Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round 25

Manly Sea Eagles 18 defeated Melbourne Storm 4
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Friday August 26, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Crowd: 20,414
Halftime: Manly Sea Eagles 8 Melbourne Storm 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Jamie Lyon (1 Conversion, 1 Penalty Goal)
2 Points - Daly Cherry-Evans (1 Conversion)
1 Point - Kieran Foran (1 Try)

MANLY SEA EAGLES (18)
Tries: Tony Williams (2), Kieran Foran
Field Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (0/1)
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (1/2), Daly Cherry-Evans (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Lyon (1/1)

MELBOURNE STORM (4)
Tries: Billy Slater
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (0/1)

'Manly get to the punch over Melbourne'


Parramatta Eels 12 were defeated by Sydney Roosters 13
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Friday August 26, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: Parramatta Stadium
Crowd: 12,097
Halftime: Parramatta Eels 6 Sydney Roosters 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Braith Anasta (2 Conversions, 1 Field Goal)
2 Points - Chris Hicks (1 Try)
1 Point - Nathan Hindmarsh

Parramatta Eels (12)
Tries: Chris Hicks, Jarryd Hayne
Field Goals: Luke Burt (0/1)
Conversions: Luke Burt (2/2)

Sydney Roosters (13)
Tries: Jason Ryles, Brad Takairangi
Field Goals: Braith Anasta (1/4)
Conversions: Braith Anasta (2/2)

'Roosters golden as Eels cave again'


Canterbury Bulldogs 38 defeated Newcastle Knights 22
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Saturday August 27, 2011 5:30pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 10,257
Halftime: Canterbury Bulldogs 6 Newcastle Knights 22

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - David Stagg
2 Points - Josh Morris (1 Try)
1 Point - Josh Reynolds (1 Try)

CANTERBURY BULLDOGS (32)
Tries: Steve Turner, Ben Barba (2), Jamal Idris, Josh Morris, Josh Reynolds
Conversions: Steve Turner (4/6)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (22)
Tries: Kurt Gidley, Richard Fa'aoso, Zane Tetevano
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Kurt Gidley (2/2)

'Bulldogs pull off stunning victory over Knights'


Canberra Raiders 18 were defeated by Penrith Panthers 19
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Saturday August 27, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: Canberra Stadium
Crowd: 10,085
Halftime: Canberra Raiders 12 Penrith Panthers 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Luke Walsh (1 Try, 3 Conversions, 1 Field Goals)
2 Points - David Simmons (1 Try)
1 Point - Josh McCrone (1 Try)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (18)
Tries: Alan Tongue, Josh McCrone, Michael Picker
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (3/3)

PENRITH PANTHERS (19)
Tries: Brad Tighe, David Simmons, Luke Walsh
Field Goals: Luke Walsh (1/1)
Conversions: Luke Walsh (3/3)

'Panthers produce clinical goal line defence to defeat Raiders'


North Queensland Cowboys 28 defeated Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 20
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Saturday August 27, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium
Crowd: 12,655
Halftime: North Queensland Cowboys 6 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 14

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Jason Taumalolo (2 Tries)
2 Points - Aaron Payne
1 Point - Isaac Gordon (1 Try)

North Queensland Cowboys (28)
Tries: Matt Bowen, Ashley Graham, Glenn Hall, Jason Taumalolo (2)
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (4/5)

Cronulla Sutherland Sharks (20)
Tries: Paul Aiton, Wade Graham, Isaac Gordon
Conversions: John Williams (3/3)
Penalty Goals: John Williams (1/2)

'Slow starting Cowboys reel in Sharks'


St George Illawarra Dragons 26 defeated New Zealand Warriors 22
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Sunday August 28, 2011 2:00pm
Venue: WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Crowd: 15, 732
Halftime: St George Illawarra Dragons 10 New Zealand Warriors 16

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Darius Boyd (1 Try)
2 Points - Kevin Locke (1 Try)
1 Point - Brett Morris (1 Try)

