Knights slip to sixth spot and 18 competition points while the Sharks are riding high on 22 points and in equal second position. On Saturday night we headed out west to Penrith to watch the Panthers down Wests Tigers 24-20. Both teams are on 16 points and outside of the top eight. Meanwhile, the St George Illawarra Dragons won their sixth game on the trot in defeating the North Queensland Cowboys 34-14 in Wollongong. The Dragons join the Sharks on 22 points while the Cowboys have slumped to 16 points and are now on the outside, looking in.Sunday football took us to Canberra with the Raiders easily accounting for the Sydney Roosters 42-10. The result puts the Raiders in the top eight on 18 points but the news isn?t so hot for the Roosters who are struggling on 12 points and in 13th position. Meanwhile the Brisbane Broncos bounced back with a 16-10 victory over the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale. The Broncos join southerners St George and Cronulla on 22 competition points while Manly maintain their top eight position on 18 points.The weekend wrapped up with the New Zealand Warriors delivering a 66-0 hiding to the hapless South Sydney Rabbitohs at Telstra Stadium in Sydney. As we come into the final 10 premiership rounds of the year, the Warriors are on 12 points and in 12th position but appear to have some momentum building. The same can?t be said for Souths who are well adrift of the field on four points and short odds for the wooden spoon.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsWe have a new leader in this year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards with Raiders full back Clinton Schifcofske grabbing top spot in 21 points. Melbourne?s Greg Inglis is in second place on 20 points. Not far away are Cameron Smith (Storm) and Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys) on 17 points while Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) is still well in contention on 16 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 us.League Wrap: Round 16, 23-25 June 2006MATCH RESULTS:Melbourne Storm: 16Tries: Antonio Kaufusi, Jake Webster(2)Goals: Cameron Smith 2/3Canterbury Bulldogs: 12Tries: Trent Cutler, Sonny Bill WilliamsGoals: Hazem El Masri 2/3Half time: Bulldogs 4-0Venue: Olympic Park, MelbourneCrowd: 10,373Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Ryan Hoffman (Storm)2 - Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)1 - Cameron Smith (Storm)Newcastle Knights: 16Tries: Anthony Quinn(2), Craig SmithGoals: Andrew Johns 2/3Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 26Tries: Beau Scott, Nigel Vagana(2), Brett KearneyGoals: Luke Covell 5/5Half time: Knights 10-0Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 18,212Referee: Ben CumminsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Brett Kimmorley (Sharks)2 - David Simmons (Sharks)1 - Brett Kearney (Sharks)Penrith Panthers: 24Tries: Preston Campbell, Danny Galea, Luke Lewis, Michael GordonGoals: Preston Campbell 4/5Wests Tigers: 20Tries: Ben Galea, Chris Heighington, Shannon McDonnell(2)Goals: Brett Hodgson 2/4Half time: Panthers 18-8Venue: CUA Stadium, PenrithCrowd: 16,120Referee: Russell SmithLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Preston Campbell (Panthers)2 - Luke Lewis (Panthers)1 - Shannon McDonnell (Tigers)St George Illawarra Dragons: 34Tries: Colin Best, Matt Cooper(3), Mark Gasnier, Aaron GorrellGoals: Aaron Gorrell 5/7North Queensland Cowboys: 14Tries: Josh Hannay, Matt Sing, Neil SweeneyGoals: Johnathan Thurston 1/4Half time: Dragons 10-8Venue: WIN StadiumCrowd: 13,289Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matt Cooper (Dragons)2 - Ben Hornby (Dragons)1 - Mark Gasnier (Dragons)Canberra Raiders: 42Tries: Todd Carney, Marshall Chalk, Jason Croker, Adam Mogg, Clinton Schifcofske, Lincoln Withers, Dane TilseGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 7/7Sydney Roosters: 10Tries: Ryan Cross, Brett FinchGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 1/2Half time: Raiders 18-4Venue: Canberra StadiumCrowd: 11,876Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)2 - Jason Smith (Raiders)1 - Lincoln Withers (Raiders)Manly Sea Eagles: 10Tries: Brett Stewart, Steve MataiGoals: Travis Burns 1/2Brisbane Broncos: 16Tries: Justin Hodges, Brent Tate, Darius BoydGoals: Corey Parker 2/4Half time: Broncos 10-0Venue: Brookvale OvalCrowd: 16,084Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles)2 - Petero Civoniceva (Broncos)1 - Brent Tate (Broncos)South Sydney Rabbitohs: 0 New Zealand Warriors: 66Tries: Lance Hohaia(3), Simon Mannering, Tony Martin, Steve Price, Jerome Ropati(2), Evarn Tuimavave, Brent Webb(2), Patrick Ah VanGoals: Tony Martin 9/12Half time: Warriors 32-0Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 6,597Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Steve Price (Warriors)2 - Grant Rovelli (Warriors)1 - Nathan Fien (Warriors)Parramatta Eels ? ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUpcoming matches:GB vs NZ Test Match Great Britain Lions v New Zealand KiwisTue 27 Jun 8.00pm (GMT), Wed 28 Jun 7:00am (NZ), 5:00am (AEST) - Knowsley Road, St HelensNRL Round 17, 30 June ? 2 July 2006Fri 7:30 SEA EAGLES v KNIGHTS - Brookvale OvalSat 7:30 (NZ) 5:30 (AEST) WARRIORS v PANTHERS Ericsson Stadium Sat 7:30 RAIDERS v EELS - Canberra StadiumSat 7:30 COWBOYS v RABBITOHS - Dairy Farmers StadiumSun 2:30 BRONCOS v SHARKS - Suncorp StadiumSun 3:00 TIGERS v BULLDOGS - Telstra Stadium ROOSTERS v BYE DRAGONS v BYE STORM v BYE State of Origin III - 5 July 2005Wed 8:00 NSW BLUES v QLD MAROONS - Telstra Dome, Melbourne FOR LATEST CENTREBET ODDSCLICK 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.21 pointsClinton Schifcofske (Raiders)20 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm)17 pointsCameron Smith (Storm), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)16 pointsMatt Orford (Sea Eagles)15 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights), Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles)14 pointsNathan Hindmarsh (Eels)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks), Darren Lockyer (Broncos)12 pointsHazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)11 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Danny Buderus (Knights), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)10 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Preston Campbell (Panthers), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos)9 pointsRobert Farah (Tigers), Paul Gallen (Sharks)8 pointsBrett Kimmorley (Sharks), Corey Parker (Broncos), Steve Price (Warriors), Dean Young (Dragons)7 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Steve Bell (Sea Eagles), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Scott Prince (Tigers), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Jason Smith (Raiders), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)6 pointsCraig Gower (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Mathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Grant Rovelli (Warriors), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Alan Tongue (Raiders)5 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Brent Webb (Warriors), Rhys Wesser (Panthers)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Sione Faumuina (Warriors), David Kidwell (Storm), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), David Simmons (Sharks), Steve Simpson (Knights), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)3 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Greg Bird (Sharks), Dean Collis (Tigers), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Brett Finch (Roosters), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Phillip Graham (Raiders), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), David Peachey (Rabbitohs), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Scott Hill (Storm), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Josh Perry (Knights), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Craig Smith (Knights), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Michael Weyman (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Nathan Friend (Storm), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Matt King (Storm), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Shannon McDonnell (Tigers), Mark Riddell (Eels), Shane Rodney (Panthers), Jerome Ropati (Warriors), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Billy Slater (Storm), Tim Smith (Eels), Brent Tate (Broncos), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Ben Walker (Rabbitohs), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 15, 2006

FOLLOWING Queensland?s 30-6 demolition of NSW to level the State of Origin series, we stayed over at old Lang Park until Friday night to witness the St George Illawarra Dragons pip the Brisbane Broncos by just 18-16.

