Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round 23

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6 were defeated by Manly Sea Eagles 23
National Rugby League - Round 23 - Friday August 10, 2012 7:45pm
Venue: Bluetongue Stadium
Crowd: 17,947
Halftime: South Sydney Rabbitohs 6 Manly Sea Eagles 9

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Kieran Foran
2 Points - Brett Stewart
1 Point - Jamie Lyon (1 Conversion)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (6)
Tries: Sam Burgess
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (1/1)

MANLY SEA EAGLES (23)
Tries: Matt Ballin, David Williams, Dean Whare, Jorge Taufua (2)
Field Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (1/1)
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (1/5)

'Menacing Manly give Souths the slip'


Melbourne Storm 24 defeated Gold Coast Titans 16
National Rugby League - Round 23 - Friday August 10, 2012 7:45pm
Venue: AAMI Park
Crowd: 9,108
Halftime: Melbourne Storm 0 Gold Coast Titans 10

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Billy Slater (1 Try)
2 Points - Cooper Cronk (1 Try)
1 Point - David Mead (1 Try)

MELBOURNE STORM (24)
Tries: Cooper Cronk, Ryan Hoffman, Billy Slater, Gareth Widdop
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/4)

GOLD COAST TITANS (16)
Tries: Steve Michaels, David Mead, Ben Ridge
Conversions: Scott Prince (2/3)

'Storm surge shuts down Titans'

Parramatta Eels 36 defeated Sydney Roosters 22
National Rugby League - Round 23 - Saturday August 11, 2012 5:30pm
Venue: Parramatta Stadium
Crowd: 12,193
Halftime: Parramatta Eels 18 Sydney Roosters 10

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Nathan Hindmarsh (1 Try)
2 Points - Ryan Morgan (2 Tries)
1 Point - Luke Burt (6 Goals)

PARRAMATTA EELS (36)
Tries: Nathan Hindmarsh, Chris Sandow (2), Cheyse Blair, Ryan Morgan (2)
Conversions: Luke Burt (5/6)
Penalty Goals: Luke Burt (1/1)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (22)
Tries: Braith Anasta, Brad Takairangi, Jake Friend, Adam Henry
Conversions: Braith Anasta (3/3), Brad Takairangi (0/1)

'Exciting Eels ridicule Roosters'


Wests Tigers 22 defeated St George Illawarra Dragons 12
National Rugby League - Round 23 - Saturday August 11, 2012 7:30pm
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Crowd: 10,456
Halftime: Wests Tigers 4 St George Illawarra Dragons 8

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Robbie Farah
2 Points - Aaron Woods
1 Point - Dan Hunt

WESTS TIGERS (22)
Tries: Liam Fulton, Tim Moltzen (3)
Conversions: Benji Marshall (3/4)

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (12)
Tries: Brett Morris (2), Mitchell Rein
Conversions: Jamie Soward (0/1), Chase Stanley (0/2)

'Tigers end Dragons' finals hopes'


North Queensland Cowboys 52 defeated New Zealand Warriors 12
National Rugby League - Round 23 - Saturday August 11, 2012 7:30pm
Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium
Crowd: 13,616
Halftime: North Queensland Cowboys 22 New Zealand Warriors 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Johnathan Thurston (8 Conversions)
2 Points - Michael Morgan
1 Point - Brent Tate (1 Try)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (52)
Tries: Brent Tate, Matt Bowen, Aaron Payne, Ashley Graham (3), Antonio Winterstein, Gavin Cooper, Kane Linnett
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (8/9)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (12)
Tries: Manu Vatuvei, Carlos Tuimavave
Conversions: James Maloney (2/2)

'Cowboys demolish struggling Warriors'


Penrith Panthers 10 were defeated by Canberra Raiders 20
National Rugby League - Round 23 - Sunday August 12, 2012 2:00pm
Venue: Centrebet Stadium, Penrith
Crowd: 7,437
Halftime: Penrith Panthers 6 Canberra Raiders 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Josh McCrone (1 Try)
2 Points - Michael Gordon (1 Try)
1 Point - Josh Dugan

