Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round Nine

Country 18 defeated City 12
City v Country - Country v City Origin - Friday May 6, 2011 7:45pm
Venue: Lavington Sports Ground, Albury
Crowd: 8,056
Halftime: Country 6 City 4

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Ryan Hinchcliffe (1 Try)
2 Points - Jarrod Mullen
1 Point - Mitchell Pearce

COUNTRY (18)
Tries: Michael Gordon, Akuila Uate, Ryan Hinchcliffe
Field Goals: Jarrod Mullen (0/2)
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/2), Jamie Soward (1/1)

CITY (12)
Tries: Beau Champion, Jarryd Hayne, Simon Dwyer
Field Goals: Mitchell Pearce (0/1)
Conversions: Nathan Merritt (0/3)

'Crafty Country conjure last-minute victory'


Australia 20 defeated New Zealand 10
International - Test Match - Friday May 6, 2011 8:00pm
Venue: Skilled Park
Crowd: 26,301
Halftime: Australia 10 New Zealand 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Billy Slater (2 Tries)
2 Points - Jharal Yow Yeh (1 Try)
1 Point - Jamal Idris (1 Try)

AUSTRALIA (20)
Tries: Billy Slater (2), Jharal Yow Yeh, Jamal Idris
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (2/4)

NEW ZEALAND (10)
Tries: Lance Hohaia, Matt Duffie
Conversions: Benji Marshall (1/2)

'Aminated Australia neuter New Zealand'


Brisbane Broncos 22 were defeated by Melbourne Storm 29
National Rugby League - Round 9 - Saturday May 7, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Crowd: 34,175
Halftime: Brisbane Broncos 6 Melbourne Storm 12

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Cooper Cronk (1 Try, 1 Field Goal)
2 Points - Cameron Smith (4 Conversions)
1 Point - Gerard Beale (2 Tries)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (22)
Tries: Gerard Beale (2), Dane Gagai, Jack Reed
Conversions: Corey Parker (3/4)

MELBOURNE STORM (29)
Tries: Cooper Cronk, Anthony Quinn, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Sisa Waqa, Dane Nielsen
Field Goals: Cooper Cronk (1/1)
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/5)

'Storm rides over the Broncos'


Gold Coast Titans 14 were defeated by New Zealand Warriors 34
National Rugby League - Round 9 - Sunday May 8, 2011 2:00pm
Venue: Skilled Park
Crowd: 17,285
Halftime: Gold Coast Titans 8 New Zealand Warriors 22

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - James Maloney (2 Tries, 5 Conversions)
2 Points - Elijah Taylor (1 Try)
1 Point - David Mead (3 Tries)

Gold Coast Titans (14)
Tries: David Mead (3)
Conversions: Scott Prince (1/3)

New Zealand Warriors (34)
Tries: Simon Mannering, Manu Vatuvei, James Maloney (2), Lewis Brown, Elijah Taylor
Conversions: James Maloney (5/6)

'Breaking the spell: Warriors pull one on the Gold Coast'

St George Illawarra Dragons 22 defeated North Queensland Cowboys 8
National Rugby League - Round 9 - Sunday May 8, 2011 3:00pm
Venue: WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah
Crowd: 13,056
Halftime: St George Illawarra Dragons 18 North Queensland Cowboys 2

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Dean Young (1 Try)
2 Points - Mark Gasnier
1 Point - Matt Prior

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (22)
Tries: Ben Hornby, Dean Young, Brett Morris, Kyle Stanley
Conversions: Kyle Stanley (3/4)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (8)
Tries: Johnathan Thurston
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)

'Depleted Dragons demolish courageous Cowboys'


Manly Sea Eagles 20 defeated Canberra Raiders 0
National Rugby League - Round 9 - Monday May 9, 2011 7:00pm
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Crowd: 6,148
Halftime: Manly Sea Eagles 10 Canberra Raiders 0

