Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Finals (Week One)

Canterbury Bulldogs 16 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 10
National Rugby League - Finals Week 1 - Friday September 7, 2012 7:45pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 36,420
Halftime: Canterbury Bulldogs 6 Manly Sea Eagles 10

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Aiden Tolman
2 Points - Josh Morris
1 Point - Sam Kasiano 

Canterbury Bulldogs (16)
Tries: Kris Keating, Ben Barba, Jonathan Wright
Field Goals: Ben Barba (0/1)
Conversions: Krisnan Inu (2/3)

Manly Sea Eagles (10)
Tries: Brett Stewart, Jorge Taufua
Conversions: Daly Cherry-Evans (1/2)

'Bulldogs advance to Grand Final qualifier'

Melbourne Storm 24 defeated South Sydney Rabbitohs 6
National Rugby League - Finals Week 1 - Saturday September 8, 2012 5:45pm
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
Crowd: 19,750
Halftime: Melbourne Storm 18 South Sydney Rabbitohs 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Gareth Widdop
2 Points - Billy Slater (1 Try)
1 Point - Sisa Waqa (1 Try)

Melbourne Storm (24)
Tries: Ryan Hoffman, Billy Slater, Sisa Waqa, Mahe Fonua
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

South Sydney Rabbitohs (6)
Tries: Eddy Pettybourne
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (1/1)

'Storm outclass South Sydney'

North Queensland Cowboys 33 defeated Brisbane Broncos 16
National Rugby League - Finals Week 1 - Saturday September 8, 2012 7:45pm
Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium
Crowd: 21,307
Halftime: North Queensland Cowboys 18 Brisbane Broncos 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Matt Bowen (1 Try, 1 Field Goal)
2 Points - James Tamou
1 Point - Petero Civoniceva

North Queensland Cowboys (33)
Tries: Brent Tate, Matt Bowen, Michael Morgan (3)
Field Goals: Matt Bowen (1/1)
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (2/2)

Brisbane Broncos (16)
Tries: Sam Thaiday, Dale Copley, Corey Norman
Conversions: Peter Wallace (2/3)

'Cowboys knock out Broncos'

Canberra Raiders 34 defeated Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 16
National Rugby League - Finals Week 1 - Sunday September 9, 2012 4:00pm
Venue: Canberra Stadium
Crowd: 24,450
Halftime: Canberra Raiders 16 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Sam Williams (1 Try)
2 Points - Bryce Gibbs
1 Point - Blake Ferguson (2 Tries)

Canberra Raiders (34)
Tries: Glen Buttriss, Blake Ferguson (2), Sandor Earl (2), Sam Williams, Josh Papalii
Conversions: Josh Dugan (0/3), Jarrod Croker (2/3), Blake Ferguson (0/1)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (1/1)

Cronulla Sutherland Sharks (16)
Tries: Wade Graham, Nathan Stapleton, Ricky Leutele
Conversions: Todd Carney (1/1), Nathan Stapleton (1/2)

'Canberra extend Shire's drought as Cronulla are eliminated'

(includes votes from all NRL fixtures, the ANZAC Test, City v Country and State of Origin games)

Twenty-nine Points
Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys/Australia/Queensland)

Twenty-eight Points
Cooper Cronk (Storm/Queensland), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Billy Slater (Storm/Queensland)

Twenty-seven Points

Twenty-six Points

Matt Bowen (Cowboys), Jarrod Mullen (Knights)

Twenty-five Points
Shaun Johnson (Warriors/New Zealand)

Twenty-four Points
Ben Barba (Bulldogs)

Twenty-three Points
Benji Marshall (Tigers)

Twenty-two Points
Scott Prince (Titans)

Twenty-one Points

Twenty Points

Paul Gallen (Sharks), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs/Queensland), Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs)

Nineteen Points

Cameron Smith (Storm/Australia)

Eighteen Points


Seventeen Points
Jarryd Hayne (Eels/New South Wales), Josh McCrone (Raiders), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Peter Wallace (Broncos)

Sixteen Points

Todd Carney (Sharks/Country/New South Wales), James Maloney (Warriors), Jamie Soward (Dragons)

Fifteen Points

Fourteen Points
Luke Bailey (Titans), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

Thirteen Points
Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs)

Twelve Points
Lachlan Coote (Country/Panthers), Robbie Farah (Tigers/New South Wales), Ben Hannant (Broncos)

Eleven Points
Danny Buderus (Knights), Krisnan Inu (Bulldogs), David Taylor (Rabbitohs)

Ten Points
Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), James Graham (Bulldogs), Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters), Reece Robinson (Raiders), Chris Sandow (Eels)

Nine Points
Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Josh Morris (Bulldogs), Aidan Sezer (Titans), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), James Tamou (Cowboys), Brent Tate (Cowboys/Queensland)

