Monday's Expert - 2021 NRL Round 15

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Monday's Expert - with the full results from NRL Round 15, along with Match Review charges, LeagueUnlimited.com 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 14 NRL Results

Brisbane Broncos 0
South Sydney Rabbitohs 46

Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Crowd: 19713
Date: Thursday 17 June 2021 at 7:50pm

BRISBANE BRONCOS (0)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (46)
Tries: Latrell Mitchell, Dane Gagai, Campbell Graham (2), Hame Sele, Alex Johnston (2), Taane Milne
Conversions: Latrell Mitchell (1/1), Adam Reynolds (5/7)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)


North Queensland Cowboys 24
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26

Venue: Queensland Country Bank Stadium
Crowd: 13926
Date: Friday 18 June 2021 at 6:00pm

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (24)
Tries: Tom Dearden, Francis Molo, Kyle Feldt (2)
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (4/4)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (26)
Tries: Connor Tracey, Aaron Woods, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Will Chambers
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Shaun Johnson (1/1)


Penrith Panthers 38
Sydney Roosters 12

Venue: BlueBet Stadium
Crowd: 14406
Date: Friday 18 June 2021 at 7:55pm

PENRITH PANTHERS (38)
Tries: Stephen Crichton, Nathan Cleary, Brian To'o (2), Isaah Yeo, Charlie Staines
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (5/5), Charlie Staines (0/1)
Penalty Goals: Nathan Cleary (2/2)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (12)
Tries: Fletcher Baker, Adam Keighran
Conversions: Adam Keighran (2/2)


Newcastle Knights 10
Warriors 6

Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Crowd: 9975
Date: Saturday 19 June 2021 at 3:00pm

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (10)
Tries: Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Brodie Jones
Conversions: Jake Clifford (0/2)
Penalty Goals: Jake Clifford (1/1)

WARRIORS (6)
Tries: Euan Aitken
Field Goals: Reece Walsh (0/2)
Conversions: Reece Walsh (1/1)


St George Illawarra Dragons 22
Canberra Raiders 20

Venue: WIN Stadium
Crowd: 9239
Date: Saturday 19 June 2021 at 5:30pm

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (22)
Tries: Billy Burns, Corey Norman, Gerard Beale, Tyrell Sloan
Conversions: Corey Norman (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Corey Norman (1/1)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (20)
Tries: Corey Harawira-Naera, Sebastian Kris, Joseph Tapine
Conversions: Sam Williams (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Sam Williams (1/1)


Melbourne Storm 66
Wests Tigers 16

Venue: Sunshine Coast Stadium
Crowd: 5328
Date: Saturday 19 June 2021 at 7:35pm

MELBOURNE STORM (66)
Tries: Brandon Smith, Nicholas Hynes, Cameron Munster, Dale Finucane, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Reimis Smith (2), Felise Kaufusi, Jahrome Hughes (2), Tom Eisenhuth, Harry Grant
Conversions: Nicholas Hynes (9/12)

WESTS TIGERS (16)
Tries: Tommy Talau, Luke Garner, David Nofoaluma
Conversions: Luke Brooks (2/3)


Parramatta Eels 36
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10

Venue: Bankwest Stadium
Crowd: 17276
Date: Sunday 20 June 2021 at 2:00pm

PARRAMATTA EELS (36)
Tries: Ryan Matterson, Mitchell Moses, Shaun Lane, Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Sean Russell (2)
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (6/6)

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (10)
Tries: Dylan Napa, Tuipulotu Katoa
Conversions: Jake Averillo (1/2)


Gold Coast Titans 24
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 56

Venue: Cbus Super Stadium
Crowd: 14408
Date: Sunday 20 June 2021 at 4:05pm

GOLD COAST TITANS (24)
Tries: Jayden Campbell, Greg Marzhew (2), Patrick Herbert, David Fifita
Conversions: Jamal Fogarty (2/5)

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (56)
Tries: Tom Trbojevic (3), Reuben Garrick (4), Jason Saab (2), Haumole Olakau'atu, Daly Cherry-Evans
Conversions: Reuben Garrick (6/11)