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 14, 2006

FRIDAY night rugby league kicked off with the Manly Sea Eagles defeating reigning premiers Wests Tigers 16-12 in Brookvale. The Sea Eagles join a mass of teams on 18 competition points and a spot in the NRL top eight. The result sees Wests Tigers on 14 points and in danger of losing touch with the competition front runners.Saturday afternoon took us to rain soaked Penrith Stadium where the St George Illawarra Dragons outclassed the Panthers by 20-10. The Dragons are another team on 18 points and in the top eight while Penrith have slipped to 12th position and 12 points.On Saturday night the Cronulla Sharks traveled to Townsville to easily dispose of the North Queensland Cowboys by 26-4. The Sharks join a host of teams on 18 competition points while the Cowboys have lost their early season momentum to slump to eighth spot with just 16 points.Meanwhile at Telstra Stadium an upset was taking place with the South Sydney Rabbitohs posting their first win of the year, downing the Brisbane Broncos by 34-14. The win gives Rabbitohs fans something to cheer about despite their team still languishing in last position on the ladder. The second-placed Broncos are still flying high on 20 competition points.Sunday football saw two matches with the 13th-placed New Zealand Warriors overcoming the 11th-placed Sydney Roosters by 22-12 at Aussie Stadium. Meanwhile competition leaders the Melbourne Storm defeated the Parramatta Eels by 34-22. The Eels are struggling on eight competition points and just four points clear of Souths.The Queens Birthday long weekend concluded with a Monday afternoon match at Telstra Stadium, the Canberra Raiders keeping their winning record at Homebush intact with a 28-26 victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs. The result sees the Bulldogs remain on 18 competition points while the Raiders join the Cowboys on 16 points, but are just outside of the top eight.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsGreg Inglis is still enjoying top spot on in this year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards. The Storm outside back is on 20 points and three points clear of the second place-getters on the leader board. On 17 points are Cowboys five eighth Johnathan Thurston and Raiders full back Clinton Schifcofske. Meanwhile Matt Orford (Sea Eagles), Cameron Smith (Storm) are on 16 points while Andrew Johns (Knights) is not far away on 15 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 us.League Wrap: Round 14, 9 ? 12 June 2006MATCH RESULTS:Manly Sea Eagles: 16Tries: Chris Hicks, Brett Stewart, Steve MataiGoals: Travis Burns 2/3Wests Tigers: 12Tries: Anthony Laffranchi, Michael CrockettGoals: Benji Marshall 2/3Half time: 6-allVenue: Brookvale OvalCrowd: 11,588Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles)2 - Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)1 - Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers)Penrith Panthers: 10Tries: Luke Rooney, Luke SwainGoals: Preston Campbell 1/2St George Illawarra Dragons: 20Tries: Dean Young, Matthew Bickerstaff, Daryl MillardGoals: Aaron Gorrell 4/4Half time: Dragons 14-6Venue: CUA Stadium PenrithCrowd: 9,422Referee: Jarred MaxwellLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Dean Young (Dragons)2 - Ben Hornby (Dragons)1 - Aaron Gorrell (Dragons)North Queensland Cowboys: 4Tries: Brenton BowenCronulla Sutherland Sharks: 26Tries: Paul Gallen, Brett Kimmorley, Hutch Maiava, Darren AlbertGoals: Luke Covell 5/5Half time: Sharks 8-4Venue: Dairy Farmers StadiumCrowd: TBAReferee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Lance Thompson (Sharks)2 - Brett Kimmorley (Sharks)1 - Paul Gallen (Sharks)South Sydney Rabbitohs: 34Tries: Jaiman Lowe, Luke MacDougall(2), Todd Polglase, Nathan Merritt(2)Goals: Ben Walker 5/6Brisbane Broncos: 14Tries: Leon Bott, Brett Seymour, Fraser AndersonGoals: Corey Parker 1/3Half time: Rabbitohs 16-10Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 6,537Referee: Ben CumminsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - David Peachey (Rabbitohs)2 - Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs)1 - Ben Walker (Rabbitohs)Sydney Roosters: 12Tries: Shaun Foley, Josh LewisGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 2/2New Zealand Warriors: 22Tries: Nathan Fien, Tony Martin, Manu Vatuvei(2), Brent WebbGoals: Tony Martin 1/5Half time: Warriors 10-6Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 6,806Referee: Russell Smith Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Grant Rovelli (Warriors)2 - Brent Webb (Warriors)1 - Sione Faumuina (Warriors)Parramatta Eels: 22Tries: John Williams(3), Jarryd Hayne(2)Goals: Mark Riddell 1/1Melbourne Storm: 34Tries: Cooper Cronk, Matt Geyer, Ryan Hoffman, Steve Turner, Jake Webster(3)Goals: Chris Walker 1/2, Matt Geyer 2/5Half time: Storm 20-12Venue: Parramatta StadiumCrowd: 7,139Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Cooper Cronk (Storm)2 - Scott Hill (Storm)1 - Nathan Friend (Storm)Canterbury Bulldogs: 26Tries: Chris Armit, Dallas McIlwain, Luke Patten, Matthew Utai(2)Goals: Hazem El Masri 3/5Canberra Raiders: 28Tries: Phillip Graham, David Howell, Clinton Schifcofske(2), Michael WeymanGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 4/5Half time: Raiders 16-10Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 12,541Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)2 - Michael Weyman (Raiders)1 - Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs)Newcastle Knights ? ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUpcoming matches:Round 15, 16-18 June 2006Fri 7:30 BRONCOS v DRAGONS - Suncorp StadiumSat 5:30 TIGERS v ROOSTERS - Telstra Stadium Sat 7:30 EELS v RABBITOHS - Parramatta StadiumSat 7:30 SHARKS v SEA EAGLES - Toyota ParkSun 2:00 (NZ) 12:00 (AEST) WARRIORS v KNIGHTS - Ericsson StadiumSun 2:30 STORM v RAIDERS - Olympic ParkSun 3:00 BULLDOGS v COWBOYS - Carrara Stadium, Gold CoastPANTHERS v BYEFOR LATEST CENTREBET ODDSCLICK 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.20 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm)17 pointsClinton Schifcofske (Raiders), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)16 pointsMatt Orford (Sea Eagles), Cameron Smith (Storm)15 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks)12 pointsHazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles)11 pointsDanny Buderus (Knights), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Darren Lockyer (Broncos)10 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys)9 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)8 pointsPaul Gallen (Sharks), Corey Parker (Broncos), Dean Young (Dragons)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Preston Campbell (Panthers), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)6 pointsRobert Farah (Tigers), Craig Gower (Panthers), Mathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Alan Tongue (Raiders)5 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Trent Barrett (Dragons), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Steve Price (Warriors), Scott Prince (Tigers), Jason Smith (Raiders), Brent Webb (Warriors), Rhys Wesser (Panthers)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Steve Simpson (Knights), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Dean Collis (Tigers), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Brett Finch (Roosters), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Phillip Graham (Raiders), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Brett Kimmorley (Sharks), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), David Peachey (Rabbitohs), Grant Rovelli (Warriors), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Scott Hill (Storm), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Josh Perry (Knights), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), David Simmons (Sharks), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Craig Smith (Knights), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Michael Weyman (Raiders), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Sione Faumuina (Warriors), Nathan Friend (Storm), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), David Kidwell (Storm), Matt King (Storm), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Shane Rodney (Panthers), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Billy Slater (Storm), Tim Smith (Eels), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Ben Walker (Rabbitohs), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert - Round 13, 2006

