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Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 22, 2006

FRIDAY night football saw a near capacity crowd brave damp conditions and witness a resurgent Parramatta Eels down an out-of-form St George Illawarra Dragons 28-6. The result sees the Eels in seventh position and 24 points on the National Rugby League ladder. The Dragons slip two places to sixth spot and 26 points.Saturday football kicked off in Auckland with a small crowd on hand to witness the New Zealand Warriors post a 12-10 victory over the Cronulla Sharks. The 13th-placed Warriors are on 18 points. The Sharks are seemingly anchored on 22 points and have now slipped out of the top eight. Saturday night took us to Melbourne to see competition leaders the Storm thrash last year?s premiers Wests Tigers by 46-4. The result almost confirms Melbourne as minor premiers for 2006. Now on 38 competition points and six points clear of the field, the southern franchise is looking odds on to go all the way. Things are not so rosy for the 12th-placed Wests Tigers, Struggling to keep in touch on 20 points, the Tigers appear to have little chance of making the cut in four weeks time.Meanwhile, the Canterbury Bulldogs were asserting their authority in clobbering the North Queensland Cowboys 54-14 in Townsville. The result was the final nail in the coffin for the Cowboys. Last year?s grand finalists, the North Queenslanders began their season with a flurry of victories. But now the 10th-placed Cowboys are on 22 points and in real danger of missing out on a finals berth. The Bulldogs led 30-0 at half time and are firming up as real contenders in this year?s competition. With 32 points and in outright second position, the Bulldogs may the only team standing in the way of Melbourne.Sunday football gave us three matches kicking off with the Raiders running over the top the Brisbane Broncos by 30-18 in Canberra. The result confirms that the Broncos are indeed in a post-Origin slump as they cling to third spot amongst a log jam of teams on 26 points. The Raiders put in a fine performance and must fancy themselves. They are now in the top eight on 24 points and only have to remain consistent to be there come finals time.The Newcastle Knights have been promoted to fourth spot after they disposed of the Sydney Roosters by 32-18 at Central Coast Stadium. The Roosters are on 18 competition points and in second last position, their season ending some time ago.Round 22 wrapped up at Homebush with the South Sydney Rabbitohs defeating the Penrith Panthers 32-26. The win takes the Rabbitohs to eight points on the competition ladder as they focus on getting themselves into double figures. With no chance of avoiding the wooden spoon, Souths are playing for pride and contracts. The 11th-placed Panthers are not playing like a team competing for a top eight spot and don?t really deserve a rating. But on 22 points and with four rounds remaining, they are still a chance to jag a finals berth.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsThis year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards has got a new leader with Melbourne hooker Cameron Smith coming first on 27 points. Canberra full back Clinton Schifcofske maintains second spot on the leader board with 26 points. Not far away are Preston Campbell (Panthers) and Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels) on 21 points while Greg Inglis (Storm), Willie Mason (Bulldogs), and Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) are on 20 points. On 19 points, and still a chance of taking out the award, are Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles) and Andrew Johns (Knights).The full leader board is below.The LeagueUnlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Monday?s Expert League wrap.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email usMATCH RESULTS:League Wrap: Round 22, 4 August ? 6 August 2006Parramatta Eels: 28Tries: Eric Grothe (2), Luke Burt, Chad RobinsonGoals: Luke Burt 6/7St George Illawarra Dragons: 6Tries: Colin BestGoals: Mathew Head 1/2Half time: Eels 10-6Venue: Parramatta StadiumCrowd: 19,137Referee: Steve ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Nathan Cayless (Eels)2 - Peter-John Marsh (Eels)1 - John Morris (Eels)New Zealand Warriors: 12Tries: Michael Luck, Grant RovelliGoals: Tony Martin 2/3Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 10Tries: Luke Covell, Brett KimmorleyGoals: Luke Covell 1/2Half time: 6 allVenue: Mt Smart (Ericsson) StadiumCrowd: 4,850Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Steve Price (Warriors)2 - Grant Rovelli (Warriors)1 - Paul Gallen (Sharks)Melbourne Storm: 46Tries: Matt Geyer, Greg Inglis, Steve Turner(2), Jake Webster(4)Goals: Greg Inglis 1/1, Cameron Smith 6/8Wests Tigers: 4Tries: Jamaal LolesiHalf time: Storm 16-4Venue: Olympic Park MelbourneCrowd: 12,481Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Jake Webster (Storm)2 - Scott Hill (Storm)1 - Cameron Smith (Storm)North Queensland Cowboys: 14Tries: Matthew Scott, Ashley Graham, Mark HenryGoals: Ashley Graham 1/2Canterbury Bulldogs: 54Tries: Trent Cutler, Hazem El Masri, Reni Maitua, Luke Patten, Willie Tonga, Sonny Bill Williams(2), Andrew Emelio(2)Goals: Hazem El Masri 9/9Half time: Bulldogs 30-0Venue: Dairy Farmers StadiumCrowd: 20,486Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)2 - Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs)1 - Willie Tonga (Bulldogs)Canberra Raiders: 30Tries: Todd Carney, Phillip Graham, David Howell(2), Adam Mogg, Adrian PurtellGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 3/6Brisbane Broncos: 18Tries: Sam Thaiday, Brad Thorn, Darius BoydGoals: Corey Parker 3/3Half time: Raiders 14-6Venue: Canberra StadiumCrowd: 13,137Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Alan Tongue (Raiders)2 - Adam Mogg (Raiders)1 - Phillip Graham (Raiders)Sydney Roosters: 18Tries: Ryan Cross, Iosia Soliola, Shaun FoleyGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 2/2, Josh Lewis 1/1Newcastle Knights: 32Tries: Danny Buderus, Andrew Johns, Luke Davico, Chris Bailey, Riley BrownGoals: Andrew Johns 6/6Half time: Knights 26-6Venue: Central Coast StadiumCrowd: 18,124Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Andrew Johns (Knights)2 - Danny Buderus (Knights)1 - Milton Thaiday (Knights)South Sydney Rabbitohs: 32Tries: Mark Minichello, Germaine Paulson, Joe Williams, Nathan Merritt(3)Goals: Joe Williams 4/6Penrith Panthers: 26Tries: Preston Campbell(2), Craig Gower, Tony Puletua, Michael GordonGoals: Michael Gordon 3/5Half