Tuesday's Expert Wrap - NRL Round 16

We've arrived at the end of Round 16 of the 2014 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership! Check out all the results, reports and player of the year points right here.

Friday night saw the return of the double header for a week - the NSW game saw the second Grand Final re-match with Manly getting the chocolates over the Roosters, while north of the border the Sharks snapped a three-game scoreless streak to defeat Brisbane 24-22 at Suncorp. Saturday night's matches finished with the Tigers scraping home in a tight one over the Raiders at a cold Campbelltown, while the Cowboys upset the Rabbitohs with yet another strong home win in Townsville. Sunday bought an end to Penrith's dream run of wins at the hands of the Warriors, and the Knights managed to record back-to-back wins with a well-fought grind over the Eels. The round of close results finished with the Dragons gaining redemption over the Storm in Wollongong.

Here's a look at the full results, scorers, player points and links to each match report for Round 16:


Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 Sydney Roosters 16
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Date: Friday 27 June 2014 at 7:40pm
Crowd: 17155
Halftime Score: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12 Sydney Roosters 12

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Brett Stewart
2 points - Jamie Lyon
1 point - Matt Ballin

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (24)
Tries: Peta Hiku (2), Jorge Taufua, Brett Stewart
Field Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (0/1)
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Lyon (1/1)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (16)
Tries: Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Boyd Cordner, Mitchell Pearce
Conversions: James Maloney (2/3)

Match Report: Tough night at the beach for Manly - Aaron Thomas


Brisbane Broncos 22 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Date: Friday 27 June 2014 at 7:40pm
Crowd: 24285
Halftime Score: Brisbane Broncos 16 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Todd Carney
2 points - Ben Hunt
1 point - David Hala

BRISBANE BRONCOS (22)
Tries: Daniel Vidot, Alex Glenn, David Hala (2)
Conversions: Ben Hunt (3/4)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (24)
Tries: Jacob Gagan, Paul Gallen, Todd Carney, Sosaia Feki
Conversions: Michael Gordon (4/4)

Match Report: Sharks Savage in Second Half Comeback - Josh Robertson


Wests Tigers 19 Canberra Raiders 18
Venue: Campbelltown Stadium
Date: Saturday 28 June 2014 at 5:30pm
Crowd: 9243
Halftime Score: Wests Tigers 18 Canberra Raiders 12

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Pat Richards
2 points - David Nofoaluma
1 point - Terry Campese

WESTS TIGERS (19)
Tries: David Nofoaluma (2), Pat Richards
Field Goals: Braith Anasta (1/1)
Conversions: Pat Richards (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Pat Richards (1/1)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (18)
Tries: Brenko Lee (2), Jarrod Croker
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (0/1)

Match Report: Bruised Tigers hold out Raiders - Coby Delaney


North Queensland Cowboys 20 South Sydney Rabbitohs 18
Venue: 1300SMILES Stadium
Date: Saturday 28 June 2014 at 7:30pm
Crowd: 15897
Halftime Score: North Queensland Cowboys 20 South Sydney Rabbitohs 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Antonio Winterstein
2 points - Michael Morgan
1 point - Ashton Sims

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (20)
Tries: Matthew Wright (2), Tariq Sims, Antonio Winterstein
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (1/4)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (18)
Tries: Chris McQueen, Jason Clark, Greg Inglis
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (3/3)

Match Report: Cowboys continue hot home form - Tim Costello & Coby Delaney


New Zealand Warriors 30 Penrith Panthers 20
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium
Date: Sunday 29 June 2014 at 2:00pm
Crowd: 12801
Halftime Score: New Zealand Warriors 12 Penrith Panthers 16

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Sam Tomkins
2 points - Peter Wallace
1 point - Shaun Johnson

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (30)
Tries: Konrad Hurrell (2), Shaun Johnson, Manu Vatuvei, Simon Mannering
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (5/5)
Penalty Goals: Shaun Johnson (0/1)

PENRITH PANTHERS (20)
Tries: Jamie Soward, Josh Mansour, Matt Moylan, James Segeyaro
Conversions: Jamie Soward (2/2), Matt Moylan (0/1), Peter Wallace (0/1)

Match Report: Warriors snap Panthers winning streak - Josh Howe


Parramatta Eels 10 Newcastle Knights 16
Venue: Pirtek Stadium
Date: Sunday 29 June 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 15566
Halftime Score: Parramatta Eels 6 Newcastle Knights 16

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

PARRAMATTA EELS (10)
Tries: Jarryd Hayne, Semi Radradra
Conversions: Chris Sandow (1/2)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (16)
Tries: Akuila Uate, Joseph Leilua, Darius Boyd
Field Goals: Jarrod Mullen (0/1)
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (2/3)

Match Report: Weary Knights outlast Eels - Coby Delaney


St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 Melbourne Storm 12
Venue: WIN Stadium
Date: Monday 30 June 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 10117
Halftime Score: St. George Illawarra Dragons 10 Melbourne Storm 6

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

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (24)
Tries: Josh Dugan, Gareth Widdop, Mitch Rein, Jason Nightingale, Charly Runciman
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (2/5)

MELBOURNE STORM (12)
Tries: Billy Slater, Kurt Mann
Conversions: Cameron Smith (2/2)

Match Report: Dragons purge Storm demons with cold WIN - Tim Costello


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 13 | Round 14Round 15

DRAW & RESULTS: Click here

FULL NRL LADDER: Click here


LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year Leaderboard
updated after Round 16 (includes all rep fixtures played)

22 points - Johnathan Thurston, Jarryd Hayne, Ben Hunt

21 points - Gareth Widdop

20 points - Josh Reynolds, Peter Wallace

16 points - Sam Burgess

14 points - Chris Sandow

12 points - Brett Stewart

11 points - Jesse Bromwich, Shaun Johnson

10 points - Aaron Woods, Cooper Cronk, Cameron Smith

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

8 points - Billy Slater, Pat Richards, Josh Dugan

7 points - Luke Brooks, Anthony Milford, George Burgess, Greg Inglis, Josh Mansour, Paul Gallen, Beau Scott

6 points - Jake Friend, Paul Carter, Kieran Foran, Aidan Sezer, Greg Bird, Semi Radradra, James Tedesco, Jake Mamo, Todd Carney, Terry Campese, Michael Morgan, Sam Tomkins

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

4 points - John Sutton, Anthony Minichiello, Trent Merrin, Jorge Taufua, Sam Thaiday, Andrew McCullough, James Graham, David Simmons, Jamie Buhrer, Antonio Winterstein, Darius Boyd

3 points - Matt Moylan, Nathan Friend, Ben Hannant, Trent Hodkinson, Tyrone Roberts, Brenton Lawrence, Lachlan Maranta, Jeff Robson, Simon Mannering, Josh Hoffman, Ben Matulino, Manu Vatuvei, Kane Linnett, Matthew Scott, Cory Paterson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Ben Hampton, Glen Fisiiahi, Anthony Watmough, Joseph Leilua, Aiden Tolman, Penani Manumalealii, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Jamie Lyon, Matt Ballin, David Nofoaluma

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, 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, Tyson Frizell, Tariq Sims, Ethan Lowe, Nate Myles, Dale Copley, Joel Reddy, Tinirau Arona, David Klemmer, Peta Hiku, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Boyd Cordner, Martin Kennedy, 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, Corey Thompson, Mark Minichiello, Daniel Mortimer, Dane Gagai, David Hala, Ashton Sims

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