Tuesday's Expert Wrap - NRL Round 3

We've arrived at the end of the Round 3 of the 2014 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership! Check out all the results, reports and player of the year points right here.

We have just two teams undefeated as we look toward Round 4 - the surprise packet being the Dragons, and the evergreen Melbourne Storm. At the other end of the ladder the Warriors got off the mark to leave the Knights and Sharks trailing the pack on zero points.

Plenty of close games right across the weekend - here's a look back at Round 3:


Wests Tigers 25 South Sydney Rabbitohs 16
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Date: Friday 21 March 2014 at 7:40pm
Crowd: 20061
Halftime Score: Wests Tigers 14 South Sydney Rabbitohs 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Luke Brooks
2 points - James Tedesco
1 point - Aaron Woods

WESTS TIGERS (25)
Tries: Bodene Thompson, Pat Richards, Tim Simona (2), James Tedesco
Field Goals: Braith Anasta (1/1)
Conversions: Pat Richards (2/4), Braith Anasta (0/1)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (16)
Tries: Ben Lowe, Joel Reddy (2)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (2/3)

Match Report: Bunnies Bashed as Tigers Roar - Josh Robertson


Brisbane Broncos 26 Sydney Roosters 30
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Date: Friday 21 March 2014 at 8:40pm
Crowd: 33381
Halftime Score: Brisbane Broncos 12 Sydney Roosters 12

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Ben Hunt
2 points - Sam Moa
1 point - Martin Kennedy

BRISBANE BRONCOS (26)
Tries: Ben Hunt (2), Sam Thaiday, Lachlan Maranta, Jack Reed
Conversions: Corey Parker (2/5)
Penalty Goals: Corey Parker (1/1)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (30)
Tries: Michael Jennings, Sam Moa, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Boyd Cordner
Conversions: James Maloney (5/5)

Match Report: Roosters pull off miracle victory - Tim Costello


Penrith Panthers 18 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16
Venue: Sportingbet Stadium Penrith
Date: Saturday 22 March 2014 at 4:30pm
Crowd: 13291
Halftime Score: Penrith Panthers 10 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jamie Soward
2 points - David Simmons
1 point - Josh Reynolds

PENRITH PANTHERS (18)
Tries: Dean Whare, David Simmons, Kevin Naiqama
Conversions: Matt Moylan (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Matt Moylan (1/1)

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (16)
Tries: Trent Hodkinson, Corey Thompson, Drury Low
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (2/3)

Match Report: Penrith steal victory over Bulldogs - Aaron Thomas


Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12 St. George Illawarra Dragons 14
Venue: Remondis Stadium
Date: Saturday 22 March 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 14821
Halftime Score: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6 St. George Illawarra Dragons 14

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

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (12)
Tries: John Morris (2)
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/2)

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (14)
Tries: Brett Morris (2), Jason Nightingale
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (1/3)

Match Report: Morris claims 100th try in Dragons win - Aaron Thomas


North Queensland Cowboys 16 New Zealand Warriors 20
Venue: 1300SMILES Stadium
Date: Saturday 22 March 2014 at 9:00pm
Crowd: 12738
Halftime Score: North Queensland Cowboys 6 New Zealand Warriors 8

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Nathan Friend
2 points - Sam Rapira
1 point - Tariq Sims

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (16)
Tries: Antonio Winterstein, Michael Morgan, Kyle Feldt
Conversions: Antonio Winterstein (0/1), Johnathan Thurston (2/2)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (20)
Tries: Glen Fisiiahi (2), Konrad Hurrell, Sione Lousi
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/4)

Match Report: Warriors hold out fast finishing Cowboys - Rick Edgerton


Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22 Parramatta Eels 18
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Date: Sunday 23 March 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 14135
Halftime Score: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 10 Parramatta Eels 0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Anthony Watmough
2 points - Semi Radradra
1 point - Steve Matai

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (22)
Tries: Steve Matai (2), Jamie Lyon, Peta Hiku
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (3/4)

PARRAMATTA EELS (18)
Tries: Vai Toutai, Semi Radradra (2), Nathan Peats
Conversions: Joseph Paulo (1/4)

Match Report: Scrappy Manly pip Eels at the death - James Rodbourn


Canberra Raiders 12 Gold Coast Titans 24
Venue: GIO Stadium
Date: Sunday 23 March 2014 at 6:30pm
Crowd: 9636
Halftime Score: Canberra Raiders 12 Gold Coast Titans 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Albert Kelly
2 points - Greg Bird
1 point - Nate Myles

CANBERRA RAIDERS (12)
Tries: Jarrod Croker, Anthony Milford
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (2/2)

GOLD COAST TITANS (24)
Tries: Beau Falloon, Paul Carter, Albert Kelly (2)
Field Goals: Albert Kelly (0/1)
Conversions: Greg Bird (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Greg Bird (1/2)

Match Report: Raiders with no answers to resolute Titans defence - Kevin Bertao


Melbourne Storm 28 Newcastle Knights 20
Venue: AAMI Park
Date: Monday 24 March 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 11490
Halftime Score: Melbourne Storm 18 Newcastle Knights 10

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jesse Bromwich
2 points - Cameron Smith
1 point - Beau Scott

MELBOURNE STORM (28)
Tries: Cameron Smith, Sisa Waqa, Kevin Proctor, Will Chambers, Young Tonumaipea
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (20)
Tries: Jeremy Smith, Akuila Uate (2)
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (1/2), Tyrone Roberts (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Kurt Gidley (1/1), Tyrone Roberts (1/1)

Match Report: Storm overcome plucky Knights - Paul Jobber


NRL 2014 - looking back:

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