time: Rabbitohs 16-10Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 9,126Referee: Ben CumminsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs)2 - Joe Williams (Rabbitohs)1 - Preston Campbell (Panthers)Sea Eagles v ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUPCOMING MATCHES:Round 23, 11-13 August 2006Fri 7:30 KNIGHTS v SEA EAGLES - EnergyAustralia Stadium Sat 7:30 (NZ) 5:30 (AEST) WARRIORS v COWBOYS - Mt Smart (Ericsson) StadiumSat 7:30 PANTHERS v ROOSTERS - CUA Stadium, Penrith Sat 7:30 SHARKS v EELS - Toyota Park Sun 2:30 BRONCOS v STORM - Suncorp Stadium Sun 3:00 BULLDOGS v DRAGONS - Telstra StadiumSun 3:00 TIGERS v RAIDERS - Campbelltown Stadium RABBITOHS v 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.27 pointsCameron Smith (Storm)26 pointsClinton Schifcofske (Raiders)21 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)20 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm), Willie Mason (Bulldogs), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)19 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Andrew Johns (Knights)17 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)16 pointsDanny Buderus (Knights)14 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Mark Gasnier (Dragons)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Darren Lockyer (Broncos)12 pointsSteve Price (Warriors), Jason Smith (Raiders)11 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Scott Prince (Tigers)10 pointsPetero Civoniceva (Broncos), Robert Farah (Tigers), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)9 pointsCraig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Mathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Alan Tongue (Raiders)8 pointsBrett Kimmorley (Sharks), Corey Parker (Broncos), Grant Rovelli (Warriors), Rhys Wesser (Panthers), Ruben Wiki (Warriors), Dean Young (Dragons)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), David Peachey (Rabbitohs), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Steve Simpson (Knights)6 pointsNathan Cayless (Eels), Craig Gower (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), Lance Thompson (Sharks)5 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Dean Collis (Tigers), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Brett Finch (Roosters), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Brent Webb (Warriors)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Greg Bird (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Sione Faumuina (Warriors), Phillip Graham (Raiders), David Kidwell (Storm), Scott Hill (Storm), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Clint Newton (Knights), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), David Simmons (Sharks), Billy Slater (Storm), Jamie Soward (Roosters), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)3 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Joel Clinton (Panthers), Darius Boyd (Broncos), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Nathan Hinton (Knights), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Manase Manuokafoa (Rabbitohs), Adam Mogg (Raiders), John Morris (Eels), Luke O?Dwyer (Eels), Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles), Jerome Ropati (Warriors), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), Jake Webster (Storm), Joe Williams (Rabbitohs)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), Travis Burns (Sea Eagles), George Carmont (Knights), Todd Carney (Raiders), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Keith Galloway (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Peter-John Marsh (Eels), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Josh Perry (Knights), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Craig Smith (Knights), Tim Smith (Eels), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Nigel Vagana (Sharks), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Shane Webcke (Broncos), Michael Weyman (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Shaun Foley (Roosters), Nathan Friend (Storm), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Chris Hicks (Sea Eagles), Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Matt King (Storm), Todd Lowrie (Knights), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Shannon McDonnell (Tigers), Mark Riddell (Eels), Shane Rodney (Panthers), David Shillington (Roosters), Brent Tate (Broncos), Willie Tonga (Bulldogs), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Taniela Tuiaki (Tigers), Ben Walker (Rabbitohs), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Rd 21, 2006

THE Newcastle Knights continue to keep their finals campaign on track following their 22-18 win over the Cronulla Sharks on Friday night. Playing in front of a healthy home crowd, the Sharks led 12-10 at half time before being cut down by the Knights.Saturday rugby league took us to Penrith with the Panthers giving the New Zealand Warriors a thrashing to the tune of 36-6. Not far away in Parramatta, the Eels were handing out similar punishment in defeating arch rivals Manly Sea Eagles by 31-18. Saturday night wrapped up in Homebush with South Sydney Rabbitohs posting their second win of the year and upsetting the Canberra Raiders by 21-8.Sunday football kicked off in Brisbane with last year?s premiers Wests Tigers cruising to a 20-6 victory over the Broncos. Meanwhile at Kogarah, the Melbourne Storm travelled to defeat the St George Illawarra Dragons 34-24 in what was an epic encounter. The weekend of football wrapped up in Sydney with another upset as the Roosters thrashed the North Queensland Cowboys 40-20.With five rounds remaining before the finals, the NRL ladder sees the Melbourne Storm six points clear on 36 competition points, and looking like specials for this year?s minor premiership. The Canterbury Bulldogs had the bye this round and move up 30 points, and outright second position. The Bulldogs are close enough to join Storm as definite finals contenders for 2006.The Broncos and the Dragons are on 26 points each to make up the top four, both sides are in need of couple of wins in the coming rounds. Not far away on 24 points are the Sea Eagles and the Knights with both also feeling the pressure from teams below them. The battle for the top eight is hotting up with no less than five teams on 22 points. The Cowboys, Sharks, Eels, Panthers and Raiders are all fighting it out to make the cut.Wests Tigers are on 20 points and in 12th position. While some will argue that the reigning premiers are still a mathematical chance in 2006, it does look as if they have presented themselves with a mountain too high to climb. Below them are the Roosters on 18 points, and the Warriors are written off on 16 points. Definite wooden spooners, the Rabbitohs are on 6 points.