Tuesday's Expert - 2013 NRL Round 8

We look back at the 8th round of the 2013 NRL Premiership, and see who's joined Cooper Cronk at the top of our Player of the Year leaderboard.

In the NRL, the Melbourne Storm's winning run at the top was finally ended by a courageous Canberra Raiders outfit, the struggling Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and New Zealand Warriors recorded important wins against more fancied opposition, while the Bulldogs continued their form turnaround in disposing of the Wests Tigers on Friday night.

Below you'll find the results, player of the match points and match details for each fixture, plus a look at the NRL ladder after the weekend's games.

 



Brisbane Broncos 12 South Sydney Rabbitohs 26
Venue: Lang Park
Crowd: 39,111
Halftime Score: Brisbane Broncos 12-8

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Greg Inglis
2 points - Sam Burgess
1 point - Bryson Goodwin

BRISBANE BRONCOS (12)
Tries: Scott Prince (2), Jack Reed
Conversions: Scott Prince (2/2)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (26)
Tries: Jason Clark, Greg Inglis, Nathan Merritt, John Sutton
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)

REPORT: Rabbitohs end drought at Suncorp



Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 40 Wests Tigers 4
Venue: Stadium Australia
Crowd: 23453
Halftime Score: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 22-0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Josh Reynolds
2 points - Timoteo Lafai
1 point - James Graham

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (40)
Tries: Tony Williams, Michael Ennis, Sam Perrett (2), Timoteo Lafai, Josh Reynolds, Mitch Brown
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (6/7)

WESTS TIGERS (4)
Tries: James Tedesco
Conversions: Curtis Sironen (0/1)

REPORT: Bulldogs thrash timid Tigers


 


Melbourne Storm 20 Canberra Raiders 24
Venue: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
Crowd: 15464
Halftime Score: 12 all

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Blake Ferguson
2 points - Shaun Fensom
1 point - Dane Tilse

MELBOURNE STORM (20)
Tries: Jesse Bromwich, Billy Slater, Justin O'Neill, Mahe Fonua
Conversions: Cameron Smith (2/4)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (24)
Tries: Blake Ferguson (2), Jack Wighton, Reece Robinson
Conversions: Blake Ferguson (4/4)

REPORT: Raiders ruin the Storm streak


 


Parramatta Eels 10 North Queensland Cowboys 14
Venue: Parramatta Stadium
Crowd: 9157
Halftime Score: North Queensland Cowboys 8-4

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Matthew Scott
2 points - Johnathan Thurston
1 point - Jarryd Hayne

PARRAMATTA EELS (10)
Tries: Ryan Morgan, Fuifui Moimoi
Conversions: Chris Sandow (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Chris Sandow (0/1)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (14)
Tries: Ashley Graham, Antonio Winterstein, Brent Tate
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (1/3)

REPORT: Gritty Cowboys account for gutsy Eels



New Zealand Warriors 25 Gold Coast Titans 24
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium
Crowd: 9,465
Halftime Score: New Zealand Warriors 16-6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Shaun Johnson
2 points - Jamal Idris
1 point - Feleti Mateo

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (25)
Tries: Manu Vatuvei, Shaun Johnson, Feleti Mateo, Bill Tupou, Ben Henry
Field Goals: Shaun Johnson (1/1)
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/5)

GOLD COAST TITANS (24)
Tries: Jamal Idris (2), William Zillman, Anthony Don
Conversions: Aidan Sezer (4/4)

REPORT: Warriors withstand determind Titans



Newcastle Knights 20 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 21
Venue: Newcastle International Sports Centre
Crowd: 16,983
Halftime Score: Newcastle Knights 14-8

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Luke Lewis
2 points - Andrew Fifita
1 point - Jonathan Wright

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (20)
Tries: Dane Gagai, David Fa'alogo, Tyrone Roberts
Field Goals: Kurt Gidley (0/2), Tyrone Roberts (0/1)
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Kurt Gidley (1/1)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (21)
Tries: Jonathan Wright (2), Beau Ryan, Todd Carney
Field Goals: Todd Carney (0/4), Wade Graham (0/1), Jeff Robson (1/1)
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/4)

REPORT: Sharks edge out Knights in Golden Point



Sydney Roosters 30 Penrith Panthers 6
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 11176
Halftime Score: Sydney Roosters 10-6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
2 points - James Maloney
1 point - Boyd Cordner

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (30)
Tries: Jake Friend, Sonny Bill Williams, Michael Jennings (2), Mitchell Pearce
Conversions: James Maloney (4/5)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)

PENRITH PANTHERS (6)
Tries: Matt Moylan
Conversions: Luke Walsh (1/1)

REPORT: Roosters charge through Panthers



St. George Illawarra Dragons 0 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 0
Venue: WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah
Crowd: 11,607
Halftime Score: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-4

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Daly Cherry-Evans
2 points - Jamie Lyon
1 point - Michael Weyman

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (18)
Tries: Nathan Green (2), Michael Weyman, Chase Stanley
Conversions: Jamie Soward (1/4)

