FRIDAY, 16th April 2006Parramatta v Wests at Parramatta Stadium, 7.30pmEels: 1. Wade McKinnon, 2. Matt Petersen, 3. Brett Delaney, 4. Timana Tahu, 5. Eric Grothe, 6. Jeremy Smith, 7. Tim Smith, 8. Nathan Cayless (c), 9. John Morris, 10. Justin Tsoulos, 11. Nathan Hindmarsh, 12. Chad Robinson, 13. Glenn MorrisonInterchange: 14. Zeb Taia, 15. Dean Widders, 16. Fuifui Moimoi, 17. Paul Stringer, 20. Michael Vella, 21. Adam PeekTigers: 1. Shannon McDonnell, 2. Michael Crockett, 3. Dean Collis, 4. Paul Whatuira, 5. Shane Elford, 6. Daniel Fitzhenry, 7. Scott Prince (c), 8. Todd Payten, 9. Robbie Farah, 10. John Skandalis, 11. Chris Heighington, 12. Ben Galea (c), 13. Jamaal LolesiInterchange: 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Bryce Gibbs, 16. Keith Galloway, 17. Ryan O'Hara, 18. Isaac De GoisSaturday, 17th April 2006New Zealand v South Sydney at Ericsson Stadium, Sat 5.30 pm (AEST)Warriors: 1. Brent Webb, 2. Todd Byrne, 3. Tony Martin, 4. Clinton Toopi, 5. Misi Taulapapa, 6. Grant Rovelli, 7. Nathan Fien, 8. Ruben Wiki, 9. George Gatis, 10. Steve Price (c), 11. Awen Guttenbeil, 12. Wairangi Koopu, 13. Louis AndersonInterchange: 14. Sione Faumuina, 15. Evarn Tuimavave, 16. Richard Villasanti, 17. Micheal Luck, 18. Lance Hohaia, 20. Sam RapiraRabbitohs: 1. Todd Polglase, 2. Nathan Merritt, 3. Yileen Gordon, 4. Adam MacDougall, 5. Shannon Hegarty, 6. John Sutton, 7. Ben Walker, 8. Peter Cusack (c), 9. Shane Walker, 10. Jaiman Lowe, 11. David Fa'alogo, 12. Joe Galuvao, 13. Shane RigonInterchange: 14. Michael Greenfield, 15. Stuart Webb, 16. Ben Rogers, 17. Mark Minichiello, 18. Paul Mellor, 19. Shannan McPhersonMelbourne v Newcastle at Olympic Park, 7.30pmStorm: 1. Greg Inglis, 2. Jake Webster, 3. Matt King, 4. Chris Walker, 5. Steve Turner, 6. Matt Geyer, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Garrett Crossman, 9. Cameron Smith, 10. Brett White, 11. David Kidwell, 12. Michael Crocker, 13. Dallas JohnsonInterchange: 14. Ian Donnelly, 15. Ryan Hoffman, 16. Jeremy Smith, 17. Adam Blair, 18. Nathan Friend, 19. Matthew BartlettKnights 1. Milton Thaiday, 2. Brian Carney, 3. Matthew Gidley, 4. George Carmont, 5. Anthony Quinn, 6. Kurt Gidley, 7. Jarrod Mullen, 8. Craig Smith, 9. Danny Buderus (c), 10. Josh Perry, 11. Steve Simpson, 12. Clint Newton, 13. Reegan TannerInterchange: 14. Adam Woolnough, 15. Daniel Tolar, 16. Riley Brown, 17. Todd LowrieCronulla v North Queensland at Toyota Park, 7.30pmSharks: 1. David Simmons, 2. Darren Albert, 3. Nigel Vagana, 4. Phil Bailey, 5. Luke Covell, 6. Brett Kearney, 7. Adam Dykes, 8. Ben Ross, 9. Kevin Kingston, 10. Luke Douglas, 11. Reece Williams, 12. Lance Thompson, 13. Paul GallenInterchange: 14. Hutch Maiava, 15. Brett Kelly, 16. Greg Bird, 17. Tevita Latu, 18. James Stosic, 19. Matt HilderCowboys: 1. Matt Bowen, 2. Neil Sweeney, 3. Gavin Cooper, 4. Paul Bowman, 5. Matt Sing, 6. Justin Smith, 7. Johnathan Thurston, 8. Carl Webb, 9. Aaron Payne, 10. Shane Tronc, 11. Steve Southern, 12. Luke O'Donnell, 13. Travis Norton (c)Interchange: 14. Rod Jensen, 15. David Faiumu, 16. Matt Scott, 17. Mitchell SargentSunday, 18th April 2006Canterbury v Manly at Telstra Stadium, 2.30pmBulldogs: 1. Luke Patten, 2. Hazem El Masri, 3. Andrew Emelio, 4. Willie Tonga, 5. Trent Cutler, 6. Reni Maitua, 7. Daniel Holdsworth, 8. Chris Armit, 9. Corey Hughes, 10. Roy Asotasi, 11. Willie Mason, 12. Andrew Ryan (c), 13. Tony GrimaldiInterchange: 14. Adam Perry, 15. Mark O'Meley, 16. Nate Myles, 17. Sonny Bill WilliamsSea Eagles: 1. Brett Stewart, 2. Michael Robertson, 3. Steve Bell, 4. Steve Matai, 5. Chris Hicks, 6. Travis Burns, 7. Matt Orford, 8. Jason King, 9. Michael Monaghan, 10. Brent Kite, 11. Steve Menzies, 12. Anthony Watmough, 13. Ben Kennedy (c)Interchange: 14. Shayne Dunley, 15. Luke Williamson, 16. George Rose, 17. Mark Bryant, 18. Adam Cuthbertson, 19. Paul StephensonBrisbane v Penrith at Suncorp Stadium, 3.00pmBroncos: 1. Karmichael Hunt, 2. Tame Tupou, 3. Justin Hodges, 4. Shaun Berrigan, 5. Darius Boyd, 6. Darren Lockyer (c), 7. Shane Perry, 8. Shane Webcke, 9. Casey McGuire, 10. Petero Civoniceva, 11. David Stagg, 12. Corey Parker, 13. Tonie CarrollInterchange: 14. Brad Thorn, 15. Ben Hannant, 16. Sam Thaiday, 17. Greg Eastwood, 18. Ian Lacey, 19. Brent TatePanthers: 1. Rhys Wesser, 2. Lee Hookey, 3. Danny Galea, 4. Luke Lewis, 5. Luke Rooney, 6. Preston Campbell, 7. Craig Gower, 8. Joel Clinton, 9. Luke Priddis, 