Tuesday's Expert - 2013 NRL Round 9

We look back at the 9th round of the 2013 NRL Premiership, and see who's leading our Player of the Year standings.

A huge week of results now sees the South Sydney Rabbitohs, having dropped just one game all year, atop the NRL table. This is after the Melbourne Storm lost their second straight game to the Penrith Panthers on Sunday night. Canterbury's resurgence continued with their third straight win, the Raiders stunned the Knights 44-14 in Canberra, while the struggling Eels held out Brisbane to record a famous victory for the club on the eve of their board elections. The Tigers and Warriors continue to bring up the rear of the competition after losses at the weekend.

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.

 



South Sydney Rabbitohs 28 North Queensland Cowboys 10
Venue: Stadium Australia
Crowd: 15972
Halftime Score: South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

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

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (28)
Tries: Sam Burgess, Bryson Goodwin, Greg Inglis (2), Nathan Merritt
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/5)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (10)
Tries: Antonio Winterstein (2)
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (1/2)

REPORT: Bunnies batter Cowboys in Sydney

 



Wests Tigers 6 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 30
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 9858
Halftime Score: 6 all

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

WESTS TIGERS (6)
Tries: Matt Utai
Conversions: Curtis Sironen (1/1)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (30)
Tries: Andrew Fifita, Jeff Robson, Jayson Bukuya, Sosaia Feki (2)
Conversions: Michael Gordon (5/5)

REPORT: Sharks dominate listless Tigers

 

 


 


New Zealand Warriors 16 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24
Venue: Wellington Stadium
Crowd: 30112
Halftime Score: New Zealand Warriors 16-6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Ben Barba
2 points - Josh Morris
1 point - James Graham

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (16)
Tries: Manu Vatuvei, Thomas Leuluai, Glen Fisiiahi
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/3)

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (24)
Tries: Michael Ennis, Sam Perrett, Ben Barba, Josh Reynolds
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (4/4)

REPORT: Canterbury claim Capital Clash over Warriors

 


 


Parramatta Eels 19 Brisbane Broncos 18
Venue: Parramatta Stadium
Crowd: 11005
Halftime Score: Parramatta Eels 11-8

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jarryd Hayne
2 points - Chris Sandow
1 point - Jordan Kahu

PARRAMATTA EELS (19)
Tries: Jarryd Hayne, Luke Kelly, Joseph Paulo
Field Goals: Jarryd Hayne (1/1)
Conversions: Chris Sandow (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Chris Sandow (1/2)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (18)
Tries: Jordan Kahu (2), Justin Hodges, Ben Hunt
Conversions: Corey Parker (0/2), Peter Wallace (1/2)

REPORT: Rookie Eels upset fancied Broncos

 

 


 


Canberra Raiders 44 Newcastle Knights 14
Venue: Canberra Stadium
Crowd: 10453
Halftime Score: Newcastle Knights 14-12

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Blake Ferguson
2 points - Josh Papalii
1 point - Reece Robinson

CANBERRA RAIDERS (44)
Tries: Sandor Earl (3), Blake Ferguson (3), Reece Robinson, Joe Picker, Jack Wighton
Conversions: Blake Ferguson (4/8), Reece Robinson (0/1)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (14)
Tries: James McManus, Robbie Rochow
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Kurt Gidley (1/1)

REPORT: Raiders run roughshod over Knights

 

 


 


Gold Coast Titans 15 St. George Illawarra Dragons 14
Venue: Skilled Park
Crowd: 12,117
Halftime Score: 8-all

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Greg Bird
2 points - Jason Nightingale
1 point - Aidan Sezer

GOLD COAST TITANS (15)
Tries: William Zillman (2)
Field Goals: Aidan Sezer (1/1)
Conversions: Aidan Sezer (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Aidan Sezer (1/1)

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (14)
Tries: Daniel Vidot, Jason Nightingale (2)
Field Goals: Jamie Soward (0/2)
Conversions: Jamie Soward (1/2), Chase Stanley (0/1)

REPORT: Titans prevail narrowly over Dragons

 

 


 


