Monday's Expert - 2021 NRL Round 16

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Monday's Expert - with the full results from NRL Round 16, 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 16 NRL Results

Sydney Roosters 0
Melbourne Storm 46

Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Crowd: 4289
Date: Thursday 1 July 2021 at 7:50pm

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (0)

MELBOURNE STORM (46)
Tries: Josh Addo-Carr (3), Nicholas Hynes, Dale Finucane, Kenneath Bromwich, Cameron Munster, Brandon Smith
Conversions: Nicholas Hynes (6/8)
Penalty Goals: Nicholas Hynes (1/1)


Warriors 18
St George Illawarra Dragons 19

Venue: Central Coast Stadium
Date: Friday 2 July 2021 at 6:00pm

WARRIORS (18)
Tries: Wayde Egan, Eliesa Katoa, Bunty Afoa
Field Goals: Chad Townsend (0/2)
Conversions: Chad Townsend (3/3)

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (19)
Tries: Ben Hunt, Gerard Beale, Jack Bird, Cody Ramsey
Field Goals: Corey Norman (1/2), Ben Hunt (0/1)
Conversions: Corey Norman (0/4)
Penalty Goals: Corey Norman (1/1)


Penrith Panthers 13
Parramatta Eels 12

Venue: BlueBet Stadium
Date: Friday 2 July 2021 at 7:55pm

PENRITH PANTHERS (13)
Tries: Tyrone May, Apisai Koroisau
Field Goals: Matt Burton (1/1)
Conversions: Stephen Crichton (2/2)

PARRAMATTA EELS (12)
Tries: Maika Sivo, Isaiah Papali'i
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Mitchell Moses (1/2)


Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 0
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 66

Venue: Bankwest Stadium
Date: Saturday 3 July 2021 at 3:00pm

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (0)

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (66)
Tries: Reuben Garrick (2), Tom Trbojevic (3), Toafofoa Sipley (2), Karl Lawton, Jason Saab (3)
Conversions: Reuben Garrick (11/11)


Canberra Raiders 6
Gold Coast Titans 44

Venue: GIO Stadium Canberra
Crowd: 7646
Date: Saturday 3 July 2021 at 5:30pm

CANBERRA RAIDERS (6)
Tries: Sam Williams
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (1/1)

GOLD COAST TITANS (44)
Tries: David Fifita, Jamal Fogarty, Kevin Proctor (2), Moeaki Fotuaika, Brian Kelly, Patrick Herbert, Phillip Sami
Conversions: Jamal Fogarty (6/8)


Newcastle Knights 38
North Queensland Cowboys 0

Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Crowd: 7610
Date: Saturday 3 July 2021 at 7:35pm

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (38)
Tries: Kalyn Ponga (2), Jacob Saifiti, Connor Watson (2), Dominic Young (2)
Conversions: Jake Clifford (5/7)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (0)


Brisbane Broncos 26
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18

Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Crowd: 13840
Date: Sunday 4 July 2021 at 2:00pm

BRISBANE BRONCOS (26)
Tries: Alex Glenn, Tesi Niu (2), Ethan Bullemor, Jesse Arthars
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (3/5)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (18)
Tries: Aiden Tolman, Connor Tracey (2)
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (3/3)


Wests Tigers 22
South Sydney Rabbitohs 38

Venue: Leichhardt Oval
Date: Sunday 4 July 2021 at 4:05pm

WESTS TIGERS (22)
Tries: Adam Doueihi (2), Daine Laurie, David Nofoaluma
Conversions: Adam Doueihi (3/4)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (38)
Tries: Taane Milne, Cody Walker, Alex Johnston (2), Campbell Graham (2), Cameron Murray
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (5/7)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (0/1)


