MONDAY'S EXPERT - 2024 NRL Round 10


A full wrap of the weekend's action - MONDAY'S EXPERT recaps all the teamsheets, details, scores and scorers from Round 10 of the NRL, with heaps more info like the current ladder, stats leaders, match review, POTY standings, crowd figures and fixtures for next week.

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

RELATED: See the full list of 2024 NRL Telstra Premiership Draw and Results.

Dolphins 30 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Milton / Yuggera-Turrbal

Date: Thu, 9th May.   Kickoff: 7:50 PM.   Halftime: Dolphins 20-16.   Penalties: Manly 6-4.   Referee: Ashley Klein.   Crowd: 14,059.

Dolphins: Fuller, Isaako, Averillo, Farnworth, Bostock; Nikorima, Katoa; Bromwich (C), Marshall-King, Kaufusi, Lemuelu, Aitken, Plath. Int: Nicholls, Kerr, Stone, Donoghoe.
Manly: Trbojevic, Saab, Koula, Garrick, Talau; Brooks, Cherry-Evans (C); Paseka, Lawton, Aloiai, Trbojevic, Waddell, Trbojevic. Int: Chan Kum Tong, Sipley, Bullemor, Lodge.

Tries: Euan Aitken, Connelly Lemuelu, Trai Fuller, Mark Nicholls, Jack Bostock
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Jamayne Isaako (2/2)

Tries: Tommy Talau, Corey Waddell, Tolutau Koula, Tom Trbojevic
Conversions: Reuben Garrick (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Reuben Garrick (1/1)

Fuller magic in attacking exhibition as Turbo's wings clipped again

Match Report | AJ Lucantonio

Penrith Panthers 16 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10
Venue: BlueBet Stadium, Penrith / Dharug

Date: Fri, 10th May.   Kickoff: 6:00 PM.   Halftime: Penrith 12-0.   Penalties: Penrith 9-4.   Referee: Liam Kennedy.   Crowd: 21,525.

Penrith: Edwards, Turuva, Alamoti, May, To'o; Luai, Cleary (C); Leota, Kenny, Fisher-Harris, Garner, Martin, Yeo. Int: Cole, Smith, Henry, Geyer.
Canterbury: Tracey, Kiraz, Xerri, Crichton (C), Addo-Carr; Burton, Hutchison; King, Mahoney, Hughes, Kikau, Salmon, Mann. Int: Curran, Hayward, Morrin, Preston.

Tries: Luke Garner, Brian To'o
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (1/1), Dylan Edwards (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Dylan Edwards (2/2)

Tries: Matt Burton, Jacob Kiraz
Conversions: Matt Burton (1/2)

Penrith outshine Dogs in the wet

Match report | Tim Costello

Parramatta Eels 14 Brisbane Broncos 30
Venue: CommBank Stadium, Parramatta / Burramattagal

Date: Fri, 10th May.   Kickoff: 8:00 PM.   Halftime: Brisbane 18-8.   Penalties: Parramatta 4-3.   Referee: Gerard Sutton.   Crowd: 17,393.

Parramatta: Talagi, Sivo, Penisini, Russell, Simonsson; Sanders, Brown; Campbell-Gillard, Lussick, Ofahengaue, Lane, Matterson, Hopgood. Int: Paulo (C), Makatoa, Tuilagi, Hands.
Brisbane: Walsh, Oates, Staggs, Cobbo, Mariner; Mam, Rogers; Jensen, Walters, Haas, Piakura, Riki, Carrigan (C). Int: Smoothy, Willison, Hetherington, Gosiewski.

Tries: Blaize Talagi, Dylan Brown
Conversions: Sean Russell (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Sean Russell (1/1)

Tries: Reece Walsh, Deine Mariner (2), Ezra Mam, Selwyn Cobbo
Conversions: Reece Walsh (4/4), Kotoni Staggs (1/1)

Reece Lightning electrocutes Eels

Match report | Sam Bourke

Wests Tigers 14 Newcastle Knights 20
Venue: Scully Park, Tamworth / Kamilaroi

Date: Sat, 11th May.   Kickoff: 3:00 PM.   Halftime: Newcastle 8-6.   Penalties: Newcastle 6-4.   Referee: Zbignew Przeklasa-Adamski.   Crowd: 10,107.

