Tuesday's Expert Wrap - NRL Round 7

We've arrived at the end of the Round 7 of the 2014 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership! Check out all the results, reports and player of the year points right here.

It was a round that had it all - the Bulldogs kicked it off with a record third one-point win in succession (something never seen before in the 106-year history of the game) in defeating the Rabbitohs in a Good Friday thriller at ANZ. That night, the Knights went from confident to bumbling in their loss to Brisbane, and Manly came back, somehow, to defeat the lacklustre Cowboys. On Saturday, the Roosters outlasted a courageous Sharks outfit and St. George Illawarra bounced back from their previous Monday night heartache to down the Warriors at Kogarah.

The solitary Sunday game drew nearly 11,000 to Canberra where the Raiders amazingly upset the Storm with a last-minute try, while the Tigers pipped the Eels in a huge Easter Monday clash played in front of over 50,000 at ANZ Stadium. Penrith finished it all with a nerve-wracking win at home over the previous ladder-leaders, the Titans.

Below we have a look at how Round Seven played out...


South Sydney Rabbitohs 14 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 15
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Date: Friday 18 April 2014 at 4:00pm
Crowd: 43255
Halftime Score: South Sydney Rabbitohs 8 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Timoteo Lafai
2 points - Josh Jackson
1 point - James Graham

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (14)
Tries: Sam Burgess, John Sutton
Field Goals: Adam Reynolds (0/1), Nathan Merritt (0/1)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (15)
Tries: Mitch Brown, Corey Thompson
Field Goals: Trent Hodkinson (1/2), Josh Reynolds (0/1)
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Trent Hodkinson (1/1)

Match Report: Bulldogs record win over the Rabbitohs - Aaron Thomas


Newcastle Knights 6 Brisbane Broncos 32
Venue: Hunter Stadium
Date: Friday 18 April 2014 at 7:40pm
Crowd: 22254
Halftime Score: Newcastle Knights 6 Brisbane Broncos 16

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

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (6)
Tries: Korbin Sims
Conversions: Tyrone Roberts (1/1)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (32)
Tries: Alex Glenn, Matt Gillett, Ben Barba, Dale Copley, Ben Hannant, Josh Hoffman
Conversions: Corey Parker (2/5), Ben Hunt (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Ben Hunt (1/1)

Match Report: Broncos buck the Knights on Good Friday - Josh Robertson


Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26 North Queensland Cowboys 21
Venue: Central Coast Stadium
Date: Friday 18 April 2014 at 7:40pm
Crowd: 10013
Halftime Score: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6 North Queensland Cowboys 14

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Kieran Foran
2 points - Johnathan Thurston
1 point - Brett Stewart

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (26)
Tries: Steve Matai, Jorge Taufua (2), Kieran Foran, Jamie Buhrer
Field Goals: Jamie Lyon (0/1)
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (3/5)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (21)
Tries: Kyle Feldt, Brent Tate (2), Curtis Rona
Field Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)
Conversions: Kyle Feldt (0/2), Johnathan Thurston (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (0/1)

Match Report: Manly claim controversial victory - Aaron Thomas


St. George Illawarra Dragons 20 New Zealand Warriors 10
Venue: Jubilee Oval
Date: Saturday 19 April 2014 at 5:30pm
Crowd: 10559
Halftime Score: St. George Illawarra Dragons 12 New Zealand Warriors 0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Josh Dugan
2 points - Trent Merrin
1 point - Sebastine Ikahihifo

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (20)
Tries: Jason Nightingale, Michael Cooper, Josh Dugan
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (2/2)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (10)
Tries: Sam Tomkins, Manu Vatuvei
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (1/2)

Match Report: Red V Redemption - Aaron Thomas


Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18 Sydney Roosters 24
Venue: Remondis Stadium
Date: Saturday 19 April 2014 at 7:30pm
Crowd: 12163
Halftime Score: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6 Sydney Roosters 12

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Shaun Kenny-Dowall
2 points - Paul Gallen
1 point - Boyd Cordner

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (18)
Tries: Ricky Leutele, Wade Graham, Sosaia Feki
Conversions: Michael Gordon (3/3)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (24)
Tries: Boyd Cordner, James Maloney, Shaun Kenny-Dowall (2)
Conversions: James Maloney (4/4)

Match Report: Roosters win see-sawing contest - Rick Edgerton


Canberra Raiders 24 Melbourne Storm 22
Venue: GIO Stadium
Date: Sunday 20 April 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowd: 10941
Halftime Score: Canberra Raiders 12 Melbourne Storm 16

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jarrod Croker
2 points - Cameron Smith
1 point - Anthony Milford

CANBERRA RAIDERS (24)
Tries: Matthew Allwood, Reece Robinson (2), Paul Vaughan
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (4/4)

MELBOURNE STORM (22)
Tries: Ryan Hinchcliffe, Sisa Waqa, Mahe Fonua (2)
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/4)

Match Report: Raiders get the chocolates at GIO - Luke Wenitong


Parramatta Eels 18 Wests Tigers 21
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Date: Monday 21 April 2014 at 4:00pm
Crowd: 50668
Halftime Score: Parramatta Eels 8 Wests Tigers 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Aaron Woods
2 points - Jarryd Hayne
1 point - Adam Blair

PARRAMATTA EELS (18)
Tries: Jarryd Hayne (2), Ken Sio, Semi Radradra
Conversions: Chris Sandow (1/4)

WESTS TIGERS (21)
Tries: Blake Austin, Pat Richards, Luke Brooks
Field Goals: Luke Brooks (1/1)
Conversions: Pat Richards (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Pat Richards (1/1)

Match Report: Tigers outlast Eels in Easter Monday classic - Kevin Bertao


Penrith Panthers 14 Gold Coast Titans 12
Venue: Sportingbet Stadium Penrith
Date: Monday 21 April 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowd: 9555
Halftime Score: Penrith Panthers 12 Gold Coast Titans 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Peter Wallace
2 points - Jamal Idris
1 point - Matt Moylan

PENRITH PANTHERS (14)
Tries: Dean Whare, Matt Moylan
Conversions: Jamie Soward (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Soward (1/1)

GOLD COAST TITANS (12)
Tries: Ryan James, Aidan Sezer
Conversions: Aidan Sezer (2/2)

Match Report: Panthers out grind Titans and jump back into top eight - Paul Jobber


NRL 2014 - looking back:

TUESDAYS EXPERT: Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5Round 6

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FULL NRL LADDER: Click here

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