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Tuesday's Expert - NRL 2013 Round 2
We look back at the Round 2 of the 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership, and a look at the Round 2 leader of the 2013 LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year.
Round 2 saw the Melbourne Storm and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles surge ahead with their second wins of the season, while the South Sydney Rabbitohs joined them atop the ladder with a gritty second round win. The Canberra Raiders and St. George Illawarra Dragons bring up the other end of the table after disappointing losses.
Below you'll find the results, player of the match points and match details for each Round 2 fixture.
CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS 20 defeated PARRAMATTA EELS 16
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Thursday 14 March 2013, 8:05pm
Venue: Stadium Australia (ANZ Stadium)
Halftime: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20 Parramatta Eels 16
REPORT: "Bulldogs defend halftime lead"
Holden Cup: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 32-24
BRISBANE BRONCOS 22 defeated ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS 6
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Friday 15 March 2013, 8:05pm
Venue: WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Halftime: St. George Illawarra Dragons 6 Brisbane Broncos 6
Holden Cup: St. George Illawarra Dragons 40-28
SYDNEY ROOSTERS 16 defeated NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS 14
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Saturday 16 March 2013, 5:30pm AEDT
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Halftime: Sydney Roosters 6 New Zealand Warriors 0
Holden Cup: Sydney Roosters 24-20
MELBOURNE STORM 32 defeated NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS 10
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Saturday 16 March 2013, 7:30pm AEDT
Venue: Willows Sports Complex (1300SMILES Stadium)
Halftime: Melbourne Storm 16 North Queensland Cowboys 6
Holden Cup: North Queensland Cowboys 26-16
GOLD COAST TITANS 36 defeated CANBERRA RAIDERS 0
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Sunday 17 March 2013, 2:00pm AEDT
Venue: Skilled Park, Robina
Halftime: Gold Coast Titans 30 Canberra Raiders 0
REPORT: "Titans run roughshod over Raiders"
CANBERRA RAIDERS 0
Holden Cup: Canberra Raiders 38-24
REPORT: "Tigers' second half show downs Panthers"
Holden Cup: Penrith Panthers 30-18
MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES 32 defeated NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS 0
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Sunday 17 March 2013, 6:30pm
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Halftime: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 10 Newcastle Knights 0
REPORT: "Manly batter Knights into submission"
NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS 0
Holden Cup: Newcastle Knights 26-14
SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS 14 defeated CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS 12
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Monday 18 March 2013, 7:00pm
Venue: Stadium Australia (ANZ Stadium)
Halftime: South Sydney Rabbitohs 14 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6
REPORT: "Rabbitohs outgrind gallant Sharks"
Holden Cup: South Sydney Rabbitohs 32-18
2013 LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM Player of the Year leaderboard
Updated after Round 2
Cooper Cronk (Storm)
Paul Gallen (Sharks)
Chris Sandow (Eels)
George Burgess (Rabbitohs), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys), James Segeyaro (Panthers), Darius Boyd (Knights), Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), Peter Wallace (Broncos), James Maloney (Roosters), Albert Kelly (Titans), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs)
Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Brent Tate (Cowboys), Matt McIlwrick (Raiders), Jesse Bromwich (Storm), Todd Carney (Sharks), Akuila Uate (Knights), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Greg Bird (Titans), Aaron Woods (Tigers), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)
Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs), Brent Kite (Sea Eagles), Ken Sio (Eels), Drury Low (Bulldogs), Luke Walsh (Panthers), Justin O'Neill (Storm), Andrew Fifita (Sharks), Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Billy Slater (Storm), Matt Srama (Titans), Robbie Farah (Tigers), Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles), Michael Gordon (Sharks)