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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)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 8, 2006

ANOTHER big weekend of football began on Friday night with the Cronulla Sharks surging back into contention following their 40-12 victory over the Panthers in Penrith. The Sharks join a number of teams, including the Panthers, in the middle of the competition ladder on eight points.Saturday footy saw the Sydney Roosters bounce back with a victory over competition front runners the North Queensland Cowboys. After leading 10-6 at half time, the Roosters held on to win by 22-18. The result sees the Roosters join the log jam on eight points while the Cowboys share a chunk of the top spot on 12 points.Meanwhile in Melbourne, the Storm played excellent wet weather football to outclass the St George IIlawarra Dragons by 24-12. Saints are battling for form on eight points while the win elevates the Storm into 12 points and equal with the competition leaders.The Brisbane Broncos are also on 12 points after they came from behind to defeat the Canberra Raiders at old Lang Park. Amazingly, the 12th-placed Raiders led 18-0 at half time, only to be chased down in the second half.Sunday Rugby League kicked off with the Canterbury Bulldogs proving too good for the New Zealand Warriors with a 30-16 victory in Auckland. The Bulldogs are now firming into the top eight on 10 points while the Warriors are still trying to kick clear of the last-placed Souths.Talking of which, the South Sydney Rabbitohs continue their run of losses going down 24-18 to the fourth-placed Newcastle Knights at Telstra Stadium. The round wrapped up at the SCG with a thrilling 23-22 win to the Manly Sea Eagles over the Parramatta Eels. A field goal in 78th minute snatched victory, elevating Manly to 10 points and into fifth spot on the ladder. The luckless Eels continue to stumble in 2006 and remain in 13th position.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 and Knights half back Andrew Johns is still in second place on 12 points. But the challenge is being thrown down by half back Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) and hooker Cameron Smith (Storm) who have both moved into third position on 11 points.Meanwhile Adam Dykes (Sharks) is on 10 points while Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles) and Greg Inglis (Storm) are not far away 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 8, 28 ? 30 April 2006MATCH RESULTS:Penrith Panthers: 12Tries: Rhys Wesser, Matthew CrossGoals: Preston Campbell 2/2Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 40Tries: Luke Covell (2), Adam Dykes, Paul Gallen, Darren Albert (2), Luke DouglasGoals: Luke Covell 6/7Half time: Sharks 22-12Venue: CUA Stadium PenrithCrowd: 16,268Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Lance Thompson (Sharks)2 - Adam Dykes (Sharks)1 - Luke Covell (Sharks)North Queensland Cowboys: 18Tries: Aaron Payne, Johnathan Thurston, Neil SweeneyGoals: Johnathan Thurston 3/3Sydney Roosters: 22Tries: Sam Perrett, Amos Roberts, Anthony Tupou, Vince MellarsGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 3/4Half time: Roosters 10-6Venue: Dairy Farmers StadiumCrowd: 21,175Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Brett Finch (Roosters)2 - Matthew Bowen (Cowboys)1 - Ashley Harrison (Roosters)Melbourne Storm: 24Tries: Ian Donnelly, Steve Turner, Jake Webster (2)Goals: Cameron Smith 4/6St George Illawarra Dragons: 10Tries: Colin Best, Reece SimmondsGoals: Aaron Gorrell 1/1, Mathew Head 0/1Half time: Storm 14-4Venue: Olympic Park MelbourneCrowd: 8,694Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Greg Inglis (Storm)2 - Cooper Cronk (Storm)1 - Cameron Smith (Storm)Brisbane Broncos: 30Tries: Justin Hodges, Karmichael Hunt(2), Darren Lockyer, David StaggGoals: Darren Lockyer 1/1, Corey Parker 4/4Canberra Raiders: 28Tries: Jason Croker, Adam Mogg(2), Clinton Schifcofske, Alan TongueGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 4/5Half time: Raiders 18-0Venue: Suncorp StadiumCrowd: 23,582Referee: Russell SmithLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Corey Parker (Broncos)2 - Alan Tongue (Raiders)1 - Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)New Zealand Warriors: 16Tries: Sione Faumuina, Wairangi KoopuGoals: Tony Martin 4/4Canterbury Bulldogs: 30Tries: Roy Asotasi, Hazem El Masri(2), Willie Tonga, Daniel HoldsworthGoals: Hazem El Masri 5/6Half time: Bulldogs 16-8Venue: Ericsson StadiumCrowd: 11,604Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Roy Asotasi (Bulldogs)2 - Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs)1 - Nathan Fien (Warriors)South Sydney Rabbitohs: 18Tries: David Fa'alogo, Adam MacDougall, Joe GaluvaoGoals: Nathan Merritt 3/3Newcastle Knights: 24Tries: Danny Buderus(2), George Carmont, Milton ThaidayGoals: Andrew Johns 4/4Half time: Knights 12-6Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 8,649Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs)2 - Danny Buderus (Knights)1 - Steve Simpson (Knights)Manly Sea Eagles: 23Tries: Chris Hicks, Brent Kite, Brett Stewart, Steve BellGoals: Matt Orford 3/4Field Goals: Matt OrfordParramatta Eels: 22Tries: Glenn Morrison, Matthew Petersen, Brett DelaneyGoals: Brett Delaney 5/5Half time: Eels 16-12Venue: Sydney Cricket GroundCrowd: 19,208Referee: Steven ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)2 - Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles)1 - Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles)Wests Tigers - ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HERENext weekend?s matches:Fri 7:30, 5 May 2006 ? AUSTRALIA v NEW ZEALAND TEST MATCH ? Suncorp StadiumRound 9, 6-7 May 2006Sat 5:30 EELS v RAIDERS - Parramatta StadiumSat 7:30 COWBOYS v PANTHERS - Dairy Farmers StadiumSat 7:30 RABBITOHS v STORM - Telstra StadiumSun 2:30 KNIGHTS v BRONCOS - EnergyAustralia StadiumSun 3:00 TIGERS v SEA EAGLES - Leichhardt OvalSun 3:00 ROOSTERS v BULLDOGS - Aussie StadiumSun 3:00 SHARKS v DRAGONS - Toyota ParkWARRIORS 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)12 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)11 pointsMatt Orford (Sea Eagles), Cameron Smith (Storm)10 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks)9 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Greg Inglis (Storm)8 pointsHazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Matthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)6 pointsCraig Gower (Panthers), Mathew Head (Dragons), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Willie Mason (Bulldogs), Corey Parker (Broncos), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)5 pointsPetero Civoniceva (Broncos), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Alan Tongue (Raiders)4 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers), Cooper Cronk (Storm), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Steve Price (Warriors), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Rhys Wesser (Panthers), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Brett Finch (Roosters), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Scott Prince (Tigers), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Tame Tupou (Broncos)2 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), George Carmont (Knights), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Robert Farah (Tigers), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), 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), Jason Smith (Raiders), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Lincoln Withers (Raiders), 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), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tony Martin (Warriors), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), 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)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 7, 2006

WHILE most of us were tossing up whether or not to make an extra long weekend of it, the National Rugby League got underway with a number of score blow outs and over 50 tries for League fans to enjoy.The round kicked off with Friday Night Football at Parramatta Stadium. Leading 14-6 at half time, the Eels withstood a second half revival from Wests Tigers to run away with a 28-16 victory. It was a much needed win for the 2005 minor premiers and another clanger for the reigning premiers. Both sides are looking shaky in the wrong half of the NRL ladder.On Saturday, the Warriors made short work of the hapless Rabbitohs in Auckland. In what might well be the battle of the wooden spooners, the New Zealand side got some running practice to trounce Souths by 46-14. The win sees the Warriors get into the positives on the ladder. Meanwhile Souths have yet to post a win in 2006 and are now officially listed as the competition bottom feeders.On Saturday evening, the Melbourne Storm ripped into a Joey-less Knights, thrashing the fourth-placed Newcastle side by 52-6. It was a tremendous victory for the Storm who now sit in second position on the ladder. The Knights however, were a shadow of the side that clobbered Saints just two weeks earlier. It?s abundantly clear that this well-drilled Novocastrian outfit can quickly turn into rabble as soon