Tuesday's Expert Wrap - NRL Round 22

We've arrived at the end of Round 22 of the 2014 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership! Check out all the results, reports and player of the year points right here.

A controversial opening to the weekend saw the Rabbitohs down the Sea Eagles at the historic SCG on Friday night, while up north the Brisbane Broncos were far too strong for Canterbury at Suncorp Stadium. Saturday saw the Knights upset Melbourne at Hunter, the Cowboys put the cleaners through a lacklustre Tigers side in Townsville, and the Eels took their clash with Canberra to Darwin and the move paid off with an 18-10 win. Sunday's results featured a Warriors win over Cronulla in Auckland and the Panthers defending stoically to down the Dragons in Wollongong, before a small crowd of diehards watched the Roosters hold out a courageous Titans at Allianz Stadium on Monday night.

Here's a look at the full results, scorers, player points and links to each match report for Round 22:


South Sydney Rabbitohs 23 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 4
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
Date: Friday 8 August 2014 at 7:45pm
Crowd: 27062
Halftime Score: South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 4

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Sam Burgess
2 points - Adam Reynolds
1 point - Lote Tuqiri

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (23)
Tries: Kyle Turner, Kirisome Auva'a, Alex Johnston, Sam Burgess
Field Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (3/4)

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (4)
Tries: Peta Hiku
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (0/1)

Match Report: Rabbitohs roll through Manly - Aaron Thomas


Brisbane Broncos 41 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Date: Friday 8 August 2014 at 7:45pm
Crowd: 28344
Halftime Score: Brisbane Broncos 20 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Ben Hunt
2 points - Ben Barba
1 point - Andrew McCullough

BRISBANE BRONCOS (41)
Tries: Dale Copley, Daniel Vidot, Ben Hunt (2), Ben Barba, Corey Oates, Sam Thaiday
Field Goals: Andrew McCullough (1/1)
Conversions: Corey Parker (3/4), Ben Hunt (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Corey Parker (1/1)

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (10)
Tries: Josh Reynolds, Josh Jackson
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (1/2)

Match Report: Bulldogs Self-Destruct at hands of Scintillating Broncos - Josh Robertson


Newcastle Knights 32 Melbourne Storm 30
Venue: Hunter Stadium
Date: Saturday 9 August 2014 at 5:30pm
Crowd: 14904
Halftime Score: Newcastle Knights 10 Melbourne Storm 16

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Sisa Waqa
2 points - Kurt Gidley
1 point - Kade Snowden

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (32)
Tries: Chris Houston, Tyrone Roberts, Chanel Mata'utia, Dane Gagai, Travis Waddell, Akuila Uate
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (4/6)

MELBOURNE STORM (30)
Tries: Billy Slater, Sisa Waqa (4), Will Chambers
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/6)

Match Report: Knights leave it late to weather Storm - Justin Davies


North Queensland Cowboys 64 Wests Tigers 6
Venue: 1300SMILES Stadium
Date: Saturday 9 August 2014 at 7:30pm
Crowd: 12317
Halftime Score: North Queensland Cowboys 32 Wests Tigers 0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Michael Morgan
2 points - Tautau Moga
1 point - Jason Taumalolo

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (64)
Tries: Matthew Wright (3), Tariq Sims, Jason Taumalolo (2), Antonio Winterstein (2), Michael Morgan, Tautau Moga (2), Kane Linnett
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (8/12)

WESTS TIGERS (6)
Tries: Aaron Woods
Conversions: Cory Paterson (1/1)

Match Report: Cowboys destroy distracted Tigers - Tim Costello


Parramatta Eels 18 Canberra Raiders 10
Venue: TIO Stadium
Date: Saturday 9 August 2014 at 8:30pm
Crowd: 9527
Halftime Score: Parramatta Eels 6 Canberra Raiders 10

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

PARRAMATTA EELS (18)
Tries: Jarryd Hayne (2), Tepai Moeroa
Conversions: Chris Sandow (3/3)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (10)
Tries: Bill Tupou, Jarrod Croker
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (1/2)

Match Report: Eels Top End Raid Successful with Win over Canberra - Josh Robertson


New Zealand Warriors 16 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium
Date: Sunday 10 August 2014 at 2:00pm
Crowd: 13939
Halftime Score: New Zealand Warriors 16 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Ngani Laumape
2 points - Chad Townsend
1 point - Jeff Robson

