Tuesday's Expert Wrap - NRL Round 5

We've arrived at the end of the Round 5 of the 2014 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership! Check out all the results, reports and player of the year points right here.

Stunningly enough, the much maligned Gold Coast Titans sit in outright first on the table after the Men of League Heritage Round - pushing past the Melbourne Storm in a controversy-filled clash on Sunday. The Bulldogs are right behind them after a gruelling, muddy affair with the Roosters, together with the remainder of the top eight who all have six competition points. The Knights returned to their disappointing form to sit at the bottom with the Sharks, who themselves recorded their first win over the Warriors at the weekend, leading to the sacking/resignation of the losing side's coach, Matt Elliott.

More upsets right across the Heritage Round - here's a look back at Round 45


Sydney Roosters 8 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 9
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Date: Friday 4 April 2014 at 7:40pm
Crowd: 12854
Halftime Score: Sydney Roosters 8 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Josh Reynolds
2 points - Aiden Tolman
1 point - Sam Perrett

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (8)
Tries: Michael Jennings
Field Goals: Mitchell Pearce (0/1)
Conversions: James Maloney (1/1)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (9)
Tries: Chase Stanley
Field Goals: Josh Reynolds (1/1)
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Trent Hodkinson (1/1)

Match Report: Reynolds the difference for the Bulldogs - Aaron Thomas


Brisbane Broncos 18 Parramatta Eels 25
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Date: Friday 4 April 2014 at 8:40pm
Crowd: 32009
Halftime Score: Brisbane Broncos 6 Parramatta Eels 10

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Chris Sandow
2 points - Jarryd Hayne
1 point - Manu Ma'u

BRISBANE BRONCOS (18)
Tries: Dale Copley, Ben Hunt, Josh McGuire
Conversions: Corey Parker (3/3)

PARRAMATTA EELS (25)
Tries: William Hopoate, Semi Radradra, Jarryd Hayne, Nathan Peats
Field Goals: Chris Sandow (1/1)
Conversions: Chris Sandow (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Chris Sandow (1/1)

Match Report: Sandow Inspires Eels Win - Coby Delaney


Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 37 New Zealand Warriors 6
Venue: Remondis Stadium
Date: Saturday 5 April 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 11307
Halftime Score: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 16 New Zealand Warriors 0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Todd Carney
2 points - Andrew Fifita
1 point - Nathan Stapleton

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (37)
Tries: Nathan Stapleton (4), Tinirau Arona, Sam Tagataese, Blake Ayshford
Field Goals: Todd Carney (1/1)
Conversions: Michael Gordon (4/7)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (6)
Tries: Manu Vatuvei
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (1/1)

Match Report: Sharks open their 2014 account in style - Kevin Bertao


Penrith Panthers 12 Canberra Raiders 6
Venue: Sportingbet Stadium Penrith
Date: Saturday 5 April 2014 at 5:30pm
Crowd: 7667
Halftime Score: Penrith Panthers 8 Canberra Raiders 0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Peter Wallace
2 points - Josh Mansour
1 point - Shaun Fensom

PENRITH PANTHERS (12)
Tries: Dallin Watene Zelezniak (2), Josh Mansour
Field Goals: Jamie Soward (0/1)
Conversions: Matt Moylan (0/2), Jamie Soward (0/1)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (6)
Tries: Paul Vaughan
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (1/1)

Match Report: Panthers young gun cracks a double - Aaron Thomas


St. George Illawarra Dragons 6 South Sydney Rabbitohs 26
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
Date: Saturday 5 April 2014 at 7:30pm
Crowd: 24368
Halftime Score: St. George Illawarra Dragons 0 South Sydney Rabbitohs 14

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Sam Burgess
2 points - John Sutton
1 point - Greg Inglis

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (6)
Tries: Jack de Belin
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (1/1)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (26)
Tries: Luke Burgess, Jason Clark, Sam Burgess, Greg Inglis
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)

Match Report: Rabbitohs Hop Back Into Form - Rick Edgerton


Melbourne Storm 26 Gold Coast Titans 28
Venue: AAMI Park
Date: Sunday 6 April 2014 at 2:00pm
Crowd: 11930
Halftime Score: Melbourne Storm 12 Gold Coast Titans 14

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

MELBOURNE STORM (26)
Tries: Sisa Waqa (2), Kenneath Bromwich, Will Chambers
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

GOLD COAST TITANS (28)
Tries: Kevin Gordon, Brad Tighe, David Mead, Albert Kelly, Mark Minichiello
Conversions: Greg Bird (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Greg Bird (1/1)

Match Report: Titans escape with confidence boosting win - Josh Howe


Wests Tigers 34 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18
Venue: Leichhardt Oval
Date: Sunday 6 April 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 16311
Halftime Score: Wests Tigers 26 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Robbie Farah
2 points - Aaron Woods
1 point - David Nofoaluma

WESTS TIGERS (34)
Tries: Robbie Farah, David Nofoaluma (2), Chris Lawrence, Aaron Woods
Conversions: Pat Richards (5/5)
Penalty Goals: Pat Richards (2/2)

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (18)
Tries: Jamie Lyon, Steve Matai (2)
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (3/3)

Match Report: Tigers turn into wet weather wonders - Tim Costello


North Queensland Cowboys 28 Newcastle Knights 2
Venue: 1300SMILES Stadium
Date: Monday 7 April 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 11189
Halftime Score: North Queensland Cowboys 16 Newcastle Knights 2

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

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (28)
Tries: Matthew Wright, Brent Tate, Michael Morgan (2), Ray Thompson
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (4/5)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (2)
Penalty Goals: Tyrone Roberts (1/1)

Match Report: Cowboys rout lacklustre Knights - Justin Davies


NRL 2014 - looking back:

TUESDAYS EXPERT: Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3Round 4

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FULL NRL LADDER: Click here

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