Tuesday's Expert Wrap - NRL Round 13

HALFWAY! We've arrived at the end of Round 13 of the 2014 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership! Check out all the results, reports and player of the year points right here.

The proverbial fifty-metre-line of the competition sees the Penrith Panthers sitting atop the ladder together with Canterbury and Manly. The latter pair faced off on Friday night to open the round at a muddy and wet Brookvale Oval, with Manly dominating despite a slow start. Elsewhere the Eels held out a fast-finishing Cowboys at Pirtek, while Saturday saw a late triple header that kicked off with the Panthers putting the Titans away at Robina to ascend to the top. The later games on Saturday featured the Dragons making easy meat of the Sharks, and the Rabbitohs coming home strong in Perth to down the Warriors.

Move to Sunday and the Tigers fought off a gallant Newcastle in front of a healthy Novocastrian crowd, before the Roosters took care of the Storm in clinical fashion. On Monday, the Broncos comfortably defeated the Raiders in the Nation's Capital.

Here's a look at the full results, scorers, player points and links to each match report for Round 13:

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 32 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Date: Friday 6 June 2014 at 7:40pm
Crowd: 9235
Halftime Score: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Daly Cherry-Evans
2 points - Brett Stewart
1 point - Jamie Lyon

Tries: Steve Matai, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Peta Hiku, Brett Stewart (2)
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (5/5)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Lyon (1/1)

Tries: Mitch Brown, Chase Stanley
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (1/2)

Match Report: Sea Eagles bruise muddled Bulldogs - Justin Davies

Parramatta Eels 18 North Queensland Cowboys 16
Venue: Pirtek Stadium
Date: Friday 6 June 2014 at 7:40pm
Crowd: 10142
Halftime Score: Parramatta Eels 14 North Queensland Cowboys 6

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

Tries: Junior Paulo, Semi Radradra, Ken Sio, Jarryd Hayne
Conversions: Chris Sandow (1/4)

Tries: James Tamou, Antonio Winterstein, Michael Morgan
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (2/3)

Match Report: Eels too good for Cowboys in thriller - Luke Wenitong

Gold Coast Titans 14 Penrith Panthers 36
Venue: Cbus Super Stadium
Date: Saturday 7 June 2014 at 5:30pm
Crowd: 10507
Halftime Score: Gold Coast Titans 8 Penrith Panthers 14

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Tyrone Peachey
2 points - Jamie Soward
1 point - James Segeyaro

Tries: Luke Douglas, David Mead
Conversions: Kevin Gordon (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Kevin Gordon (1/1)

Tries: James Segeyaro, Jamie Soward, Lewis Brown, Isaah Yeo, Tyrone Peachey, Matt Moylan
Conversions: Jamie Soward (5/6)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Soward (1/1)

Match Report: Panthers blow Titans away late - Tim Costello

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 0
Venue: WIN Stadium
Date: Saturday 7 June 2014 at 7:30pm
Crowd: 12079
Halftime Score: St. George Illawarra Dragons 18 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Benji Marshall
2 points - Gareth Widdop
1 point - Josh Dugan

Tries: Peter Mata'utia, Josh Dugan (3), Gerard Beale (2)
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (3/6)


Match Report: Benji leads Dragons to victory - Aaron Thomas

South Sydney Rabbitohs 34 New Zealand Warriors 18
Venue: NIB Stadium
Date: Saturday 7 June 2014 at 9:30pm
Crowd: 20267
Halftime Score: South Sydney Rabbitohs 6 New Zealand Warriors 10

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Dylan Walker
2 points - Sam Burgess
1 point - Adam Reynolds

Tries: Dylan Walker (2), Kyle Turner, David Tyrrell (2), Joel Reddy
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (5/6)

Tries: David Fusitua, Shaun Johnson, Simon Mannering, Konrad Hurrell
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (1/4)

Match Report: Battered Bunnies sink sleepy Warriors - Tim Costello

Newcastle Knights 20 Wests Tigers 23
Venue: Hunter Stadium
Date: Sunday 8 June 2014 at 2:00pm
Crowd: 22173
Halftime Score: Newcastle Knights 10 Wests Tigers 8

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Pat Richards
2 points - James Tedesco
1 point - Aaron Woods

Tries: Akuila Uate (3), Tyrone Roberts
Conversions: Tyrone Roberts (2/3)

Tries: James Tedesco, Pat Richards, Chris Lawrence
Field Goals: Pat Richards (1/1)
Conversions: Pat Richards (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Pat Richards (2/2)

Match Report: Tigers steal win from Knights - Coby Delaney

Melbourne Storm 12 Sydney Roosters 32
Venue: AAMI Park
Date: Sunday 8 June 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 16757
Halftime Score: Melbourne Storm 0 Sydney Roosters 16

