Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round 5

Melbourne Storm 34 defeated Newcastle Knights 22
National Rugby League - Round 5 - Friday March 30, 2012 7:45pm
Venue: AAMI Park
Crowd: 11,369
Halftime: Melbourne Storm 16 Newcastle Knights 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Cameron Smith (5/6 Conversions)
2 Points - Cooper Cronk
1 Point - Billy Slater (1 Try)

MELBOURNE STORM (34)
Tries: Todd Lowrie, Ryan Hoffman, Billy Slater, Will Chambers, Gareth Widdop, Matt Duffie
Conversions: Cameron Smith (5/6)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (22)
Tries: Jarrod Mullen, James McManus (2), Neville Costigan
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (3/3), Junior Sau (0/1)

'Storm lock out Knights from fortress'


Brisbane Broncos 28 defeated St George Illawarra Dragons 20
National Rugby League - Round 5 - Friday March 30, 2012 8:45pm
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Crowd: 38,012
Halftime: Brisbane Broncos 24 St George Illawarra Dragons 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Ben Hannant
2 Points - Andrew McCullough (1 Try)
1 Point - Trent Merrin 

BRISBANE BRONCOS (28)
Tries: Matt Gillett, Peter Wallace, Andrew McCullough, Alex Glenn, Corey Norman
Conversions: Peter Wallace (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Peter Wallace (0/1)

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (20)
Tries: Brett Morris, Jason Nightingale, Matt Prior, Kyle Stanley
Conversions: Jamie Soward (2/4)

'Brisbane outgun desperate Dragons'

Penrith Panthers 14 were defeated by Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 15
National Rugby League - Round 5 - Saturday March 31, 2012 5:30pm
Venue: Centrebet Stadium, Penrith
Crowd: 13,920
Halftime: Penrith Panthers 4 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 12

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Paul Gallen
2 Points - Luke Lewis
1 Point - Todd Carney (1 Conversion, 2 Penalty Goals, 1 Field Goal)

PENRITH PANTHERS (14)
Tries: Michael Jennings, Lachlan Coote, Blake Austin
Conversions: Luke Walsh (1/3)

CRONULLA SUTHERLAND SHARKS (15)
Tries: Wade Graham, Jason Bukuya
Field Goals: Todd Carney (1/1)
Conversions: Todd Carney (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Todd Carney (2/2)

'Sharks hold on in Penrith'


Sydney Roosters 26 defeated New Zealand Warriors 8
National Rugby League - Round 5 - Saturday March 31, 2012 7:30pm
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 13,021
Halftime: Sydney Roosters 16 New Zealand Warriors 4

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Martin Kennedy
2 Points - Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
1 Point - Mitchell Pearce

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (26)
Tries: Anthony Minichiello, Mitchell Aubusson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Anthony Mitchell
Conversions: Braith Anasta (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Braith Anasta (2/2)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (8)
Tries: Jerome Ropati, Glen Fisiiahi
Conversions: James Maloney (0/2)

'Roosters stun Warriors in SFS shutdown'


Parramatta Eels 29 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 20
National Rugby League - Round 5 - Saturday March 31, 2012 7:30pm
Venue: Parramatta Stadium
Crowd: 13,158
Halftime: Parramatta Eels 18 Manly Sea Eagles 10

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Chris Sandow (4 Conversions, 2 Penalty Goals, 1 Field Goal)
2 Points - Ben Roberts
1 Point - Jarryd Hayne (2 Tries)

Parramatta Eels (29)
Tries: Jarryd Hayne (2), Matt Keating, Ken Sio
Field Goals: Chris Sandow (1/1)
Conversions: Chris Sandow (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Chris Sandow (2/2)

Manly Sea Eagles (20)
Tries: Brett Stewart, Anthony Watmough, Jamie Buhrer, Jorge Taufua
Conversions: Daly Cherry-Evans (2/4)

'Parramatta explosive over Manly'


