Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round 24

Canterbury Bulldogs 23 defeated Wests Tigers 22
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Friday August 17, 2012 7:45pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 29,194
Halftime: Canterbury Bulldogs 12 Wests Tigers 6

CANTERBURY BULLDOGS (23)
Tries: Aiden Tolman, Ben Barba, Jonathan Wright, Josh Reynolds
Field Goals: Krisnan Inu (1/2), Kris Keating (0/1)
Conversions: Krisnan Inu (3/4)

WESTS TIGERS (22)
Tries: Benji Marshall, Aaron Woods, Marika Koroibete (2)
Field Goals: Robbie Farah (0/2), Benji Marshall (0/2)
Conversions: Benji Marshall (3/4)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Josh Reynolds (1 Try)
2 Points - Krisnan Inu (3 goals)
1 Point - Robbie Farah

'Bulldogs defeat tenacious Tigers in golden point thriller'


Brisbane Broncos 18 were defeated by Melbourne Storm 19
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Friday August 17, 2012 7:45pm
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Crowd: 41,467
Halftime: Brisbane Broncos 12 Melbourne Storm 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Cooper Cronk (1 Try, 1 Conversion, 1 Field Goal)
2 Points - Justin Hodges (1 Try)
1 Point - Cameron Smith (2 Conversions)

Brisbane Broncos (18)
Tries: Justin Hodges, Ben Te'o (2)
Conversions: Peter Wallace (3/3)

Melbourne Storm (19)
Tries: Cooper Cronk, Sisa Waqa (2)
Field Goals: Cooper Cronk (1/1)
Conversions: Cooper Cronk (1/1), Cameron Smith (2/2)

'Cronk field goal makes it three in a row for Melbourne'


Canberra Raiders 24 defeated Sydney Roosters 20
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Saturday August 18, 2012 5:30pm
Venue: Canberra Stadium
Crowd: 8,860
Halftime: Canberra Raiders 10 Sydney Roosters 10

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Josh McCrone
2 Points - Shaun Fensom
1 Point - Shaun Kenny-Dowall (1 Try)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (24)
Tries: Reece Robinson, Joel Thompson, Blake Ferguson, Josh Papalii
Field Goals: Josh McCrone (0/1)
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (2/2)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (20)
Tries: Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Frank-Paul Nuuausala, Jack Bosden, Tautau Moga
Conversions: Braith Anasta (2/4)

'Raiders run over willing Roosters'


Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 20 defeated South Sydney Rabbitohs 7
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Saturday August 18, 2012 7:30pm
Venue: Toyota Stadium
Crowd: 16,423
Halftime: Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 6 South Sydney Rabbitohs 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Paul Gallen
2 Points - Tyson Frizell (1 Try)
1 Point - Greg Inglis

Cronulla Sutherland Sharks (20)
Tries: John Williams, Andrew Fifita, Tyson Frizell
Field Goals: Todd Carney (0/1)
Conversions: Todd Carney (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Todd Carney (1/2)

South Sydney Rabbitohs (7)
Tries: Sam Burgess
Field Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (1/1)

'Sharks defeat Rabbitohs to seal finals berth'


New Zealand Warriors 16 were defeated by Penrith Panthers 18
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Sunday August 19, 2012 12:00pm
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium
Crowd: 11,000
Halftime: New Zealand Warriors 10 Penrith Panthers 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Lachlan Coote (1 Try)
2 Points - Kevin Kingston (1 Try)
1 Point - James Maloney (2 Conversions)

New Zealand Warriors (16)
Tries: Shaun Johnson, Ben Henry (2)
Conversions: James Maloney (2/3)

Penrith Panthers (18)
Tries: Lachlan Coote, Kevin Kingston, Travis Robinson
Conversions: Luke Walsh (3/3)

'Panthers claw away from wooden spoon'


Gold Coast Titans 24 defeated Parramatta Eels 16
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Sunday August 19, 2012 2:00pm
Venue: Skilled Park
Crowd: 14,159
Halftime: Gold Coast Titans 14 Parramatta Eels 4

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Steve Michaels (1 Try)
2 Points - Nate Myles (1 Try)
1 Point - Chris Sandow (1 Try)

