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Round 7, 23-25 April 2005
Matt Orford has broken away from the pack to score top spot in this week?s Leagueunlimited.com Player Awards. The Storm half back is on 10 points, two points clear of the field.
Meanwhile, Cowboys' full back Matt Bowen has come in from the clouds with a maximum score to move up to eight points overall. Bowen is joined by Raiders? full back Clinton Schifcofske who picked up a point over the Anzac weekend of matches.
Darren Lockyer put in a gutsy effort to secure one point in the Broncos? victory over the Sharks and is well in contention on seven points.
What follows is a log jam of players well within range and jockeying for position in this year?s Leagueunlimited.com Players Awards.
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 Mondays Expert?s League wrap.
MATCH RESULTS: EELS 26 Tries: Grothe 2, Wagon, Morrison, Tahu Goals: Burt (3/6) WESTS TIGERS 16 Tries: Farah 2, Richards Goals: Hodgson (2/3) Parramatta Stadium Sat 5:30pm Half time: Eels 18-10 Crowd: 18,107 Referee: Stephen Clark Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - T Smith (Eels) 2 - E Grothe (Eels) 1 - R Farah (Tigers)
SHARKS 12 Tries: Simmons, Kimmorley Goals: Covell 2/3 BRONCOS 16 Tries: S Berrigan, Smith, Thorn Goals: Lockyer 2/4 Toyota Park Sat 7:30pm Half time: Sharks 12-6 Crowd: 17,864 Referee: Paul Simpkins Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - D Stagg (Broncos) 2 - D Nutley (Sharks) 1 - D Lockyer (Broncos)
PANTHERS 22 Tries: Lewis, Franze, Rooney, Priddis Goals: Campbell 3/4 COWBOYS 36 Tries: M. Bowen 2, Jensen 2, Luck, B. Bowen Goals: Hannay 6/6 Penrith Stadium Sat 7:30pm Half time: Cowboys 12-4 Crowd: 17,998 Referee: Jason Robinson Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - M Bowen (Cowboys) 2 - R Jensen (Cowboys) 1 - P Campbell (Panthers)
RAIDERS 10 Tries: Schifcofske, Mogg Goals: Schifcofske 1/2 STORM 46 Tries: Slater 2, King 2, Hill, Webster, Geyer, Hoffman Goals: Smith 3/4, Orford 4/5 Canberra Stadium Sun 2:30pm Half time: Storm 16-10 Crowd: 13,280 Referee: Tony Archer Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - M Orford (Storm) 2 - B Slater (Storm) 1 - C Schifcofske (Raiders)
KNIGHTS 20 Tries: T Salkeld 2, Woolnough Goals: K Gidley 4/5 BULLDOGS 24 Tries: L Patten 2, H El Masri, B Morrin Goals: H El Masri 4/4 EnergyAustralia Stadium Sun 3:00pm Half time: Bulldogs 12-8 Crowd: 18,378 Referee: Steve Lyons Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - L Patten (Bulldogs) 2 - H El Masri (Bulldogs) 1 - D Buderus (Knights)
SEA EAGLES 48 Tries: Matai, Donald, Williamson, Kite, Stephenson, Stewart, Menzies, Randall, Witt. Goals: Witt 6/9 RABBITOHS 14 Tries: L Macdougall, Rigon, Bell Goals: Williams 1/3 Brookvale Oval Sun 3:00pm Half time: Sea Eagles 26-4 Crowd: 18,331 Referee: Tim Mander Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - S Menzies (Sea Eagles) 2 - M Witt (Sea Eagles) 1 - A Watmough (Sea Eagles)
ROOSTERS 24 Tries: Walker 2, Minichiello, Cross Goals: Fitzgibbon 3/3, Roberts 1/1 DRAGONS 26 Tries: Hornby 2, Timmins, Cooper Goals: Head 5/6 Aussie Stadium Mon 3:00pm Half time: Roosters 18-12 Crowd 32,270 Referee: Sean Hampstead Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - M Head (Dragons) 2 - L Ricketson (Roosters) 1 - B Hornby (Dragons)
Full draw and results ? CLICK HERE
Next weekend matches: Round 8, 29-30 April, 1 May 2005 Broncos v Sea Eagles Suncorp Stadium Fri 7:30pm Storm v Sharks Olympic Park Sat 5:30pm Bulldogs v Eels Telstra Stadium Sat 7:30pm Cowboys v Roosters Dairy Farmers Stadium Sat 7:30pm Warriors v Panthers Ericsson Stadium Sun 2:00pm Knights v Raiders EnergyAustralia Stadium Sun 2:30pm Wests Tigers v Dragons Telstra Stadium Sun 3:00pm Rabbitohs v BYE
LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER AWARDS 2005 LEADER BOARD The Leagueunlimited.com players awards are decided by our live score updaters. Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email us.
10 points M Orford (Storm)
8 points M Bowen (Cowboys), C Schifcofske (Raiders)
7 points D Lockyer (Broncos)
6 points K Kahler (Raiders), D Peachey (Sharks), B Slater (Storm), D Stagg (Broncos), A Watmough (Sea Eagles), R Wesser (Panthers)
5 points P Campbell (Panthers), J Cayless (Roosters), N Hindmarsh (Eels), S Jones (Warriors), G Morrison (Eels), S Price (Warriors), S Prince (Tigers), M Sing (Cowboys), J Thurston (Cowboys), T Waterhouse (Panthers), J Williams (Rabbitohs), M Witt (Sea Eagles)
4 points J Hannay (Cowboys), A Harrison (Rabbitohs), B Kimmorley (Sharks), S Menzies (Sea Eagles), M Monaghan (Sea Eagles), J Smith (Raiders), B Tate (Broncos), C Wing (Roosters)
3 points L Covell (Sharks), N Cayless (Eels), R Cross (Roosters), P Gallen (Sharks), M Head (Dragons), R Hoffman (Storm), B Hornby (Dragons), B Kennedy (Sea Eagles), M King (Storm), H Maiava (Sharks), A Minichiello (Roosters), M O'Neill (Tigers), L Patten (Bulldogs), A Ryan (Bulldogs), J Ryles (Dragons), B Seymour (Broncos), T Smith (Eels), B Thorn (Broncos), N Vagana (Sharks), C Webb (Cowboys), P Whatuira (Tigers), R Wiki (Warriors), L Withers (Raiders), S Woolford (Raiders)
2 points B Anasta (Bulldogs), T Byrne (Warriors), P Civoniceva (Broncos), A Dykes (Sharks), H El Masri (Bulldogs), B Finch (Roosters), N Fien (Warriors), C Flannery (Roosters), D Galea (Panthers), M Geyer (Storm), E Grothe (Eels), T Grimaldi (Bulldogs), R Jensen (Cowboys), A Laffranchi (Tigers), PJ Marsh (Eels), M Minichiello (Rabbitohs), D Nutley (Sharks), I Paleaasina (Warriors), L Ricketson (Roosters), M Sullivan (Sharks), S Walker (Rabbitohs)
1 point B Berrigan (Broncos), S Berrigan (Broncos), P Bowman (Cowboys), D Buderus (Knights), D Cooper (Knights), R Farah (Tigers), C Fitzgibbon (Roosters), B Fletcher (Rabbitohs), A Guttenbeil (Warriors), T Hill (Sea Eagles), K Hunt (Broncos), A Johns (Knights), L MacDougall (Rabbitohs), J Morris (Eels), S Southern (Cowboys), L Thompson (Dragons), S Timmins (Dragons), W Tonga (Bulldogs), M Utai (Bulldogs), S B Williams (Bulldogs), T Williams (Cowboys)