there?s no Joey Johns at the helm.Meanwhile over at Shark Park, a boilover was happening with Cronulla Sharks pulling off a narrow 24-22 victory over competition favourites the Cowboys. After leading 22-10 at half time, the North Queenslanders were kept scoreless in the second half as Cronulla rallied home in front of woefully small crowd. Sitting in 11th position on the ladder, the victory comes after a tough week for the Sharks, and especially for coach Stuart Raper who was on the receiving end of an internet campaign to have him ousted. For the Cowboys, it was their first loss of the year but they?re looking quite solid at the top of the ladder.Sunday Football booted off with a victory to the Manly Sea Eagles as they thumped a disappointing Canterbury Bulldogs 40-14 at Telstra Stadium. Now in fifth position, Manly were impressive in posting their fourth win of the year and dominated their opposites from the outset. The Bulldogs lacked spark or imagination, especially in the halves. Now in sixth position, Canterbury have next week to bounce back and will need to lift or they?ll soon be heading south on the NRL ladder.Sunday afternoon saw a win to the Brisbane Broncos as they beat up a lacklustre Penrith Panthers by 30-6. Played in front 25,000 at old Lang Park, the Broncos took full advantage of an inept performance from Penrith. Described as a disorganised rabble, dropping balls, missing tackles and squandering possession throughout the contest, the Panthers obviously have some work to do. Like the Bulldogs, the Panthers have a number of teams breathing down their neck on the NRL ladder and will need to get a wriggle-on if they want to be serious contenders in 2006. The Broncos are sitting pretty in third spot and well placed as the representative season looms closer. Round Seven of Monday?s Expert League Wrap rounds up with Tuesday's Anzac day clash between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters. The Dragons led 14-12 at half time before a second half slog saw Saints get the points in downing the Roosters by 22-12. Heavy rain didn't dampen the spirits at Aussie Stadium with a crowd of over 31,000 on hand.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsThe LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards still has Johnathan Thurston at the head of the leader board. The Cowboys five-eighth didn?t score any points over the weekend but is looking good on 16 points and maintains a four-point buffer over his nearest rival. Knights half back Andrew Johns is in second position on 12 points and is expected back from injury in the next week or two.Melbourne hooker Cameron Smith is making his move after scoring two points last Saturday and he advances to outright third position on 10 points. Not far away are Adam Dykes (Sharks), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles), and Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders), all are well in contention on eight 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 7, 21 ? 25 April 2006MATCH RESULTS:Parramatta Eels: 28Tries: Glenn Morrison, Chad Robinson, Tim Smith , Timana TahuGoals: Brett Delaney 6/6Wests Tigers: 16Tries: Dean Collis, Paul Whatuira, Shannon McDonnellGoals: Scott Prince 2/3Half time: Eels 14-6Venue: Parramatta StadiumCrowd: 21,141Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)2 - Robert Farah (Tigers)1 - Nathan Cayless (Eels)New Zealand Warriors: 46Tries: Todd Byrne, Tony Martin, Steve Price, Brent Webb, Ruben Wiki(2), George GatisGoals: Tony Martin 9/9South Sydney Rabbitohs: 14Tries: John Sutton, Paul Mellor, Ben RogersGoals: Nathan Merritt 1/3Half time: Warriors 26-4Venue: Ericsson StadiumCrowd: 8,015Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Ruben Wiki (Warriors)2 - Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors)1 - Steve Price (Warriors)Melbourne Storm: 52Tries: Matt Geyer, Greg Inglis(2), Antonio Kaufusi, David Kidwell, Matt King, Steve Turner(2), Jake WebsterGoals: Cameron Smith 8/10Newcastle Knights: 6Tries: Kurt GidleyGoals: Kurt Gidley 1/1Half time: Storm 24-6Venue: Olympic Park MelbourneCrowd: 9,084Referee: Russell SmithLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Michael Crocker (Storm)2 - Cameron Smith (Storm)1 - Greg Inglis (Storm)Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 24Tries: Phil Bailey, Adam Dykes, Nigel Vagana, Lance ThompsonGoals: Luke Covell 4/5North Queensland Cowboys: 22Tries: Rod Jensen, Luke O'Donnell(2), Matt SingGoals: Johnathan Thurston 3/4Half time: Cowboys 22-10Venue: Toyota ParkCrowd: 9,025Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Adam Dykes (Sharks)2 - Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys)1 - Darren Albert (Sharks)Canterbury Bulldogs: 14Tries: Willie Tonga, Matthew Utai, Sonny Bill WilliamsGoals: Hazem El Masri 1/3Manly Sea Eagles: 40Tries: Ben Kennedy, Paul Stephenson(2), Matt Orford(2), Steve Matai, Steve BellGoals: Matt Orford 6/8Half time: Sea Eagles 28-6Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 13,621Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)2 - Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles)1 - Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles)Brisbane Broncos: 30Tries: Shaun Berrigan, Petero Civoniceva, Darren Lockyer, Tame Tupou(2)Goals: Corey Parker 5/6Penrith Panthers: 6Tries: Frank PritchardGoals: Preston Campbell 1/1Half time: Broncos 12-0Venue: Suncorp StadiumCrowd: 25,123Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Petero Civoniceva (Broncos)2 - Tame Tupou (Broncos)1 - Justin Hodges (Broncos)St George Illawarra Dragons: 22Tries: Mark Gasnier, Wes Naiqama(2), Matthew BickerstaffGoals: Mathew Head 3/5Sydney Roosters: 12Tries: Amos Roberts, David ShillingtonGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 2/2Half time: Dragons 14-12Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 31,105Referee: Steven ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Mathew Head (Dragons)2 - Luke Bailey (Dragons)1 - Craig Wing (Roosters)Canberra Raiders - ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HERENext weekend?s matches:Round 8, 28-30 April 2006Fri 7:30 PANTHERS v SHARKS - CUA Stadium Sat 5:30 COWBOYS v ROOSTERS - Dairy FarmersSat 7:30 BRONCOS v RAIDERS - Suncorp Stadium Sat 7:30 STORM v DRAGONS - Olympic ParkSun 2:00(NZ) 12:00(AEST) WARRIORS v BULLDOGS - Ericsson StadiumSun 2:30 RABBITOHS v KNIGHTS - Telstra StadiumSun 3:00 SEA EAGLES v EELS - Sydney Cricket Ground WESTS TIGERS - 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)12 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)10 pointsCameron Smith (Storm)8 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles)6 pointsKarmichael Hunt (Broncos), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Craig Gower (Panthers), Mathew Head (Dragons), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Greg Inglis (Storm), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Willie Mason (Bulldogs), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)5 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Amos Roberts (Roosters)4 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Steve Price (Warriors), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Rhys Wesser (Panthers), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsMichael Crocker (Storm), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Corey Parker (Broncos), Scott Prince (Tigers), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Alan Tongue (Raiders), Tame Tupou (Broncos)2 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), George Carmont (Knights), Luke Covell (Sharks), Cooper Cronk (Storm), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Robert Farah (Tigers), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Josh Perry (Knights), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Jason Smith (Raiders), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Lincoln Withers (Raiders), 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), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tony Martin (Warriors), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), 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)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 6, 2006

FRIDAY night football saw the Brisbane Broncos travel to Sydney to overcome the Roosters by 24-6. Leading 8-6 at half time, the Broncos went on with it in the second half while the home side didn?t trouble the score board attendants for the rest of the day.Saturday afternoon took us to a close fought match in Brookvale with the St George Illawarra Dragons defeating the Manly Sea Eagles by 26-24. Saturday night saw the Melbourne Storm triumph over the Penrith Panthers by 40-18. The Adelaide crowd were treated to 11 tries with both Greg Inglis (Storm) and Lee Hookey (Panthers) posting hat tricks. Also on Saturday, the Canberra Raiders came from behind to defeat the New Zealand Warriors by 18-14, Alan Tongue scoring the match winner with just minutes remaining.Sunday kicked off in front of huge crowd in Townsville with the North Queensland Cowboys defeating a determined Newcastle Knights by 18-16. In doing so, the Cowboys have beaten off their main rival rivals for competition favouritism and continue their unbeaten run on top of the NRL