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsThe leader board in this year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards is hotting up with Canberra?s Clinton Schifcofske and Melbourne?s Cameron Smith equal at the top on 26 points each. They are five points clear of Eels forward Nathan Hindmarsh who moves up to 21 points and outright second place. Not far away are Preston Campbell (Panthers), Greg Inglis (Storm), Willie Mason (Bulldogs), and previous awards winner Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) on 20 points. With just five rounds remaining, the leader board sees a number of players still well in contention. The full leader board is below.The LeagueUnlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Monday?s Expert League wrap.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email usMATCH RESULTS:League Wrap: Round 21, 28 July ? 30 July 2006Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 18Tries: Paul Gallen, Reece Williams, Lance ThompsonGoals: Luke Covell 3/4Newcastle Knights: 22Tries: George Carmont, Andrew Johns, Adam Woolnough, Brian CarneyGoals: Andrew Johns 3/4Half time: Sharks 12-10Venue: Toyota ParkCrowd: 17,574Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Danny Buderus (Knights)2 - Matthew Gidley (Knights)1 - Greg Bird (Sharks)Penrith Panthers: 36Tries: Tony Puletua, Luke Rooney, Rhys Wesser(3), Matthew CrossGoals: Preston Campbell 6/7New Zealand Warriors: 6Tries: Manu VatuveiGoals: Tony Martin 1/1Half time: Panthers 12-6Venue: CUA Stadium PenrithCrowd: 9,725Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Rhys Wesser (Panthers)2 - Preston Campbell (Panthers)1 - Luke Priddis (Panthers)Parramatta Eels: 31Tries: Luke Burt(2), Luke O'Dwyer(2), Jarryd HayneGoals: Luke Burt 5/5Field Goals: John MorrisManly Sea Eagles: 18Tries: Chris Hicks, Paul Stephenson, Luke Williamson, Steve MataiGoals: Matt Orford 1/4Half time: Eels 18-8Venue: Parramatta StadiumCrowd: 15,404Referee: Steven ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Luke O?Dwyer (Eels)2 - Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles)1 - Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)South Sydney Rabbitohs: 21Tries: Nathan Merritt(2), Paul Mellor, David PeacheyGoals: Joe Williams 2/4Field Goals: Ben RogersCanberra Raiders: 8Tries: Adam Mogg(2)Half time: Rabbitohs 20-4Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 6,152Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - David Peachey (Rabbitohs)2 - Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs)1 - Joe Williams (Rabbitohs)Brisbane Broncos: 6Tries: Shane WebckeGoals: Darren Lockyer 1/1Wests Tigers: 20Tries: Dean Collis(2), Chris Lawrence, Ben JefferyGoals: Scott Prince 2/4Half time: Tigers 10-0Venue: Suncorp StadiumCrowd: 31,500Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Scott Prince (Tigers)2 - Dean Collis (Tigers)1 - Taniela Tuiaki (Tigers)St George Illawarra Dragons: 24Tries: Trent Barrett, Matt Cooper(2), Mark Gasnier, Brett MorrisGoals: Aaron Gorrell 1/5, Mathew Head 1/1Melbourne Storm: 34Tries: Cooper Cronk, Ryan Hoffman, Greg Inglis, Matt King(2), Steve TurnerGoals: Cameron Smith 5/7Half time: Storm 16-12Venue: Oki Jubilee Stadium KogarahCrowd: 13,866Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Cameron Smith (Storm)2 - Cooper Cronk (Storm)1 - Matt Cooper (Dragons)Sydney Roosters: 40Tries: Brett Finch, Iosia Soliola, David Shillington, Shaun Foley(2), Josh LewisGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 7/7, Amos Roberts 1/1North Queensland Cowboys: 20Tries: Matt Sing, Ashley Graham, Mark Henry(2)Goals: Josh Hannay 2/4Half time: Cowboys 16-6Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 7,617Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters)2 - Brett Finch (Roosters)1 - Shaun Foley (Roosters)Canterbury Bulldogs v ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUPCOMING MATCHES:Round 22, 4-6 August 2006Fri 7:30 EELS v DRAGONS - Parramatta StadiumSat 7:30 (NZ) 5:30 (AEST) WARRIORS v SHARKS - Mt Smart (Ericsson) StadiumSat 7:30 STORM v TIGERS - Olympic ParkSat 7:30 COWBOYS v BULLDOGS - Dairy Farmers Stadium Sun 2:30 RAIDERS v BRONCOS - Canberra StadiumSun 3:00 ROOSTERS v KNIGHTS - Central Coast StadiumSun 3:00 RABBITOHS v PANTHERS - Telstra StadiumSEA EAGLES v 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.26 pointsClinton Schifcofske (Raiders), Cameron Smith (Storm)21 pointsNathan Hindmarsh (Eels)20 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers), Greg Inglis (Storm), Willie Mason (Bulldogs), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)19 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles)17 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)16 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)14 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights), Mark Gasnier (Dragons)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Darren Lockyer (Broncos)12 pointsJason Smith (Raiders)11 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Scott Prince (Tigers)10 pointsPetero Civoniceva (Broncos), Robert Farah (Tigers)9 pointsCraig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Mathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Steve Price (Warriors)8 pointsBrett Kimmorley (Sharks), Corey Parker (Broncos), Rhys Wesser (Panthers), Ruben Wiki (Warriors), Dean Young (Dragons)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), David Peachey (Rabbitohs), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Steve Simpson (Knights), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)6 pointsCraig Gower (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Grant Rovelli (Warriors), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Alan Tongue (Raiders)5 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Dean Collis (Tigers), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Brett Finch (Roosters), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Brent Webb (Warriors)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Greg Bird (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Sione Faumuina (Warriors), David Kidwell (Storm), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Clint Newton (Knights), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), David Simmons (Sharks), Billy Slater (Storm), Jamie Soward (Roosters), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)3 