Tuesday's Expert Wrap - NRL Round 20

We've arrived at the end of Round 20 of the 2014 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership! Check out all the results, reports and player of the year points right here.

Best described as a tipster's nightmare, the weekend started with the Newcastle Knights causing a boilover at home against the Roosters, while up north the Storm comfortably accounted for Brisbane. On Saturday the Sharks upset the Panthers in Bathurst, the Eels delivered an unexpected win over the Titans, and the Cowboys managed their second win on-the-road in as many weeks when they defeated an out of sorts Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium. Sunday saw Manly outlast a courageous Warriors outfit while the Dragons accounted for a drama-plagued Tigers, before the Rabbitohs ran roughshod over Canberra on Monday night.

Here's a look at the full results, scorers, player points and links to each match report for Round 20:


Newcastle Knights 16 Sydney Roosters 12
Venue: Hunter Stadium
Date: Friday 25 July 2014 at 7:40pm
Crowd: 15468
Halftime Score: Newcastle Knights 0 Sydney Roosters 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Tyrone Roberts
2 points - Sione Mata'utia
1 point - James Maloney

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (16)
Tries: Tyrone Roberts (2), Joseph Leilua
Conversions: Tyrone Roberts (1/1), Dane Gagai (1/2)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (12)
Tries: Anthony Minichiello, Frank Paul Nuuausala
Conversions: James Maloney (2/2)

Match Report: Thief in the Knight - Young guns step up to overcome the Roosters - Yasmine Baddah


Brisbane Broncos 8 Melbourne Storm 30
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Date: Friday 25 July 2014 at 7:40pm
Crowd: 36319
Halftime Score: Brisbane Broncos 4 Melbourne Storm 12

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Cooper Cronk
2 points - Ryan Hinchcliffe
1 point - Will Chambers

BRISBANE BRONCOS (8)
Tries: Dale Copley, Alex Glenn
Conversions: Corey Parker (0/2)

MELBOURNE STORM (30)
Tries: Marika Koroibete, Ryan Hoffman (2), Ryan Hinchcliffe, Cooper Cronk
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

Match Report: Storm comfortably home over Broncos - Tim Costello


Penrith Panthers 16 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18
Venue: Carrington Park
Date: Saturday 26 July 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 8824
Halftime Score: Penrith Panthers 10 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Andrew Fifita
2 points - Jacob Gagan
1 point - Dean Whare

PENRITH PANTHERS (16)
Tries: Dallin Watene Zelezniak, Kevin Naiqama, Dean Whare
Conversions: Jamie Soward (2/3)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (18)
Tries: Jacob Gagan (2), Michael Gordon, Sam Tagataese
Conversions: Michael Gordon (1/4)

Match Report: Sharks record famous win in the Central West - Tim Costello


Gold Coast Titans 18 Parramatta Eels 24
Venue: Cbus Super Stadium
Date: Saturday 26 July 2014 at 5:30pm
Crowd: 14175
Halftime Score: Gold Coast Titans 8 Parramatta Eels 6

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

GOLD COAST TITANS (18)
Tries: Dave Taylor, Anthony Don, James Roberts
Conversions: Kevin Gordon (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Kevin Gordon (1/1)

PARRAMATTA EELS (24)
Tries: Ken Sio, Jarryd Hayne (2), Corey Norman
Conversions: Chris Sandow (4/4)

Match Report: Parramatta topple the Gold Coast with a bit of Jarryd magic - NormyZee


Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12 North Queensland Cowboys 20
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Date: Saturday 26 July 2014 at 7:30pm
Crowd: 9873
Halftime Score: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6 North Queensland Cowboys 12

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Johnathan Thurston
2 points - Jason Taumalolo
1 point - Tony Williams

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (12)
Tries: Mitch Brown, Josh Jackson
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (2/2)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (20)
Tries: Matthew Wright (2), Antonio Winterstein
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (2/2)

Match Report: Cowboys outplay gun-shy Bulldogs - Tim Costello


New Zealand Warriors 12 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium
Date: Sunday 27 July 2014 at 2:00pm
Crowd: 19199
Halftime Score: New Zealand Warriors 6 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 10

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Daly Cherry-Evans
2 points - Peta Hiku
1 point - Konrad Hurrell

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (12)
Tries: Konrad Hurrell, Simon Mannering
Conversions: Chad Townsend (2/2)

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (22)
Tries: Cheyse Blair, Peta Hiku (2), Daly Cherry-Evans
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (3/4)