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


Match Review Charges - Round 16

Player Club Charge - Grade On who? Base Penalty Priors / discounts (loading) Carry overs Points/fine if guilty Points/fine if early plea
Daniel SULUKA-FIFITA Sydney Dangerous Contact - other - 1 Cameron Munster 100 2 non-similar priors (+40%) 0 140 105
Jared WAEREA-HARGREAVES Sydney Contrary Conduct - 1 In a melee $1500 1 similar, 1 non-similar (+70%) N/A $2550 $1900
Jeremy MARSHALL-KING Canterbury Crusher Tackle - 1 Morgan Harper 200 1 similar (+50%) 10 310 235
Ava SEUMANUFAGAI Canterbury Dangerous Contact - other - 1 Martin Taupau 100 2 similar (+100%) 0 200 150
David FIFITA Gold Coast Dangerous Contact - other - 1 Sam Williams 100 2 non-similar (+40%) 0 140 105
Valentine HOLMES North Qld Dangerous Contact - head/neck - 1 Kalyn Ponga $1500 1 non-similar (+20%) N/A $1800 $1350
Jack WILLIAMSCronullaContrary Conduct - 1Payne Haas$15001 non-similar (+20%)N/A$1800$1350

RESULTS

Suspensions (early pleas):
Jeremy Marshall-King (CBY) - 2 matches, 35 carryover points
Daniel Suluka-Fifita (SYD) - 1 match, 5 carryover points
Ava Seumanufagai (CBY) - 1 match, 50 carryover points

Fines (early pleas):
Valentine Holmes (NQL) - $1350
Jack Williams (CRO) - $1350

Judiciary challenges:
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (SYD) - GUILTY at judiciary. $2550 fine.
David Fifita (GLD) - GUILTY at judiciary. 1 match suspension, 40 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. 

26 points - Nathan Cleary (24 Panthers, 2 NSW)

23 points - Tom Trbojevic (17 Sea Eagles, 6 NSW)

19 points - Will Kennedy (Sharks)

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


Metrics Metrics Metrics

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 16

Sydney Roosters (0) v Melbourne Storm (46)
Thu 1 Jul 7:50PM at McDonald Jones Stadium (Crowd: 4289)
Canberra Raiders (6) v Gold Coast Titans (44)
Sat 3 Jul 5:30PM at GIO Stadium Canberra (Crowd: 7646)
Newcastle Knights (38) v North Queensland Cowboys (0)
Sat 3 Jul 7:35PM at McDonald Jones Stadium (Crowd: 7610)
Brisbane Broncos (26) v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (18)
Sun 4 Jul 2:00PM at Suncorp Stadium (Crowd: 13840)

Round 15 total: 33385
Round 15 average: 8346

Matches without a crowd due to COVID-19 restrictions:
Warriors (18) v St George Illawarra Dragons (19)
Fri 2 Jul 6:00PM at Central Coast Stadium
Penrith Panthers (13) v Parramatta Eels (12)
Fri 2 Jul 7:55PM at BlueBet Stadium
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (0) v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (66)
Sat 3 Jul 3:00PM at Bankwest Stadium
Wests Tigers (22) v South Sydney Rabbitohs (38)
Sun 4 Jul 4:05PM at Leichhardt Oval

2021 cumulative attendance (to R16): 1621997
2021 average (to R16): 13517

Note: averages do not include zero-crowd matches.

Ratings - Round 16

STV ratings (Foxtel)

Thu 7:50pm - SYD v MEL - 216K
Fri 6:00pm - WAR v SGI - 254K
Fri 7:55pm - PEN v PAR - 283K
Sat 3:00pm - CBY v MAN - 174K
Sat 5:30pm - CAN v GLD - 233K
Sat 7:35pm - NEW v NQL - 241K
Sun 2:00pm - BRI v CRO - 247K
Sun 4:05pm - WST v SOU - 284K

Round 16 STV total: 1.932m

FTA ratings (Nine Network)

Thu 7:50pm - SYD v MEL - 347K (metro only)
Fri 7:55pm - PEN v PAR - 396K (metro only)
Sun 4:05pm - WST v SOU - 312K (metro only)

Round 16 FTA total: 1.055m (metro only)