Tuesday's Expert Wrap - NRL Round 1

We've arrived at the end of the first round of the 2014 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership! Check out all the results, reports and player of the year points right here.

While it's early days, new & under pressure coaches like Brad Arthur (Parramatta), Steve Price (Dragons) and Paul Green (Cowboys) will happy to have registered wins in the opening round. It's not all roses of course, with big question marks over the Wests Tigers, Warriors and even the Sharks early on. Read on to see how the scoring unfolded across Round 1!


South Sydney Rabbitohs 28 Sydney Roosters 8
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Date: Thursday 6 March 2014 at 8:05pm
Crowd: 27282

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Greg Inglis
2 points - Sam Burgess
1 point - Chris McQueen

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (28)
Tries: Bryson Goodwin, Greg Inglis (3)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (2/2)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (8)
Tries: Michael Jennings
Conversions: James Maloney (1/1)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)

Match Report: Rabbitohs Catch Roosters Napping (Aaron Thomas)


Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12 Brisbane Broncos 18
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Date: Friday 7 March 2014 at 8:05pm
Crowd: 18040

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Lachlan Maranta
2 points - Andrew McCullough
1 point - Ben Barba

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (12)
Tries: Josh Morris, Tony Williams
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (2/2)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (18)
Tries: Dale Copley, Daniel Vidot, Lachlan Maranta
Conversions: Corey Parker (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Ben Hunt (1/1)

Match Report: Gutsy Broncos Outlast Bulldogs (LeagueUnlimited Media)


Penrith Panthers 30 Newcastle Knights 8
Venue: Sportingbet Stadium Penrith
Date: Saturday 8 March 2014 at 4:30pm
Crowd: 11369

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Josh Mansour
2 points - Peter Wallace
1 point - Dean Whare

PENRITH PANTHERS (30)
Tries: Elijah Taylor, Josh Mansour (2), Adam Docker, Jeremy Latimore
Field Goals: Peter Wallace (0/1)
Conversions: Jamie Soward (1/1), Peter Wallace (4/4)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (8)
Tries: Beau Scott
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Tyrone Roberts (1/1)

Match Report: Depleted Knights No Match for Panthers (Tim Costello)


Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22 Melbourne Storm 23
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Date: Saturday 8 March 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 14200

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Ben Hampton
2 points - Sisa Waqa
1 point - Young Tonumaipea

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (22)
Tries: Steve Matai (2), Cheyse Blair, Justin Horo
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Lyon (1/1)

MELBOURNE STORM (23)
Tries: Sisa Waqa (2), Ben Hampton, Jesse Bromwich
Field Goals: Cameron Smith (1/2), Ben Roberts (0/1)
Conversions: Cameron Smith (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/2)

Match Report: Tale of Two Halves but Melbourne Triumph (LeagueUnlimited Media)


North Queensland Cowboys 28 Canberra Raiders 22
Venue: 1300SMILES Stadium
Date: Saturday 8 March 2014 at 9:00pm
Crowd: 12121

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Johnathan Thurston
2 points - Jason Taumalolo
1 point - Anthony Milford

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (28)
Tries: Kyle Feldt, Johnathan Thurston, Rory Kostjasyn, Gavin Cooper, Antonio Winterstein
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (4/5)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (22)
Tries: Edrick Lee, Jarrod Croker, Reece Robinson, Josh Papalii
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (1/1), Reece Robinson (1/3)
Penalty Goals: Anthony Milford (1/1)

Match Report: Cowboys Comeback Cyclone Chases Raiders Away (Josh Robertson)


St. George Illawarra Dragons 44 Wests Tigers 24
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Date: Sunday 9 March 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 19860

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Gareth Widdop
2 points - Trent Merrin
1 point - Tyson Frizell

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (44)
Tries: Tyson Frizell (2), Ben Creagh, Gerard Beale, Michael Witt, Mitch Rein, Adam Quinlan
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (7/7)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (1/1)

WESTS TIGERS (24)
Tries: Pat Richards, James Tedesco, Robbie Farah, Martin Taupau
Conversions: Pat Richards (4/4)

Match Report: Widdop fires Dragons to big win (Tim Costello)


Parramatta Eels 36 New Zealand Warriors 16
Venue: Pirtek Stadium
Date: Sunday 9 March 2014 at 6:30pm
Crowd: 14397

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Semi Radradra
2 points - Jarryd Hayne
1 point - Manu Ma'u

PARRAMATTA EELS (36)
Tries: Semi Radradra (3), Jarryd Hayne, Vai Toutai (3)
Conversions: Corey Norman (2/5), Junior Paulo (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Junior Paulo (1/1)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (16)
Tries: Glen Fisiiahi, Carlos Tuimavave, Manu Vatuvei
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (1/3)
Penalty Goals: Shaun Johnson (1/1)

Match Report: Eels Dispatch Warriors To Start 2014 In Style (James Rodbourn)


Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12 Gold Coast Titans 18
Venue: Remondis Stadium
Date: Monday 10 March 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 9321

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Albert Kelly
2 points - Greg Bird
1 point - Wade Graham

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (12)
Tries: Tinirau Arona, Wade Graham
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/2)

GOLD COAST TITANS (18)
Tries: Greg Bird, Albert Kelly, William Zillman
Field Goals: Aidan Sezer (0/1)
Conversions: Aidan Sezer (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Aidan Sezer (1/1)

Match Report: Gallen injured as Titans sneak home (Paul Jobber)


Our LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year Leaderboard will return in Round 2, for now scroll up and check out each game's players of the match, as voted by our dedicated team of updaters!

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