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


Match Review Charges - Round 15

Player Club Charge - Grade On who? Base Penalty Priors / discounts (loading) Carry overs Points/fine if guilty Points/fine if early plea
Tevita PANGAI JUNIOR Brisbane Crusher Tackle - 1 Cameron Murray 200 1 x similar, 3 x non-similar (+110%) 0 410 320
Siosiua TAUKEIAHO Sydney Careless High Tackle - 1 Nathan Cleary $1500 1 x similar (+50%) N/A $2250 $1700
Lachlan FITZGIBBON Newcastle Careless High Tackle - 1 Kodi Nikorima $1500 1 x similar (+50%) N/A $2250 $1700
Ben MURDOCH-MASILA Warriors Careless High Tackle - 1 Hymel Hunt $1500 1 x similar (+50%) N/A $2250 $1700
Mikaele RAVALAWA St Geo Illa Shoulder Charge - 1 Elliott Whitehead 200 2 x similar (+100%) 77 477 377
Nelson ASOFA-SOLOMONA Melbourne Dangerous Contact - head/neck - 1 Joe Ofahengaue 100 4 x non-similar (+80%) 70 250 205
Marata NIUKORE Parramatta Careless High Tackle - 1 Josh Jackson $1500 1 x similar, 2 x non-similar (+90%) N/A $2850 $2150
Nathan BROWN Parramatta Careless High Tackle - 1 Tui Katoa $1500 1 x similar, 2 x non-similar (+90%) N/A $2850 $2150
Luke THOMPSONCanterbury Dangerous Contact - other - 1 Dylan Brown $1500 1 x non-similar (+20%) N/A $1800 $1350
Morgan HARPER Manly Dangerous Contact - other - 1 Ash Taylor $1500 1 x non-similar (+20%) N/A $1800 $1350

RESULTS

Suspensions (early pleas):
3 matches: Pangai Junior (BRI) 20 carryovers
2 matches: Asofa-Solomona (MEL) 5 carryovers

Fines (early pleas):
$2150: Niukore (PAR), Brown (PAR)
$1700: Fitzgibbon (NEW), Murdoch-Masila (WAR)
$1350: Thompson (CBY), Harper (MAN)

Judiciary challenges:
Taukieaho (SYD) - pleading not guilty. Result: not guilty, charge dismissed.
Ravalawa (SGI) - pleading not guilty. Result: guilty. 4 match suspension, 77 carryover points


LeagueUnlimited Player of the Year standings

Our writers issue points every game for who they judge as the best player on the field. 

24 points - Nathan Cleary (Panthers)
18 points - Will Kennedy (Sharks), Clinton Gutherson (Eels)
15 points - Jahrome Hughes (Storm)
14 points - Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Mitchell Moses (Eels), Cody Walker (Rabbitohs)
13 points - Ben Hunt (Dragons), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)
12 points - Nicholas Hynes (Storm), David Fifita (Titans), Daine Laurie (Wests Tigers)
11 points - Adam Doueihi (Wests Tigers), Brandon Smith (Storm)
10 points - Reece Walsh (Warriors), Latrell Mitchell (Rabbitohs), Scott Drinkwater (Cowboys), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), James Tedesco (Roosters)
9 points - Sam Walker (Roosters), Jarome Luai (Panthers), Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers), Alexander Brimson (Titans)
8 points - James Fisher-Harris (Panthers), George Williams (Raiders), Reed Mahoney (Eels), Isaiah Papali'i (Eels), Jake Clifford (Cowboys), Ryan Papenhuyzen (Storm)
7 points - Cameron Munster (Storm), Matthew Dufty (Dragons), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Brian To'o (Panthers)
6 points - Jamayne Isaako (Broncos), Kalyn Ponga (Knights), Valentine Holmes (Cowboys), Harry Grant (Storm), Reuben Garrick (Sea Eagles), Christian Welch (Storm), Tevita Pangai Junior (Broncos), Viliame Kikau (Panthers), Daniel Saifiti (Knights), Damien Cook (Rabbitohs), Isaah Yeo (Panthers)
5 points - Joseph Manu (Roosters), Brett Morris (Roosters), Josh Papali'i (Raiders), Josh Addo-Carr (Storm), Shaun Johnson (Sharks), Toby Rudolf (Sharks), Luke Keary (Roosters), Chad Townsend (Sharks)
4 points - Maika Sivo (Eels), Stephen Crichton (Panthers), Luke Thompson (Bulldogs), Nathan Brown (Eels), Keaon Koloamatangi (Rabbitohs), Jayden Brailey (Knights), Payne Haas (Broncos), Dane Gagai (Rabbitohs), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Tohu Harris (Warriors), Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs), Tyrone Peachey (Titans), Tui Kamikamica (Storm), Benji Marshall (Rabbitohs), Matt Burton (Panthers), Kodi Nikorima (Warriors)
3 points - Adam Clune (Dragons), Alex Johnston (Rabbitohs), Jake Granville (Cowboys), Ronaldo Mulitalo (Sharks), Jamal Fogarty (Titans), Josh Schuster (Sea Eagles), Jason Saab (Sea Eagles), Matt Ikuvalu (Roosters), Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (Titans), Corey Harawira-Naera (Raiders), Jake Averillo (Bulldogs), Connor Watson (Knights), Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm), Ryan Sutton (Raiders), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Bulldogs), Bradman Best (Knights), Tariq Sims (Dragons), Angus Crichton (Roosters)
2 points - Tyson Frizell (Knights), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Matthew Lodge (Broncos), Murray Taulagi (Cowboys), Mitchell Barnett (Knights), Ryan Matterson (Eels), Blake Ferguson (Eels), Moses Mbye (Wests Tigers), Martin Taupau (Sea Eagles), Josh Morris (Roosters), Junior Paulo (Eels), Dylan Edwards (Panthers), Daniel Tupou (Roosters), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Phillip Sami (Titans), Jeremy Marshall-King (Bulldogs), Blayke Brailey (Sharks), Blake Lawrie (Dragons), Bailey Simonsson (Raiders), Marata Niukore (Eels), Herbie Farnworth (Broncos), Jack de Belin (Dragons), Taniela Paseka (Sea Eagles), Zac Lomax (Dragons), Paul Vaughan (Dragons), Jack Wighton (Raiders), Josh Kerr (Dragons), Josh Aloiai (Sea Eagles), Moeaki Fotuaika (Titans), Bayley Sironen (Warriors), Jack Bird (Dragons), Dylan Napa (Bulldogs), Hudson Young (Raiders), Waqa Blake (Eels), Jai Arrow (Rabbitohs), Mikaele Ravalawa (Dragons)
1 point - Connor Tracey (Sharks), Dale Finucane (Storm), Coen Hess (Cowboys), Albert Kelly (Broncos), Enari Tuala (Knights), Luciano Leilua (Wests Tigers), Emre Guler (Raiders), Alex Twal (Wests Tigers), Haumole Olakau'atu (Sea Eagles), Tom Starling (Raiders), Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (Cowboys), Corey Thompson (Titans), Brodie Jones (Knights), Ryan James (Raiders), Thomas Burgess (Rabbitohs), Jaydn Su'A (Rabbitohs), Paul Momirovski (Panthers), Sebastian Kris (Raiders), Lindsay Collins (Roosters), Andrew McCullough (Dragons), Ben Murdoch-Masila (Warriors), Xavier Coates (Broncos), Siosiua Taukeiaho (Roosters), Francis Molo (Cowboys), Josh Hodgson (Raiders), Mathew Feagai (Dragons), Matt Moylan (Sharks), Reece Robson (Cowboys), Moses Leota (Panthers), Nat Butcher (Roosters), David Nofoaluma (Wests Tigers), Will Hopoate (Bulldogs), Kurt Mann (Knights), Felise Kaufusi (Storm), Addin Fonua-Blake (Warriors), Caleb Aekins (Raiders), Shane Wright (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 15