FRIDAY night rugby league kicked off with an extraordinary match at Kogarah. Played under lights in the torrential rain, the St George Illawarra Dragons got home over the Parramatta Eels by 8-1 after it was 0-0 for the first 70 minutes. A field goal shoot-out saw Saints leading by the soccer score of 2-1 before a try in the 80th minute finally put the match beyond doubt.Saturday afternoon we travelled to Melbourne to see the Storm overcome the Sydney Roosters by 20-16 after the local led 12-4 at half time. Later the same day at Telstra Stadium, the Canterbury Bulldogs got on top of the Newcastle Knights, disposing of the Novocastrians by 38-22. Meanwhile, the Canberra Raiders got the points at home defeating a plucky Southjs Sydney Rabbitohs by 24-22. The Rabbitohs are getting close to posting their first win for 2006 but are still favourites for this year?s wooden spoon.Sunday football took us to New Zealand where the Brisbane Broncos overcame a determined Warriors outfit by 23-18. The win sees the Broncos on top of the NRL ladder. Meanwhile the Manly Sea Eagles travelled to Penrith to defeat the Panthers by 29-22 and break a 12-year hoodoo.Round 13 wrapped up at Telstra Stadium with the premiers Wests Tigers defeating last years runners-up North Queensland Cowboys by 24-14.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsMelbourne?s Greg Inglis has opened up a three point lead in this year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards. The Storm fullback scored maximum points on the weekend to grab top spot on the leader board with 20 points. Cowboys five eighth Johnathan Thurston is in second place on 17 points and Storm hooker Cameron Smith is running third on 16 points.Knights half back Andrew Johns is not far away on 15 points while Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) and Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders) are still well in contention on 14 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 us.League Wrap: Round 13, 2 ? 4 June 2006MATCH RESULTS:St George Illawarra Dragons: 8Tries: Matt CooperGoals: Aaron Gorrell 1/1Field Goals: Ben Hornby 2/3Parramatta Eels: 1Field Goals: John Morris 1/1Half time: 0-allVenue: Oki Jubilee Stadium, KogarahCrowd: 9,075Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Dean Young (Dragons)2 - Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)1 - Luke Bailey (Dragons)Melbourne Storm: 20Tries: Greg Inglis(2), Steve Turner, Jake WebsterGoals: Cameron Smith 2/4Sydney Roosters: 16Tries: Ryan Cross, Amos Roberts, Vince MellarsGoals: Amos Roberts 1/2, Jamie Soward 1/1Half time: Storm 12-4Venue: Olympic ParkCrowd: 8,491Referee: Ben CumminsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Greg Inglis (Storm)2 - Amos Roberts (Roosters)1 - David Kidwell (Storm)Canterbury Bulldogs: 38Tries: Hazem El Masri(3), Corey Hughes(2), Reni Maitua, Daniel HoldsworthGoals: Hazem El Masri 5/7Newcastle Knights: 22Tries: Clint Newton, Anthony Quinn(2), Brian CarneyGoals: Andrew Johns 3/5Half time: 16-allVenue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 12,658Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs)2 - Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)1 - Danny Buderus (Knights)Canberra Raiders: 24Tries: Todd Carney, Marshall Chalk, David Howell, Alan TongueGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 4/4South Sydney Rabbitohs: 22Tries: Peter Cusack, Shannan McPherson, Joe Williams, Paul MellorGoals: Joe Williams 3/5Half time: Raiders 18-6Venue: Canberra StadiumCrowd: 10,150Referee: Jarred MaxwellLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)2 - Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs)1 - Alan Tongue (Raiders)New Zealand Warriors: 18Tries: Ruben Wiki(2), Patrick Ah VanGoals: Tony Martin 3/3Brisbane Broncos: 23Tries: Shaun Berrigan, Tame Tupou, Greg Eastwood(2)Goals: Corey Parker 3/4Field Goals: Darren LockyerHalf time: Broncos 18-12Venue: Ericsson StadiumCrowd: 7,746Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Greg Eastwood (Broncos)2 - Brad Thorn (Broncos)1 - Ruben Wiki (Warriors)Penrith Panthers: 22Tries: Luke Rooney, Trent Waterhouse, Rhys Wesser, Paul AitonGoals: Preston Campbell 3/4Manly Sea Eagles: 29Tries: Steve Menzies, Brett Stewart (3), Steve BellGoals: Travis Burns 4/5, Matt Orford 0/1Field Goals: Michael MonaghanHalf time: Sea Eagles 20-10Venue: CUA Stadium PenrithCrowd: 10,256Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)2 - Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)1 - Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles)Wests Tigers: 24Tries: Dean Collis, Anthony Laffranchi, Benji Marshall, Michael CrockettGoals: Brett Hodgson 4/5North Queensland Cowboys: 14Tries: Paul Bowman, Johnathan Thurston, Gavin CooperGoals: Johnathan Thurston 1/3Half time: Tigers 18-4Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 16,736Referee: Steve ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers)2 - Dean Collis (Tigers)1 - Ryan O'Hara (Tigers)Cronulla Sharks ? ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUpcoming matches:Round 14, 9-11 June 2006Fri 7:30 SEA EAGLES v TIGERS - Brookvale OvalSat 5:30 PANTHERS v DRAGONS - CUA Stadium Sat 7:30 COWBOYS v SHARKS - Dairy Farmers StadiumSat 7:30 RABBITOHS v BRONCOS - Telstra StadiumSun 2:00 ROOSTERS v WARRIORS - Aussie StadiumSun 3:00 EELS v STORM - Parramatta Stadium Mon 3:00 RAIDERS v BULLDOGS - Telstra StadiumKNIGHTS v BYEFOR LATEST CENTREBET ODDSCLICK 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.20 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm), 17 pointsJohnathan Thurston (Cowboys)16 pointsCameron Smith (Storm)15 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)14 pointsMatt Orford (Sea Eagles), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks)12 pointsHazem El Masri (Bulldogs)11 pointsDanny Buderus (Knights), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Darren Lockyer (Broncos)10 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys)9 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)8 pointsCorey Parker (Broncos)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Preston Campbell (Panthers), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)6 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Robert Farah (Tigers), Craig Gower (Panthers), Mathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Alan Tongue (Raiders)5 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Trent Barrett (Dragons), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Steve Price (Warriors), Scott Prince (Tigers), Jason Smith (Raiders), Rhys Wesser (Panthers), Dean Young (Dragons)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Steve Simpson (Knights), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Dean Collis (Tigers), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Brett Finch (Roosters), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Phillip Graham (Raiders), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), Brent Webb (Warriors), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Josh Perry (Knights), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), David Simmons (Sharks), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Craig Smith (Knights), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), David Kidwell (Storm), Brett Kimmorley (Sharks), Matt King (Storm), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Shane Rodney (Panthers), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Billy Slater (Storm), Tim Smith (Eels), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 12, 2006

