Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round 24

South Sydney Rabbitohs 26 defeated North Queensland Cowboys 24
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Friday August 19, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 11,208
Halftime: South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 North Queensland Cowboys 12

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Matt Bowen (1 Try)
2 Points - Issac Luke
1 Point - Chris Sandow (4 Conversions, 1 Penalty Goal)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (26)
Tries: John Sutton, Eddy Pettybourne, Chris McQueen, James Roberts
Conversions: Chris Sandow (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Chris Sandow (1/1)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (24)
Tries: Matt Bowen, Johnathan Thurston, Willie Tonga, Tariq Sims
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)

'Souths snatch golden thriller'


Melbourne Storm 8 defeated St George Illawarra Dragons 6
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Friday August 19, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: AAMI Park
Crowd: 24,081
Halftime: Melbourne Storm 8 St George Illawarra Dragons 6

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

Melbourne Storm (8)
Tries: Anthony Quinn
Conversions: Cameron Smith (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

St George Illawarra Dragons (6)
Tries: Kyle Stanley
Conversions: Jamie Soward (1/1)

'Storm down Dragons in defensive duel'

Gold Coast Titans 26 defeated Canberra Raiders 18
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Saturday August 20, 2011 5:30pm
Venue: Skilled Park
Crowd: 10,230
Halftime: Gold Coast Titans 12 Canberra Raiders 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Preston Campbell (4 Conversions, 1 Penalty Goal)
2 Points - Matt Srama
1 Point - Steve Michaels (1 Try)

GOLD COAST TITANS (26)
Tries: Steve Michaels, Will Matthews, David Mead, Dominique Peyroux
Conversions: Preston Campbell (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Preston Campbell (1/1)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (18)
Tries: David Milne, Joel Thompson, David Shillington
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (3/3)

'Titans take out battle of the cellar dwellers'


Penrith Panthers 12 were defeated by New Zealand Warriors 26
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Saturday August 20, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: Centrebet Stadium
Crowd: 11,644
Halftime: Penrith Panthers 0 New Zealand Warriors 16

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Kevin Locke (1 Try)
2 Points - Feleti Mateo
1 Point - James Maloney (3 Conversions, 2 Penalty Goals)

PENRITH PANTHERS (12)
Tries: Brad Tighe, David Simmons
Conversions: Luke Walsh (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Luke Walsh (1/1)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (26)
Tries: Manu Vatuvei, Ben Matulino, Kevin Locke, Shaun Johnson
Field Goals: Shaun Johnson (0/1)
Conversions: James Maloney (3/4)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (2/2)

'Warriors surge into top four'


Sydney Roosters 36 defeated Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 25
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Saturday August 20, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 8,761
Halftime: Sydney Roosters 12 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 22

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Jake Friend (2 Tries)
2 Points - Anthony Minichiello (1 Try)
1 Point - Jason Ryles

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (36)
Tries: Anthony Minichiello, Frank-Paul Nuuausala, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Brad Takairangi, Jake Friend (2)
Field Goals: Mitchell Pearce (0/1)
Conversions: Braith Anasta (6/6)

CRONULLA SUTHERLAND SHARKS (25)
Tries: Ben Pomeroy, John Williams (2), Wade Graham
Field Goals: Wade Graham (1/1)
Conversions: Nathan Stapleton (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Nathan Stapleton (1/1)

'Roosters steal victory from Sharks at SFS'

Manly Sea Eagles 27 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 16
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Sunday August 21, 2011 2:00pm
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Crowd: 12,250
Halftime: Manly Sea Eagles 7 Canterbury Bulldogs 10

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Jamie Lyon (1 Try, 4 Conversions, 1 Penalty Goal)
2 Points - Daly Cherry-Evans (1 Field Goal)
1 Point - Frank Pritchard

MANLY SEA EAGLES (27)
Tries: Glenn Stewart, Steve Matai, Jamie Lyon, David Williams
Field Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (1/1)
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Lyon (1/1)

CANTERBURY BULLDOGS (16)
Tries: Ben Barba, Jonathan Wright, Josh Morris
Conversions: Steve Turner (2/3)

'Manly end Bulldogs' finals hopes'


Wests Tigers 31 defeated Parramatta Eels 12
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Sunday August 21, 2011 3:00pm
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 18,626
Halftime: Wests Tigers 16 Parramatta Eels 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Tim Moltzen
2 Points - Benji Marshall (1 Try, 4 Conversions, 1 Penalty Goal)
1 Point - Blake Ayshford (2 Tries)

WESTS TIGERS (31)
Tries: Matthew Utai, Benji Marshall, Beau Ryan, Blake Ayshford (2)
Field Goals: Robbie Farah (1/1)
Conversions: Benji Marshall (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Benji Marshall (1/1)

PARRAMATTA EELS (12)
Tries: Ben Smith, Chris Hicks
Conversions: Luke Burt (2/2)

'Tigers keep top four hopes alive with win over Eels'


Newcastle Knights 6 were defeated by Brisbane Broncos 26
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Monday August 22, 2011 7:00pm
Venue: Ausgrid Stadium
Crowd: 19,412
Halftime: Newcastle Knights 6 Brisbane Broncos 10

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Corey Parker (1 Try, 2 Conversions, 1 Penalty Goal)
2 Points - Josh McGuire
1 Point - Josh Hoffman

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (6)
Tries: Akuila Uate
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (1/1)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (26)
Tries: Justin Hodges, Corey Parker, Jharal Yow Yeh, Ben Hunt, Alex Glenn
Conversions: Corey Parker (2/5)
Penalty Goals: Corey Parker (1/1)

'Knights slip and slide to succumb to Broncos'


LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011
Thirty-eight Points
Billy Slater (Storm)

