Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round 25

Canberra Raiders 36 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 6
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Friday August 24, 2012 7:45pm
Venue: Canberra Stadium
Crowd: 13,150
Halftime: Canberra Raiders 24 Canterbury Bulldogs 6

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

CANBERRA RAIDERS (36)
Tries: Reece Robinson (2), Sandor Earl (3), Mark Nicholls
Field Goals: Sam Williams (0/1)
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (5/6)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (1/1)

CANTERBURY BULLDOGS (6)
Tries: Kris Keating
Conversions: Krisnan Inu (1/1)

'Raiders ruin Bulldogs' streak'


Manly Sea Eagles 16 defeated Brisbane Broncos 6
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Friday August 24, 2012 7:45pm
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Crowd: 12,886
Halftime: Manly Sea Eagles 16 Brisbane Broncos 0

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

MANLY SEA EAGLES (16)
Tries: Brett Stewart (2), Jamie Lyon
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (2/3)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (6)
Tries: Alex Glenn
Conversions: Peter Wallace (1/1)

'Sea Eagles consolidate top four spot'


Penrith Panthers 36 defeated Gold Coast Titans 22
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Saturday August 25, 2012 3:30pm
Venue: Centrebet Stadium, Penrith
Crowd: 7,297
Halftime: Penrith Panthers 18 Gold Coast Titans 12

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Luke Walsh (6 Conversions)
2 Points - Michael Jennings (2 Tries)
1 Point - Brad Tighe (3 Tries)

Penrith Panthers (36)
Tries: Brad Tighe (3), Michael Jennings (2), Josh Mansour
Conversions: Luke Walsh (6/6)

Gold Coast Titans (22)
Tries: Scott Prince, Mark Minichiello, William Zillman, David Mead
Conversions: Scott Prince (3/4)

'Panthers end Titans' finals hopes'


St George Illawarra Dragons 38 defeated New Zealand Warriors 6
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Saturday August 25, 2012 5:30pm
Venue: WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Crowd: 11,261
Halftime: St George Illawarra Dragons 12 New Zealand Warriors 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Ben Creagh (1 Try)
2 Points - Jason Nightingale (2 Tries)
1 Point - Leeson Ah Mau

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (38)
Tries: Matt Cooper, Ben Creagh, Jason Nightingale (2), Chase Stanley, Josh Miller, Will Mathews
Field Goals: Jamie Soward (0/1)
Conversions: Ben Hornby (0/1), Jamie Soward (5/6)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (6)
Tries: Shaun Johnson
Conversions: James Maloney (1/1)

'Dragons demolish defenceless Warriors'


North Queensland Cowboys 22 defeated Newcastle Knights 14
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Saturday August 25, 2012 7:30pm
Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium
Crowd: 15119
Halftime: North Queensland Cowboys 18 Newcastle Knights 14

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Johnathan Thurston (1 Try, 3 Conversions, 2 Penalty Goals)
2 Points - Matt Bowen (1 Try)
1 Point - Matthew Scott

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (22)
Tries: Brent Tate, Matt Bowen, Johnathan Thurston
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (2/2)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (14)
Tries: Timana Tahu (2), Dane Gagai
Conversions: Tyrone Roberts (1/3)

'Underwhelming Cowboys kill off Knights'


Sydney Roosters 44 defeated Wests Tigers 20
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Sunday August 26, 2012 2:00pm
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Crowd: 15,736
Halftime: Sydney Roosters 26 Wests Tigers 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Daniel Tupou (3 Tries)
2 Points - Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
1 Point - Gareth Ellis

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (44)
Tries: Anthony Minichiello, Mitchell Pearce, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Frank-Paul Nuuausala, Tautau Moga, Daniel Tupou (3)
Conversions: Braith Anasta (6/8)

WESTS TIGERS (20)
Tries: Chris Heighington, Blake Ayshford, Ben Murdoch, Marika Koroibete
Conversions: Benji Marshall (2/4)

'Brave Roosters destroy Tigers finals hopes'


South Sydney Rabbitohs 38 defeated Parramatta Eels 6
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Sunday August 26, 2012 3:00pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 24,121
Halftime: South Sydney Rabbitohs 14 Parramatta Eels 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Greg Inglis (2 Tries)
2 Points - Nathan Merritt (2 Tries)
1 Point - Adam Reynolds (4 Conversions, 1 Penalty Goal)

