Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round 8

St George Illawarra Dragons 28 defeated Sydney Roosters 24
National Rugby League - Round 8 - Wednesday April 25, 2012 4:00pm
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Crowd: 40,164
Halftime: St George Illawarra Dragons 10 Sydney Roosters 12

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Mitchell Pearce (1 Try)
2 Points - Daniel Vidot
1 Point - Jamie Soward (3 Conversions)

Tries: Matt Cooper, Ben Creagh (2), Michael Weyman, Matt Prior
Conversions: Ben Hornby (1/1), Jamie Soward (3/4)

Tries: Anthony Minichiello, Braith Anasta, Mitchell Pearce, Aiden Guerra
Field Goals: Mitchell Pearce (0/1)
Conversions: Braith Anasta (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Braith Anasta (1/1)

'Depleted Dragons out grit Roosters'

Melbourne Storm 32 defeated New Zealand Warriors 14
National Rugby League - Round 8 - Wednesday April 25, 2012 7:00pm
Venue: AAMI Park
Crowd: 20,033
Halftime: Melbourne Storm 10 New Zealand Warriors 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Will Chambers (3 Tries)
2 Points - Billy Slater
1 Point - Dane Nielsen (2 Tries)

Melbourne Storm (32)
Tries: Will Chambers (3), Dane Nielsen (2), Justin O'Neill
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/6)

New Zealand Warriors (14)
Tries: Lewis Brown, Bill Tupou (2)
Conversions: James Maloney (1/3)

'Storm march on to eight straight'

Brisbane Broncos 26 defeated Gold Coast Titans 6
National Rugby League - Round 8 - Friday April 27, 2012 7:30pm
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Crowd: 0
Halftime: Brisbane Broncos 20 Gold Coast Titans 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Alex Glenn (2 Tries)
2 Points - Ben Hannant
1 Point - Petero Civoniceva

Tries: Andrew McCullough, Josh Hoffman, Alex Glenn (2), Gerard Beale
Conversions: Corey Parker (3/5)

Tries: Dominique Peyroux
Conversions: Scott Prince (1/1)

'Broncos blitz tardy Titans'

Canterbury Bulldogs 10 were defeated by Manly Sea Eagles 12
National Rugby League - Round 8 - Friday April 27, 2012 7:30pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 24,743
Halftime: Canterbury Bulldogs 4 Manly Sea Eagles 2

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Brett Stewart (1 Try)
2 Points - Josh Reynolds
1 Point - Jason King

Canterbury Bulldogs (10)
Tries: Ben Barba, Bryson Goodwin
Conversions: Steve Turner (0/1), Bryson Goodwin (1/1)

Manly Sea Eagles (12)
Tries: Brett Stewart, Steve Matai
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Lyon (1/1)

'Manly grind out win against Bulldogs'

South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 defeated North Queensland Cowboys 16
National Rugby League - Round 8 - Saturday April 28, 2012 7:30pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 12,213
Halftime: South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 North Queensland Cowboys 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - James Segeyaro (1 Try)
2 Points - Dave Taylor (1 Try)
1 Point - Issac Luke (1 Try)

South Sydney Rabbitohs (20)
Tries: Greg Inglis, Dave Taylor, Issac Luke
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)

North Queensland Cowboys (16)
Tries: Ashley Graham (2), James Segeyaro
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (2/3)

'South Sydney register 1000th win against Cowboys'

Canberra Raiders 22 were defeated by Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 44
National Rugby League - Round 8 - Sunday April 29, 2012 2:00pm
Venue: Canberra Stadium
Crowd: 12,227
Halftime: Canberra Raiders 12 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 28

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Paul Gallen
2 Points - Todd Carney (5 Conversions, 1 Penalty Goal)
1 Point - Colin Best (1 Try)

Tries: Reece Robinson, Josh Dugan, Josh McCrone (2)
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (3/4)

Tries: John Morris, Ben Pomeroy, Colin Best, John Williams (2), Jeff Robson, Jason Bukuya, Stewart Mills
Conversions: Todd Carney (5/8)
Penalty Goals: Todd Carney (1/1)

'Sharp Sharks slaughter Raiders'

Parramatta Eels 30 were defeated by Wests Tigers 31
National Rugby League - Round 8 - Sunday April 29, 2012 3:00pm
Venue: Parramatta Stadium
Crowd: 19,654
Halftime: Parramatta Eels 19 Wests Tigers 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Benji Marshall (4 Conversions, 1 Field Goal)
2 Points - Beau Ryan (1 Try)
1 Point - Ben Murdoch (2 Tries)