Match Report: Manly kick clear with gritty win over Warriors - Tim Costello


Wests Tigers 12 St. George Illawarra Dragons 28
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Date: Sunday 27 July 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 22618
Halftime Score: Wests Tigers 0 St. George Illawarra Dragons 22

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

WESTS TIGERS (12)
Tries: Blake Austin, Robbie Farah
Conversions: Pat Richards (2/2)

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (28)
Tries: Gareth Widdop (2), Gerard Beale, Jason Nightingale, Brett Morris
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (1/1)

Match Report: Dragons dominate dour Wests Tigers - Tim Costello


Canberra Raiders 18 South Sydney Rabbitohs 34
Venue: GIO Stadium
Date: Monday 28 July 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 9526
Halftime Score: Canberra Raiders 2 South Sydney Rabbitohs 12

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

CANBERRA RAIDERS (18)
Tries: Jarrod Croker, Sami Sauiluma, Anthony Milford
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (1/1)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (34)
Tries: Dylan Walker, Adam Reynolds (2), Alex Johnston (2), Bryson Goodwin (2)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (3/7)

Match Report: Rabbitohs rampage rudderless Raiders - 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 15 | Round 16 |
Round 17 | Round 18 | Round 19

DRAW & RESULTS: Click here

FULL NRL LADDER: Click here


LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year Leaderboard
updated after Round 20 (includes all rep fixtures)

28 points - Johnathan Thurston

25 points - Ben Hunt, Jarryd Hayne, Gareth Widdop

20 points - Josh Reynolds, Peter Wallace, Sam Burgess

16 points - Brett Stewart, Chris Sandow

15 points - Cooper Cronk

12 points - Shaun Johnson, Daly Cherry-Evans, Dylan Walker

11 points - Jesse Bromwich, Jarrod Croker, Jamie Soward, Billy Slater

10 points - Aaron Woods, Cameron Smith, James Graham, Anthony Milford, Michael Morgan, Kieran Foran

9 points - Robbie Farah, Albert Kelly, Mitchell Pearce, Timoteo Lafai, Jarrod Mullen, Sam Tomkins, Matt Moylan

8 points - Pat Richards, Josh Dugan, Luke Brooks, Beau Scott, Sam Moa, Corey Parker

7 points - George Burgess, Greg Inglis, Josh Mansour, Paul Gallen, Steve Matai, Jason Taumalolo, Brett Morris, Adam Reynolds

6 points - Jake Friend, Paul Carter, Aidan Sezer, Greg Bird, Semi Radradra, James Tedesco, Jake Mamo, Todd Carney, Terry Campese, Dave Taylor, Tyrone Roberts, James Maloney, Konrad Hurrell, Benji Marshall

5 points - Josh Jackson, Tyrone Peachey, Sonny Bill Williams, Daniel Tupou, Jamie Buhrer, Jason Nightingale, Jeff Robson, Simon Mannering, Aidan Guerra, Darius Boyd, Mitchell Moses, Andrew Fifita, Jacob Gagan, Dean Whare

4 points - John Sutton, Anthony Minichiello, Trent Merrin, Jorge Taufua, Sam Thaiday, Andrew McCullough, David Simmons, Antonio Winterstein, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, David Mead, Trent Hodkinson, Kade Snowden

3 points - Nathan Friend, Ben Hannant, Brenton Lawrence, Lachlan Maranta, 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, William Zillman, Kurt Gidley, Michael Gordon, Ricky Leutele, Daniel Mortimer, Will Chambers, Peta Hiku

2 points - Manu Ma'u, Nathan Peats, Sisa Waqa, William Hopoate, Jamal Idris, James Tamou, Cheyse Blair, Justin Hodges, James Segeyaro, James McManus, Sam Kasiano, Adam Quinlan, Josh McCrone, Michael Jennings, Willie Mason, James Gavet, Sam Rapira, Robert Lui, Josh McGuire, Daniel Vidot, Josh Morris, Pauli Pauli, Ryan Hoffman, Ben Henry, Ben Barba, Michael Ennis, Clinton Gutherson, Mitch Brown, Boyd Cordner, Dale Copley, Blake Austin, Sione Mata'utia, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Nate Myles, Tony Williams

1 points - Ken Sio, Tyson Frizell, Tariq Sims, Ethan Lowe, Joel Reddy, Tinirau Arona, David Klemmer, Sebastine Ikahihifo, 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, Jayson Bukuya, Shaun Fensom, Nathan Stapleton, Kaysa Pritchard, Carlos Tuimavave, Corey Thompson, Mark Minichiello, Dane Gagai, David Hala, Ashton Sims, Issac Luke, Mahe Fonua, Keith Lulia, Alex Johnston

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