PENRITH PANTHERS (10)
Tries: Michael Gordon, Josh Mansour
Conversions: Luke Walsh (1/2)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (20)
Tries: Joe Picker, Jarrod Croker, Josh McCrone
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (1/1)

'Raiders do enough to keep finals hopes alive'


Canterbury Bulldogs 22 defeated Brisbane Broncos 14
National Rugby League - Round 23 - Sunday August 12, 2012 3:00pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 19,870
Halftime: Canterbury Bulldogs 6 Brisbane Broncos 14

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Ben Barba (2 Tries)
2 Points - Aiden Tolman
1 Point - Sam Perrett

CANTERBURY BULLDOGS (22)
Tries: Ben Barba (2), Martin Taupau, Josh Jackson
Conversions: Krisnan Inu (3/4)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (14)
Tries: Ben Te'o, Corey Norman
Conversions: Peter Wallace (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Peter Wallace (1/1)

'Barba's Bulldogs bite Broncos' finals hopes'


Newcastle Knights 26 defeated Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 4
National Rugby League - Round 23 - Monday August 13, 2012 7:00pm
Venue: Hunter Stadium
Crowd: 15,394
Halftime: Newcastle Knights 12 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Jarrod Mullen (1 Try)
2 Points - Darius Boyd (1 Try)
1 Point - Willie Mason

Newcastle Knights (26)
Tries: Jarrod Mullen, Darius Boyd, Akuila Uate, Kevin Naiqama, Dane Gagai
Field Goals: Jarrod Mullen (0/1)
Conversions: Tyrone Roberts (3/5)

Cronulla Sutherland Sharks (4)
Tries: John Williams
Conversions: Todd Carney (0/1)

'Knights nulify listless Sharks'


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-six Points

Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs)

Twenty-five Points
Shaun Johnson (Warriors/New Zealand)

Twenty-four Points
Ben Barba (Bulldogs)

Twenty-three Points
Cooper Cronk (Storm/Queensland), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Billy Slater (Storm/Queensland), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys/Australia/Queensland)

Twenty-two Points
Scott Prince (Titans)

Twenty-one Points
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Twenty Points

-

Nineteen Points

Matt Bowen (Cowboys)

Eighteen Points

Cameron Smith (Storm/Australia)

Seventeen Points
Jarryd Hayne (Eels/New South Wales), Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs)

Sixteen Points
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Fifteen Points
Todd Carney (Sharks/Country/New South Wales), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs/Queensland), James Maloney (Warriors)

Fourteen Points
Luke Bailey (Titans), Peter Wallace (Broncos)

Thirteen Points
 Issac Luke (Rabbitohs)

Twelve Points
Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Ben Hannant (Broncos), Jamie Soward (Dragons)

Eleven Points
Danny Buderus (Knights), Robbie Farah (Tigers/New South Wales), David Taylor (Rabbitohs), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

Ten Points
Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Josh McCrone (Raiders), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters)

Nine Points
Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Chris Sandow (Eels), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)

Eight Points
Lachlan Coote (Country/Panthers), Andrew McCullough (Broncos), Reece Robinson (Raiders), Jeff Robson (Sharks), Beau Ryan (Tigers), Aidan Sezer (Titans), Tony Williams (Sea Eagles)

Seven Points

Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Josh Dugan (Raiders), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), James Graham (Bulldogs), Krisnan Inu (Bulldogs), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Brett Morris (Dragons), Josh Morris (Bulldogs), James Tamou (Cowboys)

Six Points
Greg Bird (Titans), Alex Glenn (Broncos), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Kane Linnett (Cowboys), Josh McGuire (Broncos), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Brent Tate (Cowboys/Queensland), Aaron Woods (Tigers)

Five Points
Wade Graham (Sharks), Konrad Hurrell (Warriors), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Nate Myles (Titans/Queensland), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Corey Parker (Broncos), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)