Tries: Jarryd Hayne, Willie Tonga, Cheyse Blair, Ken Sio, Matt Ryan
Conversions: Luke Burt (5/5)

Tries: Liam Fulton, Chris Lawrence, Beau Ryan, Ben Murdoch (2)
Field Goals: Benji Marshall (1/1)
Conversions: Benji Marshall (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Tim Moltzen (1/1)

'Tigers do enough early against Eels'

Newcastle Knights 34 defeated Penrith Panthers 14
National Rugby League - Round 8 - Monday April 30, 2012 7:00pm
Venue: Hunter Stadium
Crowd: 16,892
Halftime: Newcastle Knights 16 Penrith Panthers 4

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Jarrod Mullen (1 Try)
2 Points - Timana Tahu (1 Try)
1 Point - Chris Houston

Tries: Kurt Gidley, Timana Tahu, Jarrod Mullen, James McManus, Zeb Taia, Neville Costigan
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (4/5), Wes Naiqama (1/1)

Tries: Clint Newton (2), Michael Jennings
Conversions: Travis Burns (1/2), Luke Walsh (0/1)

'Newcastle wallop listless Panthers'


(includes ANZAC Test plus City v Country votes)

Fourteen Points
Billy Slater (Storm), Cameron Smith (Storm/Australia)

Thirteen Points

Twelve Points
Paul Gallen (Sharks)

Eleven Points
Ben Hannant (Broncos), Jarrod Mullen (Knights)

Ten Points
Cooper Cronk (Storm), Shaun Johnson (Warriors/New Zealand), Benji Marshall (Tigers)

Nine Points
Danny Buderus (Knights), Todd Carney (Sharks/Country)

Eight Points
Matt Bowen (Cowboys)

Seven Points
Luke Bailey (Titans), Scott Prince (Titans), Jamie Soward (Dragons), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys/Australia), Peter Wallace (Broncos)

Six Points
Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), David Taylor (Rabbitohs)

Five Points

Ben Barba (Bulldogs), Greg Inglis (Storm), James Maloney (Warriors), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Chris Sandow (Eels), Tony Williams (Sea Eagles)

Four Points
Colin Best (Sharks), Jason Bukuya (Sharks), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Brett Morris (Dragons), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters), Reece Robinson (Raiders)

Three Points
Travis Burns (Panthers), Terry Campese (Raiders), Will Chambers (Storm), Lachlan Coote (Country), Alex Glenn (Broncos), Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Chris Houstan (Knights), Michael Jennings (Panthers), Martin Kennedy (Roosters), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Josh McGuire (Broncos), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Josh Morris (Bulldogs), Dane Nielsen (Storm), Corey Norman (Broncos), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Corey Parker (Broncos), Matt Prior (Dragons), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), Jeff Robson (Sharks), Beau Ryan (Tigers), James Segeyaro (Cowboys), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Brad Takairangi (Roosters), James Tamou (Cowboys), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Antonio Winterstein (Cowboys)

Two Points

Anasta (Roosters), Shaun Berrigan (Raiders), Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs),

Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Isaac de Gois (Sharks), Liam Fulton (Tigers), Ben Henry (Warriors), Ryan Hinchcliffe (Storm), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Andrew McCullough (Broncos), Sam McKendry (Panthers), Tim Moltzen (Tigers), Nate Myles (Titans), Ben Roberts (Eels), Beau Scott (Dragons), Tariq Sims (City), Kade Snowden (Knights), David Stagg (Bulldogs), Timana Tahu (Knights), Etu Uaisele (Panthers), Daniel Vidot (Dragons), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Dean Whare (Sea Eagles), Gareth Widdop (Storm), Jack Wighton (Raiders)

One Point
Adam Blair (Tigers), Jamie Buhrer (Sea Eagles), Justin Carney (Roosters), Greg Eastwood (Bulldogs), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Konrad Hurrell (Warriors), Sam Kasiano (Bulldogs), Jason King (Sea Eagles), Kevin Kingston (Panthers), Kane Linnett (Cowboys), Kevin Locke (Warriors), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Daniel Mortimer (Roosters)
, Ben Murdoch-Masila (Tigers), Matt Srama (Titans), Brent Tate (Cowboys), Luke Walsh (Panthers), Aaron Woods (Tigers)

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