Tuesday's Expert - NRL 2013 Round 4

We look back at the Round 4 of the 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership, and see how the LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year leaderboard is shaping up after the first month of competition.

We look back at the first round of the 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership, and an early look at the eight joint leaders of the 2013 LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year.
Round 1 produced some surprising results, with the Newcastle Knights and Parramatta Eels surging to the top of the table with 30+ point victories over an unimpressive Wests Tigers and New Zealand Warriors respectively.
Below you'll find the results, player of the match points and match details for each Round 1 fixture.\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.

At the top of the table we still have the Melbourne Storm and South Sydney Rabbitohs, both sides undefeated after the first four weeks. The Sydney Roosters continued their rise up the table with their third consecutive win, while the Parramatta Eels sunk to 13th and the Raiders to last after the Warriors kicked off their 2013 campaign.

Below you'll find the results, player of the match points and match details for each Round 4 fixture.

 



Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26 Wests Tigers 0

Venue: Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Crowd: 11,758
Halftime Score: Sea Eagles 4-0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Tom Symonds
2 points - Daly Cherry-Evans
1 point - David Williams 

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (26)
Tries: Tom Symonds, David Williams (2), Daly Cherry-Evans, Steve Matai
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (3/5) 

WESTS TIGERS (0)
Penalty Goals: Benji Marshall (0/1)

REPORT: Manly outclass Wests Tigers.



South Sydney Rabbitohs 17 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park
Crowd: 51,686
Halftime Score: 6-all

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

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (12)
Tries: Mitch Brown, Ben Barba
Conversions: Krisnan Inu (2/2) 

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (17)
Tries: George Burgess, Nathan Merritt, Bryson Goodwin
Field Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (2/3)

REPORT: Rabbitohs outlast gallant Bulldogs.



Brisbane Broncos 26 Melbourne Storm 32

Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Crowd: 40,071
Halftime Score: Storm 14-6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Cooper Cronk
2 points - Billy Slater
1 point - Josh Hoffman

BRISBANE BRONCOS (26)
Tries: Josh Hoffman (3), Jack Reed, Allex Glenn
Conversions: Scott Prince (3/5)

MELBOURNE STORM (32)
Tries: Tafeaga Junior Sa'u, Billy Slater (3), Matt Duffie (2)
Field Goals: Cooper Cronk (0/1)
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/6)

REPORT: Storm survive against Broncos.



Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12 St. George Illawarra Dragons 25

Venue: Sharks Stadium, Woolooware
Crowd: 20,130
Halftime Score: Dragons 12-6 

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jamie Soward (1 try, 4 goals, 1 field goal)
2 points - Trent Merrin
1 point - Nathan Fien (1 try)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (12)
Tries: Jeff Robson, Andrew Fifita
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/2)

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (25)
Tries: Nathan Fien, Jamie Soward, Jason Nightingale (2)
Field Goals: Jamie Soward (1/3)
Conversions: Jamie Soward (4/4)

REPORT: Dragons negate Sharks bite.



Penrith Panthers 10 Gold Coast Titans 28

Venue: Centrebet Stadium, Penrith
Crowd: 8,181
Halftime Score: Titans 12-0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Nate Myles
2 points - Greg Bird
1 point - Tom Humble

PENRITH PANTHERS (10)
Tries: Wes Naiqama, Tom Humble
Conversions: Wes Naiqama (1/1), Luke Walsh (0/1)

GOLD COAST TITANS (28)
Tries: David Mead, Greg Bird, Steve Michaels, Kevin Gordon (2)
Conversions: Aidan Sezer (4/5)

REPORT: Titans bolt to three straight wins.

 



Newcastle Knights 28 Canberra Raiders 12

Venue: Hunter Stadium, New Lambton
Crowd: 18,689
Halftime Score: Raiders 12-10 

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jarrod Mullen
2 points - Tyrone Roberts
1 point - Adam Cuthbertson 

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (28)
Tries: Akuila Uate, Anthony Quinn, Tyrone Roberts, Adam Cuthbertson (2)
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (1/2), Tyrone Roberts (3/3) 

CANBERRA RAIDERS (12)
Tries: Joel Thompson, Josh Papalii
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (2/2)

REPORT: Knights get the choccies over Raiders on Easter Sunday.



