Tuesday's Expert wraps up all the NRL match results. LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match!

Leader board update: Following some standout performances, Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys) is in front with Robbie Farah (Tigers) and Jamie Soward (Dragons) in equal second place.

MATCH RESULTS: LeagueUnlimited.com NRL - ROUND 17: 3-6 JULY 2009

St George Illawarra Dragons 34 def Sydney Roosters 12 Round 17 - Friday July 3rd, 2009 07:35pm Venue: WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah Referee: Tony Archer & Tony De Las Heras Sideline Officials: Steve Carrall & Mohamad Fajajo Video Referee: Sean Hampstead Crowd: 12,472 Halftime: Roosters 12-6

St George Illawarra Dragons 34 Tries: Neville Costigan, Jamie Soward (2), Wendell Sailor, Matt Prior (2) Goals: Jamie Soward (5/6) Sydney Roosters 12 Tries: Craig Fitzgibbon (2) Goals: Craig Fitzgibbon (2/2)

LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Match 3 Points: Jamie Soward (Dragons) 2 Points: Jake Friend (Roosters) 1 Point: Matt Prior (Dragons)

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Brisbane Broncos 28 def New Zealand Warriors 14 Round 17 - Friday July 3rd, 2009 07:35pm Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Referee: Jared Maxwell & Bernard Sutton
Sideline Officials: Jeff Younis & Phil Haines
Video Referee: Steve Clark Crowd: 32,456 Halftime: Warriors 8-4

Brisbane Broncos 28
Tries: Israel Folau, Josh Hoffman, Lagi Setu, Antonio Winterstein, Steve Michaels
Goals: Peter Wallace (4/6)
New Zealand Warriors 14
Tries: Steve Price (2)
Goals: Kevin Locke (3/3)

LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Match 3 Points: Dave Taylor (Broncos) 2 Points: Sam Thaiday (Broncos) 1 Point: Tonie Carroll (Broncos)

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Wests Tigers 54 def South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 Round 17 - Saturday July 4th, 2009 5:30pm Venue: ANZ Stadium, Homebush Referee: Steve Lyons & Alan Shortall Sideline Officials: Daniel Eastwood & Peter Kirby Video Referee: Russell Smith Crowd: 14,856 Halftime: Tigers 26-10

South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 Tries: Luke Capewell (3), Nathan Merritt Goals: Chris Sandow (2/3), Issac Luke (0/1) Wests Tigers 54 Tries: Taniela Tuiaki (3), Blake Ayshford (2), Corey Payne, Tim Moltzen, Beau Ryan, John Skandalis, Shannon Gallant Goals: Benji Marshall (7/10)

LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Match 3 Points: Robbie Farah (Tigers) 2 Points: Gareth Ellis (Tigers) 1 Point: Taniela Tuiaki (Tigers)

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Melbourne Storm 18 def Newcastle Knights 14 Round 17 - Saturday July 4th, 2009 7:30pm Venue: Olympic Park, Melbourne Referee: Shayne Hayne & Matt Cecchin Sideline Officials: Paul Holland & Rick McFarlane Video Referee: Paul Simpkins Crowd: 9,041 Halftime: Knights 8-6 Melbourne Storm 18 Tries: Greg Inglis, Billy Slater, Will Chambers Goals: Cameron Smith (3/3) Newcastle Knights 14 Tries: Wes Naiqama, Aku Uate Goals: Kurt Gidley (3/3) LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Match 3 Points: Cooper Cronk (Storm) 2 Points: Matt Hilder (Knights) 1 Point: Billy Slater (Storm)

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North Queensland Cowboys 24 def Cronulla Sharks 4 Round 17 - Saturday July 4th, 2009 07:30pm Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Referee: Ben Cummins & Brett Suttor Sideline Officials: David Abood & Gavin Atkins Video Referee: Phil Cooley Crowd: 17,283 Halftime: 0-all