Four Points
Colin Best (Sharks), Darius Boyd (Knights), Jason Bukuya (Sharks), Andew Fifita (Sharks), Bryce Gibbs (Sharks), Ryan Hinchcliffe (Storm), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Michael Jennings (Panthers), Sam Kasiano (Bulldogs), Kevin Locke (Warriors), Todd Lowrie (Storm), David Mead (Titans), Kevin Naiqama (Knights), Corey Norman (Broncos), Timana Tahu (Knights), Akuila Uate (Knights), Gareth Widdop (Storm)

Three Points
Blake Austin (Panthers), Travis Burns (Panthers), Terry Campese (Raiders), Will Chambers (Storm), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Liam Fulton (Tigers), Tim Grant (Panthers), Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs), Chris Houstan (Knights), Justin Hunt (Rabbitohs), Martin Kennedy (Roosters), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Brent Kite (Sea Eagles), Edrick Lee (Raiders), Jacob Lillyman (Warriors), Reni Maitua (Eels), Willie Mason (Knights), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Tim Moltzen (Tigers), Daniel Mortimer (Roosters), Dane Nielsen (Storm), Frank-Paul Nuuausala (Roosters), Matt Prior (Dragons), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Ben Roberts (Eels), Tyrone Roberts (Knights), Joel Romelo (Bulldogs), Beau Scott (Dragons), James Segeyaro (Cowboys), Ashton Sims (Cowboys), Matt Srama (Titans), Brad Takairangi (Roosters), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Dane Tilse (Raiders), Chad Townsend (Sharks), Antonio Winterstein (Cowboys), William Zillman (Titans)

Two Points
Braith

Anasta (Roosters), Shaun Berrigan (Raiders), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Gavin Cooper (Cowboys), Isaac de Gois (Sharks), Sandor Earl (Raiders), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Ben Henry (Warriors), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Ben Horndy (Dragons), Kevin Kingston (Panthers), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Ben Matulino (Warriors), Sam McKendry (Panthers), Michael Morgan (Cowboys), Ryan Morgan (Eels), Anthony Quinn (Storm), Tariq Sims (City), Ken Sio (Eels), Kade Snowden (Knights), David Stagg (Bulldogs), Nathan Stapleton (Sharks), Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles), Brad Tighe (Panthers), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Roosters), Etu Uaisele (Panthers), Daniel Vidot (Dragons), Dean Whare (Sea Eagles), Jack Wighton (Raiders), Jonathan Wright (Bulldogs), Matthew Wright (Sharks), Dean Young (Dragons)

One Point
Adam

Blair (Tigers), Jamie Buhrer (Sea Eagles), Luke Burt (Eels), Justin Carney (Roosters), Boyd Cordner (Roosters), Michael Crocker (Rabbitohs), Greg Eastwood (Bulldogs), Shaun Fenson (Raiders), Jake Friend (Roosters), Matt Gillett (Broncos), Aiden Guerra (Roosters), Dane Halatau (Bulldogs), Dan Hunt (Dragons), Luke Kelly (Eels), Jason King (Sea Eagles), Marika Koroibete (Tigers), Brenton Lawrence (Titans), Joseph Leilua (Roosters), Feleti Mateo (Warriors), Alex McKinnon (Knights), Fui Fui Moi Moi (Eels), Ben

Murdoch-Masila (Tigers), Justin O'Neill (Storm), Bryan Norrie (Storm), Nathan Peats (Rabbitohs), Sam Perrett (Bulldogs), Jordan Rankin (Titans), Ben Ross (Sharks), Matt Scott (Cowboys), Curtis Sironen (Tigers), Jeremy Smith (Sharks), Kyle Stanley (Dragons), Glenn Stewart (Sea Eagles), Joel Thompson (Raiders), Ray Thompson (Cowboys), Manu Vatuvei (Warriors), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), David Williams (Sea Eagles)


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