Monday's Expert - 2021 NRL Round 6


Monday's Expert - with the full results from NRL Round 6, along with Match Review charges, Player of the Year leaderboard, crowd and TV ratings info.

All listed times are AEST (NSW/QLD/VIC/ACT).

RELATED: See the full list of 2021 NRL Telstra Premiership Draw and Results.

Round 6 NRL Results

Brisbane Broncos 12
Penrith Panthers 20

Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Crowd: 21224
Date: Thursday 15 April 2021 at 7:50pm

Tries: Tevita Pangai Junior, Ethan Bullemor
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Jamayne Isaako (1/1)

Tries: Kurt Capewell, Nathan Cleary, Matt Burton
Two Point Field Goals: Nathan Cleary (1/1)
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Nathan Cleary (1/1)

Newcastle Knights 26
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22

Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Crowd: 17039
Date: Friday 16 April 2021 at 6:00pm

Tries: Kalyn Ponga (2), Mitchell Barnett, Kurt Mann, Brodie Jones
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (3/5)

Tries: Jesse Ramien, Briton Nikora, Connor Tracey, Mawene Hiroti
Conversions: Chad Townsend (3/4)

Melbourne Storm 20
Sydney Roosters 4

Venue: AAMI Park
Crowd: 15087
Date: Friday 16 April 2021 at 7:55pm

Tries: Ryan Papenhuyzen, Jahrome Hughes, Harry Grant
Conversions: Ryan Papenhuyzen (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Munster (0/1), Ryan Papenhuyzen (2/2)

Tries: Matt Ikuvalu
Conversions: James Tedesco (0/1)

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 36
Gold Coast Titans 0

Venue: Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium
Crowd: 6380
Date: Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3:00pm

Tries: Reuben Garrick (2), Brad Parker, Tom Trbojevic, Jason Saab (2)
Conversions: Reuben Garrick (5/6)
Penalty Goals: Reuben Garrick (1/1)


South Sydney Rabbitohs 18
Wests Tigers 14

Venue: Stadium Australia
Crowd: 16134
Date: Saturday 17 April 2021 at 5:30pm

Tries: Cameron Murray, Dane Gagai, Thomas Burgess
Field Goals: Adam Reynolds (0/1)
Two Point Field Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/2)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (0/1)

Tries: Daine Laurie, Luke Garner
Conversions: Adam Doueihi (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Adam Doueihi (1/1)

Canberra Raiders 10
Parramatta Eels 35

Venue: GIO Stadium Canberra
Crowd: 20089
Date: Saturday 17 April 2021 at 7:35pm

Tries: Jordan Rapana, George Williams
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (1/2)

Tries: Isaiah Papali'i (2), Maika Sivo, Shaun Lane, Reed Mahoney, Clinton Gutherson
Field Goals: Mitchell Moses (1/1)
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (5/6)

St George Illawarra Dragons 14
Warriors 20

Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Crowd: 11222
Date: Sunday 18 April 2021 at 2:00pm

Tries: Cody Ramsey, Mikaele Ravalawa, Matthew Dufty
Conversions: Zac Lomax (1/3)

Tries: Tohu Harris, Paul Turner, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Conversions: Kodi Nikorima (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Kodi Nikorima (1/1)

North Queensland Cowboys 30
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18

Venue: Queensland Country Bank Stadium
Crowd: TBC
Date: Sunday 18 April 2021 at 4:05pm

Tries: Kyle Feldt, Reece Robson, Ben Condon, Jake Granville, Mitchell Dunn
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (5/5)

Tries: Renouf Atoni, Kyle Flanagan, Tui Katoa
Conversions: Kyle Flanagan (1/1), Jake Averillo (2/2)

RELATED: Click here to view the current NRL Telstra Premiership ladder.

Match Review Charges - Round 6

PlayerClubChargeWhen, on whoBase penaltyPrior offencesCarryovers to addGuilty?Early plea?PleaSusp / FineCarryovers
Paul MOMIROVSKIPenrithGrade 2 Dangerous Contact (head/neck)Tom Dearden300 ptsNone0300225Unsuccessful at judiciary
3 matches
Victor RADLEYSydneyGrade 2 Careless High Tackle14th min Cameron Munster200 pts1 x similar, 1 x non-similar (+70%)0340255Guilty - early plea. Downgraded to Grade 1 at judiciary
Jack WILLIAMSCronullaGrade 1 Dangerous Throw53rd min Josh King$1500 fineNoneN/A$1500$1150Guilty - early plea
Aiden TOLMANCronullaGrade 1 Crusher Tackle26th min Jacob Saifiti200 pts1 x non-similar (+20%)0240180Guilty - early plea
1 match
Latrell MITCHELLSouth SydneyGrade 1 Contrary Conduct63rd min Luke Garner$1500 fine2 x non-similar (+40%)N/A$2100$1600Guilty - early plea
Latrell MITCHELLSouth SydneyGrade 1 Dangerous Contact (other)44th min Luke Garner$15002 x non-similar (+40%)N/A$2100$1600Guilty - early plea
Latrell MITCHELLSouth SydneyGrade 2 Dangerous Contact (head/neck)32nd min David Nofoaluma300 pts2 x non-similar (+40%)0420315Unsuccessful at judiciary4 matches20
Zane MUSGROVEWests TigersGrade 1 Careless High Tackle27th min Mark Nicholls$1500 fine1 x non-similar (+20%)N/A$1800$1350Guilty - early plea$1350N/A
Tino FA'ASUAMALEAUIGold CoastGrade 1 Shoulder Charge3rd min Brad Parker200 pts2 x non-similar (+40%)0280210Guilty - early plea2 matches10
Jack HETHERINGTONCanterburyGrade 3 Careless High Tackle56th min Valentine Holmes300 pts2 x similar, 1 x non-similar (+120%)32692527Guilty - early plea5 matches27

LeagueUnlimited Player of the Year standings

Our writers issue points every game for who they judge as the best player on the field. Below is the running tally for the season...