ladder. Meanwhile, reigning premiers Wests Tigers thrashed the Cronulla by 42-16 in Campbelltown.Round six rounded up with the Bulldogs overcoming the South Sydney Rabbitohs by 26-18. The Rabbitohs led 18-8 at half time but were simply outclassed in the second half.All match results and details are listed below.After six rounds of football, Johnathan Thurston continues to lead the field in this year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards. The Cowboys five-eighth picked up one point on the Easter weekend to move up to 16 points and extend his lead by four.His nearest rival, Andrew Johns failed to score with the Live Updaters on the weekend and sits in second place on 12 points. News that Johns has suffered a torn ankle ligament couldn?t have come at a worst time for the Newcastle halfback. Last year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year, Johns is expected to be sidelined for 1-2 weeks.In third place, Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders) and Cameron Smith (Storm) are all still well in contention on eight 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 6, 14 ? 17 April 2006MATCH RESULTS:Sydney Roosters: 6Tries: Amos RobertsGoals: Amos Roberts 1/1Brisbane Broncos: 24Tries: Petero Civoniceva, Sam Thaiday, Greg EastwoodGoals: Corey Parker 6/6Half time: Broncos 8-6Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 21,246Referee: Steve ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Corey Parker (Broncos)2 - Petero Civoniceva (Broncos)1 - Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)Manly Sea Eagles: 24Tries: Ben Kennedy, Brent Kite, Brett Stewart, Michael RobertsonGoals: Matt Orford 4/5St George Illawarra Dragons: 26Tries: Matt Cooper(2), Dean Young, Matthew BickerstaffGoals: Mathew Head 5/5Half time: Sea Eagles 14-12Venue: Brookvale OvalCrowd: 18,069Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Mathew Head (Dragons)2 - Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles)1 - Matt Cooper (Dragons)Penrith Panthers: 18Tries: Danny Galea, Lee Hookey(3)Goals: Preston Campbell 1/4Melbourne Storm: 40Tries: Michael Crocker, Ryan Hoffman, Greg Inglis(3), Matt King, Cameron SmithGoals: Cameron Smith 6/8Half time: Storm 12-10Venue: Hindmarsh Stadium, AdelaideCrowd: 7,017Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Greg Inglis (Storm)2 - Cameron Smith (Storm)1 - Lee Hookey (Panthers)Canberra Raiders: 18Tries: Alan Tongue(2), Lincoln WithersGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 3/3New Zealand Warriors: 14Tries: Wairangi Koopu, Brent WebbGoals: Tony Martin 3/4Half time: Warriors 6-0Venue: Canberra StadiumCrowd: 7,174Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Alan Tongue (Raiders)2 - Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)1 - Lincoln Withers (Raiders)Wests Tigers: 42Tries: Ben Galea, Paul Whatuira(2), Ryan O'Hara, Michael Crockett(2), Rocky TrimarchiGoals: Brett Hodgson 6/7, Scott Prince 1/1Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 16Tries: David Simmons, Nigel Vagana, Brett KearneyGoals: Luke Covell 2/3Half time: Tigers 24-16Venue: Campbelltown Sports StadiumCrowd: 15,550Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Brett Hodgson (Tigers)2 - John Skandalis (Tigers)1 - Scott Prince (Tigers)Newcastle Knights: 16Tries: Danny Buderus, George Carmont, Matthew GidleyGoals: Andrew Johns 2/3North Queensland Cowboys: 18Tries: Matthew Bowen, Mitchell Seargent, Johnathan ThurstonGoals: Johnathan Thurston 3/3Half time: Knights 10-6Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 26,048Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matthew Bowen (Cowboys)2 - Danny Buderus (Knights)1 - Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)South Sydney Rabbitohs: 18Tries: John Sutton, Nathan Merritt, Joe GaluvaoGoals: Nathan Merritt 3/3, John Sutton 0/1Canterbury Bulldogs: 26Tries: Corey Hughes, Luke Patten, Andrew Ryan, Willie TongaGoals: Hazem El Masri 5/6Half time: Rabbitohs 18-8Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 19,529Referee: Russell SmithLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Willie Mason (Bulldogs)2 - Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs)1 - Luke Patten (Bulldogs)Parramatta Eels - ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HERENext weekend?s matches:Round 7, 21-25 (Anzac Day) April 2006 Fri 7:30 - EELS v TIGERS - Parramatta Stadium Sat 7:30 (NZ); 5:30 (NSW) - WARRIORS v RABBITOHS - Ericsson StadiumSat 7:30 - STORM v KNIGHTS - Olympic ParkSat 7:30 - SHARKS v COWBOYS - Toyota Park Sun 2:30 - BULLDOGS v SEA EAGLES - Telstra StadiumSun 3:00 - BRONCOS v PANTHERS - Suncorp StadiumTue 3:00 - DRAGONS v ROOSTERS - Aussie Stadium RAIDERS 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)12 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)8 pointsMark Gasnier (Dragons), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders), Cameron Smith (Storm)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles)6 pointsKarmichael Hunt (Broncos), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Craig Gower (Panthers), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)5 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights), Adam Dykes (Sharks), Greg Inglis (Storm), Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles), Amos Roberts (Roosters)4 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Rhys Wesser (Panthers), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsCraig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Mathew Head (Dragons), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Corey Parker (Broncos), Steve Price (Warriors), Scott Prince (Tigers), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Alan Tongue (Raiders), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)2 pointsGeorge Carmont (Knights), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Luke Covell (Sharks), Cooper Cronk (Storm), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), 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), Jason Smith (Raiders), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Lincoln Withers (Raiders), Dean Young (Dragons)1 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Paul Bowman (Cowboys), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tony Martin (Warriors), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Billy Slater (Storm), Tim Smith (Eels), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 5, 2006

COMPETITION favourites, the North Queensland Cowboys have continued their unbeaten run in defeating Wests Tigers 32-12 in Friday night?s ?grand final replay?. It was an emphatic victory over last year?s premiers as the Cowboys posted a club record five match winning streak to see them on top of the NRL ladder.

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 4, 2006

LAST year?s grand finalists the Cowboys are outright competition leaders after coming back to defeat the Eels 26-18 at Parramatta Stadium on Friday night. Five-eighth Johnathan Thurston again led the way as the North Queenslanders remain undefeated in season 2006.In a round of close score lines, the Sharks got their first win of the year on Saturday when they downed the hapless Rabbitohs 24-22. Even closer were the Raiders who came back in extra time to pip the Panthers 21-20. Saturday night also saw Manly looking impressive when they overcame the Roosters 30-22 at Brookvale.On Sunday the reigning premiers Wests Tigers held out the Melbourne Storm to post a narrow 30-28 victory. Meanwhile a young St George Illawarra Dragons pack got the better of Brisbane to down the Broncos 26-12 in Wollongong.But the Monday?s Expert pick of the round goes to the New Zealand Warriors who travelled across the Tasman with the hope of stopping Newcastle?s winning run and advancing to zero points on the competition ladder. With no Andrew Johns to worry about, Warriors halfback Nathan Fien directed his troops across the park to defeat the second-placed Knights 26-22. Newcastle grabbed an early 10-0 lead but fell away to trail 14-10 at half time, the Warriors eventually coming out on top to win.The big news for the Warriors is they have now wiped the slate clean on the competition ladder. After starting on -4 points, the New Zealand side have posted two wins. Although still in last position, the NZ lads look to have plenty of victories left in them for the season ahead.All match results and details are listed below.After four rounds, the LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards sees Cowboys five-eighth Johnathan Thurston holding outright lead on 12 points, three points ahead of Newcastle halfback Andrew Johns and four points ahead of St George Illawarra centre Mark Gasnier.Not far away on six points are Craig Gower (Panthers), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders) and Cameron Smith (Storm). Meanwhile Adam Dykes (Sharks) and Amos Roberts (Roosters) are well in contention on five 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.League Wrap: Round 4, 31 March ? 