Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round Twenty-two

Canterbury Bulldogs 14 defeated North Queensland Cowboys 6
National Rugby League - Round 22 (Close the Gap Round) - Friday August 5, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 8,654
Halftime: Canterbury Bulldogs 6 North Queensland Cowboys 0

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Trent Hodkinson
2 Points - Steve Turner (1 Try, 1 Conversion, 2 Penalty Goals)
1 Point - Frank Pritchard

Canterbury Bulldogs (14)
Tries: Steve Turner, Josh Reynolds
Conversions: Steve Turner (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Steve Turner (2/2)

North Queensland Cowboys (6)
Tries: Brent Tate
Conversions: Matt Bowen (1/1)

'Bulldogs defeat Cowboys, win Reconciliation Cup'

Wests Tigers 16 defeated St George Illawarra Dragons 14
National Rugby League - Round 22 (Close the Gap Round) - Friday August 5, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 27,687
Halftime: Wests Tigers St George Illawarra Dragons

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Benji Marshall (1 Try, 2 Conversions)
2 Points - Bryce Gibbs
1 Point - Trent Merrin

WESTS TIGERS (16)
Tries: Liam Fulton, Benji Marshall, Beau Ryan
Conversions: Benji Marshall (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Benji Marshall (0/1)

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (14)
Tries: Darius Boyd, Brett Morris
Conversions: Ben Hornby (1/1), Jamie Soward (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Soward (1/1)

'Tigers prevail in a thriller'


Melbourne Storm 26 defeated Penrith Panthers 6
National Rugby League - Round 22 (Close the Gap Round) - Saturday August 6, 2011 5:30pm
Venue: AAMI Park
Crowd: 12,182
Halftime: Melbourne Storm 6 Penrith Panthers 6

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Billy Slater (1 Try)
2 Points - Kevin Proctor (1 Try)
1 Point - Gareth Widdop

MELBOURNE STORM (26)

Tries: Billy Slater, Sika Manu, Kevin Proctor, Ryan Hinchcliffe
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

PENRITH PANTHERS (6)
Tries: Adrian Purtell
Conversions: Luke Walsh (1/1)

'Terrific 10 in a row for Storm as they down Panthers'


Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 16 were defeated by Gold Coast Titans 20
National Rugby League - Round 22 (Close the Gap Round) - Saturday August 6, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: Toyota Stadium
Crowd: 6,313
Halftime: Cronulla Sutherland Sharks Gold Coast Titans

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Matt Srama
2 Points - Scott Prince (2 Conversions, 2 Penalty Goals)
1 Point - David Mead (2 Tries)

CRONULLA SUTHERLAND SHARKS (16)
Tries: John Morris, Ben Pomeroy, Ricky Leutele
Conversions: Nathan Stapleton (1/3)
Penalty Goals: Nathan Stapleton (1/1)

GOLD COAST TITANS (20)
Tries: William Zillman, David Mead (2)
Conversions: Scott Prince (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Scott Prince (2/2)

'Gold Coast deny Sharks finals berth'


Brisbane Broncos 21 defeated New Zealand Warriors 20
National Rugby League - Round 22 (Close the Gap Round) - Saturday August 6, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Crowd: 37,173
Halftime: Brisbane Broncos 8 New Zealand Warriors 12

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - James Maloney (2 Conversions, 2 Penalty Goals)
2 Points - Sam Thaiday
1 Point - Shaun Johnson (1 Try)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (21)
Tries: Justin Hodges, Matt Gillett, Gerard Beale, Jack Reed
Field Goals: Darren Lockyer (0/1), Peter Wallace (1/1)
Conversions: Corey Parker (2/4)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (20)
Tries: Shaun Berrigan, Kevin Locke, Shaun Johnson
Field Goals: James Maloney (0/2), Shaun Johnson (0/1)
Conversions: James Maloney (2/3)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (2/2)

'Broncos give Lockyer fairytale finish to milestone match'


Newcastle Knights 40 defeated Canberra Raiders 8
National Rugby League - Round 22 (Close the Gap Round) - Sunday August 7, 2011 2:00pm
Venue: Ausgrid Stadium
Crowd: 14,109
Halftime: Newcastle Knights 22 Canberra Raiders 4

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Chris Houston (2 Tries)
2 Points - Jarrod Mullen
1 Point - Adam MacDougall (1 Try)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (40)
Tries: James McManus, Chris Houston (2), Matt Hilder, Adam MacDougall, Akuila Uate (2)
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (4/6)
Penalty Goals: Kurt Gidley (1/1)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (8)
Tries: Joel Thompson, Josh McCrone
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (0/2)

'Knights take down Raiders at Ausgrid'


Manly Sea Eagles 36 defeated Sydney Roosters 8
National Rugby League - Round 22 (Close the Gap Round) - Sunday August 7, 2011 3:00pm
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Crowd: 13,743
Halftime: Manly Sea Eagles 12 Sydney Roosters 0

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

Manly Sea Eagles (36)
Tries: Glenn Stewart, Steve Matai (2), Jamie Lyon, Tony Williams, William Hopoate (2), Daly Cherry-Evans
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (2/8)

Sydney Roosters (8)
Tries: Phil Graham, Aiden Guerra
Conversions: Todd Carney (0/2)

'Manly trample woeful Roosters'

South Sydney Rabbitohs 56 defeated Parramatta Eels 6
National Rugby League - Round 22 (Close the Gap Round) - Monday August 8, 2011 7:00pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 13,809
Halftime: South Sydney Rabbitohs  Parramatta Eels

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Nathan Merritt (5 Tries)
2 Points - Chris Sandow (1 Try, 7 Conversions)
1 Point - Issac Luke

