Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round Eighteen

Queensland 34 defeated New South Wales 24
State of Origin - State of Origin III - Wednesday July 6, 2011 8:00pm
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Crowd: 52,498
Halftime: Queensland 24 New South Wales 10

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Billy Slater (1 Try)
2 Points - Petero Civoniceva
1 Point - Paul Gallen

QUEENSLAND (34)
Tries: Billy Slater, Greg Inglis (2), Cameron Smith, Sam Thaiday, Jharal Yow Yeh
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (4/4), Cameron Smith (1/2)

NEW SOUTH WALES (24)
Tries: Jarryd Hayne, Greg Bird, Akuila Uate, Anthony Minichiello
Conversions: Jamie Soward (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Soward (1/1)

'Queensland dominate decider sending Lockyer out a winner'

New Zealand Warriors 22 defeated Gold Coast Titans 6
National Rugby League - Round 18 - Friday July 8, 2011 6:30pm
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium
Crowd: 10,780
Halftime: New Zealand Warriors 10 Gold Coast Titans 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - James Maloney (3 Conversions)
2 Points - Bill Tupou (1 Try)
1 Point - Luke Bailey

New Zealand Warriors (22)
Tries: Shaun Berrigan, Simon Mannering, Manu Vatuvei, Bill Tupou
Conversions: James Maloney (3/4)

Gold Coast Titans (6)
Tries: William Zillman
Conversions: Scott Prince (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Scott Prince (0/1)

'Wasteful Warriors tame Titans'

Parramatta Eels 22 defeated Wests Tigers 6
National Rugby League - Round 18 - Friday July 8, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: Parramatta Stadium
Crowd: 19654
Halftime: Parramatta Eels 6 Wests Tigers 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Luke Burt (3 Conversions, 2 Penalty Goals)
2 Points - Jarryd Hayne
1 Point - Nathan Hindmarsh

PARRAMATTA EELS (22)
Tries: Jordan Atkins, Reni Maitua, Ryan Morgan
Conversions: Luke Burt (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Luke Burt (2/2)

WESTS TIGERS (6)
Tries: Robert Lui
Conversions: Benji Marshall (1/1)

'Parramatta punish terrible Tigers'

Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 26 defeated Canberra Raiders 12
National Rugby League - Round 18 - Saturday July 9, 2011 5:30pm
Venue: Toyota Stadium
Crowd: 10,303
Halftime: Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 14 Canberra Raiders 12

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Wade Graham (1 Try)
2 Points - Paul Gallen 
1 Point - Shaun Fensom 

CRONULLA SUTHERLAND SHARKS (26)
Tries: Ben Pomeroy, Colin Best, Wade Graham, Taulima Tautai, Jason Bukuya
Field Goals: Paul Gallen (0/1)
Conversions: Chad Townsend (3/5)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (12)
Tries: Jarrod Croker, Blake Ferguson
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (2/2)

'Crounulla out-grit Canberra in error-riddled match'

Canterbury Bulldogs 18 were defeated by Melbourne Storm 28

National Rugby League - Round 18 - Saturday July 9, 2011 7:30pm

Venue: Adelaide Oval

Crowd: 9,963

Halftime: Canterbury Bulldogs 6 Melbourne Storm 16

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Cooper Cronk (2 Tries)
2 Points - Billy Slater
1 Point - Steve Turner (1 Try, 3 Conversions)

Canterbury Bulldogs (18)
Tries: Steve Turner, Ben Barba, David Stagg
Conversions: Steve Turner (3/3)

Melbourne Storm (28)
Tries: Cooper Cronk (2), Sisa Waqa, Matt Duffie, Jesse Bromwich
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/4), Gareth Widdop (1/1)

'Melbourne ease past troubled Bulldogs'


Sydney Roosters 34 defeated Penrith Panthers 26
National Rugby League - Round 18 - Sunday July 10, 2011 2:00pm
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 9,713
Halftime: Sydney Roosters 22 Penrith Panthers 14

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Mitchell Pearce
2 Points - Todd Carney (2 Tries, 4 Conversions, 1 Penalty Goal)
1 Point - Luke Lewis (1 Try)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (34)
Tries: Todd Carney (2), Phil Graham, Braith Anasta, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Joseph Leilua
Conversions: Todd Carney (4/6)
Penalty Goals: Todd Carney (1/1)

PENRITH PANTHERS (26)
Tries: Luke Lewis, Lachlan Coote (2), Kevin Kingston
Conversions: Travis Burns (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Travis Burns (1/1)

'Roosters rediscover that winning feeling'

Manly Sea Eagles 36 defeated South Sydney Rabbitohs 22
National Rugby League - Round 18 - Sunday July 10, 2011 3:00pm
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Crowd: 19,856
Halftime: Manly Sea Eagles 16 South Sydney Rabbitohs 8

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Kieran Foran (2 Tries)
2 Points - Glenn Stewart
1 Point - Nathan Merritt (2 Tries)

MANLY SEA EAGLES (36)
Tries: Brett Stewart, Michael Robertson, David Williams (2), Kieran Foran (2), Michael Oldfield
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (3/7)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Lyon (1/1)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (22)
Tries: John Sutton, Nathan Merritt (2), Jason Clark
Conversions: Chris Sandow (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Chris Sandow (1/1)

'Manly too strong for Bunnies in scrappy affair'

Newcastle Knights 12 were defeated by North Queensland Cowboys 22
National Rugby League - Round 18 - Monday July 11, 2011 7:00pm
Venue: Ausgrid Stadium
Crowd: 17,212
Halftime: Newcastle Knights 6 North Queensland Cowboys 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Matt Bowen
2 Points - James Segeyaro (1 Try)
1 Point - Matt Scott