WEDNESDAY?S thrilling State of Origin saw New South Wales draw first blood with a narrow 17-16 win over Queensland. Afterwards we got back to the business of NRL football and two days later, Friday night football kicked off in Newcastle with the St George Illawarra Dragons cruising to a 38-12 victory over the Knights.Saturday afternoon rugby league saw a nail biter with the Canberra Raiders upsetting the North Queensland Cowboys by 15-14 in Townsville. Not so close was the Brisbane Broncos v Canterbury Bulldogs clash with the Broncos running out 25-6 at old Lang Park. Meanwhile the Cronulla Sharks got the points in defeating the New Zealand Warriors by 34-20 at Toyota Park.Sunday football saw the third match of the week decided by a field goal with the Storm pipping the Penrith Panthers 17-16 in Melbourne. Meanwhile, the Eels posted a much needed win in hanging on to defeat the Sydney Roosters 22-20 in Parramatta. The round wrapped up at Telstra Stadium with Wests Tigers thrashing the South Sydney Rabbitohs by 44-4.After 12 rounds of football, the NRL ladder has the Broncos leading the way on 18 points. Second-placed Melbourne Storm are also on 18 points. The Cowboys, Knights and Bulldogs are one win away on 16 points. The Sharks, Sea Eagles and Dragons are all 14 points to complete the top eight.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsThe LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards are hotting up with full back Greg Inglis (Storm), five eighth Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys) on 17 points and sharing top spot on the leader board. Not far away is Storm hooker Cameron Smith on 16 points. Meanwhile Knights half back Andrew Johns is well within striking range on 15 points.Also well in contention is half back Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) on 14 points. Adam Dykes (Sharks) is on 13 points while goal-kicking winger Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs) is on 12 points. A number of players have jumped up to 11 points with Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Darren Lockyer (Broncos) and Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders) all throwing down the challenge.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 us.League Wrap: Round 12, 26 ? 28 May 2006MATCH RESULTS:New South Wales: 17Tries: Matt King, Brett Finch, Willie MasonGoals: Brett Hodgson 2/4Field Goals: Brett FinchQueensland: 16Tries: Greg Inglis(2), Steve BellGoals: Jonathon Thurston 2/3Half time: NSW 14-0Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 72,773Referee: Sean HampsteadNewcastle Knights: 12Tries: Kurt Gidley, Andrew JohnsGoals: Andrew Johns 2/2St George Illawarra Dragons: 38Tries: Trent Barrett, Mark Gasnier, Ben Hornby(2), Corey Payne(2), Danny WicksGoals: Aaron Gorrell 4/5, Ben Hornby 1/1, Mark Gasnier 0/1Half time: Dragons 20-6Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 23,356Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Mark Gasnier (Dragons)2 - Trent Barrett (Dragons)1 - Daryl Millard (Dragons)North Queensland Cowboys: 14Tries: Johnathan Thurston, Gavin CooperGoals: Johnathan Thurston 3/3Canberra Raiders: 15Tries: Phillip Graham, David HowellGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 3/3Field Goals: Todd CarneyHalf time: Raiders 12-8Venue: Dairy Farmers StadiumCrowd: 16,971Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)2 - Phillip Graham (Raiders)1 - Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)Brisbane Broncos: 25Tries: Shaun Berrigan, Darren Lockyer, Tame Tupou (2), Darius BoydGoals: Corey Parker 2/6Field Goals: Darren LockyerCanterbury Bulldogs: 6Tries: Reni MaituaGoals: Hazem El Masri 1/1Half time: Broncos 18-0Venue: Suncorp StadiumCrowd: 30,589Referee: Steven ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Darren Lockyer (Broncos)2 - Corey Parker (Broncos)1 - Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 34Tries: Phil Bailey, Greg Bird, David Simmons, Nigel Vagana, Darren Albert (2)Goals: Luke Covell 5/6New Zealand Warriors: 20Tries: Sione Faumuina, Wairangi Koopu (2), Simon ManneringGoals: Tony Martin 2/4Half time: Sharks 24-4Venue: Toyota ParkCrowd: 9,490Referee: Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Darren Albert (Sharks)2 - Paul Gallen (Sharks)1 - Wairangi Koopu (Warriors)Melbourne Storm: 17Tries: Matt Geyer, Greg Inglis, Jake WebsterGoals: Matt Geyer 1/1, Cameron Smith 1/2Field Goals: Cooper CronkPenrith Panthers: 16Tries: Rhys Wesser, Nick Youngquest, Michael GordonGoals: Preston Campbell 2/3Half time: Storm 12-10Venue: Olympic Park MelbCrowd: 7,899Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Greg Inglis (Storm)2 - Luke Lewis (Panthers)1 - Matt Geyer (Storm)Parramatta Eels: 22Tries: John Morris, Chad Robinson, Daniel Wagon, Brett DelaneyGoals: Brett Delaney 3/4Sydney Roosters: 20Tries: Ryan Cross, Chris Flannery, Amos Roberts, Craig WingGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 1/1, Amos Roberts 1/3Half time: Eels 22-0Venue: Parramatta StadiumCrowd: 13,044Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)2 - Timana Tahu (Eels)1 - Craig Wing (Roosters)South Sydney Rabbitohs: 4Tries: Nathan MerrittWests Tigers: 44Tries: Dean Collis, Robert Farah, Chris Heighington, Brett Hodgson, Scott Prince(3), Taniela TuiakiGoals: Brett Hodgson 5/7, Taniela Tuiaki 1/1Half time: Tigers 18-0Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 13,460Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Scott Prince (Tigers)2 - Brett Hodgson (Tigers)1 - Robert Farah (Tigers)Manly Sea Eagles ? ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUpcoming matches:Round 13, 2-4 June 2006Fri 7:30 DRAGONS v EELS - OKI Jubilee Stadium Sat 5:30 STORM v ROOSTERS - Olympic ParkSat 7:30 BULLDOGS v KNIGHTS - Telstra StadiumSat 7:30 RAIDERS v RABBITOHS - Canberra StadiumSun 2:00 (NZ) 12:00 (AEST) WARRIORS v BRONCOS - Ericsson StadiumSun 2:30 PANTHERS v SEA EAGLES - CUA Stadium Sun 3:00 TIGERS v COWBOYS - Telstra StadiumSHARKS v BYEFOR LATEST CENTREBET ODDSCLICK 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.17 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)16 pointsCameron Smith (Storm)15 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)14 pointsMatt Orford (Sea Eagles)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks)12 pointsHazem El Masri (Bulldogs)11 pointsMark Gasnier (Dragons), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)10 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights)9 pointsNathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)8 pointsCorey Parker (Broncos)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Preston Campbell (Panthers), Paul Gallen (Sharks)6 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Robert Farah (Tigers), Craig Gower (Panthers), Mathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)5 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Trent Barrett (Dragons), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Steve Price (Warriors), Scott Prince (Tigers), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Jason Smith (Raiders), Alan Tongue (Raiders), Rhys Wesser (Panthers)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Steve Simpson (Knights), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsLuke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Brett Finch (Roosters), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Phillip Graham (Raiders), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Brent Webb (Warriors), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)2 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Brenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Josh Perry (Knights), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), David Simmons (Sharks), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Craig Smith (Knights), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Timana Tahu (Eels), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Craig Wing (Roosters), Dean Young (Dragons)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Brett Kimmorley (Sharks), Matt King (Storm), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Shane Rodney (Panthers), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Billy Slater (Storm), Tim Smith (Eels), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 12, 2006