Wests Tigers: Bula, Staines, To'a, Olam, Naden; Galvin, Sullivan; Utoikamanu, Koroisau (C), Klemmer, Fainu, Bateman, Papali'i. Int: Simpkin, Twal, Seyfarth, Pole.
Newcastle: Armstrong, Marzhew, Gagai (C), Best, Tuala; Gamble, Hastings; Saifiti, Brailey, Thompson, Frizell, Lucas, Elliott. Int: Pearce-Paul, Crossland, Jones, Hetherington.

Tries: Isaiah Papali'i (2), Brent Naden
Conversions: Jayden Sullivan (1/3)

Tries: Greg Marzhew, Enari Tuala, David Armstrong, Bradman Best
Conversions: Dane Gagai (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Dane Gagai (0/1)

Bradman delivers his Best as Knights defeat Tigers

Match report | Robert Crosby

St George Illawarra Dragons 28 South Sydney Rabbitohs 14
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Carlton / Bidjigal

Date: Sat, 11th May.   Kickoff: 5:30 PM.   Halftime: St George Illawarra 12-6.   Penalties: St George Illawarra 4-3.   Referee: Belinda Sharpe.   Crowd: 7,517.

St George Illawarra: Sloan, Lomax, Suli, Bird, Ravalawa; Flanagan, Hunt (C); Molo, Liddle, Sele, Eisenhuth, Su'A, De Belin. Int: Faitala-Mariner, Brown, Lawrie, Murdoch-Masila.
South Sydney: Mitchell, Shibasaki, Wighton, Chee-Kam, Thompson; Walker (C), Teaupa; Moale, Cook, Keppie, Koloamatangi, Arrow, Havili. Int: Mamouzelos, Duncan, Burgess, French.

Tries: Zac Lomax, Jack Bird, Jaydn Su'A, Jack de Belin
Two Point Field Goals: Zac Lomax (1/1)
Conversions: Zac Lomax (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Zac Lomax (2/2)

Tries: Latrell Mitchell (2), Izaac Tu'itupou Thompson
Conversions: Latrell Mitchell (1/3)

Dragons pick up important win as Souths fall to loss again

Match report | Josh Robertson

Melbourne Storm 18 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 25
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne / Wurundjeri

Date: Sat, 11th May.   Kickoff: 7:35 PM.   Halftime: 12-all.   Penalties: Melbourne 8-4.   Referee: Grant Atkins.   Crowd: 18,670.

Melbourne: Fa'alogo, Warbrick, Smith, Meaney, Anderson; Munster, Wishart; Welch, Grant (C), King, Blore, Katoa, Loiero. Int: Asofa-Solomona, MacDonald, Howarth, Kamikamica.
Cronulla: Kennedy, Katoa, Ramien, Iro, Mulitalo; Atkinson, Brailey; Hazelton, McInnes (C), Kaufusi, Nikora, Wilton, Williams. Int: Talakai, Hunt, Hamlin-Uele, Hau Tapuha.

Tries: Eliesa Katoa, Reimis Smith, Tyran Wishart
Conversions: Nick Meaney (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Nick Meaney (1/1)

Tries: Tuku Hau Tapuha, Oregon Kaufusi, Jesse Ramien, Siosifa Talakai
Field Goals: Daniel Atkinson (1/1)
Conversions: Daniel Atkinson (4/4)

Sharks break Melbourne hoodoo as controversy reigns

Match report | Josh Robertson

Sydney Roosters 38 Warriors 18
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Moore Park / Gadigal

Date: Sun, 12th May.   Kickoff: 2:00 PM.   Halftime: Sydney 22-0.   Penalties: Warriors 8-3.   Referee: Kasey Badger.   Crowd: 16,517.

