Tuesdays Expert Wrap - Round Two

Match Details

Parramatta Eels 6 were defeated by Penrith Panthers 20

National Rugby League - Round 2 - Friday March 18, 2011 7:45pm
Venue: Parramatta Stadium
Crowd: 15,974
Halftime: Parramatta Eels 0 Penrith Panthers 10

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

PENRITH PANTHERS (20)
Tries: David Simmons, Michael Gordon, Lachlan Coote
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Michael Gordon (2/2)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Luke Walsh
2 Points - Petero Civoniceva
1 Point - Lachlan Coote (1 Try)

Match report - 'Penrith punish impotent Eels'


Canberra Raiders 4 were defeated by Brisbane Broncos 20
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Friday March 18, 2011 8:45pm
Venue: Canberra Stadium
Crowd: 16,146
Halftime: Canberra Raiders 4 Brisbane Broncos 6

CANBERRA RAIDERS (4)
Tries: Blake Ferguson
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (0/1)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (20)
Tries: Matt Gillett, Josh Hoffman, Jharal Yow Yeh
Conversions: Corey Parker (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Corey Parker (1/1)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Darren Lockyer
2 Points - Josh McGuire
1 Point - Jharal Yow Yeh (1 Try)

Match report - 'Lockyer stars as Broncos beat Raiders'

Melbourne Storm 40 defeated Gold Coast Titans 12
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Saturday March 19, 2011 5:30pm
Venue: AAMI Park
Crowd: 12,391
Halftime: Melbourne Storm 28 Gold Coast Titans 0

MELBOURNE STORM (40)
Tries: Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater (2), Cameron Smith, Anthony Quinn, Sika Manu, Justin O'Neill
Conversions: Cameron Smith (6/7)

GOLD COAST TITANS (12)
Tries: Luke Capewell, William Zillman
Conversions: Scott Prince (2/2)

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

Match report - 'Hey Presto, Billy's back'

Wests Tigers 20 defeated New Zealand Warriors 12
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Saturday March 19, 2011 7:30pm
Venue: Leichhardt Oval
Crowd: 13,161
Halftime: Wests Tigers 6 New Zealand Warriors 6

WESTS TIGERS (20)
Tries: Robbie Farah, Chris Lawrence (2), Blake Ayshford
Field Goals: Benji Marshall (0/1)
Conversions: Benji Marshall (2/4)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (12)
Tries: Simon Mannering, Krisnan Inu
Field Goals: Brett Seymour (0/2)
Conversions: Brett Seymour (2/2)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Robert Lui
2 Points - Benji Marshall (2 Conversions)
1 Point - Chris Lawrence (2 Tries)

Match report - 'Late show from Tigers to open account in 2011'

North Queensland Cowboys 22 were defeated by Newcastle Knights 34
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Saturday March 19, 2011 9:30pm
Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium
Crowd: 14,061
Halftime: North Queensland Cowboys 6 Newcastle Knights 16

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (22)
Tries: Ashley Graham (2), Ben Jones, Leeson Ah Mau
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (3/4)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (34)
Tries: Wes Naiqama, James McManus, Richard Fa'aoso, Cory Paterson, Akuila Uate, Beau Henry
Conversions: Wes Naiqama (5/6)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Jarrod Mullen
2 Points - Daniel Tolar
1 Point - Beau Henry (1 Try)

Match report - 'Mullen leads Knights' domination'

South Sydney Rabbitohs 19 were defeated by Canterbury Bulldogs 28
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Sunday March 20, 2011 2:00pm
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 18,271
Halftime: South Sydney Rabbitohs 8 Canterbury Bulldogs 12

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (19)
Tries: Rhys Wesser, Nathan Merritt (2)
Field Goals: Chris Sandow (1/1)
Conversions: Chris Sandow (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Chris Sandow (1/1)

CANTERBURY BULLDOGS (28)
Tries: Andrew Ryan, Kris Keating, Jamal Idris, Bryson Goodwin, Timoteo Lafai
Conversions: Bryson Goodwin (4/5)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Jamal Idris (1 Try)
2 Points - Nathan Merritt (2 Tries)
1 Point - Timoteo Lafai (1 Try)

Match report - 'Bulldogs grit out victory over Souths'

Sydney Roosters 16 were defeated by Manly Sea Eagles 27
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Sunday March 20, 2011 3:00pm
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 11,016
Halftime: Sydney Roosters 10 Manly Sea Eagles 14

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (16)
Tries: Todd Carney, Mitchell Aubusson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Conversions: Braith Anasta (2/3)

MANLY SEA EAGLES (27)
Tries: Anthony Watmough, Tony Williams, Kieran Foran, William Hopoate
Field Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (1/1)
Conversions: Daly Cherry-Evans (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (1/1)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Kieran Foran (1 Try)
2 Points - Brett Stewart
1 Point - Jamie Buhrer

Match report - 'Manly upset Roosters'

Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 16 defeated St George Illawarra Dragons 10
National Rugby League - Round 2 - Monday March 21, 2011 7:00pm
Venue: Toyota Stadium
Crowd: 12,183
Halftime: Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 10 St George Illawarra Dragons 0

CRONULLA SUTHERLAND SHARKS (16)
Tries: Ben Pomeroy (2), Anthony Tupou
Conversions: John Williams (1/3)
Penalty Goals: John Williams (1/1)

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (10)
Tries: Jason Nightingale, Kyle Stanley
Conversions: Jamie Soward (1/2)

Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Paul Gallen
2 Points - Ben Pomeroy (2 Tries)
1 Point - Anthony Tupou (1 Try)

Match report - 'Dragons stun Sharks in the wet'

LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011

Six Points
Jarrod Mullen (Knights)

Five
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Four
Cooper Cronk (Storm)

Three
Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs), Jamal Idris (Bulldogs), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Robert Lui (Tigers), Josh McCrone (Raiders), Mitchell Peace (Roosters), Billy Slater (Storm), Jamie Soward (Dragons), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

Two
Matthew Bowen (Cowboys), Luke Burt (Eels), Petero Civoniceva (Panthers), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Josh McGuire (Broncos), Ben Pomeroy (Sharks), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs), Kevin Procter (Storm), Cameron Smith (Storm), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Tom Symonds (Roosters), Joel Thompson (Raiders), Daniel Tolar (Knights)

One
Mitchell Allgood (Eels), Jamie Buhrer (Sea Eagles), Lachlan Coote (Panthers), Beau Henry (Knights), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Timoteo Lafai (Bulldogs), Chris Lawrence (Tigers), Scott Prince (Titans), Chris Sandow (Rabbitohs), Junior Sau (Knights), Glenn Stewart (Sea Eagles), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs), Anthony Tupou (Sharks), Sam Williams (Raiders), Jharal Yow Yeh (Broncos)

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