Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round 18

Queensland 21 defeated New South Wales 20
National Rugby League - State of Origin III - Wednesday July 4, 2012 8:00pm
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Crowd: 52,437
Halftime: Queensland 16 New South Wales 8

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Greg Inglis
2 Points - Cooper Cronk (1 Field Goal)
1 Point - Nate Myles

Queensland (21)
Tries: Darius Boyd, Johnathan Thurston, Justin Hodges
Field Goals: Cameron Smith (0/1), Cooper Cronk (1/1)
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (2/2)

New South Wales (20)
Tries: Brett Morris, Josh Morris, Brett Stewart
Field Goals: Mitchell Pearce (0/1)
Conversions: Todd Carney (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Todd Carney (1/1)

'Maroons make it seven straight'


Wests Tigers 20 were defeated by Canterbury Bulldogs 32
National Rugby League - Round 18 - Friday July 6, 2012 7:30pm
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Crowd: 19,034
Halftime: Wests Tigers 10 Canterbury Bulldogs 4

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Ben Barba (1 Try)
2 Points - Josh Reynolds (1 Try)
1 Point - Benji Marshall (2 Conversions)

Wests Tigers (20)
Tries: Joel Reddy, Chris Lawrence, Beau Ryan, Masada Iosefa
Conversions: Benji Marshall (2/4)

Canterbury Bulldogs (32)
Tries: Krisnan Inu, Ben Barba, Josh Morris (2), Josh Reynolds (2)
Field Goals: Krisnan Inu (0/1)
Conversions: Krisnan Inu (4/6)

'Barba brilliant as Bulldogs winning streak hits six'


Melbourne Storm 12 were defeated by Canberra Raiders 40
National Rugby League - Round 18 - Saturday July 7, 2012 5:30pm
Venue: AAMI Park
Crowd: 12,214
Halftime: Melbourne Storm 12 Canberra Raiders 20

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Josh McCrone
2 Points - Sandor Earl (2 Tries)
1 Point - Shaun Fensom

Melbourne Storm (12)
Tries: Justin O'Neill (2)
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (2/2)

Canberra Raiders (40)
Tries: Reece Robinson, Jarrod Croker, Blake Ferguson, Sandor Earl (2), Edrick Lee (3)
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (4/8)

'Raiders upset Storm'


Gold Coast Titans 14 were defeated by New Zealand Warriors 32
National Rugby League - Round 18 - Saturday July 7, 2012 7:30pm
Venue: Skilled Park
Crowd: 17,134
Halftime: Gold Coast Titans 14 New Zealand Warriors 16

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - James Maloney (3 Conversions)
2 Points - Konrad Hurrell (3 Tries)
1 Point - Jacob Lillyman

Gold Coast Titans (14)
Tries: Beau Champion, Kevin Gordon, David Mead
Conversions: Scott Prince (1/3)

New Zealand Warriors (32)
Tries: Ben Matulino, Kevin Locke, Shaun Johnson, Konrad Hurrell (3)
Field Goals: James Maloney (0/1), Shaun Johnson (0/1)
Conversions: James Maloney (4/6)

'Warriors sneak into top eight'


South Sydney Rabbitohs 34 defeated Newcastle Knights 14
National Rugby League - Round 18 - Sunday July 8, 2012 2:00pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 16,104
Halftime: South Sydney Rabbitohs 22 Newcastle Knights 10

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Adam Reynolds (5 Conversions)
2 Points - Sam Burgess
1 Point - Issac Luke (1 Try)

South Sydney Rabbitohs (34)
Tries: John Sutton, Issac Luke, Chris McQueen, Dylan Farrell, Nathan Peats, Andrew Everingham
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (5/6)

Newcastle Knights (14)
Tries: Chris Houston, Akuila Uate (2)
Conversions: Tyrone Roberts (1/3)

'South Sydney outmuscle Newcastle'


Manly Sea Eagles 40 defeated Parramatta Eels 24
National Rugby League - Round 18 - Sunday July 8, 2012 3:00pm
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Crowd: 16,065
Halftime: Manly Sea Eagles 34 Parramatta Eels 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Brent Kite
2 Points - Brett Stewart (2 Tries)
1 Point - David Williams (4 Tries)

Manly Sea Eagles (40)
Tries: Brett Stewart (2), David Williams (4), Daly Cherry-Evans
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (6/7)

Parramatta Eels (24)
Tries: Luke Burt, Jake Mullaney, Ken Sio (2)
Conversions: Luke Burt (4/4)

'Manly bash Eels but let lead slide'


Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 14 drew with Sydney Roosters 14
National Rugby League - Round 18 - Monday July 9, 2012 7:00pm
Venue: Toyota Stadium
Crowd: 13,139
Halftime: Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 10 Sydney Roosters 4

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Bryce Gibbs
2 Points - Wade Graham
1 Point - Anthony Minichiello

CRONULLA SUTHERLAND SHARKS (14)
Tries: Ben Pomeroy, Ricky Leutele
Field Goals: Todd Carney (0/2), Wade Graham (0/1)
Conversions: Todd Carney (0/2)
Penalty Goals: Todd Carney (3/3)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (14)
Tries: Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Aiden Guerra, Joseph Leilua
Field Goals: Mitchell Pearce (0/3), Daniel Mortimer (0/1)
Conversions: Daniel Mortimer (1/3)

'Sharks and Roosters battle for Golden Point draw'




LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER OF THE YEAR LEADERBOARD

(includes votes from all NRL fixtures, the ANZAC Test, City v Country and State of Origin games)

Twenty-four Points

Shaun Johnson (Warriors/New Zealand)

Twenty-three Points
-

Twenty-two Points
-

Twenty-one Points
-

Twenty Points

Benji Marshall (Tigers), Billy Slater (Storm/Queensland)

Nineteen Points

-


Nineteen Points

Cooper Cronk (Storm/Queensland), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs)

Eighteen Points

Cameron Smith (Storm/Australia)

Seventeen Points
Jarrod Mullen (Knights)

Sixteen Points
Ben Barba (Bulldogs), Matt Bowen (Cowboys), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys/Australia/Queensland)

Fifteen Points
Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs/Queensland),Scott Prince (Titans)

Fourteen Points
Jarryd Hayne (Eels/New South Wales), Peter Wallace (Broncos)

Thirteen Points
Paul Gallen (Sharks), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), James Maloney (Warriors)

Twelve Points
Todd Carney (Sharks/Country/New South Wales), Ben Hannant (Broncos), Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), Jamie Soward (Dragons)

Eleven Points
-

Ten Points
David Taylor (Rabbitohs)

Nine Points
Danny Buderus (Knights), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)

Eight Points
Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Jeff Robson (Sharks), Beau Ryan (Tigers), Aidan Sezer (Titans), Tony Williams (Sea Eagles)

Seven Points
Luke Bailey (Titans), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters), Chris Sandow (Eels), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)

Six Points
Greg Bird (Titans), Lachlan Coote (Country), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Josh McGuire (Broncos), Reece Robinson (Raiders)

Five Points

Robbie Farah (Tigers/New South Wales), Alex Glenn (Broncos), Wade Graham (Sharks), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Konrad Hurrell (Warriors), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Andrew McCullough (Broncos), Josh Morris (Bulldogs), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Corey Parker (Broncos), James Tamou (Cowboys), Brent Tate (Cowboys/Queensland), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

Four Points
Colin Best (Sharks), Jason Bukuya (Sharks), Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Josh Dugan (Raiders), Bryce Gibbs (Sharks), Sam Kasiano (Bulldogs), Kevin Locke (Warriors), Todd Lowrie (Storm), Josh McCrone (Raiders), Brett Morris (Dragons), Nate Myles (Titans/Queensland), Corey Norman (Broncos), Timana Tahu (Knights), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)

Three Points
Blake Austin (Panthers), Travis Burns (Panthers), Terry Campese (Raiders), Will Chambers (Storm), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Andew Fifita (Sharks), James Graham (Bulldogs), Tim Grant (Panthers), Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Chris Houstan (Knights), Justin Hunt (Rabbitohs), Krisnan Inu (Bulldogs), Michael Jennings (Panthers), Martin Kennedy (Roosters), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Brent Kite (Sea Eagles), Edrick Lee (Raiders), Jacob Lillyman (Warriors), Kane Linnett (Cowboys), David Mead (Titans), Tim Moltzen (Tigers), Daniel Mortimer (Roosters), Dane Nielsen (Storm), Frank-Paul Nuuausala (Roosters), Matt Prior (Dragons), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs),  James Segeyaro (Cowboys), Ashton Sims (Cowboys), Brad Takairangi (Roosters), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Dane Tilse (Raiders), Chad Townsend (Sharks), Gareth Widdop (Storm), Antonio Winterstein (Cowboys)

Two Points
Braith

Anasta (Roosters), Darius Boyd (Knights), Shaun Berrigan (Raiders), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Gavin Cooper (Cowboys), Isaac de Gois (Sharks), Sandor Earl (Raiders), Liam Fulton (Tigers), Ben Henry (Warriors), Ryan Hinchcliffe (Storm), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Kevin Kingston (Panthers), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Willie Mason (Knights), Ben Matulino (Warriors), Sam McKendry (Panthers), Anthony Quinn (Storm), Ben Roberts (Eels), Beau Scott (Dragons), Tariq Sims (City), Kade Snowden (Knights), Matt Srama (Titans), David Stagg (Bulldogs), Nathan Stapleton (Sharks), Etu Uaisele (Panthers), Akuila Uate (Knights), Daniel Vidot (Dragons), Dean Whare (Sea Eagles), Jack Wighton (Raiders), Aaron Woods (Tigers), Jonathan Wright (Bulldogs), Matthew Wright (Sharks), Dean Young (Dragons)

One Point
Adam Blair (Tigers), Jamie Buhrer (Sea Eagles), Justin Carney (Roosters), Greg Eastwood (Bulldogs), Shaun Fenson (Raiders), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Jake Friend (Roosters), Aiden Guerra (Roosters), Dane Halatau (Bulldogs), Luke Kelly (Eels), Jason King (Sea Eagles), Brenton Lawrence (Titans), Joseph Leilua (Roosters), Trent Merrin (Dragons),
Ben

Murdoch-Masila (Tigers), Justin O'Neill (Storm), Nathan Peats (Rabbitohs), Jordan Rankin (Titans), Ben Ross (Sharks), Matt Scott (Cowboys), Curtis Sironen (Tigers), Kyle Stanley (Dragons), Glenn Stewart (Sea Eagles), Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles), Ray Thompson (Cowboys), Manu Vatuvei (Warriors), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), David Williams (Sea Eagles)


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