New Zealand Warriors 20 North Queensland Cowboys 18

Venue: Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Crowd: 10 572
Halftime Score: Cowboys - 12-6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Simon Mannering
2 points - Bill Tupou
1 point - Shaun Johnson

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (20)
Tries: Shaun Johnson, Elijah Taylor, Konrad Hurrell
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Shaun Johnson (1/1)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (18)
Tries: Kalifa Fai Fai Loa, Brent Tate, Antonio Winterstein
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)

REPORT: Warriors hold on against Cowboys.



Sydney Roosters 50 Parramatta Eels 0

Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 18,014
Halftime Score: Roosters 22-0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
2 points - James Maloney
1 point - Sonny Bill Williams

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (50)
Tries: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Sonny Bill Williams, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (3), Michael Jennings, Daniel Mortimer, Daniel Tupou, Boyd Cordner
Conversions: James Maloney (7/9)

PARRAMATTA EELS (0)

REPORT: Roosters run riot over passive Parramatta.


 

2013 LADDER

P

W

D

L

B

F

A

+/-

Pts

1 Storm

4

4

0

0

0

116

64

52

8

2 Rabbitohs

4

4

0

0

0

103

66

37

8

3 Sea Eagles

4

3

0

1

0

94

30

64

6

4 Titans

4

3

0

1

0

90

36

54

6

5 Knights

4

3

0

1

0

104

60

44

6

6 Roosters

4

3

0

1

0

84

42

42

6

7 Sharks

4

2

0

2

0

64

53

11

4

8 Wests Tigers

4

2

0

2

0

69

104

-35

4

9 Broncos

4

1

0

3

0

62

68

-6

2

10 Bulldogs

4

1

0

3

0

62

79

-17

2

11 Panthers

4

1

0

3

0

92

110

-18

2

12 Dragons

4

1

0

3

0

58

94

-36

2

13 Eels

4

1

0

3

0

74

111

-37

2

14 Cowboys

4

1

0

3

0

58

98

-40

2

15 Warriors

4

1

0

3

0

48

102

-54

2

16 Raiders

4

1

0

3

0

52

113

-61

2

 



Lower Grade Results:

Holden Cup U20's Round 4 || VB NSW Cup Round 4 || QRL ISC & FOGS Round 3



2013 LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM Player of the Year leaderboard
Updated after Round 4

12 Points
Cooper Cronk (Storm)

7 Points
James Maloney (Roosters), Jarrod Mullen (Knights)

5 Points
Paul Gallen (Sharks), Chris Sandow (Eels), Albert Kelly (Titans), Todd Carney (Sharks), Billy Slater (Storm), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)

4 Points
Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs), George Burgess (Rabbitohs), Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Tyrone Roberts (Knights), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)

3 Points
Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys), James Segeyaro (Panthers), Darius Boyd (Knights), Peter Wallace (Broncos), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), Akuila Uate (Knights), Andrew Fifita (Sharks), Chris Lawrence (Tigers), Aidan Sezer (Titans), Michael Jennings (Roosters), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Tom Symonds (Roosters), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Jamie Soward (Dragons), Nate Myles (Titans), Simon Mannering (Warriors)

2 Points
Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Brent Tate (Cowboys), Matt McIlwrick (Raiders), Jesse Bromwich (Storm), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Greg Bird (Titans), Aaron Woods (Tigers), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles), Marika Koroibete (Tigers), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Reece Robinson (Raiders), Greg Bird (Titans), Bill Tupou (Warriors)

1 Point
Brent Kite (Sea Eagles), Ken Sio (Eels), Drury Low (Bulldogs), Luke Walsh (Panthers), Justin O'Neill (Storm), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Matt Srama (Titans), Robbie Farah (Tigers), Michael Gordon (Sharks), Anthony Tupou (Sharks), David Simmons (Panthers), Sam Williams (Raiders), David Williams (Sea Eagles), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Tom Humble (Panthers), Adam Cuthbertson (Knights), Sonny Bill Williams (Roosters)

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