Gold Coast Titans 20 were defeated by Canterbury Bulldogs 30
National Rugby League - Round 5 - Sunday April 1, 2012 2:00pm
Venue: Skilled Park
Crowd: 14,344
Halftime: Gold Coast Titans 14 Canterbury Bulldogs 18

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

Gold Coast Titans (20)
Tries: Nate Myles, Greg Bird, Kevin Gordon, Brenton Lawrence
Conversions: Scott Prince (2/4)

Canterbury Bulldogs (30)
Tries: Frank Pritchard, Steve Turner, Ben Barba, Josh Morris, Josh Reynolds
Conversions: Steve Turner (5/5)

'Bulldogs add to Titans' woes'

Wests Tigers 16 were defeated by South Sydney Rabbitohs 17
National Rugby League - Round 5 - Sunday April 1, 2012 3:00pm
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 25,608
Halftime: Wests Tigers 4 South Sydney Rabbitohs 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Issac Luke (2 Tries)
2 Points - Dave Taylor
1 Point - Benji Marshall (2 Conversions)

Wests Tigers (16)
Tries: Beau Ryan, Tim Moltzen, Lote Tuqiri
Conversions: Benji Marshall (2/3)

South Sydney Rabbitohs (17)
Tries: Issac Luke (2), Andrew Everingham
Field Goals: Greg Inglis (1/1)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (2/3)

'Souths win a stunner of Wests Tigers'


Canberra Raiders 6 were defeated by North Queensland Cowboys 22
National Rugby League - Round 5 - Monday April 2, 2012 7:00pm
Venue: Canberra Stadium
Crowd: 12,135
Halftime: Canberra Raiders 0 North Queensland Cowboys 12

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

Canberra Raiders (6)
Tries: Sam Mataora
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (1/1)

North Queensland Cowboys (22)
Tries: Brent Tate, Ashley Graham (2), Ray Thompson
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (3/4)

'Cowboys go against the Raiders' grain'

LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER OF THE YEAR LEADERBOARD


Nine Points
Cooper Cronk (Storm), Billy Slater (Storm)

Eight Points
Paul Gallen (Sharks)

Seven Points
Danny Buderus (Knights), Ben Hannant (Broncos), Cameron Smith (Storm)

Six Points
Matt Bowen (Cowboys), Peter Wallace (Broncos)

Five Points

Ben Barba (Bulldogs), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), James Maloney (Warriors), Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Jason Nightingale (Dragons)Scott Prince (Titans), Chris Sandow (Eels), Tony Williams (Sea Eagles)

Four Points
Luke Lewis (Panthers), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Brett Morris (Dragons), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)

Three Points
Jason Bukuya (Sharks), Travis Burns (Panthers), Terry Campese (Raiders), Todd Carney (Sharks), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Greg Inglis (Storm), Michael Jennings (Panthers), Martin Kennedy (Roosters), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Josh McGuire (Broncos), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Josh Morris (Bulldogs), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Matt Prior (Dragons), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Jamie Soward (Dragons), James Tamou (Cowboys), David Taylor (Rabbitohs)

Two Points
Braith Anasta (Roosters), Luke Bailey (Titans), Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Andrew McCullough (Broncos), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Isaac de Gois (Sharks), Ben Henry (Warriors), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Sam McKendry (Panthers), Dane Nielsen (Storm),
Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Ben Roberts (Eels), Kade Snowden (Knights), David Stagg (Bulldogs), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Etu Uaisele (Panthers), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Gareth Widdop (Storm), Jack Wighton (Raiders)

One Point
Greg Eastwood (Bulldogs), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Chris Houstan (Knights), Konrad Hurrell (Warriors), Kevin Kingston (Panthers), Kane Linnett (Cowboys), Kevin Locke (Warriors), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Daniel Mortimer (Roosters), Nate Myles (Titans), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters), Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), Reece Robinson (Raiders), Jeff Robson (Sharks), Beau Ryan (Tigers)
, Matt Srama (Titans), Brent Tate (Cowboys), Luke Walsh (Panthers), Aaron Woods (Tigers)

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