Sydney: Tedesco (C), Tupou, Sua'ali'i, Manu, Young; Keary, Walker; Waerea-Hargreaves, Watson, Collins, Crichton, Butcher, Radley. Int: Leniu, May, Smith, Butcher.
Warriors: Nicoll-Klokstad, Watene-Zelezniak, Berry, Pompey, Kosi; Martin, Johnson; Fonua-Blake, Lussick, Afoa, Ford, Barnett, Harris (C). Int: Egan, Walker, Ale, Tevaga.

Tries: Dominic Young (2), Sam Walker, Angus Crichton (2), Daniel Tupou, James Tedesco
Conversions: Sam Walker (5/7)

Tries: Edward Kosi, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Addin Fonua-Blake
Conversions: Adam Pompey (3/3)

Dynamic Roosters start burns Warriors

Match report | Josh Robertson

Gold Coast Titans 20 North Queensland Cowboys 18
Venue: Cbus Super Stadium, Robina / Yugambeh

Date: Sun, 12th May.   Kickoff: 4:05 PM.   Halftime: Gold Coast 20-0.   Penalties: Gold Coast 8-6.   Referee: Wyatt Raymond.   Crowd: 12,125.

Gold Coast: Kini, Sami, Kelly, Smith-Shields, Fifita; Brimson, Foran (C); Fotuaika, Randall, Jolliffe, Fifita, Fermor, Haas. Int: Verrills, Liu, Clark, Pahulu.
North Qld: Drinkwater, Feldt, Holmes, Vailea, Valemei; Dearden (C), Townsend; Mikaele, Robson, Neame, Luki, Nanai, Cotter. Int: Finefeuiaki, McIntyre, Taumalolo, Edwards.

Tries: Jojo Fifita, David Fifita, AJ Brimson
Conversions: Brian Kelly (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Brian Kelly (1/1)

Tries: Jeremiah Nanai (2), Kyle Feldt
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (2/2), Scott Drinkwater (1/1)

Titans hold off fast finishing Cowboys

Match report | Justin Davies

Canberra Raiders had a bye this round.

Ladder after Round 10

11St Geo Illa105050-5610
12North Qld104060-188
15Wests Tigers92071-696
16Gold Coast92071-876
17South Sydney91081-1804

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

RLP stats leaders

Most tries
Rank Player Team P T
=1 Reece Walsh Brisbane 8 9
=1 Sunia Turuva Penrith 8 9
=3 Deine Mariner Brisbane 8 8
=3 Ronaldo Mulitalo Cronulla 9 8
=3 Jack Bostock Dolphins 9 8
=3 Jeremiah Nanai North Qld 10 8
=3 Joseph Manu Sydney 10 8
=8 Ryan Papenhuyzen Melbourne 8 7
=8 Tom Trbojevic Manly 10 7
=8 Tyrell Sloan St George Illawarra 10 7
=8 Zac Lomax St George Illawarra 10 7
Most goals
Rank Player Team P G/A %
1 Nicho Hynes Cronulla 8 34 / 37 92%
=2 Reuben Garrick Manly 9 33 / 40 83%
=2 Valentine Holmes North Qld 10 33 / 44 75%
=4 Sam Walker Sydney 8 32 / 36 89%
=4 Nick Meaney Melbourne 9 32 / 42 76%
=4 Jamayne Isaako Dolphins 9 32 / 46 70%
7 Zac Lomax St George Illawarra 10 28 / 37 76%
8 Matt Burton Canterbury 9 25 / 34 74%
Most points
Rank Player Team P T G FG Pts
1 Reuben Garrick Manly 9 6 33 - 90
=2 Jamayne Isaako Dolphins 9 6 32 - 88
=2 Zac Lomax St George Illawarra 10 7 28 0/2 88
4 Valentine Holmes North Qld 10 5 33 - 86
5 Sam Walker Sydney 8 4 32 - 80
6 Nicho Hynes Cronulla 8 1 34 1 73
=7 Reece Walsh Brisbane 8 9 17 - 70
=7 Matt Burton Canterbury 9 5 25 - 70

Match review

Isaiah Papali'i (Wests Tigers) and Daniel Saifiti (Newcastle) are facing suspension, the only two looking at sideline time after six games of Round 10. Several others fined.

