Tuesday's Expert Wrap - NRL Round 17

We've arrived at the end of Round 17 of the 2014 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership! Check out all the results, reports and player of the year points right here.

A weekend of upsets in this shortened round - the understrength Bulldogs held out a Sea Eagles side also missing a few stars on Friday, with Saturday bringing wins for the Dragons over North Queensland and the Sharks causing a boilover by defeating the Roosters at Allianz. The Sunday game went the way of favourites Penrith who jumped back to the top of the table, before a surprise victory to the Titans consigned South Sydney to another loss at ANZ on Monday night.

Here's a look at the full results, scorers, player points and links to each match report for Round 17:


Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 23 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Date: Friday 4 July 2014 at 7:45pm
Crowd: 14921
Halftime Score: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - James Graham
2 points - Michael Ennis
1 point - Jamie Buhrer

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (23)
Tries: James Graham, Krisnan Inu, Corey Thompson, Michael Ennis
Field Goals: Krisnan Inu (0/1), Michael Ennis (1/1)
Conversions: Krisnan Inu (3/4)

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (16)
Tries: Dunamis Lui, Clinton Gutherson, Justin Horo
Field Goals: Brett Stewart (0/1)
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (2/3)

Match Report: Canterbury join Manly on top of the table - Aaron Thomas


St. George Illawarra Dragons 27 North Queensland Cowboys 24
Venue: Jubilee Oval
Date: Saturday 5 July 2014 at 5:30pm
Crowd: 12082
Halftime Score: St. George Illawarra Dragons 14 North Queensland Cowboys 10

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jason Nightingale
2 points - Michael Morgan
1 point - Gareth Widdop

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (27)
Tries: Charly Runciman, Jason Nightingale (3), Adam Quinlan
Field Goals: Gareth Widdop (1/1)
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (3/5)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (24)
Tries: Antonio Winterstein (2), Tariq Sims, Curtis Rona, Jason Taumalolo
Conversions: Matthew Wright (0/1), Ethan Lowe (2/4)

Match Report: Dragons do it for Reg - Tim Costello


Sydney Roosters 28 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 30
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Date: Saturday 5 July 2014 at 7:30pm
Crowd: 10732
Halftime Score: Sydney Roosters 24 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jacob Gagan
2 points - Jeff Robson
1 point - Shaun Kenny-Dowall

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (28)
Tries: Mitchell Aubusson (2), Mitchell Pearce, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Brendan Elliott
Conversions: James Maloney (4/5)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (30)
Tries: Wade Graham, Jacob Gagan (2), Sosaia Feki, Jeff Robson
Conversions: Michael Gordon (5/5)

Match Report: Sharks steal miraculous victory, again - Aaron Thomas


Wests Tigers 10 Penrith Panthers 26
Venue: Leichhardt Oval
Date: Sunday 6 July 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 16698
Halftime Score: Wests Tigers 0 Penrith Panthers 12

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Matt Moylan
2 points - Dean Whare
1 point - Luke Brooks

WESTS TIGERS (10)
Tries: Blake Austin, Luke Brooks
Conversions: Pat Richards (1/2)

PENRITH PANTHERS (26)
Tries: Matt Moylan, Dean Whare (2), Kevin Naiqama, Jamal Idris
Conversions: Jamie Soward (3/5)

Match Report: Panthers bury Tigers at Leichhardt - Josh Howe & Tim Costello


South Sydney Rabbitohs 10 Gold Coast Titans 14
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Date: Monday 7 July 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 10925
Halftime Score: South Sydney Rabbitohs 8 Gold Coast Titans 4

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - William Zillman
2 points - David Mead
1 point - Sam Burgess

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (10)
Tries: Luke Keary
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (2/2)

GOLD COAST TITANS (14)
Tries: David Mead, William Zillman, Kevin Gordon
Conversions: Daniel Mortimer (0/2), Kevin Gordon (1/1)

Match Report: Gold Coast snap six game streak in Monday night upset - 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 13 | Round 14 | Round 15Round 16

DRAW & RESULTS: Click here

FULL NRL LADDER: Click here


LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year Leaderboard
updated after Round 17 (includes all rep fixtures played)

22 points - Johnathan Thurston, Jarryd Hayne, Ben Hunt, Gareth Widdop

20 points - Josh Reynolds, Peter Wallace

17 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, Michael Morgan, Luke Brooks

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

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

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, Jamie Buhrer, Jason Nightingale, Jeff Robson

4 points - John Sutton, Anthony Minichiello, Trent Merrin, Jorge Taufua, Sam Thaiday, Andrew McCullough, David Simmons, Antonio Winterstein, Darius Boyd, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Dean Whare, David Mead

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

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, 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, Mitchell Moses, Daniel Vidot, Josh Morris, Pauli Pauli, Will Chambers, Ryan Hoffman, Ben Henry, Ben Barba, Michael Ennis

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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