Eight Points
Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Josh Dugan (Raiders), Andrew McCullough (Broncos), Jeff Robson (Sharks), Beau Ryan (Tigers), Tony Williams (Sea Eagles)

Seven Points

Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Brett Morris (Dragons), Nate Myles (Titans/Queensland), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Gareth Widdop (Storm)

Six Points
Greg Bird (Titans), Bryce Gibbs (Sharks), Alex Glenn (Broncos), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Michael Jennings (Panthers), Sam Kasiano (Bulldogs), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Kane Linnett (Cowboys), Josh McGuire (Broncos), Aaron Woods (Tigers)

Five Points
Wade Graham (Sharks), Konrad Hurrell (Warriors), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Corey Parker (Broncos), Glenn Stewart (Sea Eagles), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs)

Four Points
Colin Best (Sharks), Darius Boyd (Knights), Jason Bukuya (Sharks), Sandor Earl (Raiders), Andew Fifita (Sharks), Ryan Hinchcliffe (Storm), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Kevin Kingston (Panthers), Brent Kite (Sea Eagles), Kevin Locke (Warriors), Todd Lowrie (Storm), David Mead (Titans), Kevin Naiqama (Knights), Corey Norman (Broncos), Timana Tahu (Knights), Akuila Uate (Knights), Sisa Waqa (Storm)

Three Points
Blake Austin (Panthers), Travis Burns (Panthers), Terry Campese (Raiders), Will Chambers (Storm), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Shaun Fenson (Raiders), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Liam Fulton (Tigers), Tim Grant (Panthers), Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Chris Houstan (Knights), Dan Hunt (Dragons), Justin Hunt (Rabbitohs), Martin Kennedy (Roosters), Edrick Lee (Raiders), Jacob Lillyman (Warriors), Reni Maitua (Eels), Willie Mason (Knights), Steve Michaels (Titans), Tim Moltzen (Tigers), Daniel Mortimer (Roosters), Dane Nielsen (Storm), Frank-Paul Nuuausala (Roosters), Matt Prior (Dragons), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Ben Roberts (Eels), Tyrone Roberts (Knights), Joel Romelo (Bulldogs), Beau Scott (Dragons), James Segeyaro (Cowboys), David Shillington (Raiders), Ashton Sims (Cowboys), Matt Srama (Titans), Brad Takairangi (Roosters), Brad Tighe (Panthers), Dane Tilse (Raiders), Chad Townsend (Sharks), Daniel Tupou (Roosters), Sam Williams (Raiders), Antonio Winterstein (Cowboys), William Zillman (Titans)

Two Points

Anasta (Roosters),

Shaun Berrigan (Raiders), Gavin Cooper (Cowboys), Isaac de Gois (Sharks), Tyson Frizell (Sharks), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Ben Henry (Warriors), Ben Horndy (Dragons), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Ben Matulino (Warriors), Sam McKendry (Panthers), Michael Morgan (Cowboys), Ryan Morgan (Eels), Bryan Norrie (Storm), Anthony Quinn (Storm), Matt Scott (Cowboys), Tariq Sims (City), Ken Sio (Eels), Kade Snowden (Knights), David Stagg (Bulldogs), Nathan Stapleton (Sharks), Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Roosters), Etu Uaisele (Panthers), Daniel Vidot (Dragons), Dean Whare (Sea Eagles), Jack Wighton (Raiders), Jonathan Wright (Bulldogs), Matthew Wright (Sharks), Dean Young (Dragons)

One Point
Leeson Ah Mau (Dragons), Adam

Blair (Tigers), Jamie Buhrer (Sea Eagles), Luke Burt (Eels), Justin Carney (Roosters), Boyd Cordner (Roosters), Michael Crocker (Rabbitohs), Greg Eastwood (Bulldogs), Gareth Ellis (Tigers), Blake Ferguson (Raiders), Jake Friend (Roosters), Matt Gillett (Broncos), Aiden Guerra (Roosters), Dane Halatau (Bulldogs), Josh Jackson (Bulldogs), Luke Kelly (Eels), Jason King (Sea Eagles), Marika Koroibete (Tigers), Brenton Lawrence (Titans), Joseph Leilua (Roosters),

Feleti Mateo (Warriors), Alex McKinnon (Knights), Fui Fui Moi Moi (Eels), Jake Mullaney (Tigers), Ben

Murdoch-Masila (Tigers), Justin O'Neill (Storm), Nathan Peats (Rabbitohs), Sam Perrett (Bulldogs), Jordan Rankin (Titans), Ben Ross (Sharks), Curtis Sironen (Tigers), Jeremy Smith (Sharks), Kyle Stanley (Dragons), Joel Thompson (Raiders), Ray Thompson (Cowboys), Manu Vatuvei (Warriors), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), David Williams (Sea Eagles)