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Mitchell Pearce
2 points - Michael Jennings
1 point - Anthony Minichiello

Tries: Mahe Fonua, Kurt Mann
Conversions: Cameron Smith (2/2)

Tries: Anthony Minichiello (2), Mitchell Pearce, Remi Casty, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Sonny Bill Williams
Conversions: James Maloney (4/6)

Match Report: Roosters rattle depleted Storm - Tim Costello

Canberra Raiders 4 Brisbane Broncos 28
Venue: GIO Stadium
Date: Monday 9 June 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 8094
Halftime Score: Canberra Raiders 0 Brisbane Broncos 12

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Ben Hunt
2 points - Josh McGuire
1 point - Andrew McCullough

Tries: Shaun Fensom
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (0/1)

Tries: Dale Copley (2), Josh McGuire, Ben Barba, Alex Glenn
Conversions: Corey Parker (1/2), Ben Hunt (3/3)

Match Report: Broncos hand Canberra some capital punishment - Rick Edgerton

NRL 2014 - looking back:

TUESDAYS EXPERT - detailed results & reports:
Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 |
Round 7 | Round 8 | Rep Rnd | Round 9 | Round 10 | Round 11 |
Round 12

DRAW & RESULTS: Click here


LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year Leaderboard
updated after Round 13 (includes all rep fixtures played)

22 points - Johnathan Thurston

21 points - Jarryd Hayne

20 points - Ben Hunt

18 points - Josh Reynolds

15 points - Peter Wallace

14 points - Gareth Widdop

13 points - Sam Burgess

11 points - Chris Sandow

10 points - Aaron Woods, Cooper Cronk

9 points - Dylan Walker, Jamie Soward, Daly Cherry-Evans, Robbie Farah, Albert Kelly, Mitchell Pearce

8 points - Jarrod Croker, Cameron Smith

7 points - Luke Brooks, Anthony Milford, George Burgess, Shaun Johnson, Jesse Bromwich, Greg Inglis

6 points - Jake Friend, Brett Stewart, Paul Carter, Timoteo Lafai, Kieran Foran, Aidan Sezer, Greg Bird, Semi Radradra

5 points - Sam Moa, Konrad Hurrell, Jason Taumalolo, Josh Jackson, Josh Mansour, Tyrone Peachey, Billy Slater, Sonny Bill Williams, Josh Dugan, Terry Campese, Pat Richards, James Tedesco, Daniel Tupou, Brett Morris, Jake Mamo

4 points - Michael Morgan, John Sutton, Anthony Minichiello, Trent Merrin, Jorge Taufua, Sam Thaiday, Andrew McCullough, Paul Gallen, Beau Scott, James Graham, David Simmons, Jarrod Mullen

3 points - Matt Moylan, Sam Tomkins, Adam Reynolds, Nathan Friend, Ben Hannant, Trent Hodkinson, Tyrone Roberts, Brenton Lawrence, Lachlan Maranta, Jeff Robson, Simon Mannering, Josh Hoffman, Benji Marshall, Ben Matulino, Manu Vatuvei, Kane Linnett, Matthew Scott, Cory Paterson, Todd Carney, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Ben Hampton, Glen Fisiiahi, Anthony Watmough, Steve Matai, Joseph Leilua, Jamie Buhrer, Aiden Tolman, Penani Manumalealii

2 points - Manu Ma'u, Ricky Leutele, Dave Taylor, Nathan Peats, Sisa Waqa, William Hopoate, Jamal Idris, Michael Gordon, James Tamou, Cheyse Blair, Justin Hodges, James Segeyaro, Jason Nightingale, Corey Parker, James McManus, Sam Kasiano, Adam Quinlan, Josh McCrone, Andrew Fifita, Michael Jennings, Matt Ballin, Willie Mason, James Gavet, Kade Snowden, James Maloney, Sam Rapira, Robert Lui, Josh McGuire, David Mead, Dean Whare, Mitchell Moses, Daniel Vidot, Josh Morris

1 points - Ken Sio, Jamie Lyon, Tyson Frizell, Antonio Winterstein, Tariq Sims, Ethan Lowe, Nate Myles, Dale Copley, Joel Reddy, Tinirau Arona, David Klemmer, Peta Hiku, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Boyd Cordner, Martin Kennedy, David Nofoaluma, Young Tonumaipea, Ben Te'o, Luke Douglas, Paul Vaughan, Chris McQueen, Gavin Cooper, Adam Blair, Jacob Lillyman, Ben Barba, Chase Stanley, Wade Graham, Sam Perrett, Aidan Guerra, Jayson Bukuya, Shaun Fensom, Nathan Stapleton, Tony Williams, Kaysa Pritchard, Carlos Tuimavave, Darius Boyd