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Joel Clinton (Panthers), Darius Boyd (Broncos), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Phillip Graham (Raiders), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Nathan Hinton (Knights), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Manase Manuokafoa (Rabbitohs), Luke O?Dwyer (Eels), Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles), Jerome Ropati (Warriors), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), Travis Burns (Sea Eagles), George Carmont (Knights), Todd Carney (Raiders), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Keith Galloway (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Scott Hill (Storm), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Benji Marshall (Tigers), John Morris (Eels), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Josh Perry (Knights), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Craig Smith (Knights), Tim Smith (Eels), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Nigel Vagana (Sharks), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Shane Webcke (Broncos), Michael Weyman (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Shaun Foley (Roosters), Nathan Friend (Storm), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Chris Hicks (Sea Eagles), Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Matt King (Storm), Todd Lowrie (Knights), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Shannon McDonnell (Tigers), Adam Mogg (Raiders), Mark Riddell (Eels), Shane Rodney (Panthers), David Shillington (Roosters), Brent Tate (Broncos), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Taniela Tuiaki (Tigers), Ben Walker (Rabbitohs), Joe Williams (Rabbitohs), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert Wrap - Round 20, 2006

THE Melbourne Storm have broken away to 34 competition points and a healthy lead on the NRL ladder following their 28-12 defeat of the Cronulla Sharks at Olympic Park on Friday night. The Storm now holds a six point buffer on the field while the seventh-placed Sharks join a mass of teams on 22 points.Saturday football kicked off with the Canterbury Bulldogs crushing the Sydney Roosters by 25-0 in Homebush. The Bulldogs now hold outright second position on 28 points while the Roosters are second last on 16 points. With their season long gone, the Roosters? loss was compounded by the send-off of Adrian Morley who may have played his last match of club footy in Australia. The English prop faces the prospect of a lengthy suspension before heading back home to the old dart.Later the same day, the Cowboys won their Queensland derby, defeating the Brisbane Broncos 26-10 in Townsville. Despite the loss, the third-placed Broncos are still looking well set on 26 points. It was a timely return to form for the Cowboys. On 22 points and hanging onto their top eight spot, the North Queenslanders? celebrations were dampened by the loss of playmaker Johnathon Thurston who was stretchered from the field with a dislocated kneecap and a grade two medial ligament strain.Saturday night wrapped up with the Newcastle Knights defeating the last-placed South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-18 in Newcastle. In game of two halves, the Knights actually led 24-0 at half time before Souths mounted their comeback. But the Rabbitohs were unable to nail it in the end, crashing to their 18th loss of the season. The Knights are still in hunt on 22 points and in eighth position.Sunday football saw a resurgent Parramatta Eels continue their charge with a comprehensive 34-6 victory over premiers Wests Tigers in Homebush. The Eels are now in sight of the top eight on 20 points while Wests Tigers are looking more than a little shaky on 18 points.Meanwhile, down in the nation's capital, the Canberra Raiders posted a 31-12 victory, putting a dent in the St George Illawarra Dragons. The Raiders gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about and join a log jam of teams on 22 points. The third-placed Dragons have some work to do but are still well placed on 26 points.Round 20 wrapped up at Brookvale Oval with the Manly Sea Eagles staging a tremendous revival to narrowly defeat the Penrith Panthers 32-30. The Panthers led 24-6 at half time before Manly surged back into contention, a penalty goal eventually delivering the home side victory. The Sea Eagles are in outright fifth spot on the ladder with 24 competition points while the Panthers are outside of the eight on 20 points.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsAnother powerful performance from Clinton Schifcofske sees the Raiders fullback maintaining first position in this year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards. Schifcofske is looking the goods on 26 points, three points clear of Melbourne?s Cameron Smith who has moved up to outright second position and 23 points.Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Greg Inglis (Storm), Willie Mason (Bulldogs) and last year?s winner Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) are all in equal third place on 20 points. Preston Campbell (Panthers) is not far away on 18 points. With just six rounds remaining, the leader board sees a number of players still well in contention. The full leader board is below.The LeagueUnlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Monday?s Expert League wrap.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email usMATCH RESULTS:League Wrap: Round 20, 21 July ? 23 July 2006Melbourne Storm: 28Tries: Cooper Cronk, Ryan Hoffman, Dallas Johnson, Billy Slater(2)Goals: Matt Geyer 1/1, Cameron Smith 3/4Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 12Tries: Darren Albert, Richard VillasantiGoals: Luke Covell 2/2Half time: Storm 16-0Venue: Olympic Park, MelbourneCrowd: 11,486Referee: Steve ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Cameron Smith (Storm)2 - Ryan Hoffman (Storm)1 - Cooper Cronk (Storm)Canterbury Bulldogs: 25Tries: Andrew Ryan, Sonny Bill Williams, Andrew EmelioGoals: Hazem El Masri 6/8Field Goals: Brent SherwinSydney Roosters: 0Half time: Bulldogs 10-0Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 14,020Referee: Jarred MaxwellLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Willie Mason (Bulldogs)2 - Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs)1 - Roy Asotasi (Bulldogs)North Queensland Cowboys: 26Tries: Josh Hannay, Matt Sing(3), Ashley GrahamGoals: Josh Hannay 3/6Brisbane Broncos: 10Tries: Darren Lockyer, Brad ThornGoals: Darren Lockyer 1/2Half time: Cowboys 14-4Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium, TownsvilleCrowd: 