Thirty-seven
-

Thirty-six
-

Thirty-five
-

Thirty-four
Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)

Thirty-three
-

Thirty-two
-

Thirty-one
Benji Marshall (Tigers)

Thirty
Cameron Smith (Storm)

Twenty-nine
-

Twenty-eight
-

Twenty-seven
-

Twenty-six
-

Twenty-five
Cooper Cronk (Storm), Paul Gallen (Sharks), James Maloney (Warriors), Chris Sandow (Rabbitohs)

Twenty-four
Matthew Bowen (Cowboys)

Twenty-three
Darren Lockyer (Broncos)

Twenty-two
-

Twenty-one

Jamie Soward (Dragons)

Twenty
Daly

Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)

Nineteen
-

Eighteen
Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs)

Seventeen

Kurt Gidley (Knights), Glenn Stewart (Sea Eagles)

Sixteen
Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)

Fifteen
Robbie Farah (Tigers), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Josh McCrone (Raiders)

Fourteen
Jarrod Mullen (Knights)

Thirteen
William Hopoate (Sea Eagles), Kevin Locke (Warriors)

Twelve
Luke Walsh (Panthers)

Eleven
Luke Burt (Eels), Jarryd Hayne (Eels)

Ten
Petero Civoniceva (Panthers), Nathan Gardner (Sharks), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Corey Parker (Broncos), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters), Matt Srama (Titans)

Nine
Ben Barba (Bulldogs), Jake Friend (Roosters), Akuila Uate (Knights), William Zillman (Titans)

Eight
Ben Creagh (Dragons), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Kevin Procter (Storm)

Seven
Blake Ferguson (Raiders), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), Scott Prince (Titans), David Taylor (Rabbitohs), Jharal Yow Yeh (Broncos)

Six

Alex Glenn (Broncos), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Jamal Idris (Bulldogs), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Jack Reed (Broncos)

Five
Braith

Anasta (Roosters), Lachlan Coote (Panthers), Joel Edwards (Knights), Aaron Heremaia (Warriors), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Lance Hohaia (Warriors), Micheal Luck (Warriors), Feleti Mateo (Warriors), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Tariq Sims (Cowboys), Ryan Stig (Knights), Gareth Widdop (Storm)

Four
Blake Ayshford (Tigers), Greg

Bird (Titans), Maurice Blair (Storm), Preston Campbell (Titans), Gavin Cooper (Cowboys), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Luke Douglas (Sharks), Shaun Fensom (Raiders), Phil Graham (Roosters), Ben Hannant (Broncos), Chris Houston (Knights), Dallas Johnson (Cowboys), Martin Kennedy (Roosters), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Robert Lui (Tigers), David Mead (Titans), Josh McGuire (Broncos), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Jeff Robson (Eels), Beau Scott (Dragons), David Simmons (Panthers), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs), Chad Townsend (Sharks), Manu Vatuvei (Warriors), Rhys Wesser (Rabbitohs)

Three
Luke Bailey (Titans), Todd Carney (Roosters), Neville Costigan (Knights), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Richard Fa'aoso (Knights), Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa (Cowboys), Dylan Farrell (Rabbitohs), Liam Fulton (Tigers), Dane Gagai (Broncos), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Wade Graham (Sharks), Chris Heighington (Tigers), Ryan Hinchcliffe (Storm), Krisnan Inu (Warriors), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Kevin Kingston (Panthers), Chris Lawrence (Tigers), Jacob Lillyman (Warriors), Nathan Massey (Raiders), Peter Mata'utia (Knights), Tim Moltzen (Tigers), Nate Myles (Roosters), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), James Segeyaro (Cowboys), Kade Snowden (Sharks), David Stagg (Bulldogs), Steve Turner (Bulldogs), Peter Wallace (Broncos) Sam Williams (Raiders), Dean Young (Dragons)

Two
Darius Boyd (Dragons), Jamie Buhrer (Sea Eagles), Travis Burns (Panthers), Matt Duffie (Storm), Josh Dugan (Raiders), Simon Dwyer (Tigers), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Glen Fisiiahi (Warriors), Nathan Friend (Titans), Bryce Gibbs (Tigers), Matt Gillett (Broncos), Aiden Guerra (Roosters), Ben Hunt (Broncos), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs), Ben Jones (Cowboys), Taniela Lasalo (Eels), Adam MacDougall (Knights), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Wade McKinnon (Tigers), Fui Fui Moi Moi (Eels), Daniel Mortimer (Eels), Dane Nielsen (Storm), Ben Pomeroy (Sharks), Matt Prior (Dragons), Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles), George Rose (Sea Eagles), Matt Scott (Cowboys), Tom Symonds (Roosters), Elijah Taylor (Warriors), Joel Thompson (Raiders), Daniel Tolar (Knights), Bill Tupou (Warriors)

One
Mitchell

Allgood (Eels), Gerard Beale (Broncos), Adam Blair (Storm), Lewis Brown (Warriors), Michael Crocker (Rabbitohs), Isaac de Gois (Knights), Gareth Ellis (Tigers), Joe Galuvao (Sea Eagles), Beau Henry (Knights), Kris Keating (Bulldogs), Albert Kelly (Sharks), Timoteo Lafai (Bulldogs), Casey McGuire (Eels), James McManus (Knights), Steve Michaels (Titans), Stewart Mills (Sharks), Mark Minichiello (Titans), Corey Payne (Bulldogs), Joel Reddy (Eels), Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), Ben Ross (Rabbitohs), Jason Ryles (Roosters), Junior Sau (Knights), Nafe Seluni (Panthers), Jeremy Smith (Sharks), Dane Tilse (Raiders), Anthony Tupou (Sharks), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Michael Weyman (Dragons)

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