Click here to find out the details on each and every charge.

LeagueUnlimited Player of the Year standings

Our writers issue points every game for who they judge as the best player on the field. Includes points accumulated during State of Origin series.

18 points - Dylan Edwards (Panthers)

16 points - Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)

12 points - Reece Walsh (Broncos)

11 points - AJ Brimson (Titans)

10 points - Isaiya Katoa (Dolphins)

9 points - Zac Lomax (Dragons), Ronaldo Mulitalo (Sharks), Jamal Fogarty (Raiders), Sam Walker (Roosters), Ben Hunt (Dragons)

8 points - Isaah Yeo (Panthers), Reece Robson (Cowboys), Nicho Hynes (Sharks)

7 points - Tyrell Sloan (Dragons), Ezra Mam (Broncos), Shaun Johnson (Warriors)

6 points - Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (Dolphins), Viliame Kikau (Bulldogs), Apisai Koroisau (Wests Tigers), Clinton Gutherson (Eels), William Kennedy (Sharks), James Tedesco (Roosters), Xavier Coates (Storm)

5 points - Haumole Olakau'atu (Sea Eagles), Jahrome Hughes (Storm), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Warriors), Brian To'o (Panthers), Joseph Manu (Roosters), Dane Gagai (Knights), Jacob Kiraz (Bulldogs), Kalyn Ponga (Knights), Adam Reynolds (Broncos)

4 points - Ryan Papenhuyzen (Storm), Zac Hosking (Raiders), Scott Drinkwater (Cowboys), Matt Burton (Bulldogs), Trai Fuller (Dolphins), Patrick Carrigan (Broncos), Connor Watson (Roosters), Dylan Brown (Eels)

3 points - Bryce Cartwright (Eels), Josh King (Storm), Jack Cogger (Knights), Cameron Munster (Storm), Eliesa Katoa (Storm), Morgan Smithies (Raiders), Wayde Egan (Warriors), Kayal Iro (Sharks), Jamayne Isaako (Dolphins), Terrell May (Roosters), Zac Laybutt (Cowboys), Tyson Gamble (Knights), Reed Mahoney (Bulldogs), Elliott Whitehead (Raiders), Selwyn Cobbo (Broncos), Angus Crichton (Roosters), Josh Addo-Carr (Bulldogs), Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs), Matthew Timoko (Raiders), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors), Thomas Flegler (Dolphins), Nathan Cleary (Panthers), Max Plath (Dolphins), Jack de Belin (Dragons), Thomas Hazelton (Sharks), Bradman Best (Knights), Daniel Atkinson (Sharks), Dominic Young (Roosters), Adam Elliott (Knights), Josh Curran (Bulldogs), Teig Wilton (Sharks), Junior Paulo (Eels)

2 points - Jackson Ford (Warriors), Sandon Smith (Roosters), Izack Tago (Panthers), Kaeo Weekes (Raiders), Victor Radley (Roosters), Ben Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), David Fifita (Titans), Addin Fonua-Blake (Warriors), Harry Grant (Storm), Siosifa Talakai (Sharks), David Armstrong (Knights), Isaiah Papali'i (Wests Tigers), Kieran Foran (Titans), Billy Walters (Broncos), Luke Garner (Panthers), Reuben Cotter (Cowboys), Blayke Brailey (Sharks), Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Jackson Hastings (Knights), Jack Williams (Sharks), Nathan Brown (Sea Eagles), Mitchell Moses (Eels), Keano Kini (Titans), Payne Haas (Broncos), Damien Cook (Rabbitohs), Lachlan Galvin (Wests Tigers), Ethan Strange (Raiders), Stefano Utoikamanu (Wests Tigers), Dylan Lucas (Knights), Corey Waddell (Sea Eagles), Deine Mariner (Broncos), Tyran Wishart (Storm), Jahream Bula (Wests Tigers), Luke Keary (Roosters)

