Tuesday's Expert Wrap - NRL Round 15

We've arrived at the end of Round 15 of the 2014 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership! Check out all the results, reports and player of the year points right here.

The Bulldogs returned to the winners list to open the weekend with a chilly victory over Canberra in the nation's capital before Saturday saw the Warriors win over Brisbane in Auckland and the Sharks held scoreless for the third time in a row by Manly at Remondis. Sunday delivered a big win for the Storm over an Eels side who hasn't won (yes, this is a real stat) in their away jersey at all in the last two seasons, while up north the Gold Coast suffered another defeat, this time at the hands of the Dragons. Newcastle managed to break their seven match winless streak against the Cowboys on Monday night, which now means the Cowboys haven't won outside Townsville since September last year. Manly and Penrith lead the competition after this round, with the Rabbitohs, Roosters and Bulldogs hot on their heels.

Here's a look at the full results, scorers, player points and links to each match report for Round 15:


New South Wales Blues 6 Queensland Maroons 4
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Date: Wednesday 18 June 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowd: 83,421
Halftime Score: Queensland Maroons 4 New South Wales Blues 0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Paul Gallen
2 points - Ryan Hoffman
1 point - Jarryd Hayne

NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES (6)
Tries: Trent Hodkinson
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (4/7)

QUEENSLAND MAROONS (4)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (2/2)

Match Report: Blues victory eight years in the making - Paul Jobber


Canberra Raiders 14 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 22
Venue: GIO Stadium
Date: Friday 20 June 2014 at 7:45pm
Crowd: 10873
Halftime Score: Canberra Raiders 8 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 14

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Timoteo Lafai
2 points - Josh Reynolds
1 point - Jarrod Croker

CANBERRA RAIDERS (14)
Tries: Jarrod Croker, Anthony Milford
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (1/1)

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (22)
Tries: Drury Low (2), Corey Thompson, Timoteo Lafai
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Trent Hodkinson (1/1)

Match Report: Bulldogs brave Canberra's cold - Aaron Thomas


New Zealand Warriors 19 Brisbane Broncos 10
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium
Date: Saturday 21 June 2014 at 5:30pm
Crowd: 16025
Halftime Score: New Zealand Warriors 13 Brisbane Broncos 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Shaun Johnson
2 points - Ben Henry
1 point - Ben Barba

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (19)
Tries: Ben Henry, Konrad Hurrell, Chad Townsend
Field Goals: Shaun Johnson (1/1)
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (3/3)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (10)
Tries: Jake Granville, Ben Barba
Conversions: Ben Hunt (1/2)

Match Report: Shaun Johnson's Onesie too good for Broncos - Josh Robertson


Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 0 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26
Venue: Remondis Stadium
Date: Saturday 21 June 2014 at 7:30pm
Crowd: 13383
Halftime Score: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 0 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Brett Stewart
2 points - Steve Matai
1 point - Jamie Buhrer

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (0)

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (26)
Tries: Justin Horo, Jamie Lyon, Steve Matai, Tom Symonds (2)
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (3/5)

Match Report: Manly Hand Sharks A Slice Of History - Rick Edgerton


Melbourne Storm 46 Parramatta Eels 20
Venue: AAMI Park
Date: Sunday 22 June 2014 at 2:00pm
Crowd: 12635
Halftime Score: Melbourne Storm 18 Parramatta Eels 10

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

MELBOURNE STORM (46)
Tries: Sisa Waqa (2), Billy Slater (2), Kurt Mann (2), Bryan Norrie, Jordan McLean
Conversions: Cameron Smith (6/7), Ben Roberts (1/1)

PARRAMATTA EELS (20)
Tries: Ryan Morgan (2), Semi Radradra, Vai Toutai
Conversions: Chris Sandow (2/4)

Match Report: Slater sublime as Melbourne storm past Eels - Paul Jobber


Gold Coast Titans 18 St. George Illawarra Dragons 19
Venue: Cbus Super Stadium
Date: Sunday 22 June 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 12189
Halftime Score: Gold Coast Titans 12 St. George Illawarra Dragons 12

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

GOLD COAST TITANS (18)
Tries: Kevin Gordon, Mark Minichiello, Brad Takairangi
Conversions: Daniel Mortimer (1/1), Greg Bird (2/2)

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (19)
Tries: Leeson Ah Mau, Josh Dugan, Trent Merrin
Field Goals: Gareth Widdop (1/1)
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (3/3)

Match Report: Dragons down trying Titans - Justin Davies


Newcastle Knights 36 North Queensland Cowboys 28
Venue: Hunter Stadium
Date: Monday 23 June 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 11925
Halftime Score: Newcastle Knights 16 North Queensland Cowboys 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jarrod Mullen
2 points - Beau Scott
1 point - Dane Gagai

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (36)
Tries: Joseph Leilua, Kurt Gidley, Darius Boyd, Dane Gagai (2), Tyrone Roberts, Akuila Uate
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (4/7)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (28)
Tries: Antonio Winterstein, Tariq Sims, Robert Lui (2), Curtis Rona
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (4/5)

Match Report: Newcastle break their losing streak with spirited win over North Queensland - Justin Davies


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 | Round 13Round 14

DRAW & RESULTS: Click here

FULL NRL LADDER: Click here


LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year Leaderboard
updated after Round 15 and Origin II (includes all rep fixtures played)

22 points - Johnathan Thurston, Jarryd Hayne

20 points - Ben Hunt, Josh Reynolds

18 points - Peter Wallace, Gareth Widdop

16 points - Sam Burgess

14 points - Chris Sandow

11 points - Jesse Bromwich

10 points - Aaron Woods, Cooper Cronk, Cameron Smith, Shaun Johnson

9 points - Dylan Walker, Jamie Soward, Daly Cherry-Evans, Robbie Farah, Albert Kelly, Mitchell Pearce, Timoteo Lafai, Jarrod Croker, Brett Stewart

8 points - Billy Slater

7 points - Luke Brooks, Anthony Milford, George Burgess, Greg Inglis, Josh Mansour, Paul Gallen, Josh Dugan, Jarrod Mullen

6 points - Jake Friend, Paul Carter, Kieran Foran, Aidan Sezer, Greg Bird, Semi Radradra, James Tedesco, Jake Mamo, Beau Scott

5 points - Sam Moa, Konrad Hurrell, Jason Taumalolo, Josh Jackson, Tyrone Peachey, Sonny Bill Williams, Terry Campese, Pat Richards, Daniel Tupou, Brett Morris, Adam Reynolds, James Maloney, Steve Matai

4 points - Michael Morgan, John Sutton, Anthony Minichiello, Trent Merrin, Jorge Taufua, Sam Thaiday, Andrew McCullough, James Graham, David Simmons, Jamie Buhrer

3 points - Matt Moylan, Sam Tomkins, 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, Joseph Leilua, Aiden Tolman, Penani Manumalealii, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

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, Sam Rapira, Robert Lui, Josh McGuire, David Mead, Dean Whare, Mitchell Moses, Daniel Vidot, Josh Morris, Pauli Pauli, Will Chambers, Ryan Hoffman, Ben Henry, Ben Barba

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, 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, Chase Stanley, Wade Graham, Sam Perrett, Aidan Guerra, Jayson Bukuya, Shaun Fensom, Nathan Stapleton, Tony Williams, Kaysa Pritchard, Carlos Tuimavave, Darius Boyd, Corey Thompson, Mark Minichiello, Daniel Mortimer, Dane Gagai

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