North Queensland Cowboys 24 Tries: John Williams, Matt Bowen (2), Ty Williams Goals: Johnathan Thurston (4/5) Cronulla Sharks 4 Tries: Matthew Wright Goals: Luke Covell (0/1)

LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Match 3 Points: Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys) 2 Points: Matt Bowen (Cowboys) 1 Point: Grant Rovelli (Cowboys)

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Canberra Raiders 34 def Gold Coast Titans 28 Round 17 - Sunday July 5th, 2009 02:00pm Venue: Canberra Stadium Referee: Gavin Badger & Chris James Sideline Officials: Steve Chiddy & Adam Reid Video Referee: Chris Ward Crowd: 9,800 Halftime: Raiders 28-6

Canberra Raiders 34 Tries: Phil Graham (2), Josh Miller (2), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Bronson Harrison Goals: Terry Campese (5/6) Gold Coast Titans 28 Tries: Anthony Laffranchi, David Mead (2), Chris Walker, Preston Campbell Goals: Scott Prince (4/5)

LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Match 3 Points: Terry Campese (Raiders) 2 Points: Chris Walker (Titans) 1 Point: Phil Graham (Raiders)

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Penrith Panthers 38 def Parramatta Eels 34 Round 17 - Sunday July 5th, 2009 03:00pm Venue: CUA Stadium, Penrith Referee: Jason Robinson & Gerard Sutton Sideline Officials: Russell Turner & Adam Devcich Video Referee: Bill Harrigan Crowd: 16,845 Halftime: Panthers 22-18

Penrith Panthers 38 Tries: Tim Grant, Michael Jennings (3), Joseph Paulo, Nathan Smith, Junior Tia-Kilifi Goals: Luke Walsh (5/7) Parramatta Eels 34 Tries: Joel Reddy, Daniel Mortimer (2), Nathan Hindmarsh, Jarryd Hayne, Luke Burt
Goals: Luke Burt (5/6)

LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Match 3 Points: Michael Jennings (Panthers) 2 Points: Trent Waterhouse (Panthers) 1 Point: Jarryd Hayne (Eels)

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Manly Sea Eagles 19 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 12 Round 17 - Monday July 6th, 2009 7:00pm Venue: Brookvale Oval, Manly Referee: Tony Archer & Jared Maxwell Sideline Officials: Jeff Younis & Steve Carrall Video Referee: Tim Mander Crowd: 15,510 Halftime: Manly 7-6

Manly Sea Eagles 19 Tries: Glenn Stewart, David Williams, Josh Perry Field Goals: Matt Orford (1/1) Goals: Matt Orford (3/3) Canterbury Bulldogs 12 Tries: Josh Morris (2) Goals: Hazem El Masri (2/3)

LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Match 3 Points: Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles) 2 Points: Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) 1 Point: Josh Morris (Bulldogs)

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20 points Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)

18 points Robbie Farah (Tigers), Jamie Soward (Dragons)

17 points Cooper Cronk (Storm), Jarryd Hayne (Eels)

16 points Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)

12 points Michael Ennis (Bulldogs)

11 points Petero Civoniceva (Panthers), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Jarrod Mullen (Knights)

10 points Ben Creagh (Dragons), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Greg Inglis (Storm), Brett Kimmorley (Bulldogs), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)

9 points Terry Campese (Raiders), Nathan Friend (Titans), Michael Luck (Warriors)

8 points Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Scott Prince (Titans), Ben Roberts (Bulldogs), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

7 points Preston Campbell (Titans), Brett Morris (Dragons), Matt Prior (Dragons), Mat Rogers (Titans), Chris Sandow (Rabbitohs), Peter Wallace (Broncos)

6 points Gareth Ellis (Tigers), Israel Folau (Broncos), Ben Hannant (Bulldogs), Michael Jennings (Panthers), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers)