12 points - Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)
10 points - Will Kennedy (Sharks)
9 points - David Fifita (Titans), Jarome Luai (Panthers)
8 points - Ryan Papenhuyzen (Storm)
7 points - Reed Mahoney (Eels), Cameron Munster (Storm)
6 points - George Williams (Raiders), Nathan Cleary (Panthers), Alexander Brimson (Titans), Ben Hunt (Dragons), Latrell Mitchell (Rabbitohs), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Brian To'o (Panthers), Damien Cook (Rabbitohs), Clinton Gutherson (Eels)
5 points - Christian Welch (Storm), Brett Morris (Roosters), Cody Walker (Rabbitohs), Daine Laurie (Wests Tigers), Adam Doueihi (Wests Tigers), Chad Townsend (Sharks), Viliame Kikau (Panthers), Luke Keary (Roosters)
4 points - Isaiah Papali'i (Eels), James Tedesco (Roosters)
3 points - Harry Grant (Storm), Daniel Saifiti (Knights), Jamayne Isaako (Broncos), Adam Clune (Dragons), Scott Drinkwater (Cowboys), Ryan Sutton (Raiders), Tariq Sims (Dragons), Sam Walker (Roosters), Tevita Pangai Junior (Broncos), Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (Titans), Jayden Brailey (Knights), Kalyn Ponga (Knights), Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Jake Granville (Cowboys), Bradman Best (Knights)
2 points - Marata Niukore (Eels), Blayke Brailey (Sharks), Matthew Dufty (Dragons), Mitchell Moses (Eels), Josh Aloiai (Sea Eagles), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Nathan Brown (Eels), Angus Crichton (Roosters), Mikaele Ravalawa (Dragons), Valentine Holmes (Cowboys), Blake Lawrie (Dragons), Paul Vaughan (Dragons), Bayley Sironen (Warriors), Hudson Young (Raiders), Blake Ferguson (Eels), Isaah Yeo (Panthers), Herbie Farnworth (Broncos), Toby Rudolf (Sharks), Maika Sivo (Eels), Zac Lomax (Dragons), Josh Kerr (Dragons), Connor Watson (Knights), Tyson Frizell (Knights), Jack Wighton (Raiders), Tui Kamikamica (Storm), Jai Arrow (Rabbitohs)
1 point - Ryan James (Raiders), Payne Haas (Broncos), Brodie Jones (Knights), Jahrome Hughes (Storm), Addin Fonua-Blake (Warriors), Thomas Burgess (Rabbitohs), Josh Schuster (Sea Eagles), Siosiua Taukeiaho (Roosters), Tohu Harris (Warriors), Francis Molo (Cowboys), Kodi Nikorima (Warriors), Josh Papali'i (Raiders), Sebastian Kris (Raiders), Lindsay Collins (Roosters), Dane Gagai (Rabbitohs), Phillip Sami (Titans), Xavier Coates (Broncos), Ben Murdoch-Masila (Warriors), Andrew McCullough (Dragons), Jaydn Su'A (Rabbitohs), Corey Thompson (Titans), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), James Fisher-Harris (Panthers), Paul Momirovski (Panthers), Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (Cowboys)

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Each week we'll also do our best to keep you across the crowd figures and TV ratings which are often the most talked-about parts of the game. 

Crowds - Round 6

Brisbane Broncos (12) v Penrith Panthers (20)
Thu 15 Apr 7:50PM at Suncorp Stadium (Crowd: 21224)
Newcastle Knights (26) v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (22)
Fri 16 Apr 6:00PM at McDonald Jones Stadium (Crowd: 17039)
Melbourne Storm (20) v Sydney Roosters (4)
Fri 16 Apr 7:55PM at AAMI Park (Crowd: 15087)
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (36) v Gold Coast Titans (0)
Sat 17 Apr 3:00PM at Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium (Crowd: 6380)
South Sydney Rabbitohs (18) v Wests Tigers (14)
Sat 17 Apr 5:30PM at Stadium Australia (Crowd: 16134)
Canberra Raiders (10) v Parramatta Eels (35)
Sat 17 Apr 7:35PM at GIO Stadium Canberra (Crowd: 20089)
St George Illawarra Dragons (14) v Warriors (20)
Sun 18 Apr 2:00PM at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium (Crowd: 11222)
North Queensland Cowboys (30) v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (18)
Sun 18 Apr 4:05PM at Queensland Country Bank Stadium (Crowd: 11965)

Round 6 total: 119,140
Round 6 average: 14,893

2021 cumulative attendance (to R6): 648,690
2021 average (to R6): 13,514

Ratings - Round 6

STV ratings (Foxtel)

Thu 7:50pm BRI v PEN - 230K
Fri 6:00pm NEW v CRO - 234K
Fri 7:55pm MEL v SYD - 328K
Sat 3:00pm MAN v GLD - 160K
Sat 5:30pm SOU v WST - 306K
Sat 7:35pm CAN v PAR - 285K
Sun 2:00pm SGI v WAR - 147K
Sun 4:05pm NQL v CBY - 194K

Round 6 STV total: 1.884m

FTA ratings (Nine Network)

Thu 7:50pm BRI v PEN - 582K (388K metro, 194K regional)
Fri 7:55pm MEL v SYD - 517K (331K metro, 186K regional)
Sun 4:05pm NQL v CBY - 408K (241K metro, 168K regional)

Round 6 FTA total: 1.507m