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (24)
Tries: Jamie Lyon, David Williams, Matt Ballin, Jorge Taufua
Conversions: Jamie Lyon 4/4

REPORT: Sea Eagles withstand Dragons' fightback



NRL 2013 Telstra Premiership
Ladder after Round 8

Team

P

W

L

D

B

F

A

+/-

Pts

1. Storm

8

7

1

0

0

207

128

79

14

2. Rabbitohs

8

7

1

0

0

183

129

54

14

3. Roosters

8

6

2

0

0

208

82

126

12

4. Sea Eagles

8

6

2

0

0

175

92

83

12

5. Knights

8

5

3

0

0

178

112

66

10

6. Titans

8

4

4

0

0

160

145

15

8

7. Broncos

8

4

4

0

0

138

126

12

8

8. Cowboys

8

4

4

0

0

142

132

10

8

9. Raiders

8

4

4

0

0

132

201

-69

8

10. Bulldogs

8

3

5

0

0

132

149

-17

6

11. Sharks

8

3

5

0

0

117

135

-18

6

12. Dragons

8

3

5

0

0

118

180

-62

6

13. Panthers

8

2

6

0

0

148

190

-42

4

14. Warriors

8

2

6

0

0

129

198

-69

4

15. Eels

8

2

6

0

0

131

203

-72

4

16. Tigers

8

2

6

0

0

107

203

-96

4

 

 



Holden Cup Round 8 Results

QRL ISC & FOGS Round 8 Results

NSWRL VB NSW Cup Round 8 & RM Cup Round 5 Results

ESL Round 13 Review

 



2013 LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM Player of the Year Leaderboard
Updated after Round 8

15 Points
Cooper Cronk (Storm), James Maloney (Roosters)

12 Points
Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs)

10 Points
Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)

9 Points
Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs/City Origin), Paul Gallen (Sharks/Kangaroos)

7 Points
Justin Hodges (Broncos), Ryan Hoffman (Storm/City Origin), Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)

6 Points
Albert Kelly (Titans), George Burgess (Rabbitohs), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Billy Slater (Storm), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Matthew Scott (Cowboys)

5 Points
Chris Sandow (Eels), Todd Carney (Sharks), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Greg Bird (Titans), Darius Boyd (Knights), Matt Gillett (Broncos), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Andrew Fifita (Sharks), Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles)

4 Points
Tyrone Roberts (Knights), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Cameron Smith (Storm/Kangaroos), James Segeyaro (Panthers), Akuila Uate (Knights), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

3 Points
Peter Wallace (Broncos), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), Chris Lawrence (Tigers), Aidan Sezer (Titans), Michael Jennings (Roosters), Tom Symonds (Roosters), Jamie Soward (Dragons), Nate Myles (Titans), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Luke Kelly (Eels), Mitch Rein (Dragons), Sonny Bill Williams (Roosters), Corey Parker (Broncos), James McManus (Knights), Gareth Widdop (Storm), Terry Campese (Raiders), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Daniel Vidot (Dragons), Robbie Farah (Tigers), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs/Country Origin), Samisoni Langi (Roosters/Tonga), Clint Gutherson (Sea Eagles/NSW Under 20's), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Shaun Fensom (Raiders), Boyd Cordner (Roosters), Luke Lewis (Sharks), Blake Ferguson (Raiders)

2 Points
Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Brent Tate (Cowboys), Matt McIlwrick (Raiders), Jesse Bromwich (Storm), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Aaron Woods (Tigers), Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles), Marika Koroibete (Tigers), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Reece Robinson (Raiders), Bill Tupou (Warriors), Sam Williams (Raiders), Tim Mannah (Eels), Michael Gordon (Sharks), Kalifa Faifai Loa (Cowboys), Dan Hunt (Dragons), David Shillington (Raiders), Robbie Rochow (Knights), Edrick Lee (Raiders), Tyson Frizell (Dragons), James Tamou (Cowboys/Kangaroos), Mahe Fonua (Storm/Tonga), Mitch Cornish (Raiders/NSW Under 20's), Will Chambers (Storm), Joel Riethmuller (Cowboys), Matt Moylan (Panthers), Timoteo Lafai (Bulldogs), Jamal Idris (Titans)

1 Point
Brent Kite (Sea Eagles), Ken Sio (Eels), Drury Low (Bulldogs), Justin O'Neill (Storm), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Matt Srama (Titans), Anthony Tupou (Sharks), David Simmons (Panthers), David Williams (Sea Eagles), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Tom Humble (Panthers), Adam Cuthbertson (Knights), Matt Ballin (Sea Eagles), Jack Reed (Broncos), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters), Dean Whare (Panthers), Sisa Waqa (Storm), Manu Vatuvei (Warriors), Nathan Stapleton (Sharks), Brett Morris (Dragons), William Zillman (Titans), Siuatonga Likiliki (Knights/Tonga), David Klemmer (Bulldogs/NSW Under 20's), Daniel Tupou (Roosters), Bryson Goodwin (Rabbitohs), James Graham (Bulldogs), Dane Tilse (Raiders), Feleti Mateo (Warriors), Jonathan Wright (Sharks), Michael Weyman (Dragons)

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