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (16)
Tries: Manu Vatuvei, Ngani Laumape (2)
Conversions: Chad Townsend (1/2), Sam Tomkins (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Chad Townsend (0/1)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (12)
Tries: Tinirau Arona, Sosaia Feki
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/2)

Match Report: Warriors survive Shark alarm - Josh Howe


St. George Illawarra Dragons 4 Penrith Panthers 16
Venue: WIN Stadium
Date: Sunday 10 August 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 13107
Halftime Score: St. George Illawarra Dragons 4 Penrith Panthers 6

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

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (4)
Tries: Brett Morris
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (0/1)

PENRITH PANTHERS (16)
Tries: James Segeyaro, Adam Docker, Jamal Idris
Field Goals: Jamie Soward (0/1), Matt Moylan (0/1)
Conversions: Jamie Soward (2/3)

Match Report: Soward brings up 100th NRL victory - Aaron Thomas


Sydney Roosters 26 Gold Coast Titans 18
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Date: Monday 11 August 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 6345
Halftime Score: Sydney Roosters 16 Gold Coast Titans 18

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - James Maloney
2 points - Boyd Cordner
1 point - Dave Taylor

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (26)
Tries: Anthony Minichiello, James Maloney, Nene Macdonald, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Michael Jennings
Field Goals: Mitchell Pearce (0/1)
Conversions: James Maloney (2/5)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)

GOLD COAST TITANS (18)
Tries: Anthony Don, Dave Taylor, Greg Bird
Conversions: Aidan Sezer (3/3)

Match Report: Roosters end Cartwright's Titans tenure with a loss - 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 14 | Round 15 | Round 16 |
Round 17 | Round 18 | Round 19 | Round 20 Round 21

DRAW & RESULTS: Click here

FULL NRL LADDER: Click here


LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year Leaderboard
updated after Round 22 (includes all rep fixtures)

31 points - Johnathan Thurston, Jarryd Hayne

28 points - Ben Hunt

25 points - Gareth Widdop

23 points - Sam Burgess

20 points - Josh Reynolds, Peter Wallace

18 points - Cooper Cronk

16 points - Brett Stewart, Chris Sandow, Jamie Soward

15 points - Michael Morgan

12 points - Shaun Johnson, Daly Cherry-Evans, Dylan Walker, Cameron Smith, Jarrod Croker

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

10 points - Aaron Woods, James Graham, Anthony Milford, Steve Matai, Adam Reynolds, Matt Moylan

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

8 points - Pat Richards, Luke Brooks, Beau Scott, Sam Moa, Corey Parker, Jason Taumalolo

7 points - George Burgess, Greg Inglis, Josh Mansour, Paul Gallen, Brett Morris, James Segeyaro, Dave Taylor

6 points - Jake Friend, Paul Carter, Aidan Sezer, Greg Bird, Semi Radradra, James Tedesco, Jake Mamo, Todd Carney, Terry Campese, Tyrone Roberts, Konrad Hurrell, Benji Marshall, Manu Vatuvei, Jeff Robson

5 points - Josh Jackson, Tyrone Peachey, Sonny Bill Williams, Daniel Tupou, Jamie Buhrer, Jason Nightingale, Simon Mannering, Aidan Guerra, Darius Boyd, Mitchell Moses, Andrew Fifita, Jacob Gagan, Dean Whare, Jamie Lyon, Andrew McCullough, Sisa Waqa, Kurt Gidley, Kade Snowden, Boyd Cordner

4 points - John Sutton, Anthony Minichiello, Trent Merrin, Jorge Taufua, Sam Thaiday, David Simmons, Antonio Winterstein, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, David Mead, Trent Hodkinson, Matthew Scott, Michael Jennings, Sam Rapira, Issac Luke, Ben Barba, Chris Sandow

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, Michael Gordon, Ricky Leutele, Daniel Mortimer, Will Chambers, Peta Hiku, Alex Johnston, Ngani Laumape

2 points - Manu Ma'u, Nathan Peats, 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, Michael Ennis, Clinton Gutherson, Mitch Brown, Dale Copley, Blake Austin, Sione Mata'utia, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Nate Myles, Tony Williams, Tautau Moga, Chad Townsend

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, Lote Tuqiri

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