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

MANLY SEA EAGLES (20)
Tries: Brett Stewart (3), Michael Robertson
Conversions: Daly Cherry-Evans (2/4)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (0)

'Sea Eagles soar past rudderless Raiders'

LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011

Twenty Points
Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)

Nineteen
-

Eighteen
-

Seventeen
Billy Slater (Storm)

Sixteen
-

Fifteen
-

Fourteen
-

Thirteen
Darren Lockyer (Broncos)

Twelve

Cooper Cronk (Storm), Jamie Soward (Dragons)

Eleven
Paul Gallen (Sharks), Jarrod Mullen (Knights)

Ten
Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), William Hopoate (Sea Eagles), Benji Marshall (Tigers)

Nine
Ben Barba (Bulldogs), William Zillman (Titans)

Eight
Ben Creagh (Dragons), Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs), Chris Sandow (Rabbitohs)

Seven
Matthew Bowen (Cowboys), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Corey Parker (Broncos),  Cameron Smith (Storm), Jharal Yow Yeh (Broncos)

Six

Daly

Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Jamal Idris (Bulldogs), James Maloney (Warriors), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)

Five
Lance Hohaia (Warriors), Micheal Luck (Warriors), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

Four
Luke Burt (Eels), Gavin Cooper (Cowboys), Nathan Gardner (Sharks), Martin Kennedy (Roosters), Robert Lui (Tigers), Josh McCrone (Raiders), Beau Scott (Dragons)

Three
Greg

Bird (Titans), Robbie Farah (Tigers), Blake Ferguson (Raiders), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Ryan Hinchcliffe (Storm), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Jacob Lillyman (Warriors), Kevin Locke (Warriors), David Mead (Titans), Mitchell Peace (Roosters), Kevin Procter (Storm), David Simmons (Panthers), David Taylor (Rabbitohs), Akuila Uate (Knights), Dean Young (Dragons)

Two
Luke Bailey (Titans), Petero Civoniceva (Panthers), Simon Dwyer (Tigers), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Glen Fisiiahi (Warriors), Nathan Friend (Titans), Ben Hannant (Broncos), Ben Hunt (Broncos), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Isaac Luke (Rabbitohs), Wade McKinnon (Tigers), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Josh McGuire (Broncos), Fui Fui Moi Moi (Eels), Ben Pomeroy (Sharks), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Jack Reed (Broncos), George Rose (Sea Eagles), Glenn Stewart (Sea Eagles), Tom Symonds (Roosters), Elijah Taylor (Warriors), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Joel Thompson (Raiders), Daniel Tolar (Knights), Gareth Widdop (Storm)

One
Mitchell Allgood (Eels), Gerard Beale (Broncos), Adam Blair (Storm), Lewis Brown (Warriors), Jamie Buhrer (Sea Eagles), Preston Campbell (Titans), Todd Carney (Roosters), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Lachlan Coote (Panthers), Matt Duffie (Storm), Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa (Cowboys), Dylan Farrell (Rabbitohs), Matt Gillett (Broncos), Joe Galuvao (Sea Eagles), Beau Henry (Knights), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Chris Houston (Knights), Dallas Johnson (Cowboys), Kris Keating (Bulldogs), Albert Kelly (Sharks), Timoteo Lafai (Bulldogs), Chris Lawrence (Tigers), James McManus (Knights), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Mark Minichiello (Titans), Nate Myles (Roosters), Corey Payne (Bulldogs), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters), Scott Prince (Titans), Matt Prior (Dragons), Jeff Robson (Eels), Junior Sau (Knights), Nafe Seluni (Panthers), Tariq Sims (Cowboys), Jeremy Smith (Sharks), Kade Snowden (Sharks), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Dane Tilse (Raiders), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs), Anthony Tupou (Sharks), Sam Williams (Raiders)


Our Round 9 Toyota Cup Summary can be found here, Queensland Intrust Super Cup 7 results can be found here, NSW Cup and Bundaberg Cup Round 9 results here and Carnegie Challenge Cup Round 4 results here.

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