5 points Braith Anasta (Roosters), Chris Bailey (Sea Eagles), Trent Barrett (Sharks), Travis Burns (Cowboys), Isaac De Gois (Knights), Chris Heighington (Tigers), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters), Frank Pritchard (Panthers), Jarrod Sammut (Panthers), Billy Slater (Storm), Cameron Smith (Storm), Anthony Tupou (Sharks)

4 points Matt Bowen (Cowboys), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Brett Finch (Storm), Bronson Harrison (Raiders), Lance Hohaia (Warriors), Kevin Locke (Warriors), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Wade McKinnon (Warriors), Mark Minichiello (Titans), Daniel Mortimer (Eels), Ben Rogers (Knights), Grant Rovelli (Cowboys), Shane Shackleton (Roosters), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)

3 points Matt Cooper (Dragons), Scott Dureau (Knights), Blake Ferguson (Sharks), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Bryson Goodwin (Bulldogs), Michael Henderson (Titans), Marc Herbert (Raiders), Jarrad Hickey (Bulldogs), Matt Hilder (Knights), Chris Houston (Knights), Jamal Idris (Bulldogs), Stacey Jones (Warriors), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Anthony Laffranchi (Titans), Chris Lawrence (Tigers), Jeff Lima (Storm), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), Adam MacDougall (Knights), Sika Manu (Storm), David Mead (Titans), Brad Meyers (Titans), Josh Miller (Raiders), David Milne (Raiders), Tim Moltzen (Tigers), Joel Moon (Warriors), Frank-Paul Nuuausala (Roosters), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Justin Poore (Dragons), Scott Porter (Sharks), Steve Price (Warriors), Joel Reddy (Eels), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), Jarrod Saffy (Dragons), Steve Southern (Cowboys), Nathan Stapleton (Sharks), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Dave Taylor (Broncos), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Taniela Tuiaki (Tigers), Michael Weyman (Dragons), Craig Wing (Rabbitohs), Dean Young (Dragons)

2 points Michael Bani (Sea Eagles), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Will Chambers (Storm), Lachlan Coote (Panthers), Michael Crocker (Rabbitohs), Luke Douglas (Sharks), David Fa'alogo (Rabbitohs), Jake Friend (Roosters), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Wade Graham (Panthers), Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs), Krisnan Inu (Eels), Kris Keating (Eels), Nick Kenny (Broncos), James McManus (Knights), Willie Mason (Roosters), Grant Millington (Sharks), Corey Parker (Broncos), Cory Paterson (Knights), Sam Perrett (Roosters), Joe Picker (Raiders), Kevin Proctor (Storm), Wendell Sailor (Dragons), Beau Scott (Dragons), Jeremy Smith (Dragons), David Stagg (Bulldogs), Zeb Taia (Knights), Fetuli Talanoa (Rabbitohs), Joseph Tomane (Storm), Alan Tongue (Raiders), Chris Walker (Titans), David Williams (Sea Eagles)

1 point Blake Ayshford (Tigers), Luke Bailey (Titans), Adam Blair (Storm), Darius Boyd (Dragons), Luke Burt (Eels), Justin Carney (Raiders), Tonie Carroll (Broncos), Joel Clinton (Broncos), Luke Covell (Sharks), Matt Cross (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Bulldogs), Ashley Graham (Cowboys), Phil Graham (Raiders), Eric Grothe (Eels), Glenn Hall (Sea Eagles), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Neville Costigan (Dragons), Dallas Johnson (Storm), PJ Marsh (Broncos), Ben Matulino (Warriors), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Joel Monaghan (Raiders), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Josh Morris (Bulldogs), Nate Myles (Roosters), Eddy Pettybourne (Rabbitohs), Beau Ryan (Tigers), David Simmons (Sharks), Kade Snowden (Sharks), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Luke Stuart (Rabbitohs), Ben Te'o (Broncos), Aku Uate (Knights), Cooper Vuna (Knights), John Williams (Cowboys), William Zillman (Titans)

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