24,658Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matthew Bowen (Cowboys)2 - Aaron Payne (Cowboys)1 - Matt Sing (Cowboys)Newcastle Knights: 24Tries: Andrew Johns, Kirk Reynoldson, Steve Simpson, Brian CarneyGoals: Andrew Johns 4/4South Sydney Rabbitohs: 18Tries: Nathan Merritt, Paul Mellor, Stuart WebbGoals: Ben Walker 3/3Half time: Knights 24-0Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 14,599Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Steve Simpson (Knights)2 - John Sutton (Rabbitohs)1 - Andrew Johns (Knights)Wests Tigers: 6Tries: Robert FarahGoals: Scott Prince 1/1Parramatta Eels: 34Tries: Nathan Hindmarsh, Wade McKinnon, Luke O'Dwyer, Jeremy Smith, Jarryd Hayne(2)Goals: Mark Riddell 4/5, Jarryd Hayne 1/1Half time: Eels 16-6Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 21,456Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)2 - Nathan Cayless (Eels)1 - Jarryd Hayne (Eels)Canberra Raiders: 31Tries: Todd Carney(2), Jason Smith, Michael Weyman, Adrian PurtellGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 5/5Field Goals: Clinton SchifcofskeSt George Illawarra Dragons: 12Tries: Trent Barrett, Mark GasnierGoals: Aaron Gorrell 2/2Half time: Raiders 12-6Venue: Canberra StadiumCrowd: 13,504Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Jason Smith (Raiders)2 - Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)1 - Adam Mogg (Raiders)Manly Sea Eagles: 32Tries: Chris Hicks, Paul Stephenson, Glenn Stewart, Michael Robertson, Mitch CrearyGoals: Travis Burns 6/7Penrith Panthers: 30Tries: Preston Campbell(2), Luke Lewis, Frank Pritchard, Rhys WesserGoals: Preston Campbell 5/5Half time: Panthers 24-6Venue: Brookvale OvalCrowd: 15,177Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Preston Campbell (Panthers)2 - Travis Burns (Sea Eagles)1 - Chris Hicks (Sea Eagles)New Zealand Warriors v ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUPCOMING MATCHES:Round 21, 28-30 July 2006Fri 7:30 SHARKS v KNIGHTS - Toyota ParkSat 5:30 PANTHERS v WARRIORS - CUA Stadium, PenrithSat 7:30 EELS v SEA EAGLES - Parramatta StadiumSat 7:30 RABBITOHS v RAIDERS - Telstra StadiumSun 2:30 BRONCOS v TIGERS - Suncorp StadiumSun 3:00 DRAGONS v STORM - OKI Jubilee Stadium, KogarahSun 3:00 ROOSTERS v COWBOYS - Aussie Stadium BULLDOGS v 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.26 pointsClinton Schifcofske (Raiders)23 pointsCameron Smith (Storm)20 pointsNathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Greg Inglis (Storm), Willie Mason (Bulldogs), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)18 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers)17 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)16 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)15 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm)14 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Mark Gasnier (Dragons)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Darren Lockyer (Broncos)12 pointsJason Smith (Raiders)11 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Danny Buderus (Knights), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)10 pointsPetero Civoniceva (Broncos), Robert Farah (Tigers)9 pointsPaul Gallen (Sharks), Mathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Steve Price (Warriors)8 pointsBrett Kimmorley (Sharks), Corey Parker (Broncos), Scott Prince (Tigers), Ruben Wiki (Warriors), Dean Young (Dragons)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Steve Simpson (Knights), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)6 pointsCraig Gower (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Grant Rovelli (Warriors), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Alan Tongue (Raiders)5 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Brent Webb (Warriors), Rhys Wesser (Panthers)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Sione Faumuina (Warriors), David Kidwell (Storm), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Clint Newton (Knights), David Peachey (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), David Simmons (Sharks), Billy Slater (Storm), Jamie Soward (Roosters), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)3 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Greg Bird (Sharks), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Joel Clinton (Panthers), Darius Boyd (Broncos), Dean Collis (Tigers), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Brett Finch (Roosters), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Phillip Graham (Raiders), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Nathan Hinton (Knights), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Manase Manuokafoa (Rabbitohs), Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles), Jerome Ropati (Warriors), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), Travis Burns (Sea Eagles), George Carmont (Knights), Todd Carney (Raiders), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Keith Galloway (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Scott Hill (Storm), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), John Morris (Eels), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Josh Perry (Knights), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Craig Smith (Knights), Tim Smith (Eels), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Nigel Vagana (Sharks), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Shane Webcke (Broncos), Michael Weyman (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Nathan Friend (Storm), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Chris Hicks (Sea Eagles), Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Matt King (Storm), Todd Lowrie (Knights), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Shannon McDonnell (Tigers), Adam Mogg (Raiders), Mark Riddell (Eels), Shane Rodney (Panthers), David Shillington (Roosters), Brent Tate (Broncos), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Ben Walker (Rabbitohs), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 19, 2006