Gold Coast Titans (24)
Tries: Steve Michaels, Nate Myles, William Zillman, Kevin Gordon
Conversions: Scott Prince (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Scott Prince (1/1)

Parramatta Eels (16)
Tries: Luke Burt, Chris Sandow, Taniela Lasalo
Conversions: Luke Burt (2/3)

'Titans outlast spoon-bound Eels'


Manly Sea Eagles 42 defeated Newcastle Knights 20
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Sunday August 19, 2012 3:00pm
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Crowd: 14,191
Halftime: Manly Sea Eagles 38 Newcastle Knights 4

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Brett Stewart (2 Tries)
2 Points - Daly Cherry-Evans
1 Point - Glenn Stewart (1 Try)

Manly Sea Eagles (42)
Tries: Brett Stewart (2), Glenn Stewart, Jamie Lyon, Tony Williams (2), Kieran Foran, Jorge Taufua
Field Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (0/1)
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (5/8)

Newcastle Knights (20)
Tries: Jarrod Mullen, Akuila Uate, Kevin Naiqama (2)
Conversions: Tyrone Roberts (2/4)

'Sea Eagles fly despite injuries'


St George Illawarra Dragons 22 were defeated by North Queensland Cowboys 32
National Rugby League - Round 24 - Monday August 20, 2012 7:00pm
Venue: WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Crowd: 9,245
Halftime: St George Illawarra Dragons 16 North Queensland Cowboys 18

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Johnathan Thurston (1 Try, 5 Conversions, 1 Penalty Goal)
2 Points - Matt Bowen (1 Try)
1 Point - Jamie Soward (3 Conversions)

St George Illawarra Dragons (22)
Tries: Ben Creagh, Dan Hunt, Daniel Vidot, Mitchell Rein
Conversions: Jamie Soward (3/4)

North Queensland Cowboys (32)
Tries: Matt Bowen, Johnathan Thurston, Ashley Graham, Kane Linnett (2)
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (5/5)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)

'Cowboys bring down desperate Dragons'


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

Cooper Cronk (Storm/Queensland), Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys/Australia/Queensland)

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

Twenty-four Points
Ben Barba (Bulldogs)

Twenty-three Points
Benji Marshall (Tigers), Billy Slater (Storm/Queensland)

Twenty-two Points
Scott Prince (Titans)

Twenty-one Points
Matt Bowen (Cowboys)

Twenty Points

Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs)

Nineteen Points

Cameron Smith (Storm/Australia)

Eighteen Points

Paul Gallen (Sharks)

Seventeen Points
Jarryd Hayne (Eels/New South Wales)

Sixteen Points
Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs/Queensland), James Maloney (Warriors)

Fifteen Points
Todd Carney (Sharks/Country/New South Wales)

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

Thirteen Points
Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), Josh McCrone (Raiders), Jamie Soward (Dragons)

Twelve Points
Robbie Farah (Tigers/New South Wales), Ben Hannant (Broncos), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)

Eleven Points
Danny Buderus (Knights), Lachlan Coote (Country/Panthers), David Taylor (Rabbitohs), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

Ten Points
Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters), Chris Sandow (Eels)

Nine Points
Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Krisnan Inu (Bulldogs)

Eight Points
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), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Brett Morris (Dragons), Josh Morris (Bulldogs), Nate Myles (Titans/Queensland), 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), 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), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Michael Jennings (Panthers), Sam Kasiano (Bulldogs), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Kevin Kingston (Panthers), 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), Shaun Fenson (Raiders), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Liam Fulton (Tigers), Tim Grant (Panthers), Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs), Chris Houstan (Knights), Justin Hunt (Rabbitohs), Martin Kennedy (Roosters), Brent Kite (Sea Eagles), Edrick Lee (Raiders), Jacob Lillyman (Warriors), Reni Maitua (Eels), Willie Mason (Knights), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Steve Michaels (Titans), 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), Glenn Stewart (Sea Eagles), 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), Tyson Frizell (Sharks), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Ben Henry (Warriors), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Ben Horndy (Dragons), 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), 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), Joel Thompson (Raiders), Ray Thompson (Cowboys), Manu Vatuvei (Warriors), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), David Williams (Sea Eagles)


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