Tuesday's Expert - NRL 2013 Round 5

We look back at the Round 5 of the 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership, and see how the LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year leaderboard is shaping up.

The Storm and Rabbitohs remain atop the competition and are headed for a mammoth showdown next Saturday as part of Heritage Round, while the Bulldogs, Panthers and Warriors remain the only clubs on just one win after five weeks of footy.

Below you'll find the results, player of the match points and match details for each Round 5 fixture.

 



Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20

Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 18,563
Halftime Score: Manly 18-0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Brett Stewart
2 points - Anthony Watmough
1 point - Matt Ballin 

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (6)
Tries: Michael Ennis
Conversions: Timoteo Lafai (1/1) 

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (20)
Tries: Jorge Taufua (2), Jamie Lyon
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Lyon (1/2)

REPORT: Sea Eagles fly over Bulldogs


 


Gold Coast Titans 12 Brisbane Broncos 32

Venue: Skilled Park
Crowd: 22,749
Halftime Score: Titans 12-10

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Matt Gillett
2 points - Justin Hodges
1 point - Albert Kelly

GOLD COAST TITANS (12)
Tries: Albert Kelly, Beau Falloon
Conversions: Greg Bird (2/2)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (32)
Tries: Peter Wallace, Josh Hoffman, Matt Gillett, Justin Hodges, Andrew McCullough, Nick Slyney
Conversions: Scott Prince (4/6)

REPORT: Broncos dominate Titans in derby



Parramatta Eels 13 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6

Venue: Parramatta Stadium
Crowd: 11,063
Halftime Score: Parramatta 10-6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Luke Kelly
2 points - Tim Mannah
1 point - Michael Gordon

PARRAMATTA EELS (13)
Tries: Ryan Morgan (2)
Field Goals: Luke Kelly (1/1)
Conversions: Chris Sandow (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Chris Sandow (1/1)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (6)
Tries: Michael Gordon
Conversions: Michael Gordon (1/1)

REPORT: Eels claim inaugural Johnny Mannah Cup



North Queensland Cowboys 30 Penrith Panthers 0
Venue: 1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville
Crowd: 12,431
Halftime Score: Cowboys 24-0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Johnathan Thurston
2 points - Kalifa Faifai Loa
1 point - James Tamou

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (30)
Tries: Kalifa Faifai Loa, Kane Linnett (2), Antonio Winterstein, Robert Lui
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)

PENRITH PANTHERS (0)
Tries: None
Goals: None

REPORT: Cowboys overrun the Panthers



New Zealand Warriors 22 South Sydney Rabbitohs 24

Venue: Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Crowd: 13,512
Halftime Score: Rabbitohs 18-6

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

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (18)
Tries: Ben Matulino, Ngani Laumape, Konrad Hurrell, Pita Godinet
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (1/4)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (24)
Tries: Nathan Merritt, Greg Inglis, Bryson Goodwin, George Burgess
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/4)

REPORT: Rabbitohs out-run Warriors to go top



St. George Illawarra Dragons 19 Newcastle Knights 16
Venue: WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah
Crowd: 14,226
Halftime Score: Dragons 9 - 0 

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Mitch Rein
2 points - Dan Hunt
1 point - Trent Merrin

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (19)
Tries: Brett Morris, Jason Nightingale, Tyson Frizell
Field Goals: Jamie Soward (1/1)
Conversions: Jamie Soward (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Soward (1/1) 

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (16)
Tries: Darius Boyd, Timana Tahu, Akuila Uate
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (2/3)

REPORT: Dragons hold out fast-finishing Knights.



Canberra Raiders 24 Sydney Roosters 22
Venue: Canberra Stadium
Crowd: 10,969
Halftime Score: Roosters 16 - 0 

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jarrod Croker
2 points - David Shillington
1 point - Sam Williams

CANBERRA RAIDERS (24)
Tries: Edrick Lee, Jarrod Croker, Sam Williams, Sandor Earl
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (4/4)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (22)
Tries: James Maloney, Michael Oldfield, Mitchell Aubusson, Anthony Minichiello (5)
Conversions: James Maloney (3/4)

REPORT: Raiders rock Roosters at the death



Melbourne Storm 26 Wests Tigers 12
Venue: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
Crowd: 18,866
Halftime Score: 6-all

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Cooper Cronk
2 points - Cameron Smith
1 point - Robbie Farah

MELBOURNE STORM (26)
Tries: Siosaia Vave, Mahe Fonua, Cooper Cronk, Sisa Waqa
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (1/1)

WESTS TIGERS (12)
Tries: James Tedesco, Benji Marshall
Conversions: Braith Anasta (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Braith Anasta (1/1)

REPORT: Storm outlast gallant Tigers


 

2013 LADDER
after Round 5

P

W

D

L

B

F

A

+/-

Pts

1 Storm

5

5

0

0

0

142
76
+66

10

2 Rabbitohs

5

5

0

0

0

127
88
+39

10

3 Sea Eagles

5

4

0

1

0

114
36
+78

8

4 Knights

5

3

0

2

0

120
79
+41

6

5 Roosters

5

3

0

2

0

106
66
+40

6

6 Titans

5

3

0

2

0

102
68
+34

6

7 Broncos

5

2

0

3

0

94
80
+14

4

8 Sharks

5

2

0

3

0

70
66
+4

4

9 Cowboys

5

2

0

3

0

88
98
-10

4

10 Eels

5

2

0

3

0

87
117
-30

4

11 Dragons

5

2

0

3

0

77
110
-33

4

12 Tigers

5

2

0

3

0

81
130
-49

4

13 Raiders

5

2

0

3

0

76
135
-59

4

14 Bulldogs

5

1

0

4

0

68
99
-31

2

15 Panthers

5

1

0

4

0

92
140
-48

2

16 Warriors

5

1

0

4

0

70
126
-56

2

 



Lower Grade Results:

VB NSW Cup & Ron Massey Cup Round 5 || QRL ISC & FOGS Round 4



2013 LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM Player of the Year leaderboard
Updated after Round 5

15 Points
Cooper Cronk (Storm)

7 Points
James Maloney (Roosters), Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs)

6 Points
Albert Kelly (Titans), George Burgess (Rabbitohs), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys), Jarrod Croker (Raiders)

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

4 Points
Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Tyrone Roberts (Knights), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Justin Hodges (Broncos)

3 Points
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), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Tom Symonds (Roosters), Jamie Soward (Dragons), Nate Myles (Titans), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Matt Gillett (Broncos), Luke Kelly (Eels), Mitch Rein (Dragons)

2 Points
Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Brent Tate (Cowboys), Matt McIlwrick (Raiders), Jesse Bromwich (Storm), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Greg Bird (Titans), Aaron Woods (Tigers), Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles), Marika Koroibete (Tigers), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Reece Robinson (Raiders), Greg Bird (Titans), Bill Tupou (Warriors), Sam Williams (Raiders), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), Tim Mannah (Eels), Michael Gordon (Sharks), Kalifa Faifai Loa (Cowboys), Dan Hunt (Dragons), David Shillington (Raiders), Cameron Smith (Storm), Robbie Farah (Tigers)

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), Anthony Tupou (Sharks), David Simmons (Panthers), David Williams (Sea Eagles), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Tom Humble (Panthers), Adam Cuthbertson (Knights), Sonny Bill Williams (Roosters), Matt Ballin (Sea Eagles), James Tamou (Cowboys)

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