South Sydney Rabbitohs (38)
Tries: Greg Inglis (2), Matt King, Nathan Merritt (2), Dylan Farrell, Andrew Everingham
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/7)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)

Parramatta Eels (6)
Tries: Luke Burt
Conversions: Luke Burt (1/1)

'Rabbitohs consolidate top four berth'


Melbourne Storm 20 defeated Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 18
National Rugby League - Round 25 - Monday August 27, 2012 7:00pm
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
Crowd: 12,497
Halftime: Melbourne Storm 4 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Billy Slater
2 Points - Paul Gallen
1 Point - Ryan Hoffman (2 Tries)

Melbourne Storm (20)
Tries: Ryan Hoffman (2), Will Chambers, Sisa Waqa
Conversions: Cameron Smith (2/4)

Cronulla Sutherland Sharks (18)
Tries: Nathan Stapleton, Sam Tagataese, Isaac Gordon
Conversions: Todd Carney (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Todd Carney (1/1)

'Melbourne steal it at the death'


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-nine Points
Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys/Australia/Queensland)

Twenty-eight Points
Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs)

Twenty-seven Points
-

Twenty-six Points

Cooper Cronk (Storm/Queensland), Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Billy Slater (Storm/Queensland)

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

Twenty-four Points
Ben Barba (Bulldogs)

Twenty-three Points
Matt Bowen (Cowboys), Benji Marshall (Tigers)

Twenty-two Points
Scott Prince (Titans)

Twenty-one Points
-


Twenty Points

Paul Gallen (Sharks), Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs)

Nineteen Points

Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs/Queensland), Cameron Smith (Storm/Australia)

Eighteen Points

-


Seventeen Points
Jarryd Hayne (Eels/New South Wales)

Sixteen Points
James Maloney (Warriors), Josh McCrone (Raiders)

Fifteen Points
Todd Carney (Sharks/Country/New South Wales), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)

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

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

Twelve Points
Robbie Farah (Tigers/New South Wales), Ben Hannant (Broncos)

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

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

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

Eight Points
Josh Dugan (Raiders), 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), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), James Graham (Bulldogs), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Brett Morris (Dragons), Josh Morris (Bulldogs), Nate Myles (Titans/Queensland), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), James Tamou (Cowboys), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)

Six Points
Greg Bird (Titans), Alex Glenn (Broncos), Michael Jennings (Panthers), 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), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Corey Parker (Broncos), Glenn Stewart (Sea Eagles)

Four Points
Colin Best (Sharks), Darius Boyd (Knights), Jason Bukuya (Sharks), Sandor Earl (Raiders), Andew Fifita (Sharks), Bryce Gibbs (Sharks), Ryan Hinchcliffe (Storm), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Sam Kasiano (Bulldogs), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Kevin Kingston (Panthers), Brent Kite (Sea Eagles), 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), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Shaun Fenson (Raiders), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Liam Fulton (Tigers), Tim Grant (Panthers), Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Chris Houstan (Knights), Justin Hunt (Rabbitohs), Martin Kennedy (Roosters), Edrick Lee (Raiders), Jacob Lillyman (Warriors), Reni Maitua (Eels), Willie Mason (Knights), 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), Brad Takairangi (Roosters), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Brad Tighe (Panthers), Dane Tilse (Raiders), Chad Townsend (Sharks), Daniel Tupou (Roosters), Antonio Winterstein (Cowboys), William Zillman (Titans)

Two Points
Braith

Anasta (Roosters), Shaun Berrigan (Raiders), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Gavin Cooper (Cowboys), Isaac de Gois (Sharks), Tyson Frizell (Sharks), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Ben Henry (Warriors), Ben Horndy (Dragons), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Ben Matulino (Warriors), Sam McKendry (Panthers), Michael Morgan (Cowboys), Ryan Morgan (Eels), Anthony Quinn (Storm), Matt Scott (Cowboys), Tariq Sims (City), Ken Sio (Eels), Kade Snowden (Knights), David Stagg (Bulldogs), Nathan Stapleton (Sharks), Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles), 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
Leeson Ah Mau (Dragons), Adam

Blair (Tigers), Jamie Buhrer (Sea Eagles), Luke Burt (Eels), Justin Carney (Roosters), Boyd Cordner (Roosters), Michael Crocker (Rabbitohs), Greg Eastwood (Bulldogs), Gareth Ellis (Tigers), 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), 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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