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Round 12 Teams & Fixtures

FRIDAY 28th May 2004

Round 12 preview

NOW that Origin I has passed, will this round be a bit of a letdown for the fans and the players? Only time will tell I guess but there are some interesting match ups to analyse in round 12.

Leagueunlimited player of the year awards, round 11

FOLLOWING a three point performance at Brookvale Oval, Manly pivot Andrew Walker has surged into second place in Leagueunlimited?s player of the year awards. Walker is just two points shy of Sharks halfback Brett Kimmorley who still heads up the leader board on 15 points.. Nathan Hindmarsh and Darren Lockyer are still clinging onto equal third position on 13 points while Knights hooker Danny Buderus is joined by Melbourne?s Robbie Kearns on 11 points.

SportOdds team of the round - Round 11

THE weekly column here at Leagueunlimited is to highlight what we here on the site think are the best players in each round of the 2004 NRL competition. Based on the opinion received from the Leagueunlimited.com live updaters, we have put together what we think is the team of the Round 11.

SportOdds Weekend Wrap (Round 11)

RUGBY LEAGUE Results & Dividends: NRL Rd 11 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Parramatta 6, St George Illawarra 37 To Win: St George Illawarra $2.55 Line: +6.5 St George Illawarra $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 13+ St George Illawarra $6.25 Half/Full Time Double: St George Illawarra/St George Illawarra $4.00 First Scoring Play: St George Illawarra Try $2.60 First Try Scorer: Reece Simmonds $13.00 Bulldogs 26, Wests Tigers 30 To Win: Wests Tigers $2.70 Line: +6.5 Wests Tigers $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Wests Tigers $4.15 Half Time/Full Time Double: Any Other Result $8.50 First Scoring Play: Bulldogs Try $2.05 First Try Scorer: Ben Harris $13.00 Cowboys 18, Penrith 22 To Win: Penrith $1.57 Line: +4.5 Cowboys $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Penrith $3.10 Half Time/Full Time Double: Cowboys/Penrith $6.75 First Scoring Play: Cowboys Goal $6.25 First Try Scorer: Paul Whatuira $16.00 Melbourne 22, Canberra 18 To Win: Melbourne $1.40 Line: +7.5 Souths $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Melbourne $3.05 Half Time/Full Time Double: Melbourne/Melbourne $1.80 First Scoring Play: Melbourne Try $2.08 First Try Scorer: Scott Hill $16.00 Souths 12, Warriors 26 To Win: Warriors $1.57 Line: +5.5 Warriors @1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 13+ Warriors $2.90 Half Time/Full Time Double: Any Other Result $8.00 First Scoring Play: Souths Try $2.65 First Try Scorer: Luke MacDougall $13.00 Manly 28, Cronulla 30 To Win: Cronulla $1.95 Line: +1.5 Cronulla $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Cronulla $3.45 Half Time/Full Time Double: Cronulla/Cronulla $2.90 First Scoring Play: Cronulla Try $2.55 First Try Scorer: Paul Gallen $26.00

Round 11 Teams and Fixtures

FRIDAY 21st of May 2004

SportOdds Round 10 Betting Wrap

ROUND 10 of the NRL produced some significant upsets, but from a bookmaking point of view it was very hard to make any money, as most of the winners were popular with punters. We did our best to lay the favourites on Friday night, but struggled to find any decent money for the Broncos at the -6.5 line. Everyone wanted to be on the Bulldogs against a depleted Dragons outfit, so that game was a good one for punters. The Roosters were well supported to knock over the Sharks easily, and they duly saluted. Souths and North Queensland played out the first extra time draw in NRL history, and the many punters that took the Cowboys to cover the 7.5 point line were left smarting a little. On Sunday, everyone wanted to predict that the Warriors were going to turn everything around and mysteriously re-find good form. We took a big stand against the Warriors and for the second week in a row, Manly were our best friends. Both Canberra and Parramatta were totally unlayable against Wests Tigers and Melbourne, respectively, and no matter how far we pushed the original favourites out, there was little more than a zak for them. The Storm ended up running two point favourites after opening the week two point outsiders, and the Tigers ran $1.85 favourites on Sunday after opening at $2.10. The large punters all flocked to the Warriors with one bet of $30,000 for them -8.5 points, and two bets of $20,000 each for them at $1.38 to win the game. The Bulldogs attracted a $30,000 wager at $1.93 minus 4.5 start, and also a $25,000 at $1.90 giving the same start. The Roosters had strong support with one bet of $20,000 on them to cover the 8.5 line. Our most successful punter for the past weekend was easily a regular of ours who loves to play on our Halftime/Fulltime Doubles markets. This week he punted on the Any Other Result option in both the Brisbane/Newcastle, and the Souths/North Queensland games. This option requires the scores to be level at either halftime or fulltime, and while he was very unlucky that the Friday night game was not level at halftime, it was at fulltime and along with the Draw in Gosford, he had gotten two bets of $2,000 at $10.00 up in two days. He then changed his tack and took the Warriors to be leading at halftime into Manly to run over the top of them. This also got up for our lucky client and another $18,000 collect was his. These Halftime/Fulltime markets are quite popular, and while it may be more difficult to find a winner, the returns for picking a couple of winners can be very lucrative, as our successful punter can attest to just that after his weekend to remember. Good Luck everyone. RUGBY LEAGUE Results & Dividends: NRL Rd 10 -------------- Cronulla 18, Roosters 38 To Win: Roosters $1.38 Line: -8.5 Roosters $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 13+ Roosters $2.35 Half Time/Full Time Double: Roosters/Roosters $1.80 First Scoring Play: Sharks Try $2.08 First Try Scorer: Nigel Vagana $14.00