WEDNESDAY?S thrilling State of Origin saw New South Wales draw first blood with a narrow 17-16 win over Queensland. Afterwards we got back to the business of NRL football and two days later, Friday night football kicked off in Newcastle with the St George Illawarra Dragons cruising to a 38-12 victory over the Knights.Saturday afternoon rugby league saw a nail biter with the Canberra Raiders upsetting the North Queensland Cowboys by 15-14 in Townsville. Not so close was the Brisbane Broncos v Canterbury Bulldogs clash with the Broncos running out 25-6 at old Lang Park. Meanwhile the Cronulla Sharks got the points in defeating the New Zealand Warriors by 34-20 at Toyota Park.Sunday football saw the third match of the week decided by a field goal with the Storm pipping the Penrith Panthers 17-16 in Melbourne. Meanwhile, the Eels posted a much needed win in hanging on to defeat the Sydney Roosters 22-20 in Parramatta. The round wrapped up at Telstra Stadium with Wests Tigers thrashing the South Sydney Rabbitohs by 44-4.After 12 rounds of football, the NRL ladder has the Broncos leading the way on 18 points. Second-placed Melbourne Storm are also on 18 points. The Cowboys, Knights and Bulldogs are one win away on 16 points. The Sharks, Sea Eagles and Dragons are all 14 points to complete the top eight.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsThe LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards are hotting up with full back Greg Inglis (Storm), five eighth Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys) on 17 points and sharing top spot on the leader board. Not far away is Storm hooker Cameron Smith on 16 points. Meanwhile Knights half back Andrew Johns is well within striking range on 15 points.Also well in contention is half back Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) on 14 points. Adam Dykes (Sharks) is on 13 points while goal-kicking winger Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs) is on 12 points. A number of players have jumped up to 11 points with Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Darren Lockyer (Broncos) and Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders) all throwing down the challenge.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 us.League Wrap: Round 12, 26 ? 28 May 2006MATCH RESULTS:New South Wales: 17Tries: Matt King, Brett Finch, Willie MasonGoals: Brett Hodgson 2/4Field Goals: Brett FinchQueensland: 16Tries: Greg Inglis(2), Steve BellGoals: Jonathon Thurston 2/3Half time: NSW 14-0Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 72,773Referee: Sean HampsteadNewcastle Knights: 12Tries: Kurt Gidley, Andrew JohnsGoals: Andrew Johns 2/2St George Illawarra Dragons: 38Tries: Trent Barrett, Mark Gasnier, Ben Hornby(2), Corey Payne(2), Danny WicksGoals: Aaron Gorrell 4/5, Ben Hornby 1/1, Mark Gasnier 0/1Half time: Dragons 20-6Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 23,356Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Mark Gasnier (Dragons)2 - Trent Barrett (Dragons)1 - Daryl Millard (Dragons)North Queensland Cowboys: 14Tries: Johnathan Thurston, Gavin CooperGoals: Johnathan Thurston 3/3Canberra Raiders: 15Tries: Phillip Graham, David HowellGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 3/3Field Goals: Todd CarneyHalf time: Raiders 12-8Venue: Dairy Farmers StadiumCrowd: 16,971Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)2 - Phillip Graham (Raiders)1 - Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)Brisbane Broncos: 25Tries: Shaun Berrigan, Darren Lockyer, Tame Tupou (2), Darius BoydGoals: Corey Parker 2/6Field Goals: Darren LockyerCanterbury Bulldogs: 6Tries: Reni MaituaGoals: Hazem El Masri 1/1Half time: Broncos 18-0Venue: Suncorp StadiumCrowd: 30,589Referee: Steven ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Darren Lockyer (Broncos)2 - Corey Parker (Broncos)1 - Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 34Tries: Phil Bailey, Greg Bird, David Simmons, Nigel Vagana, Darren Albert (2)Goals: Luke Covell 5/6New Zealand Warriors: 20Tries: Sione Faumuina, Wairangi Koopu (2), Simon ManneringGoals: Tony Martin 2/4Half time: Sharks 24-4Venue: Toyota ParkCrowd: 9,490Referee: Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Darren Albert (Sharks)2 - Paul Gallen (Sharks)1 - Wairangi Koopu (Warriors)Melbourne Storm: 17Tries: Matt Geyer, Greg Inglis, Jake WebsterGoals: Matt Geyer 1/1, Cameron Smith 1/2Field Goals: Cooper CronkPenrith Panthers: 16Tries: Rhys Wesser, Nick Youngquest, Michael GordonGoals: Preston Campbell 2/3Half time: Storm 12-10Venue: Olympic Park MelbCrowd: 7,899Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Greg Inglis (Storm)2 - Luke Lewis (Panthers)1 - Matt Geyer (Storm)Parramatta Eels: 22Tries: John Morris, Chad Robinson, Daniel Wagon, Brett DelaneyGoals: Brett Delaney 3/4Sydney Roosters: 20Tries: Ryan Cross, Chris Flannery, Amos Roberts, Craig WingGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 1/1, Amos Roberts 1/3Half time: Eels 22-0Venue: Parramatta StadiumCrowd: 13,044Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)2 - Timana Tahu (Eels)1 - Craig Wing (Roosters)South Sydney Rabbitohs: 4Tries: Nathan MerrittWests Tigers: 44Tries: Dean Collis, Robert Farah, Chris Heighington, Brett Hodgson, Scott Prince(3), Taniela TuiakiGoals: Brett Hodgson 5/7, Taniela Tuiaki 1/1Half time: Tigers 18-0Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 13,460Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Scott Prince (Tigers)2 - Brett Hodgson (Tigers)1 - Robert Farah (Tigers)Manly Sea Eagles ? ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUpcoming matches:Round 13, 2-4 June 2006Fri 7:30 DRAGONS v EELS - OKI Jubilee Stadium Sat 5:30 STORM v ROOSTERS - Olympic ParkSat 7:30 BULLDOGS v KNIGHTS - Telstra StadiumSat 7:30 RAIDERS v RABBITOHS - Canberra StadiumSun 2:00 (NZ) 12:00 (AEST) WARRIORS v BRONCOS - Ericsson StadiumSun 2:30 PANTHERS v SEA EAGLES - CUA Stadium Sun 3:00 TIGERS v COWBOYS - Telstra Stadium SHARKS v BYEFOR LATEST CENTREBET ODDSCLICK 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.17 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)16 pointsCameron Smith (Storm)15 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)14 pointsMatt Orford (Sea Eagles)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks)12 pointsHazem El Masri (Bulldogs)11 pointsMark Gasnier (Dragons), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)10 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights)9 pointsNathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)8 pointsCorey Parker (Broncos)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Preston Campbell (Panthers), Paul Gallen (Sharks)6 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Robert Farah (Tigers), Craig Gower (Panthers), Mathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)5 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Trent Barrett (Dragons), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Steve Price (Warriors), Scott Prince (Tigers), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Jason Smith (Raiders), Alan Tongue (Raiders), Rhys Wesser (Panthers)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Steve Simpson (Knights), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsLuke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Brett Finch (Roosters), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Phillip Graham (Raiders), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Brent Webb (Warriors), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)2 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Brenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Josh Perry (Knights), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), David Simmons (Sharks), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Craig Smith (Knights), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Timana Tahu (Eels), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Craig Wing (Roosters), Dean Young (Dragons)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Brett Kimmorley (Sharks), Matt King (Storm), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Shane Rodney (Panthers), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Billy Slater (Storm), Tim Smith (Eels), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 11, 2006