10. Matthew Cross, 11. Shane Rodney, 12. Tony Puletua (c), 13. Trent WaterhouseInterchange: 14. Frank Puletua, 15. Craig Stapleton, 16. Frank Pritchard,17. Luke Swain, 18. David McLeanSt George Illawarra v Sydney at Aussie Stadium, 3.00pmDragons: 1. Ben Hornby, 2. Wes Naiqama, 3. Mark Gasnier, 4. Matt Cooper, 5. Colin Best, 6. Trent Barrett (c), 7. Mathew Head, 8. Justin Poore, 9. Dean Young, 10. Jason Ryles, 11. Ben Creagh, 12. Ashton Sims, 13. Shaun TimminsInterchange: 14. Michael Henderson, 15. Matt Bickerstaff, 16. Lee Te Maari, 17. Aaron GorrellRoosters: 1. Anthony Minichiello, 2. Amos Roberts, 3. Chris Flannery, 4. Lelea Paea, ,5. Vince Mellars, 6. Braith Anasta, 7. Brett Finch, 8. Adrian Morley, 9. Craig Wing, 10. David Shillington, 11. Anthony Tupou, 12. Craig Fitzgibbon (c), 13. Ashley HarrisonInterchange: 14. Heath L'Estrange, 15. Mark Edmondson, 16. Lopini Paea, 17. Charles TongaThe Canberra Raiders have the bye in Round 7.
FRIDAY night football saw the Brisbane Broncos travel to Sydney to overcome the Roosters by 24-6. Leading 8-6 at half time, the Broncos went on with it in the second half while the home side didn?t trouble the score board attendants for the rest of the day.Saturday afternoon took us to a close fought match in Brookvale with the St George Illawarra Dragons defeating the Manly Sea Eagles by 26-24. Saturday night saw the Melbourne Storm triumph over the Penrith Panthers by 40-18. The Adelaide crowd were treated to 11 tries with both Greg Inglis (Storm) and Lee Hookey (Panthers) posting hat tricks. Also on Saturday, the Canberra Raiders came from behind to defeat the New Zealand Warriors by 18-14, Alan Tongue scoring the match winner with just minutes remaining.Sunday kicked off in front of huge crowd in Townsville with the North Queensland Cowboys defeating a determined Newcastle Knights by 18-16. In doing so, the Cowboys have beaten off their main rival rivals for competition favouritism and continue their unbeaten run on top of the NRL ladder. Meanwhile, reigning premiers Wests Tigers thrashed the Cronulla by 42-16 in Campbelltown.Round six rounded up with the Bulldogs overcoming the South Sydney Rabbitohs by 26-18. The Rabbitohs led 18-8 at half time but were simply outclassed in the second half.All match results and details are listed below.After six rounds of football, Johnathan Thurston continues to lead the field in this year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards. The Cowboys five-eighth picked up one point on the Easter weekend to move up to 16 points and extend his lead by four.His nearest rival, Andrew Johns failed to score with the Live Updaters on the weekend and sits in second place on 12 points. News that Johns has suffered a torn ankle ligament couldn?t have come at a worst time for the Newcastle halfback. Last year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year, Johns is expected to be sidelined for 1-2 weeks.In third place, Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders) and Cameron Smith (Storm) are all still well in contention on eight points. The full leader board is below.The Leagueunlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Monday?s Expert League wrap.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email us.League Wrap: Round 6, 14 ? 17 April 2006MATCH RESULTS:Sydney Roosters: 6Tries: Amos RobertsGoals: Amos Roberts 1/1Brisbane Broncos: 24Tries: Petero Civoniceva, Sam Thaiday, Greg EastwoodGoals: Corey Parker 6/6Half time: Broncos 8-6Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 21,246Referee: Steve ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Corey Parker (Broncos)2 - Petero Civoniceva (Broncos)1 - Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)Manly Sea Eagles: 24Tries: Ben Kennedy, Brent Kite, Brett Stewart, Michael RobertsonGoals: Matt Orford 4/5St George Illawarra Dragons: 26Tries: Matt Cooper(2), Dean Young, Matthew BickerstaffGoals: Mathew Head 5/5Half time: Sea Eagles 14-12Venue: Brookvale OvalCrowd: 18,069Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Mathew Head (Dragons)2 - Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles)1 - Matt Cooper (Dragons)Penrith Panthers: 18Tries: Danny Galea, Lee Hookey(3)Goals: Preston Campbell 1/4Melbourne Storm: 40Tries: Michael Crocker, Ryan Hoffman, Greg Inglis(3), Matt King, Cameron SmithGoals: Cameron Smith 6/8Half time: Storm 12-10Venue: Hindmarsh Stadium, AdelaideCrowd: 