Monday's Expert - 2023 NRL Round 14


A full wrap of NRL Round 14, with the full scoresheet, ladder, stats leaders, match review, player of the year points, injury news, crowd stats, TV ratings and upcoming fixtures.

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

RELATED: See the full list of 2023 NRL Telstra Premiership Draw and Results.

Wests Tigers 19
Canberra Raiders 20

Venue: Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Leumeah / Dharawal
Crowd: 11201
Date: Friday 2 June 2023 at 8:00pm

Tries: Jahream Bula, Brandon Wakeham, John Bateman
Field Goals: Luke Brooks (1/2)
Conversions: Brandon Wakeham (3/3)

Tries: Jamal Fogarty (2), Jordan Rapana
Field Goals: Jamal Fogarty (0/1)
Conversions: Jamal Fogarty (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Jamal Fogarty (1/1)

Wests Tigers: Bula, Nofoaluma, To'a, Talau, Tupou; Wakeham, Brooks; Utoikamanu, Simpkin, Klemmer, Papali'i, Bateman, Pole. Int: Koroisau (C), Seyfarth, Twal, Kepaoa.
Canberra: Smith-Shields, Cotric, Hopoate, Timoko, Rapana; Wighton, Fogarty; Papalii, Woolford, Saulo, Young, Horsburgh, Tapine (C). Int: Starling, Guler, Frawley, Mariota.

Warriors 30
Dolphins 8

Venue: Go Media Stadium, Penrose / Aotearoa
Crowd: 23686
Date: Saturday 3 June 2023 at 3:00pm

Tries: Shaun Johnson (2), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (2), Luke Metcalf
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (5/5)

Tries: Tesi Niu, Jamayne Isaako
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (0/2)

Warriors: Nicoll-Klokstad, Watene-Zelezniak, Berry, Pompey, Montoya; Metcalf, Johnson; Fonua-Blake, Egan, Afoa, Ford, Niukore, Harris (C). Int: Curran, Barnett, Sironen, Ale.
Dolphins: Nikorima, Isaako, Aitken, Lee, Niu; Milford, Katoa; Bromwich (C), Stone, Ese'ese, Bromwich, Lemuelu, Wallace. Int: Nicholls, Teague, Te Whare, Plath.

Gold Coast Titans 28
South Sydney Rabbitohs 46

Venue: Cbus Super Stadium, Robina / Yugambeh
Crowd: 18736
Date: Saturday 3 June 2023 at 5:30pm

Tries: Iszac Fa'asumaleaui, Chris Randall, Alofiana Khan-Pereira, Jojo Fifita, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
Conversions: Tanah Boyd (4/5)

Tries: Keaon Koloamatangi, Alex Johnston (3), Campbell Graham, Cody Walker, Richard Kennar, Hame Sele
Conversions: Blake Taaffe (6/8)
Penalty Goals: Blake Taaffe (1/1)

Gold Coast: Kini, Khan-Pereira, Sami, Schoupp, Fifita; Campbell, Boyd; Fotuaika, Randall, Fa'asuamaleaui, Haas, Stimson, Liu. Int: Fa'asuamaleaui (C), Fifita, Verrills, Clark.
Souths: Taaffe, Johnston, Tass, Graham, Kennar; Walker, Ilias; Tatola, Cook, Sele, Koloamatangi, Host, Arrow. Int: Murray (C), Chee-Kam, Mitchell, Suluka-Fifita.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12
Brisbane Broncos 20

Venue: PointsBet Stadium, Woolooware / Dharawal
Crowd: 12318
Date: Saturday 3 June 2023 at 7:35pm

Tries: Siosifa Talakai, William Kennedy
Conversions: Nicho Hynes (2/2)

Tries: Kotoni Staggs, Ezra Mam, Jesse Arthars, Herbie Farnworth
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (2/4)

Cronulla: Kennedy, Katoa, Ramien, Talakai, Mulitalo; Moylan, Hynes; Kaufusi, Brailey, Hunt, Nikora, Wilton, Finucane (C). Int: Graham, Williams, Hazelton, Hamlin-Uele.
Brisbane: Walsh, Arthars, Staggs, Farnworth, Oates; Mam, Reynolds (C); Flegler, Walters, Haas, Capewell, Riki, Carrigan. Int: Paix, Hetherington, Taupau, Piakura.

