Tuesday's Expert Wrap - NRL Round 10

We've arrived at the end of the Round 10 of the 2014 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership! Check out all the results, reports and player of the year points right here.

This week the NRL and its clubs celebrated the annual Harvey Norman Women in League round, featuring plenty of themed jerseys, luncheons & corporate events and charity initiatives. It all kicked off Friday with Billy Slater winning the "fullback duel" over Greg Inglis as the Storm downed the Bunnies at ANZ, while up north Brisbane claimed another SEQ derby over the Gold Coast. Saturday saw the Eels spoil Benji's NRL return at the Dragons, trouncing the hapless visitors 36-0, while the Tigers edged out their former teammates at Cronulla and the Cowboys put the cleaners through the reigning premiers, the Roosters.

Sunday footy hit a sparsely populated GIO Stadium where Canberra turned in a much better performance despite going down to Penrith by six, while the Bulldogs held on for another gritty victory over the Warriors to maintain the competition lead. Manly produced a special comeback on Monday night to consign the Newcastle Knights to another loss, anchoring them to the bottom of the table with the Sharks.

Here's how Round 10 panned out across the eight games...


South Sydney Rabbitohs 14 Melbourne Storm 27
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Date: Friday 16 May 2014 at 7:40pm
Crowd: 18508
Halftime Score: South Sydney Rabbitohs 4 Melbourne Storm 20

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Billy Slater
2 points - Jesse Bromwich
1 point - Cameron Smith

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (14)
Tries: Alex Johnston (2), Adam Reynolds
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (1/3)

MELBOURNE STORM (27)
Tries: Billy Slater (2), Cooper Cronk, Sisa Waqa
Field Goals: Cooper Cronk (1/2)
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

Match Report: Slater sails back to number one - Aaron Thomas


Brisbane Broncos 22 Gold Coast Titans 8
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Date: Friday 16 May 2014 at 7:40pm
Crowd: 31380
Halftime Score: Brisbane Broncos 4 Gold Coast Titans 8

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Ben Hunt
2 points - Justin Hodges
1 point - Paul Carter

BRISBANE BRONCOS (22)
Tries: Dale Copley (2), Matt Gillett, Jack Reed
Conversions: Ben Hunt (0/1), Corey Parker (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Matt Gillett (1/1)

GOLD COAST TITANS (8)
Tries: Anthony Don
Conversions: Beau Henry (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Aidan Sezer (1/1), Beau Henry (0/1)

Match Report: Bustling Broncos beat bruised Titans - Justin 'Alliteration' Davies


Parramatta Eels 36 St. George Illawarra Dragons 0
Venue: Pirtek Stadium
Date: Saturday 17 May 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 18631
Halftime Score: Parramatta Eels 12 St. George Illawarra Dragons 0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jarryd Hayne
2 points - Chris Sandow
1 point - Ken Sio

PARRAMATTA EELS (36)
Tries: Ken Sio (2), Corey Norman, Jarryd Hayne (2), Pauli Pauli
Conversions: Chris Sandow (6/6)

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (0)

Match Report: Electric Eels burn fireless Dragons - Josh Robertson


Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 20 Wests Tigers 22
Venue: Remondis Stadium
Date: Saturday 17 May 2014 at 5:30pm
Crowd: 15869
Halftime Score: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 8 Wests Tigers 10

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Cory Paterson
2 points - Luke Brooks
1 point - Paul Gallen

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (20)
Tries: Michael Gordon, Sam Tagataese, Paul Gallen
Conversions: Michael Gordon (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Michael Gordon (1/2)

WESTS TIGERS (22)
Tries: David Nofoaluma, Pat Richards, Cory Paterson, Chris Lawrence
Conversions: Pat Richards (3/4)

Match Report: Wests edge out Sharks in a tight Tigers affair - Annelise Fagan


North Queensland Cowboys 42 Sydney Roosters 10
Venue: 1300SMILES Stadium
Date: Saturday 17 May 2014 at 7:30pm
Crowd: 15361
Halftime Score: North Queensland Cowboys 30 Sydney Roosters 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Johnathan Thurston
2 points - Kane Linnett
1 point - Michael Morgan

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (42)
Tries: Kane Linnett (3), Johnathan Thurston, Tariq Sims, Matthew Wright, Brent Tate
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (5/7)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (2/2)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (10)
Tries: Anthony Minichiello, Daniel Mortimer
Conversions: James Maloney (1/2)

Match Report: Cowboys Ride High for JT's 200th - Josh Robertson


Canberra Raiders 20 Penrith Panthers 26
Venue: GIO Stadium
Date: Sunday 18 May 2014 at 2:00pm
Crowd: 8892
Halftime Score: Canberra Raiders 16 Penrith Panthers 14

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Peter Wallace
2 points - David Simmons
1 point - Anthony Milford

CANBERRA RAIDERS (20)
Tries: Reece Robinson (2), Jarrod Croker, Anthony Milford
Conversions: Reece Robinson (0/1), Jarrod Croker (2/3)

PENRITH PANTHERS (26)
Tries: David Simmons (2), Josh Mansour, Matt Moylan, James Segeyaro
Conversions: Jamie Soward (3/5)

Match Report: Panthers record back-to-back wins - Aaron Thomas


Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16 New Zealand Warriors 12
Venue: Waikato Stadium
Date: Sunday 18 May 2014 at 2:00pm
Crowd: 17673
Halftime Score: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4 New Zealand Warriors 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - James Graham
2 points - Sam Kasiano
1 point - Konrad Hurrell

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (16)
Tries: Mitch Brown, James Graham, Greg Eastwood
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (1/3)
Penalty Goals: Trent Hodkinson (1/1)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (12)
Tries: Ben Matulino, Ben Henry
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/2)

Match Report: Clinical Bulldogs Hold Off Fast Finishing Warriors - James Rodbourn


Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 15 Newcastle Knights 14
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Date: Monday 19 May 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 8655
Halftime Score: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 0 Newcastle Knights 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Daly Cherry-Evans
2 points - Jorge Taufua
1 point - Jarrod Mullen

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (15)
Tries: Jorge Taufua (2), Jamie Buhrer
Field Goals: Jack Littlejohn (0/1), Daly Cherry-Evans (1/1)
Conversions: Steve Matai (1/3)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (14)
Tries: Akuila Uate (2), Dane Gagai
Field Goals: Darius Boyd (0/1)
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (1/2), Tyrone Roberts (0/1)
Penalty Goals: Kurt Gidley (0/1)

Match Report: Sea Eagles steal late one to bottom out Knights - Justin Davies


NRL 2014 - looking back:

TUESDAYS EXPERT: Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 |
Round 7 | Round 8 | RepRound 9

DRAW & RESULTS: Click here

FULL NRL LADDER: Click here

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