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (26)
Tries: Mark Gasnier, Darius Boyd, Brett Morris, Jason Nightingale
Conversions: Jamie Soward (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Soward (2/2)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (22)
Tries: Feleti Mateo, Krisnan Inu, Kevin Locke, Bill Tupou
Field Goals: James Maloney (0/1)
Conversions: James Maloney (3/4)

'Dragons down Warriors to rejoin the winner's circle'


Brisbane Broncos 22 defeated South Sydney Rabbitohs 10
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Sunday August 28, 2011 3:00pm
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Crowd: 40,094
Halftime: Brisbane Broncos 18 South Sydney Rabbitohs 10

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Corey Parker (3 Conversions)
2 Points - Andrew McCullough
1 Point - Sam Thaiday (1 Try)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (22)
Tries: Sam Thaiday, Alex Glenn, Ben Te'o, Jack Reed
Conversions: Corey Parker (3/4)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (10)
Tries: Chris McQueen, James Roberts
Conversions: Chris Sandow (1/2)

'Brisbane take out error riddled encounter over South Sydney'


Wests Tigers 39 defeated Gold Coast Titans 10
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Monday August 29, 2011 7:00pm
Venue: Campbelltwon Sports Stadium
Crowd: 14,378
Halftime: Wests Tigers 22 Gold Coast Titans 4

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Benji Marshall (1 Try, 4 Conversions)
2 Points - Chris Heighington (1 Try)
1 Point - Greg Bird

WESTS TIGERS (39)
Tries: Matthew Utai, Chris Heighington, Benji Marshall, Beau Ryan, Tim Moltzen, Blake Ayshford, Lote Tuqiri
Field Goals: Robbie Farah (1/1)
Conversions: Benji Marshall (4/6), Mitch Brown (1/1)

GOLD COAST TITANS (10)
Tries: Mark Minichiello, David Mead
Conversions: Preston Campbell (1/2)

'Tigers trounce Titans'


LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011

Thirty-eight Points
Billy Slater (Storm)

Thirty-seven
-

Thirty-six
-

Thirty-five
-

Thirty-four
Benji Marshall (Tigers), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)

Thirty-three
-

Thirty-two
-

Thirty-one
-

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
Daly

Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)

Twenty-one

Jamie Soward (Dragons)

Twenty
-

Nineteen
-

Eighteen
Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs)

Seventeen

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

Sixteen
Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Josh McCrone (Raiders), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)

Fifteen
Robbie Farah (Tigers), Kevin Locke (Warriors), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

Fourteen
Jarrod Mullen (Knights)

Thirteen
William Hopoate (Sea Eagles), Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Corey Parker (Broncos)

Twelve
-

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

Ten
Petero Civoniceva (Panthers), Nathan Gardner (Sharks), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters), Matt Srama (Titans)

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

Eight
Braith

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

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

Six

Alex Glenn (Broncos), Jamal Idris (Bulldogs), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Jack Reed (Broncos), David Simmons (Panthers), David Stagg (Bulldogs)

Five
Greg

Bird (Titans), Darius Boyd (Dragons), Lachlan Coote (Panthers), Joel Edwards (Knights), Chris Heighington (Tigers), Aaron Heremaia (Warriors), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Lance Hohaia (Warriors), Micheal Luck (Warriors), Feleti Mateo (Warriors), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Tariq Sims (Cowboys), Ryan Stig (Knights), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Gareth Widdop (Storm)

Four
Blake Ayshford (Tigers), 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), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), 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), 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), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Steve Turner (Bulldogs), Peter Wallace (Broncos) Sam Williams (Raiders), Dean Young (Dragons)

Two
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), Chris Hicks (Eels), Ben Hunt (Broncos), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs), Ben Jones (Cowboys), Taniela Lasalo (Eels), Adam MacDougall (Knights), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Andrew McCullough (Broncos), Wade McKinnon (Tigers), Fui Fui Moi Moi (Eels), Josh Morris (Bulldogs), Daniel Mortimer (Eels), Dane Nielsen (Storm), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Ben Pomeroy (Sharks), Matt Prior (Dragons), Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), 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), Isaac Gordon (Sharks), 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), Brett Morris (Dragons), Corey Payne (Bulldogs), Joel Reddy (Eels), 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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