ROUND 11 gave us a shortened weekend of rugby league football with three teams having the bye. Friday night kicked off with the Panthers proving to good in downing the Parramatta Eels 30-20 in Penrith.Saturday afternoon took us to Auckland to see the Warriors kick clear of cellar with an upset 34-12 win over Wests Tigers. Saturday night in Brookvale saw the Manly Sea Eagles overcome competition frontrunners Melbourne Storm, also by 34-12. Meanwhile, a rainy Newcastle played host as the Knights downed the Canberra Raiders by 22-12.Sunday football delivered two matches with the Canterbury Bulldogs defeating the Cronulla Sharks 32-24 at Telstra Stadium. Meanwhile, the Sydney Roosters narrowly defeated the South Sydney Rabbitiohs 28-26 at Aussie Stadim.After 11 rounds of football, last year's wooden spooners, the Newcastle Knights are top of the ladder with 16 points. But they share top spot with four other teams: the Storm, the North Queensland Cowboys, the Brisbane Broncos and the Bulldogs, also on 16 points.Then there's a break of four competition points, and the log jam continues with no less than five teams on 12 points.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsThe LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards? leader board is getting tight with Cowboys five-eighth Johnathan Thurston and Storm hooker Cameron Smith sharing top spot on 16 points. But Knights half back Andrew Johns has made a charge and is now just one point adrift on 15 points. Meanwhile Sea Eagles half back Matt Orford has made his impression on the leader board and joins Storm full back Greg Inglis on 14 points.Not far away are Adam Dykes (Sharks) on 13 points and Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs) on 12 points. Matthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights) and Karmichael Hunt (Broncos) are all well in contention on 10 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 us.League Wrap: Round 11, 19 ? 21 May 2006MATCH RESULTS:Penrith Panthers: 30Tries: Luke Priddis(2), Michael Gordon, Rhys Wesser, Matthew CrossGoals: Preston Campbell 5/6Parramatta Eels: 20Tries: John Williams, Fuifui Moimoi, Glenn Morrison, Daniel WagonGoals: Brett Delaney 2/4Half time: Panthers 22-16Venue: CUA Stadium, PenrithCrowd: 16,764Referee: Steven ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Luke Lewis (Panthers)2 - Luke Priddis (Panthers)1 - Rhys Wesser (Panthers)New Zealand Warriors: 34Tries: Louis Anderson, Sione Faumuina, Grant Rovelli, Simon Mannering, Evarn Tuimavave, Brent WebbGoals: Tony Martin 5/6Wests Tigers: 12Tries: Taniela Tuiaki(2)Goals: Benji Marshall 2/2Half time: Warriors 22-6Venue: Ericsson StadiumCrowd: 8,210Referee: Jarred MaxwellLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Brent Webb (Warriors)2 - Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors)1 - Tony Martin (Warriors)Manly Sea Eagles: 34Tries: Mark Bryant, Chris Hicks(2), Paul Stephenson, Glenn Stewart, Steve MataiGoals: Matt Orford 5/6Melbourne Storm: 12Tries: Matt Geyer, Steve TurnerGoals: Matt Geyer 2/2Half time: Sea Eagles 16-0Venue: Brookvale OvalCrowd: 9,338Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)2 - Cooper Cronk (Storm)1 - Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles)Newcastle Knights: 22Tries: Brad Tighe, Brian Carney(3)Goals: Andrew Johns 3/4Canberra Raiders: 12Tries: Phillip Graham, Michael HodgsonGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 2/2Half time: Knights 12-6Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 18,236Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Andrew Johns (Knights)2 - Brian Carney (Knights)1 - Phillip Graham (Raiders)Canterbury Bulldogs: 32Tries: Hazem El Masri, Willie Tonga, Matthew Utai(2), Daniel HoldsworthGoals: Hazem El Masri 6/8Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 24Tries: Phil Bailey, Greg Bird, Luke Covell, Matt Hilder, David SimmonsGoals: Luke Covell 2/5Half time: Bulldogs 14-6Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: TBAReferee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matthew Utai (Bulldogs)2 - Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs)1 - Brett Kimmorley (Sharks)Sydney Roosters: 28Tries: Amos Roberts, Iosia Soliola, John Doyle, David Shillington, Vince MellarsGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 4/5South Sydney Rabbitohs: 26Tries: David Fa'alogo, Adam MacDougall, Joe Williams, Nathan Merritt, Ben RogersGoals: Joe Williams 3/5Half time: Roosters 12-10Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 13,221Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Anthony Tupou (Roosters)2 - Iosia Soliola (Roosters)1 - Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs)Brisbane Broncos ? ByeNorth Queensland Cowboys ? ByeSt George Illawarra Dragons - ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUpcoming matches:NEW SOUTH WALES v QUEENSLAND - State of Origin I - 24 May 2006Wed 8:00 BLUES MAROONS - Telstra StadiumRound 12, 26-28 May 2006Fri 7:30 KNIGHTS v DRAGONS - EnergyAustralia StadiumSat 5:30 COWBOYS v RAIDERS - Dairy Farmers StadiumSat 7:30 BRONCOS v BULLDOGS - Suncorp StadiumSat 7:30 SHARKS v WARRIORS - Toyota ParkSun 2:30 STORM v PANTHERS - Olympic ParkSun 3:00 EELS v ROOSTERS - Parramatta StadiumSun 3:00 RABBITOHS v TIGERS - Telstra Stadium SEA EAGLES - BYE FOR LATEST CENTREBET ODDSCLICK 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.16 pointsCameron Smith (Storm), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)15 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)14 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks)12 pointsHazem El Masri (Bulldogs)10 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)9 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)8 pointsMark Gasnier (Dragons), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Preston Campbell (Panthers)6 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Craig Gower (Panthers), Mathew Head (Dragons), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Corey Parker (Broncos), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)5 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Robert Farah (Tigers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Steve Price (Warriors), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Jason Smith (Raiders), Alan Tongue (Raiders), Rhys Wesser (Panthers)4 pointsBrian Carney (Knights), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Steve Simpson (Knights), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Brett Finch (Roosters), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Scott Prince (Tigers), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Brent Webb (Warriors), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)2 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Brenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Tony Martin (Warriors), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Josh Perry (Knights), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), David Simmons (Sharks), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Craig Smith (Knights), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Dean Young (Dragons)1 pointDarren Albert (Sharks), Paul Bowman (Cowboys), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Phillip Graham (Raiders), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Brett Kimmorley (Sharks), Matt King (Storm), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Shane Rodney (Panthers), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Billy Slater (Storm), Tim Smith (Eels), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Simon Woolford (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 10, 2006

