Monday's Expert - 2022 NRL Round 11

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Time for a full wrap-up of the weekend's NRL action. Monday's Expert brings you the full results wrap from the weekend, plus Match Review charges, injury news, our POTY standings, crowds, TV ratings and a look ahead to next round.

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


RELATED: See the full list of 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership Draw and Results.


NRL Round 11 results

Newcastle Knights 12
Brisbane Broncos 36

Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium, New Lambton
Crowd: 13312
Date: Thursday 19 May 2022 at 7:50pm

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (12)
Tries: Tyson Frizell, Kalyn Ponga
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (2/2)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (36)
Tries: Billy Walters, Jordan Riki, Selwyn Cobbo (2), Corey Oates, Herbie Farnworth
Conversions: Kotoni Staggs (5/6)
Penalty Goals: Kotoni Staggs (1/1)

MATCH REPORT (Rob Crosby)


Wests Tigers 36
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 22

Venue: Leichhardt Oval, Lilyfield
Crowd: 15124
Date: Friday 20 May 2022 at 6:00pm

WESTS TIGERS (36)
Tries: Luke Garner, Starford To'a, Jock Madden, Ken Maumalo (2), Fa'amanu Brown (2)
Conversions: Jackson Hastings (0/2), Jock Madden (4/5)

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (22)
Tries: Matt Burton, Jeremy Marshall-King, Jacob Kiraz, Aaron Schoupp
Conversions: Matt Burton (3/4)

MATCH REPORT (Justin Davies)


Parramatta Eels 22
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20

Venue: CommBank Stadium, Parramatta
Crowd: 18778
Date: Friday 20 May 2022 at 7:55pm

PARRAMATTA EELS (22)
Tries: Hayze Perham (2), Tom Opacic, Viliami Penisini
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (3/4)

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (20)
Tries: Reuben Garrick (2), Christian Tuipulotu, Morgan Harper
Conversions: Reuben Garrick (2/4)

MATCH REPORT (AJ Lucantonio)


St George Illawarra Dragons 24
Warriors 18

Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Carlton
Crowd: 7147
Date: Saturday 21 May 2022 at 3:00pm

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (24)
Tries: Zac Lomax (2), Cody Ramsey, Michael Molo
Field Goals: Ben Hunt (0/1)
Conversions: Zac Lomax (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Zac Lomax (1/1)

WARRIORS (18)
Tries: Viliami Vailea (2), Shaun Johnson, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Conversions: Reece Walsh (1/4)

MATCH REPORT (Adam Huxtable)


North Queensland Cowboys 36
Melbourne Storm 6

Venue: Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
Crowd: 22728
Date: Saturday 21 May 2022 at 5:30pm

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (36)
Tries: Tom Gilbert, Reece Robson, Murray Taulagi, Jeremiah Nanai (2), Scott Drinkwater
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (6/6)

MELBOURNE STORM (6)
Tries: Felise Kaufusi
Conversions: Nick Meaney (1/1)

MATCH REPORT (AJ Lucantonio)


Sydney Roosters 12
Penrith Panthers 32

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park
Crowd: 14482
Date: Saturday 21 May 2022 at 7:35pm

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (12)
Tries: James Tedesco, Paul Momirovski
Conversions: Sam Walker (2/2)

PENRITH PANTHERS (32)
Tries: Jarome Luai (2), Apisai Koroisau, Stephen Crichton, James Fisher-Harris
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (5/5)
Penalty Goals: Nathan Cleary (1/1)

MATCH REPORT (Josh Robertson)


South Sydney Rabbitohs 12
Canberra Raiders 32

Venue: Apex Oval, Dubbo
Crowd: 11124
Date: Sunday 22 May 2022 at 2:00pm

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (12)
Tries: Damien Cook, Alex Johnston
Conversions: Blake Taaffe (2/2)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (32)
Tries: Nick Cotric, Josh Papali'i, Hudson Young, Sebastian Kris, Matthew Timoko, Xavier Savage
Conversions: Brad Schneider (0/2), Jordan Rapana (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Jordan Rapana (1/1)

MATCH REPORT (Tim Costello)


Gold Coast Titans 18
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 25

Venue: Cbus Super Stadium, Robina
Crowd: 9882
Date: Sunday 22 May 2022 at 4:05pm

GOLD COAST TITANS (18)
Tries: Jarrod Wallace (2), Esan Marsters
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (3/3)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (25)
Tries: Connor Tracey, Nicho Hynes, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Lachlan Miller
Field Goals: Nicho Hynes (1/1)
Conversions: Nicho Hynes (4/4)

MATCH REPORT (Josh Robertson) coming soon


Ladder after Round 11

TeamPWLDFA+/-Pts
1. Penrith Panthers11101032212819420
2. Melbourne Storm1183034717816916
3. North Queensland Cowboys1183028713115616
4. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks117402441865814
5. Brisbane Broncos117402331815214
6. Parramatta Eels117402812334814
7. Sydney Roosters116502332003312
8. South Sydney Rabbitohs11560236235110
9. Canberra Raiders11560190223-3310
10. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles11560212252-4010
11. St George Illawarra Dragons11560175258-8310
12. Warriors11470198287-898
13. Gold Coast Titans11380178265-876
14. Wests Tigers11380162254-926
15. Newcastle Knights11380136284-1486
16. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs11290118257-1394