Leagueunlimited player of the year awards, round 10

DESPITE playing in a losing team, Shark's half back Brett Kimmorley has extended his lead to 15 points in this year's Leagueunlimited.com Player Awards. The Cronulla skipper picked up another two points from our live updater as the Roosters ran out convincing winners.

SportOdds team of the round - Round 10

THE weekly column here at Leagueunlimited is to highlight what we here on the site think are the best players in each round of the 2004 NRL competition. Based on the opinion received from the Leagueunlimited.com live updaters, we have put together what we think is the team of the Round 10.

SportOdds weekend wrap

RUGBY LEAGUE Results & Dividends: City v Country & NRL Rd 9 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Country 22, City 18 To Win: Country $1.90 Line: -1.5 Country $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Country $3.40 Half Time/Full Time Double: Any Other Result $9.00 First Scoring Play: Country Try $2.40 First Try Scorer: Andrew Ryan $41.00 Cronulla 36, Melbourne 26 To Win: Cronulla $3.55 Line: -10.5 Melbourne $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Cronulla $5.25 Half Time/Full Time Double: Sharks/Sharks $5.75 First Scoring Play: Melbourne Try $1.92 First Try Scorer: Billy Slater $10.00 Cowboys 16, Warriors 8 To Win: Cowboys $1.90 Line: -1.5 Cowboys $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Cowboys $3.45 Half Time/Full Time Double: Any Other Result $9.00 First Scoring Play: Warriors Goal $7.00 First Try Scorer: Ty Williams $13.00 Canberra 20, Broncos 34 To Win: Broncos $2.25 Line: +3.5 Broncos @ 1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 13+ Broncos $5.25 Half Time/Full Time Double: Broncos/Broncos $3.55 First Scoring Play: Canberra Try $2.25 First Try Scorer: Josh Miller $34.00 Penrith 38, Souths 4 To Win: Penrith $1.07 Line: -22.5 Penrith $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 13+ Penrith $1.35 Half Time/Full Time Double: Penrith/Penrith $1.20 First Scoring Play: Penrith Try $1.63 First Try Scorer: Preston Campbell $12.00 Manly 22, St George Illawarra 10 To Win: Manly $3.20 Line: +8.5 Manly @1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Manly $1.90 Half Time/Full Time Double: Manly/Manly $4.50 First Scoring Play: Manly Goal $7.00 First Try Scorer: Ian Donnelly $81.00 Newcastle 32, Bulldogs 6 To Win: Newcastle $2.50 Line: +6.5 Newcastle $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 13+ Newcastle $6.25 Half Time/Full Time Double: Newcastle/Newcastle $5.25 First Scoring Play: Newcastle Try $3.00 First Try Scorer: George Carmont $16.00 Roosters 22, Tigers 0 To Win: Roosters $1.15 Line: -16.5 Roosters $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 13+ Roosters $1.62 Half Time/Full Time Double: Roosters/Roosters $1.35 First Scoring Play: Roosters Try $1.80 First Try Scorer: Gavin Lester $14.00 Round 9 was riddled with difficulties for both bookmakers and punters alike. The annual City v Country Origin match kicked the week off on Friday night and produced almost as much controversy as it did quality football. The game was actually of a high standard, however it also produced at least four serious injuries to some star players. Numerous players involved on Friday night did not back up for their club sides over the weekend and that meant a busy time for eveyone trying to keep up to date with the most recent team information.

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