FRIDAY night football kicked off to a packed Kogarah?s Oki Jubilee Stadium with the St George Illawarra Dragons playing host to the Canterbury Bulldogs. Played in a semi-final atmosphere, the match saw both sides entertain the bumper crowd with some great forward clashes. The Bulldogs finally got the better of the home side in posting a 22-16 victory. The result sees both sides on 26 points, with the points differential giving the Bulldogs second spot on the National Rugby League ladder.On Saturday, we travelled to Auckland where a visiting Parramatta Eels side kept their finals hopes alive with a 20-12 win over the New Zealand Warriors. Sitting on 18 points, the Eels are just outside of the top eight while the Warriors are now battling to keep in touch on 14 points.Saturday night took us west of Sydney to Penrith to see the Panthers defeat the North Queensland Cowboys by 17-8. The Penrith side are on the fringe of the top eight and join a number of teams on 20 points, including the Cowboys.Meanwhile, the hapless South Sydney Rabbitohs went down again, the fifth-placed Manly Sea Eagles travelling to Homebush to post a 26-20 win over the 2006 wooden spooners.Sunday football saw three matches, kicking off with the Newcastle Knights hosting the Melbourne Storm. The Storm are now top of the table and six points clear after recording a 24-16 win over the home side. The Knights join the log jam of teams on 20 points and are still clinging to the top eight.Meanwhile in Sydney, the Roosters scored an upset win over the Cronulla Sharks, defeating the visitors 38-32 in a match where the score line reflected the level of defence. The Roosters have snapped a six match losing streak but are still in the lower half of the ladder on 16 competition points. The Sharks are 22 points and running sixth.Round 19 wrapped up in the national capital with the Raiders overcoming last year?s premiers, Wests Tigers, by 20-18 at Canberra Stadium. The result sees the Raiders on 20 points and within shot of a finals berth while Wests Tigers are on the outside and looking in on 18 points.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsRaiders full back Clinton Schifcofske may be heading off to Union but this isn?t affecting his League form. The Raiders fullback scored maximum points on the weekend and has kicked away in this year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards. ?Schif? is in front on 24 points, four points clear of his nearest rival.Greg Inglis (Storm), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles), Cameron Smith (Storm) are all in equal second place on 20 points. Meanwhile Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Willie Mason (Bulldogs), and Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys) are not far away on 17 points. With just seven rounds remaining, the leader board sees a number of players still in contention in the 10-15 points range. The full leader board is below.The LeagueUnlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Monday?s Expert League wrap.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email usMATCH RESULTS:League Wrap: Round 19, 14 July ? 16 July 2006St George Illawarra Dragons: 16Tries: Ben Creagh, Mark Gasnier(2)Goals: Aaron Gorrell 2/4Field Goals: Ben Hornby 0/1Canterbury Bulldogs: 22Tries: Brent Sherwin, Sonny Bill Williams, Daniel Holdsworth(2)Goals: Hazem El Masri 3/4Half time: Bulldogs 10-4Venue: OKI Jubilee Stadium, KogarahCrowd: 18,223Referee: Steve ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Roy Asotasi (Bulldogs)2 - Willie Mason (Bulldogs)1 - Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs)New Zealand Warriors: 12Tries: Grant Rovelli, Steve PriceGoals: Tony Martin 2/2Parramatta Eels: 20Tries: Nathan Hindmarsh, Luke O'Dwyer, Jarryd Hayne(2)Goals: Mark Riddell 1/4, Jarryd Hayne 1/2Half time: Eels 18-6Venue: Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland (Ericsson Stadium)Crowd: 14,499Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)2 - Simon Mannering (Warriors)1 - Jarryd Hayne (Eels)Penrith Panthers: 17Tries: Luke Priddis, Rhys Wesser, Michael GordonGoals: Preston Campbell 2/3Field Goals: Craig TrindallNorth Queensland Cowboys: 8Tries: Steven SouthernGoals: Johnathan Thurston 2/2Half time: Cowboys 2-0Venue: CUA Stadium, PenrithCrowd: 8,212Referee: Ben CumminsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Preston Campbell (Panthers)2 - Joel Clinton (Panthers)1 - Matthew Bowen (Cowboys)South Sydney Rabbitohs: 20Tries: Luke MacDougall, Nathan Merritt(2), David PeacheyGoals: Ben Walker 2/4Manly Sea Eagles: 26Tries: Brett Stewart, Luke Williamson, Michael Robertson(3)Goals: Matt Orford 3/5Half time: Sea Eagles 16-10 Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 7,509Referee: Jarred MaxwellLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles)2 - Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs)1 - Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)Newcastle Knights: 16Tries: Anthony Quinn(2), Brian CarneyGoals: Andrew Johns 2/4Melbourne Storm: 24Tries: Cooper Cronk, Ryan Hoffman, Billy Slater, Jeremy SmithGoals: Cameron Smith 4/4Half time: Storm 12-10Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 21,655Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Cooper Cronk (Storm)2 - Clint Newton (Knights)1 - Billy Slater (Storm)Sydney Roosters: 38Tries: Ryan Cross(2), Chris Flannery, Sam Perrett(2), Iosia Soliola, Setaimata SaGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 5/9Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 32Tries: Greg Bird, Adam Dykes, Nigel Vagana, Darren Albert, Brett KearneyGoals: Luke Covell 6/6Half time: Sharks 18-16Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 9,241Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters)2 - Nigel Vagana (Sharks)1 - David Shillington (Roosters)Canberra Raiders: 20Tries: Todd Carney, Marshall Chalk, Phillip GrahamGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 4/5Wests Tigers: 18Tries: Dean Collis, Brett Hodgson, Shannon McDonnellGoals: Brett Hodgson 3/4Half time: 12-allVenue: Canberra StadiumCrowd: 9,125Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)2 - Jason Smith (Raiders)1 - Scott Prince (Tigers)Brisbane Broncos v ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUPCOMING MATCHES:Round 20, 21-23 July 2006Fri 7:30 STORM v SHARKS - Olympic ParkSat 5:30 BULLDOGS v ROOSTERS - Telstra Stadium Sat 7:30 KNIGHTS v RABBITOHS - EnergyAustralia StadiumSat 7:30 COWBOYS v BRONCOS - Dairy Farmers Stadium Sun 2:30 TIGERS v EELS - Telstra StadiumSun 3:00 SEA EAGLES v PANTHERS - Brookvale OvalSun 3:00 RAIDERS v DRAGONS - Canberra StadiumWARRIORS v 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.24 pointsClinton Schifcofske (Raiders)20 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles), Cameron Smith (Storm)17 pointsNathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Willie Mason (Bulldogs), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)15 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers), Andrew Johns (Knights)14 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Mark Gasnier (Dragons)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Darren Lockyer (Broncos)11 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)10 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Robert Farah (Tigers)9 pointsPaul Gallen (Sharks), Mathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Steve Price (Warriors), Jason Smith (Raiders)8 pointsBrett Kimmorley (Sharks), Corey Parker (Broncos), Scott Prince (Tigers), Ruben Wiki (Warriors), Dean Young (Dragons)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)6 pointsCraig Gower (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Grant Rovelli (Warriors), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Alan Tongue (Raiders)5 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Brent Webb (Warriors), Rhys Wesser (Panthers)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Sione Faumuina (Warriors), David Kidwell (Storm), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Clint Newton (Knights), David Peachey (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), David Simmons (Sharks), Steve Simpson (Knights), Billy Slater (Storm), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)3 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Greg Bird (Sharks), Joel Clinton (Panthers), Darius Boyd (Broncos), Dean Collis (Tigers), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Brett Finch (Roosters), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Phillip Graham (Raiders), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Nathan Hinton (Knights), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Manase Manuokafoa (Rabbitohs), Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles), Jerome Ropati (Warriors), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Todd Carney (Raiders), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Keith Galloway (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Scott Hill (Storm), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), John Morris (Eels), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Josh Perry (Knights), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Craig Smith (Knights), Tim Smith (Eels), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Nigel Vagana (Sharks), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Shane Webcke (Broncos), Michael Weyman (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), 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), Todd Lowrie (Knights), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Shannon McDonnell (Tigers), Mark Riddell (Eels), Shane Rodney (Panthers), David Shillington (Roosters), Brent Tate (Broncos), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Ben Walker (Rabbitohs), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

Monday?s Expert League Wrap - Round 18, 2006

WITH Queensland defeating New South Wales 16-14 on Wednesday night at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne, and claiming the 2006 State of Origin series, we were able to get back to the business of NRL football.Victorians got a double dose of rugby league with round 18 kicking off at Olympic Park, Melbourne on Friday night. Locals were treated to an entertaining, albeit low scoring match, with the Storm overcoming northern neighbours the Brisbane Broncos by 10-4.Saturday afternoon took us to Aussie Stadium in Sydney with the Manly Sea Eagles clobbering the Roosters 33-16. Later that evening, the Parrramatta Eels rained on Joey?s parade with a smashing 46-12 victory over the Newcastle Knights. The match saw Knights half back Andrew Johns surpass the all time points scoring record in what was an otherwise dismal night for Newcastle supporters. Meanwhile at Penrith, the Panthers were overcoming the Canberra Raiders in posting a 24-12 victory.Sunday football kicked off at Telstra Stadium in Homebush with the Canterbury Bulldogs pipping the New Zealand Warriors by 22-18 in extra time. Meanwhile down in the Shire, Wests Tigers ran in four tries to one in defeating the Cronulla Sharks 22-10. Round 18 wrapped up with the St George Illawarra Dragons defeating the South Sydney Rabbitohs 38-28 in a high scoring encounter at Kogarah Jubilee.With just eight rounds remaining before the finals, the Melbourne Storm are riding high in first position on the NRL ladder with 30 competition points. The Dragons are in outright second position on 26 points. On 24 points are the Broncos and the Bulldogs while the Sharks are in fifth position on 22 points. The Cowboys, Sea Eagles and Knights are all on 20 points to make up the top eight. What follows is a log jam of teams pressing their claims with the Tigers, Panthers and Raiders all on 18 points while the Eels are not far away on 16 points. Six points adrift of the top eight are the Warriors and Roosters on 14 points while the Rabbitohs are well out of it on four points.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsRaiders full back Clinton Schifcofske still heads up the leader board on 21 points in this year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards. Hooker Cameron Smith and his Melbourne his team mate Greg Inglis are running equal second on 20 points.The big mover this week is Sea Eagles half back Matt Orford who has stepped up to 19 points. Winner of the LeagueUnlimited.com Players Awards in 2003, and again in 2004, Orford is throwing down the gauntlet this year with an outstanding individual performance on the weekend.With eight rounds remaining, early leader Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys) is seemingly anchored on 17 points. He is joined by Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles) who is making his move on the leader board.Last year?s winner Andrew Johns (Knights) is on 15 points and he is joined by Willie Mason (Bulldogs). Mark Gasnier (Dragons) and Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels) 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 usMATCH RESULTS:State of Origin III - 5 July 2005Wed 8:00 NSW BLUES v QLD MAROONS - Telstra Dome, MelbourneNew South Wales: 14Tries: Matt King, Eric Grothe(2)Goals: Brett Hodgson 1/3Queensland: 16Tries: Darren Lockyer, Brent Tate, Adam MoggGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 2/3Half time: 4-allVenue: Telstra Dome, MelbourneCrowd: 54,833Referee: Steve ClarkLeagueunlimited.com player of the match: Darren Lockyer (Maroons)NSWRL-QRL player of the match: Brent Tate (Maroons)NSWRL-QRL player of the series: Darren Lockyer (Maroons)League Wrap: Round 18, 7 June ? 