Sydney Roosters 25
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24

Venue: Industree Group Stadium, Gosford / Darkinjung
Crowd: 18338
Date: Sunday 4 June 2023 at 2:00pm

Tries: James Tedesco (2), Joseph Suaalii, Junior Pauga
Field Goals: Luke Keary (1/1)
Conversions: Joseph Suaalii (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Joseph Suaalii (0/1)

Tries: Tevita Pangai Junior, Reed Mahoney, Josh Addo-Carr (2)
Conversions: Matt Burton (4/4)

Sydney: Tedesco (C), Allan, Sua'ali'i, Smith, Pauga; Manu, Keary; Waerea-Hargreaves, Turpin, Collins, Butcher, Butcher, Tupouniua. Int: Brown, Crichton, Lodge, Smith.
Canterbury: Perham, Addo-Carr, Averillo, Alamoti, Wilson; Oloapu, Burton (C); King, Mahoney, Sutton, Okunbor, Preston, Pangai Junior. Int: Waddell, Morrin, Edwards, Rajab.

North Queensland Cowboys 45
Melbourne Storm 20

Venue: Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville / Wulgurukaba
Crowd: 18867
Date: Sunday 4 June 2023 at 4:05pm

Tries: Semi Valemei (3), Valentine Holmes, Murray Taulagi (2), Jeremiah Nanai, Chad Townsend
Field Goals: Chad Townsend (1/1)
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (6/8)

Tries: Xavier Coates, Nick Meaney, Justin Olam
Conversions: Nick Meaney (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Nick Meaney (1/1)

North QLD: Drinkwater, Taulagi, Holmes, Hiku, Valemei; Dearden, Townsend (C); McLean, Robson, Hess, Leilua, Luki, Granville. Int: Nanai, Taunoa-Brown, Neame, Cotter.
Melbourne: Meaney, Warbrick, Smith, Olam, Coates; Munster, Hughes (C); Kamikamica, Grant, Welch, Loiero, Katoa, King. Int: Asofa-Solomona, Garlick, Pene, Anderson.

Penrith Panthers 26
St George Illawarra Dragons 18

Venue: BlueBet Stadium, Penrith / Dharug
Crowd: 16912
Date: Sunday 4 June 2023 at 6:15pm

Tries: Brian To'o (2), Sunia Turuva, Moses Leota
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (1/1), Stephen Crichton (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Stephen Crichton (2/2)

Tries: Zac Lomax, Mikaele Ravalawa (2)
Conversions: Zac Lomax (1/3)
Penalty Goals: Zac Lomax (2/2)

Penrith: Edwards, Turuva, Tago, Crichton, To'o; Luai, Cleary (C); Leota, Kenny, Fisher-Harris, Sorensen, Hosking, Yeo. Int: Smith, Martin, Cogger, Leniu.
St George Illawarra: Sloan, Feagai, Suli, Lomax, Ravalawa; Sullivan, Hunt (C); Molo, Liddle, Molo, Burns, Su'A, De Belin. Int: Murdoch-Masila, Hunt, Kerr, Mbye.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Newcastle Knights and Parramatta Eels had a bye this round.

NRL ladder after Round 14

13Gold Coast125072-4914
14North Qld146080-6512
16Wests Tigers123092-4310
17St Geo Illa1330101-678

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

RLP stats leaders

Top tries

1Maika SIVOParramatta1315
2Campbell GRAHAMSouths1313
Jamayne ISAAKODolphins1313
Alofiana KHAN-PEREIRAGold Coast1113

Top points

1Jamayne ISAAKODolphins131345-142
2Latrell MITCHELLSouths129411119
3Mitchell MOSESParramatta125452112
4Nick MEANEYMelbourne11838-108
5Valentine HOLMESNorth QLD134431104

Thanks to Rugby League Project.

Match review

Gold Coast hooker Chris Randall (1-2 games) and Dolphins pair Jarrod Wallace & Anthony Milford (3-4 games each) are facing suspension, with six others facing fines from the NRL Round 14 matches played. Two more were fined in Origin I, while the Women's Origin I match saw one suspension and one warning.

On Monday morning, Roosters centre Joseph Suaalii was hit with a Dangerous Contact charge, and with his record is facing 3-4 games out. Two others were issued fines from Sunday's matches.

