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Tuesday's Expert wraps up all the NRL match results. Plus the LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match!
Current leader board front runner: Bulldogs halfback Brett Kimmorley.
MATCH RESULTS: LeagueUnlimited.com NRL - ROUND 2: 20 MARCH - 23 MARCH 2009
Parramatta Eels 14 def South Sydney Rabbitohs 8 Round 2 :: Friday March 20th, 2009 Venue: ANZ Stadium, Homebush Crowd: 20,871 Referee: Shayne Hayne & Gavin Badger Touch Judges: Paul Holland & Brett Suttor Video Ref: Paul Simpkins Halftime: 8-all
Brisbane Broncos 16 def Melbourne Storm 14 Round 2 :: Friday, March 20th, 2009 Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Crowd: 36,647 Referee: Ben Cummins & Tony De Las Heras Touch Judges: Steve Chiddy & Adam Devcich Video Ref: Bill Harrigan Half time: Broncos 10-8
St George Illawarra Dragons 16 def Gold Coast Titans 10 Round 2 :: Saturday March 21st, 2009 Venue: WIN Stadium, Wollongong Crowd: 13,329 Referee: Ashley Klein & Alan Shortall Touch Judges: Luke Potter & Steve Carrall Video Ref: Sean Hampstead Halftime: Dragons 6-4
Canterbury Bulldogs 28 def Penrith Panthers 26 Round 2 - Saturday March 21st, 2009 7:30pm Venue: CUA Stadium, Penrith Crowd: 16,846 Referee: Matt Cecchin & Chris James Touch Judges: Peter Kirby & Russell Turner Video Ref: Steve Clark Halftime: Panthers 20-12 Penrith Panthers 26 Tries: Trent Waterhouse (2), Paul Aiton, Brad Tighe Goals: Michael Gordon (5/5) Canterbury Bulldogs 28 Tries: Brett Kimmorley, David Stagg, Jamal Idris, Greg Eastwood, Ben Roberts Goals: Hazem El Masri (4/5) LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Match 3 Points: Trent Waterhouse (Panthers) 2 Points: David Stagg (Bulldogs) 1 Point: Brett Kimmorley (Bulldogs)
North Queensland Cowboys 42 def Wests Tigers 14 Round 2 :: Saturday March 21st, 2009 Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Crowd: 19,879 Referee: Jason Robinson & Phil Haines Touch Judges: Daniel Eastwood & Gavin Reynolds Video Ref: Russell Smith Halftime: Cowboys 18-10 North Queensland Cowboys 42 Tries: Antonio Kaufusi, Carl Webb, Matt Bowen, Travis Burns, Aaron Payne, Ty Williams, John Williams Goals: Johnathan Thurston (7/7) Wests Tigers 14 Tries: Taniela Tuiaki, John Morris, Tim Moltzen Goals: Benji Marshall (1/3)
Sydney Roosters 28 def Canberra Raiders 4 Round 2 :: Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 Venue: Canberra Stadium Crowd: 13,100 Referee: Jared Maxwell & Gerard Sutton Touch Judges: Mohamad Fajajo & David Abood Video Ref: Tim Mander
Canberra Raiders (4) Tries: Bronson Harrison Goals: Terry Campese (0/1) Sydney Roosters (28) Tries: Anthony Minichiello, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Mitchell Pearce, Braith Anasta (2) Goals: Mitchell Pearce (0/1), Craig Fitzgibbon (2/3), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (1/1)
New Zealand Warriors 26 def Manly Sea Eagles 24 Round 2 :: Sunday March 22nd, 2009 Venue: Brookvale Oval Crowd: 16,307 Referee: Shayne Hayne & Steve Lyons Touch Judges: Steve Chiddy & Jeff Younis Video Ref: Chris Ward
Manly Sea Eagles 24 Tries: Michael Bani, Jamie Lyon (2), Andrew Suniula, Adam Cuthbertson Goals: Matt Orford (2/5) New Zealand Warriors 26 Tries: Brent Tate (2), Manu Vatuvei, Jesse Royal, Jerome Ropati Goals: Denan Kemp (3/5)
Newcastle Knights 24 def Cronulla Sharks 12 Round 2 :: Sunday March 23rd, 2009 Venue: Toyota Stadium, Woolooware Crowd: 11,148 Referee: Ben Cummins & Brett Suttor Touch Judges: Adam Reid & Paul Holland Video Ref: Phil Cooley Half-Time: Newcastle 12-6
FULL 2009 DRAW - CLICK HERE
LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER AWARDS 2009 LEADER BOARD
4 points Brett Kimmorley (Bulldogs)
3 points Braith Anasta (Roosters), Scott Dureau (Knights), Gareth Ellis (Tigers), Israel Folau (Broncos), Nathan Friend (Titans), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Greg Inglis (Storm), Joel Moon (Warriors), Steve Price (Warriors), Joel Reddy (Eels), Grant Rovelli (Cowboys), Jarrod Saffy (Dragons), Chris Sandow (Rabbitohs), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers)
2 points Michael Bani (Sea Eagles), Travis Burns (Cowboys), Petero Civoniceva (Panthers), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Robbie Farah (Tigers), Lance Hohaia (Warriors), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Krisnan Inu (Eels), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Cory Paterson (Knights), Scott Prince (Titans), Kevin Proctor (Storm), Jeremy Smith (Dragons), Jamie Soward (Dragons), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)
1 point Luke Bailey (Titans), Adam Blair (Storm), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Bronson Harrison (Raiders), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Jamal Idris (Bulldogs), Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Eddy Pettybourne (Rabbitohs), Kade Snowden (Sharks), David Stagg (Bulldogs), Aku Uate (Knights), Peter Wallace (Broncos)
The LeagueUnlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Tuesday