9 July 2006Melbourne Storm: 10Tries: Ryan Hoffman, Steve TurnerGoals: Cameron Smith 1/4Brisbane Broncos: 4Tries: Greg EastwoodHalf time: Storm 6-0Venue: Olympic Park, MelbourneCrowd: 15,479Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Cameron Smith (Storm)2 - Billy Slater (Storm)1 - Ryan Hoffman (Storm)Sydney Roosters: 16Tries: Mickey Paea, Iosia Soliola, Ashley HarrisonGoals: Craig Fitzgibbon 1/2, Josh Lewis 1/1Manly Sea Eagles: 33Tries: Chris Hicks, Brent Kite, Brett Stewart, Matt Orford, George RoseGoals: Matt Orford 6/6Field Goals: Matt OrfordHalf time: Sea Eagles 14-0Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 8,824Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)2 - Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles)1 - Steve Matai (Sea Eagles)Parramatta Eels: 46Tries: Eric Grothe, John Morris(2), Luke O'Dwyer, Tim Smith , Jarryd Hayne(4)Goals: John Morris 1/3, Mark Riddell 4/6Newcastle Knights: 12Tries: Adam Woolnough, Riley BrownGoals: Andrew Johns 2/2Half time: Eels 20-6Venue: Parramatta StadiumCrowd: 13,167Referee: Ben CumminsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Jarryd Hayne (Eels)2 - John Morris (Eels)1 - Tim Smith (Eels)Penrith Panthers: 24Tries: Preston Campbell, Rhys Wesser, Michael Gordon(2)Goals: Preston Campbell 1/2, Michael Gordon 3/3Canberra Raiders: 12Tries: Phillip Graham, Clinton SchifcofskeGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 2/2Half time: Panthers 10-0Venue: CUA Stadium, PenrithCrowd: 9,111Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Michael Gordon (Panthers)2 - Preston Campbell (Panthers)1 - Joel Clinton (Panthers)Canterbury Bulldogs: 22Tries: Mark O'Meley, Cameron Phelps, Andrew Ryan, Willie TongaGoals: Hazem El Masri 3/3New Zealand Warriors: 18Tries: Wairangi Koopu, Simon Mannering, Manu VatuveiGoals: Tony Martin 3/4Half time: Warriors 18-12Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 14,076Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Willie Mason (Bulldogs)2 - Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs)1 - Steve Price (Warriors)Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 10Tries: Kevin KingstonGoals: Luke Covell 3/3Wests Tigers: 22Tries: Dean Collis, Shane Elford, Daniel Fitzhenry, Ben GaleaGoals: Brett Hodgson 3/4Half time: Sharks 8-6Venue: Toyota ParkCrowd: 15,070Referee: Steve ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Brett Hodgson (Tigers)2 - Keith Galloway (Tigers)1 - Robert Farah (Tigers)St George Illawarra Dragons: 38Tries: Matt Cooper, Mark Gasnier(2), Clint Greenshields, Daryl Millard, Brett Morris, Charles LeaneoGoals: Aaron Gorrell 3/4, Mathew Head 2/3South Sydney Rabbitohs: 28Tries: John Sutton(2), Nathan Merritt, Paul Mellor, Stuart WebbGoals: Ben Walker 4/5Half time: Dragons 22-16Venue: OKI Jubilee Stadium, KogarahCrowd: 13,126Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Mathew Head (Dragons)2 - Mark Gasnier (Dragons)1 - David Peachey (Rabbitohs)NQ Cowboys v ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUPCOMING MATCHES:Round 19, 14-16 July 2006Fri 7:30 DRAGONS v BULLDOGS - OKI Jubilee StadiumSat 7:30 (NZ) 5:30 (AEST) WARRIORS v EELS - Ericsson StadiumSat 7:30 PANTHERS v COWBOYS - CUA Stadium PenrithSat 7:30 RABBITOHS v SEA EAGLES - Telstra StadiumSun 2:30 KNIGHTS v STORM - EnergyAustralia StadiumSun 3:00 ROOSTERS v SHARKS - Aussie StadiumSun 3:00 RAIDERS v TIGERS - Canberra StadiumBRONCOS 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.21 pointsClinton Schifcofske (Raiders)20 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm), Cameron Smith (Storm)19 pointsMatt Orford (Sea Eagles)17 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)15 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)14 pointsMark Gasnier (Dragons), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Darren Lockyer (Broncos)12 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers)11 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Danny Buderus (Knights), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)10 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Robert Farah (Tigers)9 pointsPaul Gallen (Sharks), Mathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Steve Price (Warriors)8 pointsBrett Kimmorley (Sharks), Corey Parker (Broncos), Ruben Wiki (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), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)6 pointsCraig Gower (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Grant Rovelli (Warriors), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Alan Tongue (Raiders)5 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Brent Webb (Warriors), Rhys Wesser (Panthers)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Sione Faumuina (Warriors), David Kidwell (Storm), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), David Peachey (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), David Simmons (Sharks), Steve Simpson (Knights), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)3 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Greg Bird (Sharks), Darius Boyd (Broncos), Dean Collis (Tigers), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Brett Finch (Roosters), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Phillip Graham (Raiders), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Nathan Hinton (Knights), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Manase Manuokafoa (Rabbitohs), Jerome Ropati (Warriors), Billy Slater (Storm), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Todd Carney (Raiders), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Keith Galloway (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Scott Hill (Storm), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Clint Newton (Knights), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Benji Marshall (Tigers), John Morris (Eels), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Josh Perry (Knights), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Craig Smith (Knights), Tim Smith (Eels), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Shane Webcke (Broncos), Michael Weyman (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Joel Clinton (Panthers), 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), Todd Lowrie (Knights), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Shannon McDonnell (Tigers), Mark Riddell (Eels), Shane Rodney (Panthers), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Brent Tate (Broncos), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Ben Walker (Rabbitohs), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)

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)

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