By Tuesday, all players entered early pleas - Wallace, Milford and Suaalii all out for three matches, Randall one, and the remaining players accepting fines.

Check out the details for all charges and the results here.

Who could be back?

Here's who's in line to return to the field next weekend.

Canterbury forwards Raymond Faitala-Mariner and Samuel Hughes

North Queensland lock Jason Taumalolo (knee)

Dolphins pair Jack Bostock (nose) and Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (rested)

St George Illawarra pair Jack Bird (rested) and Blake Lawrie (hand)

Parramatta's Andrew Davey (head)

Newcastle's Lachlan Fitzgibbon (calf)

Canberra's Jarrod Croker (rested) and Elliott Whitehead (suspension)

Manly forward Josh Aloiai (shoulder)

Melbourne's George Jennings (hamstring)

Warriors half Dylan Walker (toe)

LeagueUnlimited Player of the Year standings

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

20 points - Shaun Johnson (Warriors)

18 points - Payne Haas (Broncos)

17 points - Mitchell Moses (Eels), Nicho Hynes (Sharks)

13 points - Ben Hunt (Dragons), Latrell Mitchell (Rabbitohs), Adam Reynolds (Broncos)

12 points - Reece Walsh (Broncos), James Tedesco (Roosters)

11 points - Dylan Edwards (Panthers), Cody Walker (Rabbitohs), Nathan Cleary (Panthers), Cameron Munster (Storm)

9 points - Corey Horsburgh (Raiders), Isaah Yeo (Panthers), Scott Drinkwater (Cowboys)

8 points - David Fifita (Titans), Addin Fonua-Blake (Warriors), William Kennedy (Sharks), Kodi Nikorima (Dolphins), AJ Brimson (Titans), Hudson Young (Raiders)

7 points - Briton Nikora (Sharks), Herbie Farnworth (Broncos), Harry Grant (Storm), Kalyn Ponga (Knights), Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (Dolphins), Dylan Brown (Eels), Jamal Fogarty (Raiders), Jeremy Marshall-King (Dolphins), Jamayne Isaako (Dolphins), Campbell Graham (Rabbitohs)

6 points - Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Matt Burton (Bulldogs), Chad Townsend (Cowboys), Jacob Kiraz (Bulldogs), J'maine Hopgood (Eels), Luke Keary (Roosters), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Valentine Holmes (Cowboys), Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers), Nick Meaney (Storm)

5 points - Josh Schuster (Sea Eagles), Jahream Bula (Wests Tigers), Haumole Olakau'atu (Sea Eagles), Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs), Greg Marzhew (Knights), Clinton Gutherson (Eels), Phillip Sami (Titans), Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm), Reuben Cotter (Cowboys/QLD)

4 points - Reed Mahoney (Bulldogs), Josh Papali'i (Raiders), Jack Wighton (Raiders), Brandon Wakeham (Wests Tigers), Jacob Preston (Bulldogs)

3 points - Lachlan Miller (Knights), Keaon Koloamatangi (Rabbitohs), Tohu Harris (Warriors), Jarome Luai (Panthers), Tanah Boyd (Titans), Kieran Foran (Titans), Brandon Smith (Roosters), Jake Averillo (Bulldogs), Brian To'o (Panthers), Sebastian Kris (Raiders), Tyson Frizell (Knights), Jackson Hastings (Knights), Heilum Luki (Cowboys), Taane Milne (Rabbitohs), Lachlan Croker (Sea Eagles), Dane Gagai (Knights), Stephen Crichton (Panthers), Damien Cook (Rabbitohs), Anthony Milford (Dolphins), Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (Titans), Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Eliesa Katoa (Storm), Sean O'Sullivan (Dolphins), Tyson Gamble (Knights), Lachlan Ilias (Rabbitohs), Sam Walker (Roosters), Daniel Saifiti (Knights), Junior Tupou (Wests Tigers), Jacob Liddle (Dragons), Jeremiah Nanai (Cowboys), Alofiana Khan-Pereira (Titans), Murray Taulagi (Cowboys/QLD)