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (56)
Tries: Greg Inglis (2), Nathan Merritt (5), Chris Sandow, Chris McQueen, Dylan Farrell
Conversions: Chris Sandow (8/10)

PARRAMATTA EELS (6)
Tries: Luke Burt
Conversions: Luke Burt (1/1)

'Souths trounce Parramatta 56-6 at ANZ'


LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011

Thirty-four Points
Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)

Thirty-three
Billy Slater (Storm)

Thirty-two
-

Thirty-one
-

Thirty
-

Twenty-nine
-

Twenty-eight
-

Twenty-seven
Benji Marshall (Tigers)

Twenty-six
Cameron Smith (Storm)

Twenty-five
-

Twenty-four
Paul Gallen (Sharks), James Maloney (Warriors)

Twenty-three
Cooper Cronk (Storm)

Twenty-two
Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Chris Sandow (Rabbitohs)

Twenty-one

Jamie Soward (Dragons)

Twenty
-

Nineteen
Matthew Bowen (Cowboys),

Eighteen
-

Seventeen

Glenn Stewart (Sea Eagles)

Sixteen
-

Fifteen
Daly

Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs), Josh McCrone (Raiders), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)

Fourteen
Jarrod Mullen (Knights)

Thirteen
William Hopoate (Sea Eagles)

Twelve
Robbie Farah (Tigers), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

Eleven
Luke Burt (Eels), Jarryd Hayne (Eels)

Ten
Petero Civoniceva (Panthers), Nathan Gardner (Sharks), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters)

Nine
Ben Barba (Bulldogs), Kevin Locke (Warriors), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Akuila Uate (Knights), William Zillman (Titans)

Eight
Ben Creagh (Dragons), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Kevin Procter (Storm), Matt Srama (Titans)

Seven
Blake Ferguson (Raiders), Corey Parker (Broncos), Scott Prince (Titans), David Taylor (Rabbitohs), Jharal Yow Yeh (Broncos)

Six

Alex Glenn (Broncos), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Jamal Idris (Bulldogs), Jack Reed (Broncos)

Five
Lachlan Coote (Panthers), Joel Edwards (Knights), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Lance Hohaia (Warriors), Micheal Luck (Warriors), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Tariq Sims (Cowboys), Ryan Stig (Knights), Gareth Widdop (Storm)

Four
Greg

Bird (Titans), Maurice Blair (Storm), Gavin Cooper (Cowboys), Luke Douglas (Sharks), Shaun Fensom (Raiders), Phil Graham (Roosters), Ben Hannant (Broncos), Chris Houston (Knights), Dallas Johnson (Cowboys), Martin Kennedy (Roosters), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Robert Lui (Tigers), David Mead (Titans), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Jeff Robson (Eels), Beau Scott (Dragons), David Simmons (Panthers), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs), Chad Townsend (Sharks), Manu Vatuvei (Warriors), Rhys Wesser (Rabbitohs)

Three
Braith

Anasta (Roosters), Blake Ayshford (Tigers), Luke Bailey (Titans), Todd Carney (Roosters), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Neville Costigan (Knights), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Richard Fa'aoso (Knights), Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa (Cowboys), Dylan Farrell (Rabbitohs), Jake Friend (Roosters), Dane Gagai (Broncos), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Wade Graham (Sharks), Chris Heighington (Tigers), Ryan Hinchcliffe (Storm), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Krisnan Inu (Warriors), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Kevin Kingston (Panthers), Chris Lawrence (Tigers), Jacob Lillyman (Warriors), Feleti Mateo (Warriors), Nathan Massey (Raiders), Peter Mata'utia (Knights), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Nate Myles (Roosters), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), James Segeyaro (Cowboys), Kade Snowden (Sharks), David Stagg (Bulldogs), Steve Turner (Bulldogs), Peter Wallace (Broncos) Sam Williams (Raiders), Dean Young (Dragons)

Two
Darius Boyd (Dragons), Jamie Buhrer (Sea Eagles), Travis Burns (Panthers), Matt Duffie (Storm), Josh Dugan (Raiders), Simon Dwyer (Tigers), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Glen Fisiiahi (Warriors), Nathan Friend (Titans), Liam Fulton (Tigers), Bryce Gibbs (Tigers), Matt Gillett (Broncos), Aiden Guerra (Roosters), Aaron Heremaia (Warriors), Ben Hunt (Broncos), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs), Ben Jones (Cowboys), Taniela Lasalo (Eels), Adam MacDougall (Knights), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Wade McKinnon (Tigers), Josh McGuire (Broncos), Fui Fui Moi Moi (Eels), Daniel Mortimer (Eels), Dane Nielsen (Storm), Ben Pomeroy (Sharks), Matt Prior (Dragons), Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles), George Rose (Sea Eagles), Matt Scott (Cowboys), Tom Symonds (Roosters), Elijah Taylor (Warriors), Joel Thompson (Raiders), Daniel Tolar (Knights), Bill Tupou (Warriors)

One
Mitchell

Allgood (Eels), Gerard Beale (Broncos), Adam Blair (Storm), Lewis Brown (Warriors), Preston Campbell (Titans), Michael Crocker (Rabbitohs), Isaac de Gois (Knights), Gareth Ellis (Tigers), Joe Galuvao (Sea Eagles), Beau Henry (Knights), Kris Keating (Bulldogs), Albert Kelly (Sharks), Timoteo Lafai (Bulldogs), Casey McGuire (Eels), James McManus (Knights), Stewart Mills (Sharks), Mark Minichiello (Titans), Corey Payne (Bulldogs), Joel Reddy (Eels), Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), Junior Sau (Knights), Nafe Seluni (Panthers), Jeremy Smith (Sharks), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Dane Tilse (Raiders), Anthony Tupou (Sharks), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Michael Weyman (Dragons)

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