7,017Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Greg Inglis (Storm)2 - Cameron Smith (Storm)1 - Lee Hookey (Panthers)Canberra Raiders: 18Tries: Alan Tongue(2), Lincoln WithersGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 3/3New Zealand Warriors: 14Tries: Wairangi Koopu, Brent WebbGoals: Tony Martin 3/4Half time: Warriors 6-0Venue: Canberra StadiumCrowd: 7,174Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Alan Tongue (Raiders)2 - Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)1 - Lincoln Withers (Raiders)Wests Tigers: 42Tries: Ben Galea, Paul Whatuira(2), Ryan O'Hara, Michael Crockett(2), Rocky TrimarchiGoals: Brett Hodgson 6/7, Scott Prince 1/1Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 16Tries: David Simmons, Nigel Vagana, Brett KearneyGoals: Luke Covell 2/3Half time: Tigers 24-16Venue: Campbelltown Sports StadiumCrowd: 15,550Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Brett Hodgson (Tigers)2 - John Skandalis (Tigers)1 - Scott Prince (Tigers)Newcastle Knights: 16Tries: Danny Buderus, George Carmont, Matthew GidleyGoals: Andrew Johns 2/3North Queensland Cowboys: 18Tries: Matthew Bowen, Mitchell Seargent, Johnathan ThurstonGoals: Johnathan Thurston 3/3Half time: Knights 10-6Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 26,048Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matthew Bowen (Cowboys)2 - Danny Buderus (Knights)1 - Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)South Sydney Rabbitohs: 18Tries: John Sutton, Nathan Merritt, Joe GaluvaoGoals: Nathan Merritt 3/3, John Sutton 0/1Canterbury Bulldogs: 26Tries: Corey Hughes, Luke Patten, Andrew Ryan, Willie TongaGoals: Hazem El Masri 5/6Half time: Rabbitohs 18-8Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 19,529Referee: Russell SmithLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Willie Mason (Bulldogs)2 - Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs)1 - Luke Patten (Bulldogs)Parramatta Eels - ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HERENext weekend?s matches:Round 7, 21-25 (Anzac Day) April 2006 Fri 7:30 - EELS v TIGERS - Parramatta Stadium Sat 7:30 (NZ); 5:30 (NSW) - WARRIORS v RABBITOHS - Ericsson StadiumSat 7:30 - STORM v KNIGHTS - Olympic ParkSat 7:30 - SHARKS v COWBOYS - Toyota Park Sun 2:30 - BULLDOGS v SEA EAGLES - Telstra StadiumSun 3:00 - BRONCOS v PANTHERS - Suncorp StadiumTue 3:00 - DRAGONS v ROOSTERS - Aussie Stadium RAIDERS v BYEFOR LATEST CENTREBET ODDSCLICK HERELEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER AWARDS 2006LEADER BOARDThe Leagueunlimited.com players awards are decided by our live score updaters.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email us.16 pointsJohnathan Thurston (Cowboys)12 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)8 pointsMark Gasnier (Dragons), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders), Cameron Smith (Storm)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles)6 pointsKarmichael Hunt (Broncos), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Craig Gower (Panthers), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)5 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights), Adam Dykes (Sharks), Greg Inglis (Storm), Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles), Amos Roberts (Roosters)4 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Rhys Wesser (Panthers), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsCraig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Mathew Head (Dragons), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Corey Parker (Broncos), Steve Price (Warriors), Scott Prince (Tigers), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Alan Tongue (Raiders), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)2 pointsGeorge Carmont (Knights), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Luke Covell (Sharks), Cooper Cronk (Storm), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Josh Perry (Knights), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Jason Smith (Raiders), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Lincoln Withers (Raiders), Dean Young (Dragons)1 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Paul Bowman (Cowboys), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tony Martin (Warriors), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Billy Slater (Storm), Tim Smith (Eels), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)