1 point - Charlie Staines (Wests Tigers), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Chad Townsend (Cowboys), Brodie Jones (Knights), Daniel Saifiti (Knights), Kodi Nikorima (Dolphins), Sione Katoa (Sharks), Mikaele Ravalawa (Dragons), Brad Schneider (Panthers), Tommy Talau (Sea Eagles), Rocco Berry (Warriors), Jarome Luai (Panthers), Tyson Frizell (Knights), Kurtis Morrin (Bulldogs), Tristan Sailor (Broncos), Jack Bostock (Dolphins), Jaydn Su'A (Dragons), Jacob Liddle (Dragons), Justin Olam (Wests Tigers), Tom Dearden (Cowboys), Jesse Arthars (Broncos), Jordan Rapana (Raiders), Blake Wilson (Bulldogs), Griffin Neame (Cowboys), Latrell Mitchell (Rabbitohs), Taylan May (Panthers), Asu Kepaoa (Wests Tigers), Thomas Burgess (Rabbitohs), Josh Kerr (Dolphins), James Fisher-Harris (Panthers), Nat Butcher (Roosters), Connor Tracey (Bulldogs), Valentine Holmes (Cowboys), Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Warriors), Murray Taulagi (Cowboys), Aidan Sezer (Wests Tigers), J'maine Hopgood (Eels), Brandon Smith (Roosters), Bronson Xerri (Bulldogs), Reuben Garrick (Sea Eagles)

Crowd Watch

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

Round 10

Thu 7:50pmDOL v MANSuncorp14,059
Fri 6:00pmPEN v CBYBlueBet21,525
Fri 8:00pmPAR v BRICommBank17,393
Sat 3:00pmWST v NEWScully10,107
Sat 5:30pmSGI v SOUNetstrata7,517
Sat 7:35pmMEL v CROAAMI18,670
Sun 2:00pmSYD v WARAllianz16,517
Sun 4:05pmGLD v NQLCbus Super12,125

Round Total: 117,913 / Average per game 14,739

Season Total: 1,587,520 / Average per game 19,844

Average Home Crowds after nine rounds

North Qld19,9464
St Geo Illa17,3644
Wests Tigers16,8273
Gold Coast13,3985

* NOTE: excludes neutral games (Las Vegas, Bathurst, Darwin etc)

Fixtures - Round 11 - Magic Round

Women's Origin: Queensland v New South Wales
Thu 16 May 7:45PM at Suncorp Stadium, Milton / Yuggera-Turrbal

Canberra Raiders v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Fri 17 May 6:00PM at Suncorp Stadium, Milton / Yuggera-Turrbal
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Brisbane Broncos
Fri 17 May 8:05PM at Suncorp Stadium, Milton / Yuggera-Turrbal

Gold Coast Titans v Newcastle Knights
Sat 18 May 3:00PM at Suncorp Stadium, Milton / Yuggera-Turrbal
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks v Sydney Roosters
Sat 18 May 5:30PM at Suncorp Stadium, Milton / Yuggera-Turrbal
South Sydney Rabbitohs v North Queensland Cowboys
Sat 18 May 7:45PM at Suncorp Stadium, Milton / Yuggera-Turrbal

Warriors v Penrith Panthers
Sun 19 May 1:50PM at Suncorp Stadium, Milton / Yuggera-Turrbal
Melbourne Storm v Parramatta Eels
Sun 19 May 4:05PM at Suncorp Stadium, Milton / Yuggera-Turrbal
Wests Tigers v Dolphins
Sun 19 May 6:25PM at Suncorp Stadium, Milton / Yuggera-Turrbal

BYE: St George Illawarra Dragons

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