Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round 1

We recap all the scores from some nail-biting NRL clashes in Round One. Plus, all the votes and standings in the prestigious LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year Award.




'Dragons slay Knights in 2012 opener'

Newcastle Knights 14 were defeated by St George Illawarra Dragons 15

National Rugby League - Round 1 - Thursday March 1, 2012 7:45pm
Venue: Hunter Stadium (formerly Ausgrid)
Crowd: 29,189
Halftime: Newcastle Knights 6 St George Illawarra Dragons 8


Newcastle Knights (14)
Tries: Jarrod Mullen, James McManus
Field Goals: Jarrod Mullen (0/1)
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Kurt Gidley (2/2)

St George Illawarra Dragons (15)
Tries: Matt Cooper, Brett Morris
Field Goals: Jamie Soward (1/3)
Conversions: Jamie Soward (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Soward (1/1)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Matt Prior
2 Points - Danny Buderus
1 Point - Jason Nightingale


'Yellow Broncos claim a wet win in Parramatta'

Parramatta Eels 6 were defeated by Brisbane Broncos 18

National Rugby League - Round 1 - Friday March 2, 2012 7:45pm
Venue: Parramatta Stadium
Crowd: 11,399
Halftime: Parramatta Eels 6 Brisbane Broncos 0

Parramatta Eels (6)
Tries: Chris Sandow
Conversions: Luke Burt (1/1)

Brisbane Broncos (18)
Tries: Peter Wallace, Jharal Yow Yeh, Ben Hannant
Conversions: Corey Parker (3/3)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Peter Wallace (1 Try)
2 Points - Ben Hannant (1 Try)
1 Point - Josh Hoffman


'Rain wrapped victory see Storm roll through Canberra'

Canberra Raiders 19 were defeated by Melbourne Storm 24

National Rugby League - Round 1 - Saturday March 3, 2012 5:30pm
Venue: Canberra Stadium
Crowd: 7,862
Halftime: Canberra Raiders 12 Melbourne Storm 14


Canberra Raiders (19)
Tries: Glen Buttriss, Shaun Fensom, Josh McCrone
Field Goals: Josh Dugan (1/1)
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (3/3)

Melbourne Storm (24)
Tries: Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater (2), Justin O'Neill
Field Goals: Cooper Cronk (0/1)
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Cooper Cronk (1 Try)
2 Points - Cameron Smith (3 Conversions, 1 Penalty Goal)
1 Point - Billy Slater (2 Tries)

'Bulldogs bite back to beat Panthers'

Penrith Panthers 14 were defeated by Canterbury Bulldogs 22

National Rugby League - Round 1 - Saturday March 3, 2012 7:30pm
Venue: Centrebet Stadium, Penrith
Crowd: 9,585
Halftime: Penrith Panthers 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6

Penrith Panthers (14)
Tries: Travis Burns, Michael Jennings
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Luke Walsh (1/1)

Canterbury Bulldogs (22)
Tries: Ben Barba, Josh Morris, Bryson Goodwin, Josh Reynolds
Conversions: Steve Turner (3/4)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Frank Pritchard
2 Points - Luke Lewis
1 Point - Michael Ennis


'Titans topple woeful Cowboys'

North Queensland Cowboys 0 were defeated by Gold Coast Titans 18

National Rugby League - Round 1 - Saturday March 3, 2012 9:30pm
Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium
Crowd: 16,311
Halftime: North Queensland Cowboys 0 Gold Coast Titans 6


North Queensland Cowboys (0)

Gold Coast Titans (18)
Tries: Steve Michaels, Jamal Idris (2)
Conversions: Scott Prince (1/3)
Penalty Goals: Scott Prince (2/2)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Scott Prince (1 Conversion, 2 Penalty Goals)
2 Points - Luke Bailey
1 Point - Matt Srama


'Manly take out epic rematch over Warriors'

New Zealand Warriors 20 were defeated by Manly Sea Eagles 26

National Rugby League - Round 1 - Sunday March 4, 2012 12:00pm
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Crowd: 37,502
Halftime: New Zealand Warriors 10 Manly Sea Eagles 16

New Zealand Warriors (20)
Tries: Manu Vatuvei (2), Kevin Locke, Shaun Johnson
Conversions: James Maloney (2/4)

Manly Sea Eagles (26)
Tries: Glenn Stewart, Steve Matai, Tony Williams, David Williams, Daly Cherry-Evans
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (3/5)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Tony Williams (1 Try)
2 Points - Shaun Johnson (1 Try)
1 Point - Konrad Hurrell


'Benji cramps Sharks' style with golden point winner'

Wests Tigers 17 defeated Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 16
National Rugby League - Round 1 - Sunday March 4, 2012 2:00pm
Venue: Leichhardt Oval
Crowd: 19,762
Halftime: Wests Tigers 12 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 4

Wests Tigers (17)
Tries: Benji Marshall, Beau Ryan (2)
Field Goals: Benji Marshall (1/1)
Conversions: Benji Marshall (2/3)

Cronulla Sutherland Sharks (16)
Tries: Todd Carney, Colin Best, Isaac De Gois
Conversions: Todd Carney (1/3)
Penalty Goals: Todd Carney (1/1)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Benji Marshall (1 Try, 2 Conversions, 1 Field Goal)
2 Points - Todd Carney (1 Try, 1 Conversion, 1 Penalty Goal)
1 Point - Beau Ryan (2 Tries)


'Sydney breaks hearts in the South'

South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 were defeated by Sydney Roosters 24
National Rugby League - Round 1 - Monday March 5, 2012 7:00pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 18,278
Halftime: South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 Sydney Roosters 12

South Sydney Rabbitohs (20)
Tries: John Sutton, Michael Crocker, Chris McQueen
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (2/2)

Sydney Roosters (24)
Tries: Anthony Minichiello, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Aiden Guerra, Lama Tasi
Conversions: Daniel Mortimer (4/4)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Anthony Minichiello (1 Try)
2 Points - Sam Burgess
1 Point - Adam Reynolds (4 Goals)

LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER OF THE YEAR LEADERBOARD

Three Points
Cooper Cronk (Storm), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Scott Prince (Titans), Matt Prior (Dragons), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Peter Wallace (Broncos), Tony Williams (Sea Eagles)

Two Points
Luke Bailey (Titans), Danny Buderus (Knights), Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Todd Carney (Sharks), Ben Hannant (Broncos), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Cameron Smith (Storm)

One Point
Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Konrad Hurrell (Warriors), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Beau Ryan (Tigers)
, Billy Slater (Storm), Matt Srama (Titans)

Stobart Super League XVII - Round 5 Review : VB NSW Cup - Round 1 Results : Cyril Connell Cup and Mal Meninga Cup - Round 1 Results

Like

Your Two Cents...

No one has commented on this page yet. Why not kick things off?