THE weekend kicked off with Country downing their City cousins by 12-10 in Dubbo. The representative fixture giving the NSW selectors some headaches in the lead up to next week?s State of Origin encounter.Saturday rugby league saw the St George Illawarra Dragons return to the winner?s circle with a 22-16 win over the New Zealand Warriors. The result see Saints on 10 competition points but just outside of the top eight while the Warriors are languishing in 14th position.Saturday night?s top of the table clash between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys went the way of the Storm with the home side posting an 18-6 victory. Melbourne are now leading the comp on 16 points while the Cowboys maintain second spot on 14 points.Meanwhile, the Brisbane Broncos were doing their cause no harm in disposing of the Manly Sea Eagles by 32-10 at old Lang Park. The Broncos are in fourth position on 14 points while the Manly side are clinging onto the top eight with 10 points.Sunday football saw four matches with the Canterbury Bulldogs overcoming the Parramatta Eels by 22-18 at Telstra Stadium. The Bulldogs are looking good on 14 points and fifth spot, while the season of woe continues for the 13th-placed Eels who are battling on six competition points.Also on Sunday, the Newcastle Knights narrowly defeated reigning premiers Wests Tigers by 18-16 at Campbelltown. The Knights are enjoying third position on the ladder with 14 points while Wests Tigers are on 10 points and in 10th position.Meanwhile, the Canberra Raiders hosted the Cronulla Sharks as both sides put on a dozen tries, the Sharks ultimately winning 38-28. An early onslaught had the Sharks 24-6 in front at half time, too large a lead for the Raiders to reel in. The result puts the Sharks in the top eight on 12 points while the Raiders have 10 points and are on the outside, looking in.The weekend rounded up in Penrith with the Panthers holding out the last-placed South Sydney Rabbitohs to win 32-20. The result breaks a four-match losing streak for the Panthers, while the Bunnies slumped to their ninth loss of the season.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsCowboys five-eighth Johnathan Thurston has been joined at the top of the LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards by Storm hooker Cameron Smith. Both players lead the field on 16 points. Storm fullback Greg Inglis has moved into outright second place on 14 points. Meanwhile Sharks half Adam Dykes is not far away on 13 points. Last year?s award winner, half back Andrew Johns has slipped down the leader board but is still well in contention on 12 points.Not far away are Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) on 11 points with Matthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs) and Karmichael Hunt (Broncos) all on 10 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 us.League Wrap: Round 10, 12 ? 14 May 2006MATCH RESULTS:City: 10Tries: David Simmons, Luke RooneyGoals: Brett Hodgson 1/2Country: 12Tries: Anthony Quinn, Anthony LaffranchiGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 2/2Half time: Country 8-0Venue: Apex Oval, DubboCrowd: 11,423Referee: Tony ArcherSt George Illawarra Dragons: 22Tries: Trent Barrett, Clint Greenshields (2), Danny WicksGoals: Aaron Gorrell 3/5New Zealand Warriors: 16Tries: Simon Mannering, Steve Price, Brent WebbGoals: Tony Martin 2/4Half time: 12-allVenue: WIN StadiumCrowd: 10,117Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Clint Greenshields (Dragons)2 - Trent Barrett (Dragons)1 - Steve Price (Warriors)Brisbane Broncos: 32Tries: Justin Hodges, Karmichael Hunt (2), Darren Lockyer, Corey Parker, Brett SeymourGoals: Darren Lockyer 1/1, Corey Parker 3/5Manly Sea Eagles: 10Tries: Chris Hicks, Anthony WatmoughGoals: Matt Orford 1/2Half time: Broncos 14-6Venue: Suncorp StadiumCrowd: 24,991Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)2 - Justin Hodges (Broncos)1 - Darren Lockyer (Broncos)Melbourne Storm: 18Tries: David Kidwell, Matt King, Cameron SmithGoals: Cameron Smith 3/4North Queensland Cowboys: 6Tries: Brenton BowenGoals: Johnathan Thurston 1/1Half time: Storm 12-0Venue: Olympic Park, MelbourneCrowd: 10,830Referee: Steven ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Greg Inglis (Storm)2 - Cameron Smith (Storm)1 - Matt King (Storm)Canterbury Bulldogs: 22Tries: Hazem El Masri, Reni Maitua (2)Goals: Hazem El Masri 5/5Parramatta Eels: 18Tries: Nathan Cayless, Fuifui Moimoi, John MorrisGoals: Brett Delaney 3/3Half time: Bulldogs 18-6Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 13,159Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Reni Maitua (Bulldogs)2 - Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs)1 - Fuifui Moimoi (Eels)Wests Tigers: 16Tries: Shane Elford, Daniel Fitzhenry, Chris HeighingtonGoals: Brett Hodgson 2/3Newcastle Knights: 18Tries: David Seage, Steve Simpson, Brian CarneyGoals: Andrew Johns 3/4Half time: Knights 12-10Venue: Campbelltown Sports StadiumCrowd: 14,499Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Steve Simpson (Knights)2 - Craig Smith (Knights)1 - Benji Marshall (Tigers)Canberra Raiders: 28Tries: Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, David Howell, Adam Mogg, Clinton Schifcofske, Jason SmithGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 4/5Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 38Tries: Phil Bailey, Paul Gallen, David Simmons(2), Nigel Vagana, Kevin Kingston, Cameron CiraldoGoals: Luke Covell 5/8Half time: Sharks 24-6Venue: Canberra StadiumCrowd: 9,695Referee: Ben CumminsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Paul Gallen (Sharks)2 - Brett Kearney (Sharks)1 - David Simmons (Sharks)Penrith Panthers: 32Tries: Luke Lewis, Shane Rodney, Luke Rooney (2), Trent Waterhouse, Rhys WesserGoals: Preston Campbell 4/6South Sydney Rabbitohs: 20Tries: David Fa'alogo, John Sutton, Ben Walker, Nathan MerrittGoals: Nathan Merritt 2/4Half time: Panthers 18-4Venue: CUA Stadium, PenrithCrowd: 10,911Referee: Jarred MaxwellLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Preston Campbell (Panthers)2 - Luke Rooney (Panthers)1 - Trent Waterhouse (Panthers)Sydney Roosters - ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HERENext weekend?s matches:Round 11, 19-21 May 2006Fri 7:30 PANTHERS v EELS - CUA Stadium Sat 5:30 (AEST) 7:30 (NZST) WARRIORS v TIGERS - Ericsson StadiumSat 7:30 SEA EAGLES v STORM - Brookvale Oval Sat 7:30 KNIGHTS v RAIDERS - EnergyAustralia StadiumSun 2:30 BULLDOGS v SHARKS - Telstra StadiumSun 3:00 ROOSTERS v RABBITOHS - Aussie StadiumBRONCOS v BYE DRAGONS v BYE COWBOYS v BYENEW SOUTH WALES v QUEENSLAND - State of Origin I - 24 May 2006 Wed 8:00 BLUES v MAROONS - Telstra StadiumFOR LATEST CENTREBET ODDSCLICK 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.16 pointsCameron Smith (Storm), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)14 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks)12 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)11 pointsMatt Orford (Sea Eagles)10 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)9 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)8 pointsMark Gasnier (Dragons), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Preston Campbell (Panthers)6 pointsCraig Gower (Panthers), Mathew Head (Dragons), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Corey Parker (Broncos), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)5 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Robert Farah (Tigers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Steve Price (Warriors), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Jason Smith (Raiders), Alan Tongue (Raiders)4 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Steve Simpson (Knights), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Rhys Wesser (Panthers), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Brett Finch (Roosters), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Scott Prince (Tigers), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Lincoln Withers (Raiders),2 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Brenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Brian Carney (Knights), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Josh Perry (Knights), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), David Simmons (Sharks), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Craig Smith (Knights), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Dean Young (Dragons)1 pointDarren Albert (Sharks), Paul Bowman (Cowboys), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Matt King (Storm), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Tony Martin (Warriors), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Shane Rodney (Panthers), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Billy Slater (Storm), Tim Smith (Eels), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Simon Woolford (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 9, 2006