2 April 2006MATCH RESULTS:Parramatta Eels: 18Tries: Eric Grothe, Wade McKinnon (2)Goals: Mark Riddell 2/3, Brett Delaney 1/1North Queensland Cowboys: 26Tries: David Fauiumu, Matthew Scott, Matt Sing (2)Goals: Johnathan Thurston 5/6Half time: Eels 14-6Venue: Parramatta StadiumCrowd: 15,131Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)2 - Matt Sing (Cowboys)1 - Tim Smith (Eels)Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 24Tries: Phil Bailey, Beau Scott, Lance Thompson, Luke Douglas, Tevita LatuGoals: Luke Covell 2/5South Sydney Rabbitohs: 22Tries: Todd Polglase, John Sutton, Nathan Merritt, Paul MellorGoals: Joe Williams 2/2, Nathan Merritt 1/2Half time: Sharks 20-6Venue: Toyota ParkCrowd: 12,274Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Adam Dykes (Sharks)2 - Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs)1 - John Sutton (Rabbitohs)Manly Sea Eagles: 30Tries: Travis Burns, Brett Stewart, Matt Orford, Steve Matai, Steve BellGoals: Matt Orford 5/5Sydney Roosters: 22Tries: Anthony Minichiello, Adrian Morley, Jamie SowardGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 3/3, Amos Roberts 2/2Half time: Roosters 20-12Venue: Brookvale OvalCrowd: 17,117Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)2 - Steve Bell (Sea Eagles)1 - Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles)Canberra Raiders: 21Tries: Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, David Howell, Adam Mogg (2)Goals: Clinton Shifcofske 2/4Field Goals: Clinton ShifcofskePenrith Panthers: 20Tries: Luke Lewis, Frank Pritchard, Rhys Wesser, Lee HookeyGoals: Preston Campbell 2/5Half time: Raiders 10-8Venue: Canberra StadiumCrowd: 9,399Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)2 - Luke Priddis (Panthers)1 - Simon Woolford (Raiders)Wests Tigers: 30Tries: Shane Elford (2), Daniel Fitzhenry (3), Anthony Laffranchi, Paul WhatuiraGoals: Brett Hodgson 1/7Melbourne Storm: 28Tries: Cooper Cronk, Ryan Hoffman, Greg Inglis, Billy Slater (2)Goals: Cameron Smith 4/5Half time: Tigers 18-4Venue: Leichhardt OvalCrowd: 17,803Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Paul Whatuira (Tigers)2 - Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers)1 - Billy Slater (Storm)St George Illawarra Dragons: 26Tries: Aaron Gorrell, Ben Hornby, Sam Isemonger, Andrew PriceGoals: Mark Gasnier 1/1, Aaron Gorrell 4/4Brisbane Broncos: 12Tries: Shane Webcke, Darius BoydGoals: Michael Ennis 2/2Half time: Dragons 14-6Venue: WIN StadiumCrowd: 13,708Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Aaron Gorrell (Dragons)2 - Mark Gasnier (Dragons)1 - Michael Ennis (Broncos)Newcastle Knights: 22Tries: Matthew Gidley(2), Todd Lowrie, Steve SimpsonGoals: Kurt Gidley 3/4New Zealand Warriors: 26Tries: Nathan Fien, Grant Rovelli, Evarn Tuimavave, Manu VatuveiGoals: Tony Martin 5/5Half time: Warriors 14-10Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 18,359Referee: Russell SmithLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Nathan Fien (Warriors)2 - Steve Price (Warriors)1 - Matthew Gidley (Knights)Canterbury Bulldogs - ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HERENext weekend?s matches:Round 5, 7-9 April 2006Fri 7:30 - COWBOYS v TIGERS - Dairy Farmers StadiumSat 5:30 - BRONCOS v RABBITOHS - Suncorp StadiumSat 7:30 - SHARKS v ROOSTERS - Toyota ParkSat 7:30 - DRAGONS v KNIGHTS - WIN StadiumSun 2:00(NZ) 12:00(AEST) - WARRIORS SEA EAGLES - Ericsson StadiumSun 2:30 - BULLDOGS v RAIDERS - Telstra StadiumSun 3:00 - EELS v PANTHERS - Parramatta StadiumSTORM 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.12 pointsJohnathan Thurston (Cowboys)9 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)8 pointsMark Gasnier (Dragons)6 pointsCraig Gower (Panthers), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders), Cameron Smith (Storm)5 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks), Amos Roberts (Roosters)4 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsHazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles), Steve Price (Warriors), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)2 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers), George Carmont (Knights), Cooper Cronk (Storm), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Greg Inglis (Storm), Willie Mason (Bulldogs), Josh Perry (Knights), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Scott Prince (Tigers), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Jason Smith (Raiders), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Dean Young (Dragons)1 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Paul Bowman (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Billy Slater (Storm), Tim Smith (Eels), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Rhys Wesser (Panthers), Lincoln Withers (Raiders), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

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