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


Match Review Charges - Round 11

PlayerChargePleaSuspension/Fine
Haumole Olakau'atu (Sea Eagles)Grade 1 Crusher Tackle (2nd offence)Guilty, early plea$3000 fine
Sean Keppie (Sea Eagles)Grade 1 Dangerous ThrowGuilty, early plea$1000
Aaron Schoupp (Bulldogs)Grade 1 Dangerous ThrowGuilty, early plea$1000
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)Grade 1 Contrary Conduct (2nd offence)Guilty, early plea$1800
Campbell Graham (Rabbitohs)Grade 1 Dangerous Contact (7 yr incident free)Guilty, early plea$750
Toby Rudolf (Sharks)Grade 1 Crusher Tackle (2nd offence)Guilty, early plea$3000

Check out the 2022 match review structure and penalties table here.


Who could be back?

A quick look at who's likely to be back on deck next round.

Brisbane - David Mead (knee)

Canberra - Semi Valemei (knee), Matt Frawley (illness), Jarrod Croker (shoulder)

Canterbury - Josh Addo-Carr (illness), Corey Waddell (concussion)

Cronulla - Will Kennedy (suspension)

Gold Coast - David Fifita (knee), Patrick Herbert (calf)

Melbourne - Jahrome Hughes (calf)

South Sydney - Mark Nicholls (ankle)

Sydney  - Sitili Tupouniua (concussion)

Warriors - Wayde Egan (calf), Chanel Harris-Tavita (groin), Bayley Sironen (groin)

Wests Tigers - Thomas MIkaele, David Nofoaluma and Jake Simpkin (concussion), Asu Kepaoa (COVID)


LeagueUnlimited Player of the Year standings

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

17 points - Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)
14 points - Cameron Munster (Storm)
13 points - Ben Hunt (Dragons)
12 points - Mitchell Moses (Eels), Nicho Hynes (Sharks)
11 points - Jarome Luai (Panthers), Jackson Hastings (Wests Tigers)
10 points - Isaah Yeo (Panthers), Jahrome Hughes (Storm)
9 points - Ryan Papenhuyzen (Storm), Payne Haas (Broncos), Nathan Cleary (Panthers)
8 points - Adam Reynolds (Broncos), Joseph Manu (Roosters), AJ Brimson (Titans)
7 points - Selwyn Cobbo (Broncos), Siosifa Talakai (Sharks), Harry Grant (Storm), Reuben Cotter (Cowboys), James Tedesco (Roosters), Jeremiah Nanai (Cowboys)
6 points - Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (Titans), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Luke Keary (Roosters), Damien Cook (Rabbitohs), (), Addin Fonua-Blake (Warriors), Clinton Gutherson (Eels), Josh Papali'i (Raiders), Taylan May (Panthers), Dylan Edwards (Panthers), Josh Curran (Warriors), Jack Wighton (Raiders)
5 points - Tom Dearden (Cowboys), Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs), Valentine Holmes (Cowboys), Kotoni Staggs (Broncos), Scott Drinkwater (Cowboys), Kalyn Ponga (Knights), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Jake Clifford (Knights), Peta Hiku (Cowboys)
4 points - Dane Gagai (Knights), Reece Walsh (Warriors), Kurt Capewell (Broncos), Isaiah Papali'i (Eels), Junior Paulo (Eels), Sam Walker (Roosters), Reed Mahoney (Eels), Liam Martin (Panthers), Viliame Kikau (Panthers), Hudson Young (Raiders), Cody Walker (Rabbitohs), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Ronaldo Mulitalo (Sharks), Chad Townsend (Cowboys)
3 points - Mikaele Ravalawa (Dragons), Cody Ramsey (Dragons), Albert Kelly (Broncos), Brad Schneider (Raiders), Jock Madden (Wests Tigers), Herbie Farnworth (Broncos), Siosiua Taukeiaho (Roosters), Haumole Olakau'atu (Sea Eagles), Tom Gilbert (Cowboys), Toby Sexton (Titans), Jesse Ramien (Sharks), Stephen Crichton (Panthers), Patrick Carrigan (Broncos), Tyson Frizell (Knights), Will Kennedy (Sharks), Matt Frawley (Raiders), Daejarn Asi (Cowboys), Sean O'Sullivan (Panthers), Ryan Matterson (Eels), Keaon Koloamatangi (Rabbitohs), Moses Suli (Dragons), Josh Addo-Carr (Bulldogs)
2 points - Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers), Matt Burton (Bulldogs), Nick Meaney (Storm), Dale Finucane (Sharks), David Klemmer (Knights), Murray Taulagi (Cowboys), Luke Garner (Wests Tigers), Adam Elliott (Raiders), Thomas Burgess (Rabbitohs), Joseph Tapine (Raiders), Jeremy Marshall-King (Bulldogs), Jaydn Su'A (Dragons), Lachlan Ilias (Rabbitohs), Dylan Walker (Sea Eagles), Luke Thompson (Bulldogs), Liam Knight (Rabbitohs), Matt Moylan (Sharks), Phillip Sami (Titans), Izack Tago (Panthers), Jai Arrow (Rabbitohs), Greg Marzhew (Titans), Kyle Feldt (Cowboys), Blayke Brailey (Sharks), Kodi Nikorima (Warriors), Ken Maumalo (Wests Tigers), Luciano Leilua (Wests Tigers), Tyrell Sloan (Dragons), Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Martin Taupau (Sea Eagles), Dylan Brown (Eels)
1 point - Sebastian Kris (Raiders), Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm), Blake Taaffe (Rabbitohs), Mitchell Barnett (Knights), Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Eels), Corey Waddell (Bulldogs), Corey Horsburgh (Raiders), Dominic Young (Knights), Latrell Mitchell (Rabbitohs), Matt Eisenhuth (Panthers), Teig Wilton (Sharks), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Nathan Brown (Eels), Aiden Tolman (Sharks), Josh Mcguire (Dragons), Max King (Bulldogs), Marcelo Montoya (Warriors), Cameron McInnes (Sharks), Xavier Coates (Storm), Kelma Tuilagi (Wests Tigers), Matthew Timoko (Raiders), Josh Aloiai (Sea Eagles), Ben Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Matt Dufty (Bulldogs), Shaun Lane (Eels), David Nofoaluma (Wests Tigers)