2 points - Siosifa Talakai (Sharks), Connelly Lemuelu (Dolphins), Tom Gilbert (Dolphins), Bradman Best (Knights), Jack de Belin (Dragons), Blake Lawrie (Dragons), Scott Sorensen (Panthers), Tolutau Koula (Sea Eagles), Ezra Mam (Broncos), Thomas Flegler (Broncos), Starford To'a (Wests Tigers), Matthew Timoko (Raiders), Felise Kaufusi (Dolphins), Sitili Tupouniua (Roosters), Matt Moylan (Sharks), Braidon Burns (Bulldogs), Apisai Koroisau (Wests Tigers), Keenan Palasia (Broncos), Jordan Rapana (Raiders), Izack Tago (Panthers), Blayke Brailey (Sharks), Wayde Egan (Warriors), Joseph Tapine (Raiders), Connor Tracey (Sharks), Jonah Pezet (Storm), Dominic Young (Knights), Lindsay Collins (Roosters), Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Warriors), Jason Saab (Sea Eagles), Tevita Pangai Junior (Bulldogs), Thomas Burgess (Rabbitohs), Tesi Niu (Dolphins), Jackson Ford (Warriors)

1 point - Freddy Lussick (Warriors), Taniela Paseka (Sea Eagles), Jayden Sullivan (Dragons), Wiremu Greig (Eels), Junior Pauga (Roosters), Josh Curran (Warriors), John Bateman (Wests Tigers), William Warbrick (Storm), Semi Valemei (Raiders), Jahrome Hughes (Storm), Moses Leota (Panthers), Jaxson Paulo (Roosters), Mikaele Ravalawa (Dragons), Marcelo Montoya (Warriors), Cory Paix (Broncos), Braydon Trindall (Sharks), Leo Thompson (Knights), Hayze Perham (Bulldogs), Ethan Bullemor (Sea Eagles), Jayden Brailey (Knights), Adam Doueihi (Wests Tigers), Joseph Manu (Roosters), Mason Teague (Dolphins), Edward Kosi (Warriors), Jazz Tevaga (Warriors), Tautau Moga (Dragons), Kotoni Staggs (Broncos), Tevita Tatola (Rabbitohs), Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), Valynce Te Whare (Dolphins), Brendan Hands (Eels), Josh Addo-Carr (Bulldogs), Xavier Coates (Storm), Jayden Campbell (Titans), Charlie Staines (Wests Tigers), Alex Johnston (Rabbitohs), Liam Martin (NSW/Panthers)

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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 14

Fri 8:00pmWST v CANC'town11,201
Sat 5:00pmWAR v DOLGo Media23,686
Sat 5:30pmGLD v SOUCbus18,736
Sat 7:35pmCRO v BRIPointsbet12,318
Sun 2:00pmSYD v CBYGosford18,338
Sun 4:05pmNQL v MELQLD C.B.18,867
Sun 6:15pmPEN v SGIBluebet16,912

Round Total: 120,058 / Average per game 17,151
Season Total: 1,992, 607 / Average per match: 18,450

Ratings - Round 14

Fri 8:00pmWST v CAN519510557
Sat 5:00pmWAR v DOL-404404
Sat 5:30pmGLD v SOU-520520
Sat 7:35pmCRO v BRI-584584
Sun 2:00pmSYD v CBY-423423
Sun 4:05pmNQL v MEL4545781032
Sun 6:15pmPEN v SGI-582582

Next week

NRL Round 15

North Queensland Cowboys have a bye

Gold Coast Titans v Wests Tigers
Thu 8 Jun 7:50PM at Cbus Super Stadium, Robina / Yugambeh

Canberra Raiders v Warriors
Fri 9 Jun 6:00PM at GIO Stadium Canberra, Bruce / Ngunnawal
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Dolphins
Fri 9 Jun 8:00PM at 4 Pines Park, Brookvale / Cammeraygal

St George Illawarra Dragons v South Sydney Rabbitohs
Sat 10 Jun 3:00PM at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Carlton / Bidjigal
Brisbane Broncos v Newcastle Knights
Sat 10 Jun 5:30PM at Suncorp Stadium, Milton / Yuggera-Turrbal
Sydney Roosters v Penrith Panthers
Sat 10 Jun 7:35PM at Allianz Stadium, Moore Park / Gadigal

Melbourne Storm v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Sun 11 Jun 4:05PM at AAMI Park, Melbourne / Wurundjeri

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Parramatta Eels
Mon 12 Jun 4:00PM at Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park / Wanngal

Full 2023 NRL draw & results