Penrith Panthers 12 Melbourne Storm 10
Venue: Penrith Stadium
Crowd: 7803
Halftime Score: Penrith Panthers 12-0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Luke Walsh
2 points - David Simmons
1 point - Matt Moylan

PENRITH PANTHERS (12)
Tries: David Simmons (2), Travis Robinson
Field Goals: Luke Walsh (0/1)
Conversions: Luke Walsh (0/3)

MELBOURNE STORM (10)
Tries: Sisa Waqa, Jesse Bromwich
Conversions: Cameron Smith (1/2)

REPORT: Panthers shock lacklustre Storm

 

 


 


Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 4 Sydney Roosters 16
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Crowd: 12950
Halftime Score: Sydney Roosters 8-0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Michael Jennings
2 points - James Maloney
1 point - Boyd Cordner

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (4)
Tries: Steve Matai
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (0/1)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (16)
Tries: Michael Jennings, Jake Friend
Conversions: James Maloney (2/2)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (2/2)

REPORT: Gutsy Roosters outlast Sea Eagles

 



NRL 2013 Telstra Premiership
Ladder after Round 9

Team

P

W

L

D

B

F

A

+/-

Pts

1. Rabbitohs

9

8

1

0

0

211

139

72

16

2. Roosters

9

7

2

0

0

224

86

138

14

3. Storm

9

7

2

0

0

217

140

77

14

4. Sea Eagles

9

6

3

0

0

179

108

71

12

5. Knights

9

5

4

0

0

192

156

36

10

6. Titans

9

5

4

0

0

175

159

16

10

7. Raiders

9

5

4

0

0

176

215

-39

10

8. Broncos

9

4

5

0

0

156

145

11

8

9. Sharks

9

4

5

0

0

147

141

6

8

10. Cowboys

9

4

5

0

0

152

160

-8

8

11. Bulldogs

9

4

5

0

0

156

165

-9

8

12. Panthers

9

3

6

0

0

160

200

-40

6

13. Dragons

9

3

6

0

0

132

195

-63

6

14. Eels

9

3

6

0

0

150

221

-71

6

15. Warriors

9

2

7

0

0

145

222

-77

4

16. Tigers

9

2

7

0

0

113

233

-120

4

 



Holden Cup Round 9 Results

QRL ISC & FOGS Round 8 Results

NSWRL VB NSW Cup Round 9 & RM Cup Round 6 Results

Tetley's Challenge Cup Round 5 Review

 



2013 LeagueUnlimited.com PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Leaderboard updated after Round 9

17 Points
James Maloney (Roosters)

15 Points
Cooper Cronk (Storm)

13 Points
Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs)

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

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

8 Points
George Burgess (Rabbitohs), Greg Bird (Titans), Jarryd Hayne (Eels)

7 Points
Justin Hodges (Broncos), Ryan Hoffman (Storm/City Origin), Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Chris Sandow (Eels), Andrew Fifita (Sharks), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

6 Points
Albert Kelly (Titans), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Billy Slater (Storm), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Matthew Scott (Cowboys), Blake Ferguson (Raiders), Michael Jennings (Roosters)

5 Points
Todd Carney (Sharks), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Darius Boyd (Knights), Matt Gillett (Broncos), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Luke Lewis (Sharks)

4 Points
Tyrone Roberts (Knights), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Cameron Smith (Storm/Kangaroos), James Segeyaro (Panthers), Akuila Uate (Knights), Robbie Farah (Tigers), Aidan Sezer (Titans), Boyd Cordner (Roosters)

3 Points
Peter Wallace (Broncos), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), Chris Lawrence (Tigers), 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), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs/Country Origin), Samisoni Langi (Roosters/Tonga), Clint Gutherson (Sea Eagles/NSW Under 20's), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Shaun Fensom (Raiders), Ben Barba (Bulldogs), Reece Robinson (Raiders), David Simmons (Panthers), Matt Moylan (Panthers)

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), 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), Timoteo Lafai (Bulldogs), Jamal Idris (Titans), Josh Morris (Bulldogs), James Graham (Bulldogs), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Jason Nightingale (Dragons),

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 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), Dane Tilse (Raiders), Feleti Mateo (Warriors), Jonathan Wright (Sharks), Michael Weyman (Dragons), Jordan Kahu (Broncos)

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