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 11

Newcastle Knights (12) v Brisbane Broncos (36)
Thu 19 May 7:50PM at McDonald Jones Stadium, New Lambton (Crowd: 13312)

Wests Tigers (36) v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (22)
Fri 20 May 6:00PM at Leichhardt Oval, Lilyfield (Crowd: 15124)
Parramatta Eels (22) v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (20)
Fri 20 May 7:55PM at CommBank Stadium, Parramatta (Crowd: 18778)

St George Illawarra Dragons (24) v Warriors (18)
Sat 21 May 3:00PM at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Carlton (Crowd: 7147)
North Queensland Cowboys (36) v Melbourne Storm (6)
Sat 21 May 5:30PM at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville (Crowd: 22728)
Sydney Roosters (12) v Penrith Panthers (32)
Sat 21 May 7:35PM at Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park (Crowd: 14482)

South Sydney Rabbitohs (12) v Canberra Raiders (32)
Sun 22 May 2:00PM at Apex Oval, Dubbo (Crowd: 11124)
Gold Coast Titans (18) v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (25)
Sun 22 May 4:05PM at Cbus Super Stadium, Robina (Crowd: 9882)

Total R11: 112577
Average R11: 14072

Season total after R10: 1,324,259
Season average after R10: 15,048

Ratings - Round 11

STV ratings (Fox League)

Thu 7:50pm - NEW v BRI - 224K
Fri 6:00pm - WST v CBY - 230K
Fri 7:55pm - PAR v MAN - 257K
Sat 3:00pm - SGI v WAR - 166K
Sat 5:30pm - NQL v MEL - 248K
Sat 7:35pm - SYD v PEN - 209K
Sun 2:00pm - SOU v CAN - 195K
Sun 4:05pm - GLD v CRO - 209K

Round 11 STV total: 1.738M

FTA ratings (Nine Network)

Thu 7:50pm - NEW v BRI - 564K (364K metro, 200K regional)
Fri 7:55pm - PAR v MAN - 459K (291K metro, 168K regional)
Sun 4:05pm - GLD v CRO - 405K (248K metro, 157K regional)

Round 11 FTA total: 1.428M


Indigenous Round fixtures (Round 12)

Melbourne Storm v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Thu 26 May 7:50PM at AAMI Park, Melbourne (Wurundjeri / Woiworrung)

Penrith Panthers v North Queensland Cowboys
Fri 27 May 6:00PM at BlueBet Stadium, Penrith (Dharug)
Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans
Fri 27 May 7:55PM at Suncorp Stadium, Milton (Yuggera / Turrbal)

Warriors v Newcastle Knights
Sat 28 May 3:00PM at Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe (Gubi Gubi)
South Sydney Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers
Sat 28 May 5:30PM at Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park (Burramattagal / Wangal)
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks v Sydney Roosters
Sat 28 May 7:35PM at PointsBet Stadium, Woolooware (Dharawal)

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v St George Illawarra Dragons
Sun 29 May 2:00PM at Belmore Sports Ground, Belmore (Bidjigal)
Canberra Raiders v Parramatta Eels
Sun 29 May 4:05PM at GIO Stadium Canberra, Bruce (Ngunnawal)

Full 2022 NRL draw & results