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (12)

Tries: Kurt Gidley (2)
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (1/1), Wes Naiqama (1/1)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (22)
Tries: Cory Paterson, Will Tupou, James Segeyaro, Joel Reithmuller
Conversions: Matt Bowen (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Matt Bowen (1/1)

'Brilliant Bowen leads Cowboys to win in Newcastle'

LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011

Thirty-four Points
Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)

Thirty-three - Thirty
-

Twenty-nine
Billy Slater (Storm)

Twenty-eight - twenty-five
-

Twenty-four
Paul Gallen (Sharks)

Twenty-three
-

Twenty-two
-

Twenty-one

-

Twenty
-

Nineteen
Cooper Cronk (Storm), Cameron Smith (Storm)

Eighteen
-

Seventeen

Jamie Soward (Dragons)

Sixteen
Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Chris Sandow (Rabbitohs)

Fifteen
Daly

Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Benji Marshall (Tigers)

Fourteen
-

Thirteen
William Hopoate (Sea Eagles)

Twelve

Matthew Bowen (Cowboys), Robbie Farah (Tigers), James Maloney (Warriors), Josh McCrone (Raiders), Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

Eleven
Luke Burt (Eels), Glenn Stewart (Sea Eagles),

Ten
Nathan Gardner (Sharks), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Luke Lewis (Panthers)

Nine
Ben Barba (Bulldogs), Petero Civoniceva (Panthers), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), William Zillman (Titans)

Eight
Ben Creagh (Dragons)

Seven
Blake Ferguson (Raiders), Kevin Locke (Warriors), Corey Parker (Broncos), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters), David Taylor (Rabbitohs), Jharal Yow Yeh (Broncos)

Six

Alex Glenn (Broncos), Jamal Idris (Bulldogs), Jack Reed (Broncos)

Five
Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Lance Hohaia (Warriors), Micheal Luck (Warriors), Tariq Sims (Cowboys), Ryan Stig (Knights), Akuila Uate (Knights)

Four
Gavin Cooper (Cowboys), Shaun Fensom (Raiders), Ben Hannant (Broncos), Martin Kennedy (Roosters), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Robert Lui (Tigers), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), Scott Prince (Titans), Jeff Robson (Eels), Beau Scott (Dragons), Matt Srama (Titans), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs), Chad Townsend (Sharks), Rhys Wesser (Rabbitohs), Gareth Widdop (Storm)

Three
Braith

Anasta (Roosters), Blake Ayshford (Tigers), Luke Bailey (Titans), Greg

Bird (Titans), Maurice Blair (Storm), Todd Carney (Roosters), Neville Costigan (Knights), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Luke Douglas (Sharks), Joel Edwards (Knights), Richard Fa'aoso (Knights), Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa (Cowboys), Jake Friend (Roosters), Dane Gagai (Broncos), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Wade Graham (Sharks), Ryan Hinchcliffe (Storm), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Krisnan Inu (Warriors), Kevin Kingston (Panthers), Jacob Lillyman (Warriors), David Mead (Titans), Nathan Massey (Raiders), Peter Mata'utia (Knights), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Kevin Procter (Storm), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), David Simmons (Panthers), Kade Snowden (Sharks), David Stagg (Bulldogs), Sam Williams (Raiders), Dean Young (Dragons)

Two
Darius Boyd (Dragons), Travis Burns (Panthers), Lachlan Coote (Panthers), Simon Dwyer (Tigers), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Glen Fisiiahi (Warriors), Nathan Friend (Titans), Matt Gillett (Broncos), Chris Heighington (Tigers), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Ben Hunt (Broncos), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs), Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Feleti Mateo (Warriors), Wade McKinnon (Tigers), Josh McGuire (Broncos), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Fui Fui Moi Moi (Eels), Daniel Mortimer (Eels), Nate Myles (Roosters), Dane Nielsen (Storm), Ben Pomeroy (Sharks), Matt Prior (Dragons), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles), George Rose (Sea Eagles), Matt Scott (Cowboys), James Segeyaro (Cowboys), Tom Symonds (Roosters), Elijah Taylor (Warriors), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Joel Thompson (Raiders), Daniel Tolar (Knights), Bill Tupou (Warriors)

One
Mitchell

Allgood (Eels), Gerard Beale (Broncos), Adam Blair (Storm), Lewis Brown (Warriors), Jamie Buhrer (Sea Eagles), Preston Campbell (Titans), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Isaac de Gois (Knights), Matt Duffie (Storm), Gareth Ellis (Tigers), Dylan Farrell (Rabbitohs), Joe Galuvao (Sea Eagles), Beau Henry (Knights), Chris Houston (Knights), Dallas Johnson (Cowboys), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Kris Keating (Bulldogs), Albert Kelly (Sharks), Timoteo Lafai (Bulldogs), Chris Lawrence (Tigers), Casey McGuire (Eels), James McManus (Knights), Stewart Mills (Sharks), Mark Minichiello (Titans), Corey Payne (Bulldogs), Joel Reddy (Eels), Junior Sau (Knights), Nafe Seluni (Panthers), Jeremy Smith (Sharks), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Dane Tilse (Raiders), Anthony Tupou (Sharks), Steve Turner (Bulldogs), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Michael Weyman (Dragons)


The Queensland Intrust Super Cup and NSW Cup had the weekend off but engage Super League XVI Round 20 results can be found here.

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