Tuesday's Expert Wrap - NRL Round 21

We've arrived at the end of Round 21 of the 2014 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership! Check out all the results, reports and player of the year points right here.

The ladder continued to take shape as the logjam in the middle of the table shifted again this weekend... on Friday the Sea Eagles extended their advantage at the top of the competition by downing Brisbane while the Panthers did their best to keep pace with them downing a luckless Canterbury. On Saturday a Jarryd Hayne masterclass helped the Eels put away the Sharks, the Cowboys channeled Thor to account for the Titans and the Roosters held off a spirited Dragons outfit at Allianz.

Sunday saw the Raiders trounced by the Warriors at home (the first time the visitors had triumphed at GIO since 1997), while the Rabbitohs dominated Newcastle completely in a match relocated to Cairns. A comfortable Melbourne win over the Wests Tigers rounded out the eight matches on Monday night.

Here's a look at the full results, scorers, player points and links to each match report for Round 21:


Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16 Brisbane Broncos 4
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Date: Friday 1 August 2014 at 7:45pm
Crowd: 12873
Halftime Score: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 4 Brisbane Broncos 4

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Steve Matai
2 points - Jamie Lyon
1 point - Kieran Foran

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (16)
Tries: Jamie Lyon, Peta Hiku, Brett Stewart
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (1/3)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Lyon (1/1)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (4)
Tries: Jack Reed
Conversions: Ben Hunt (0/1)


Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16 Penrith Panthers 22
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Date: Friday 1 August 2014 at 7:45pm
Crowd: 11832
Halftime Score: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 0 Penrith Panthers 6

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

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (16)
Tries: Timoteo Lafai, Trent Hodkinson, Sam Kasiano
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (2/3)

PENRITH PANTHERS (22)
Tries: James Segeyaro (2), Josh Mansour, Matt Moylan
Conversions: Jamie Soward (3/4)

Match Report: Panthers consolidate top four position - NormyZee


Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12 Parramatta Eels 32
Venue: Remondis Stadium
Date: Saturday 2 August 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 12798
Halftime Score: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6 Parramatta Eels 10

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

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (12)
Tries: Fa'amanu Brown, Jeff Robson
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/2)

PARRAMATTA EELS (32)
Tries: Jarryd Hayne (2), Semi Radradra, Peni Terepo, Bureta Faraimo (2)
Conversions: Chris Sandow (4/6)

Match Report: Eels blow away Sharks in Hayne Day afternoon - Justin Davies


North Queensland Cowboys 28 Gold Coast Titans 8
Venue: 1300SMILES Stadium
Date: Saturday 2 August 2014 at 5:30pm
Crowd: 14487
Halftime Score: North Queensland Cowboys 12 Gold Coast Titans 8

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

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (28)
Tries: Michael Morgan, Johnathan Thurston, Gavin Cooper, Tautau Moga, Kane Linnett
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)

GOLD COAST TITANS (8)
Tries: Brad Takairangi
Conversions: Kevin Gordon (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Kevin Gordon (1/1)

Match Report: Cowboys Continue March To Finals With Big Win Over Titans - Dan Nichols


Sydney Roosters 30 St. George Illawarra Dragons 22
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Date: Saturday 2 August 2014 at 7:30pm
Crowd: 13083
Halftime Score: Sydney Roosters 12 St. George Illawarra Dragons 10

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Josh Dugan
2 points - Michael Jennings
1 point - Boyd Cordner

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (30)
Tries: Michael Jennings (2), Nene Macdonald, Aidan Guerra, Jake Friend
Conversions: James Maloney (5/5)

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (22)
Tries: Brett Morris, Joel Thompson, Benji Marshall, Josh Dugan
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (3/4)

Match Report: Captain America's Roosters Win Battle Of The Super Heroes - Rick Edgerton


Canberra Raiders 18 New Zealand Warriors 54
Venue: GIO Stadium
Date: Sunday 3 August 2014 at 2:00pm
Crowd: 7094
Halftime Score: Canberra Raiders 0 New Zealand Warriors 28

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Manu Vatuvei
2 points - Sam Rapira
1 point - Tuimoala Lolohea

CANBERRA RAIDERS (18)
Tries: Josh McCrone, Paul Vaughan, Reece Robinson
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (3/3)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (54)
Tries: Sione Lousi, Sam Tomkins, Konrad Hurrell, Ben Matulino, Sam Rapira (2), Manu Vatuvei (3), Ngani Laumape
Conversions: Chad Townsend (7/10)

Match Report: Raiders Incredible Sulk after Hulking loss - Josh Robertson


South Sydney Rabbitohs 50 Newcastle Knights 10
Venue: Barlow Park
Date: Sunday 3 August 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 11570
Halftime Score: South Sydney Rabbitohs 26 Newcastle Knights 0

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

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (50)
Tries: Kirisome Auva'a (2), Lote Tuqiri, Thomas Burgess, Dylan Walker, Chris McQueen, Greg Inglis, Alex Johnston (3)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (5/9), Issac Luke (0/1)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (10)
Tries: Jake Mamo, Adam Clydsdale
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (1/2)

Match Report: Afternoon delight for rampaging Rabbitohs - Justin Davies


Wests Tigers 6 Melbourne Storm 28
Venue: Campbelltown Stadium
Date: Monday 4 August 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 7782
Halftime Score: Wests Tigers 6 Melbourne Storm 18

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Cooper Cronk
2 points - Cameron Smith
1 point - Marika Koroibete

WESTS TIGERS (6)
Tries: Sitaleki Akauola
Conversions: Pat Richards (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Mitchell Moses (0/1)

MELBOURNE STORM (28)
Tries: Marika Koroibete (2), Cameron Smith, Will Chambers, Sisa Waqa
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Ben Roberts (0/1)

Match Report: Melbourne comfortable over errant Tigers - 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 Round 20

DRAW & RESULTS: Click here

FULL NRL LADDER: Click here


LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year Leaderboard
updated after Round 21 (includes all rep fixtures)

31 points - Johnathan Thurston

28 points - Jarryd Hayne

25 points - Ben Hunt, Gareth Widdop

20 points - Josh Reynolds, Peter Wallace, Sam Burgess

18 points - Cooper Cronk

16 points - Brett Stewart, Chris Sandow

13 points - Jamie Soward

12 points - Shaun Johnson, Daly Cherry-Evans, Dylan Walker, Michael Morgan, Cameron Smith

11 points - Jesse Bromwich, Jarrod Croker, Billy Slater, Kieran Foran, Josh Dugan

10 points - Aaron Woods, James Graham, Anthony Milford, Steve Matai

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

8 points - Pat Richards, Luke Brooks, Beau Scott, Sam Moa, Corey Parker, Adam Reynolds

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

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, Manu Vatuvei

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, Jamie Lyon, James Segeyaro

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, Matthew Scott, Michael Jennings, Sam Rapira, Issac Luke

3 points - Nathan Friend, Ben Hannant, Brenton Lawrence, Lachlan Maranta, Josh Hoffman, Ben Matulino, Kane Linnett, Cory Paterson, Ben Hampton, Glen Fisiiahi, Anthony Watmough, Joseph Leilua, Aiden Tolman, Penani Manumalealii, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Matt Ballin, David Nofoaluma, William Zillman, Kurt Gidley, Michael Gordon, Ricky Leutele, Daniel Mortimer, Will Chambers, Peta Hiku, Boyd Cordner, Alex Johnston

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

1 point - 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, Mahe Fonua, Keith Lulia, Adam Docker, Valentine Holmes, Tuimoala Lolohea, Marika Koroibete

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