Brisbane Broncos (0) v South Sydney Rabbitohs (46)
Thu 17 Jun 7:50PM at Suncorp Stadium (Crowd: 19713)
North Queensland Cowboys (24) v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (26)
Fri 18 Jun 6:00PM at Queensland Country Bank Stadium (Crowd: 13926)
Penrith Panthers (38) v Sydney Roosters (12)
Fri 18 Jun 7:55PM at BlueBet Stadium (Crowd: 14406)
Newcastle Knights (10) v Warriors (6)
Sat 19 Jun 3:00PM at McDonald Jones Stadium (Crowd: 9975)
St George Illawarra Dragons (22) v Canberra Raiders (20)
Sat 19 Jun 5:30PM at WIN Stadium (Crowd: 9239)
Melbourne Storm (66) v Wests Tigers (16)
Sat 19 Jun 7:35PM at Sunshine Coast Stadium (Crowd: 5328)
Parramatta Eels (36) v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (10)
Sun 20 Jun 2:00PM at Bankwest Stadium (Crowd: 17276)
Gold Coast Titans (24) v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (56)
Sun 20 Jun 4:05PM at Cbus Super Stadium (Crowd: 14408)

Round 15 total: 104271
Round 15 average: 13034
2021 cumulative attendance (to R15): 1588612
2021 average (to R15): 13695

Ratings - Round 15

STV ratings (Foxtel)

Thu 7:50pm - BRI v SOU - 212K
Fri 6:00pm - NQL v CRO - 222K
Fri 7:55pm - PEN v SYD - 291K
Sat 3:00pm - NEW v WAR - 172K
Sat 5:30pm - SGI v CAN - 259K
Sat 7:35pm - MEL v WST - 273K
Sun 2:00pm - PAR v CBY - 185K
Sun 4:05pm - GLD v MAN - 236K

Round 15 STV total: 1.85m

FTA ratings (Nine Network)

Thu 7:50pm - BRI v SOU - 334K (metro)
Fri 7:55pm - PEN v SYD - 526K (336k metro, 190K regional)
Sun 4:05pm - GLD v MAN - 268K (metro)

Round 15 FTA total: 1.128m (plus regionals Thu & Sun)