INTERNATIONAL Rugby League came to Brisbane on Friday night with 44,191 people on hand to see Australia run over the top of New Zealand by 50-12. Saturday football saw the Canberra Raiders travel to Parramatta and outclass last year?s minor premiers the Eels by 30-10. Later that night, the North Queensland Cowboys were too good for the Penrith Panthers, downing their southern visitors by 22-10. Meanwhile the Melbourne Storm were ripping into the South Sydney Rabbitohs, running away in the second half to win 38-12 at Sydney?s Telstra Stadium.On Sunday, the NRL hosted four matches starting with the Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos. In a close encounter, the Knights came away with a 32-30 victory in front vocal Newcastle crowd of 21,252. Soon afterwards, the Canterbury Bulldogs clobbered the Sydney Roosters 30-14 after the Roosters led 12-6 at half time. Meanwhile Wests Tigers were too good for the Manly Sea Eagles, the home side winning 24-18 in front a huge Leichhardt Oval crowd. The round wrapped up with the Sharks putting together a solid second half display to smash the Dragons by 30-12 after the scores were locked up 12-all at half time.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsThe LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards still has Cowboys five-eighth Johnathan Thurston leading on 16 points. But new pressure is emerging from Storm hooker Cameron Smith (14 points) and Sharks playmaker Adam Dykes (13 points). Smith and Dykes have leapfrogged Knights half back Andrew Johns who appears anchored on 12 points.Not far away are Greg Inglis (Storm) and Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) on 11 points while Matthew Bowen (Cowboys) and Danny Buderus (Knights) are on 10 points. ForwardsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles) and Willie Mason (Bulldogs) are still well in contention on nine 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 us.League Wrap: Round 9, 5 ? 7 May 2006MATCH RESULTS:Australia: 50Tries: Darren Lockyer(2), Nathan Hindmarsh, Mark Gasnier, Matt Cooper, Timana Tahu(2), Danny BuderusGoals: Ben Kennedy 1/1, Andrew Johns 8/9New Zealand: 12Tries: David Kidwell, Sonny Bill WilliamsGoals: Brent Webb 2/4Half time: Australia 14-6Venue: Suncorp StadiumCrowd: 44,191Referee: Ashley KleinParramatta Eels: 10Tries: Glenn Morrison, Matthew PetersenGoals: Brett Delaney 1/2Canberra Raiders: 30Tries: Craig Frawley, Lincoln Withers, Simon Woolford, Adrian Purtell (2)Goals: Clinton Schifcofske 5/5Half time: Raiders 18-4Venue: Parramatta StadiumCrowd: 10,146Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Jason Smith (Raiders)2 - Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders)1 - Lincoln Withers (Raiders)North Queensland Cowboys: 22Tries: Brenton Bowen, Aaron Payne, Johnathan Thurston, Shane TroncGoals: Johnathan Thurston 3/4Penrith Panthers: 6Tries: Shane RodneyGoals: Preston Campbell 1/1Half time: Cowboys 10-0Venue: Dairy Farmers StadiumCrowd: 16,808Referee: Ben CumminsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matthew Bowen (Cowboys)2 - Brenton Bowen (Cowboys)1 - Shane Rodney (Panthers)South Sydney Rabbitohs: 14Tries: David Fa'alogo, Luke MacDougall, Nathan MerrittGoals: Nathan Merritt 1/3Melbourne Storm: 38Tries: Michael Crocker, Chris Walker, Matt Geyer, Greg Inglis, Cameron Smith, Jeremy SmithGoals: Cameron Smith 7/8Half time: Storm 8-6Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 8,083Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Cameron Smith (Storm)2 - Greg Inglis (Storm)1 - Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs)Newcastle Knights: 32Tries: Todd Lowrie, David Seage, Steve Simpson, Brian Carney(2), Riley BrownGoals: Andrew Johns 4/7Brisbane Broncos: 30Tries: Darren Lockyer, Tame Tupou(2), Darius Boyd, Greg EastwoodGoals: Corey Parker 5/6Half time: Knights 20-14Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 21,252Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Danny Buderus (Knights)2 - Brian Carney (Knights)1 - Darren Lockyer (Broncos)Sydney Roosters: 14Tries: Nigel Plum, Amos RobertsGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 3/3Canterbury Bulldogs: 30Tries: Tony Grimaldi, Willie Mason, Brad Morrin, Sonny Bill Williams, Daniel HoldsworthGoals: Hazem El Masri 5/5Half time: Roosters 12-6Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 16,121Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Willie Mason (Bulldogs)2 - Roy Asotasi (Bulldogs)1 - Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs)Wests Tigers: 24Tries: Dean Collis, Daniel Fitzhenry, Todd Payten, Scott PrinceGoals: Brett Hodgson 4/5Manly Sea Eagles: 18Tries: Steve Menzies, Michael Monaghan, Paul Stephenson, Steve BellGoals: Matt Orford 1/4Half time: Tigers 16-14Venue: Leichhardt OvalCrowd: 20,231Referee: Russell SmithLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Robert Farah (Tigers)2 - Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles)1 - Brett Hodgson (Tigers)Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 30Tries: Luke Covell, David Simmons, Nigel Vagana, Lance Thompson, Darren AlbertGoals: Luke Covell 4/5, Lance Thompson 1/1St George Illawarra Dragons: 12Tries: Charles Leaneo(2)Goals: Aaron Gorrell 1/1, Ben Hornby 1/1Half time: 12 allVenue: Toyota ParkCrowd: 18,845Referee: Steven ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Adam Dykes (Sharks)2 - Paul Gallen (Sharks)1 - David Simmons (Sharks)NZ Warriors - ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HERENext weekend?s matches:Fri 7:30 COUNTRY ORIGIN v CITY ORIGIN - DubboRound 9, 6-7 May 2006Sat 5:30 DRAGONS v WARRIORS - WIN StadiumSat 7:30 STORM v COWBOYS - Olympic Park Sat 7:30 BRONCOS v SEA EAGLES - Suncorp Stadium Sun 2:30 BULLDOGS v EELS - Telstra StadiumSun 3:00 TIGERS v KNIGHTS - Campbelltown StadiumSun 3:00 RAIDERS v SHARKS - Canberra StadiumSun 3:00 PANTHERS v RABBITOHS - CUA Stadium ROOSTERS v BYEFOR LATEST CENTREBET ODDSCLICK 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.16 pointsJohnathan Thurston (Cowboys)14 pointsCameron Smith (Storm)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks)12 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)11 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)10 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights)9 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)8 pointsHazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Darren Lockyer (Broncos)6 pointsCraig Gower (Panthers), Mathew Head (Dragons), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Corey Parker (Broncos), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)5 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Robert Farah (Tigers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Jason Smith (Raiders), Alan Tongue (Raiders)4 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers), Cooper Cronk (Storm), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Steve Price (Warriors), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Rhys Wesser (Panthers), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsLuke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Brett Finch (Roosters), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Scott Prince (Tigers), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Lincoln Withers (Raiders),2 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Brenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Brian Carney (Knights), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Josh Perry (Knights), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Dean Young (Dragons)1 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Trent Barrett (Dragons), Paul Bowman (Cowboys), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Tony Martin (Warriors), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Shane Rodney (Panthers), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), David Simmons (Sharks), Steve Simpson (Knights), Billy Slater (Storm), Tim Smith (Eels), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Simon Woolford (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters), William Zillman (Raiders)

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