Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round Three

Match Details

Parramatta Eels 18 were defeated by South Sydney Rabbitohs 32
National Rugby League - Round 3 - Friday March 25, 2011 7:45pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 22153
Halftime: Parramatta Eels 12 South Sydney Rabbitohs 12

PARRAMATTA EELS (18)
Tries: Fuifui Moimoi, Chris Walker, Jeff Robson
Conversions: Luke Burt (3/3)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (32)
Tries: Rhys Wesser, Michael Crocker, Greg Inglis, Fetuli Talanoa (2)
Conversions: Chris Sandow (5/5)
Penalty Goals: Chris Sandow (1/1)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Dave Taylor
2 Points - Greg Inglis (1 Try)
1 Point - John Sutton

Match Report - 'Rabbitohs run over erratic Eels'

Gold Coast Titans 8 were defeated by Brisbane Broncos 14
National Rugby League - Round 3 - Friday March 25, 2011 8:45pm
Venue: Skilled Park
Crowd: 20,226
Halftime: Gold Coast Titans 6 Brisbane Broncos 0

GOLD COAST TITANS (8)
Tries: Steve Michaels
Conversions: Scott Prince (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Scott Prince (1/1)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (14)
Tries: Justin Hodges, Alex Glenn
Conversions: Corey Parker (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Corey Parker (1/1)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Corey Parker (2 Conversions, 1 Penalty Goal)
2 Points - Ben Hunt
1 Point - Matt Gillett

Match Report - 'Defence shines as Broncos buck Titans'


Penrith Panthers 12 were defeated by Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 44
National Rugby League - Round 3 - Saturday March 26, 2011 5:30pm
Venue: Centrebet Stadium Penrith
Crowd: 9,275
Halftime: Penrith Panthers 6 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 24

PENRITH PANTHERS (12)
Tries: David Simmons, Lachlan Coote
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/2)

CRONULLA SUTHERLAND SHARKS (44)
Tries: Paul Gallen, Colin Best, Jeremy Smith, Johnny Mannah, Nathan Gardner, Albert Kelly (2)
Conversions: John Williams (7/7)
Penalty Goals: John Williams (1/1)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Paul Gallen (1 Try)
2 Points - Nathan Gardner (1 Try)
1 Point - Albert Kelly (2 Tries)

Match Report - 'Crounlla entertain to go back to back'


Wests Tigers 34 defeated Canberra Raiders 24
National Rugby League - Round 3 - Saturday March 26, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: Campbelltown Sports Stadium
Crowd: 14,901
Halftime: Wests Tigers 16 Canberra Raiders 4

WESTS TIGERS (34)
Tries: Matthew Utai, Chris Heighington, Chris Lawrence, Blake Ayshford, Robert Lui, Andrew Fifita
Conversions: Benji Marshall (3/6)
Penalty Goals: Benji Marshall (2/2)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (24)
Tries: Josh Dugan, Daniel Vidot, Blake Ferguson (3)
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (2/5)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Benji Marshall (3 Conversions, 2 Penalty Goals)
2 Points - Blake Ferguson (3 Tries)
1 Point - Robert Lui (1 Try)

Match Report - 'Tigers trample rusty Raiders'


New Zealand Warriors 12 were defeated by St George Illawarra Dragons 25
National Rugby League - Round 3 - Sunday March 27, 2011 12:00pm
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium
Crowd: 11,651
Halftime: New Zealand Warriors 0 St George Illawarra Dragons 18

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (12)
Tries: Shaun Berrigan, Ben Matulino
Conversions: James Maloney (2/2)

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (25)
Tries: Matt Cooper, Jason Nightingale (2), Kyle Stanley
Field Goals: Jamie Soward (1/3)
Conversions: Jamie Soward (4/4)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Jason Nightingale (2 Tries)
2 Points - Nathan Fien
1 Point - Lewis Brown

Match Report - 'Dragons too good for Warriors'

Canterbury Bulldogs 24 defeated Sydney Roosters 20
National Rugby League - Round 3 - Sunday March 27, 2011 2:00pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 23,723
Halftime: Canterbury Bulldogs 18 Sydney Roosters 14

CANTERBURY BULLDOGS (24)
Tries: Ben Barba (2), Jamal Idris, Michael Ennis
Conversions: Bryson Goodwin (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Bryson Goodwin (1/1)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (20)
Tries: Todd Carney, Shaun Kenny-Dowall (2), Jake Friend
Conversions: Braith Anasta (2/4)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Trent Hodkinson
2 Points - Ben Barba (2 Tries)
1 Point - Corey Payne

Match Report - 'Consistent Canterbury cripple Sydney'

Manly Sea Eagles 26 defeated Newcastle Knights 12
National Rugby League - Round 3 - Sunday March 27, 2011 3:00pm
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Crowd: 13,087
Halftime: Manly Sea Eagles 16 Newcastle Knights 6

MANLY SEA EAGLES (26)
Tries: Michael Robertson, David Williams (2), William Hopoate (2)
Conversions: Daly Cherry-Evans (3/5)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (12)
Tries: Zeb Taia (2)
Conversions: Wes Naiqama (2/2)

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

Match Report - 'Manly maul injury riddled Knights'


North Queensland Cowboys 34 defeated Melbourne Storm 6

National Rugby League - Round 3 - Monday March 28, 2011 7:00pm

Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium

Crowd: 9,554

Halftime: North Queensland Cowboys 10 Melbourne Storm 6

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (34)
Tries: Matt Bowen (2), Ashley Graham (2), Tariq Sims, Will Tupou
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (5/6)

MELBOURNE STORM (6)
Tries: Gareth Widdop
Conversions: Cameron Smith (1/1)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Johnathan Thurston (5 Conversions)
2 Points - Matt Bowen (2 Tries)
1 Point - Dallas Johnson

Match Report - 'Thurston on fire as Cowboys dominate Storm'


LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011

Six Points
Paul Gallen (Sharks), Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs), Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)

Five
Benji Marshall (Tigers)

Four
Matthew Bowen (Cowboys), Cooper Cronk (Storm), Robert Lui (Tigers), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)

Three
Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Jamal Idris (Bulldogs), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Josh McCrone (Raiders), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Corey Parker (Broncos), Mitchell Peace (Roosters), Billy Slater (Storm), Jamie Soward (Dragons), David Taylor (Rabbitohs), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

Two
Ben Barba (Bulldogs), Luke Burt (Eels), Petero Civoniceva (Panthers), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Blake Ferguson (Raiders), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Nathan Gardner (Sharks), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Ben Hunt (Broncos), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Josh McGuire (Broncos), Ben Pomeroy (Sharks), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Kevin Procter (Storm), Cameron Smith (Storm), Tom Symonds (Roosters), Joel Thompson (Raiders), Daniel Tolar (Knights)

One
Mitchell Allgood (Eels), Lewis Brown (Warriors), Jamie Buhrer (Sea Eagles), Lachlan Coote (Panthers), Matt Gillett (Broncos), Beau Henry (Knights), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), William Hopoate (Sea Eagles), Dallas Johnson (Cowboys), Albert Kelly (Sharks), Timoteo Lafai (Bulldogs), Chris Lawrence (Tigers), Corey Payne (Bulldogs), Scott Prince (Titans), Chris Sandow (Rabbitohs), Junior Sau (Knights), Glenn Stewart (Sea Eagles), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs), Anthony Tupou (Sharks), Sam Williams (Raiders), Jharal Yow Yeh (Broncos)

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