MONDAY'S EXPERT - 2024 NRL Round 14


A full wrap of the weekend's action - MONDAY'S EXPERT recaps all the teamsheets, details, scores and scorers from Round 14 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.

St George Illawarra Dragons 56 Wests Tigers 14
Venue: WIN Stadium, Wollongong / Dharawal

Date: Fri, 7th June.   Kickoff: 8:00 PM.   Halftime: Wests Tigers 14-12.   Penalties: St George Illawarra 6-5.   Referee: Chris Butler.   Crowd: 9,969.

St George Illawarra: Sloan, Lomax, Suli, Feagai, Feagai; Flanagan, Hunt (C); Molo, Liddle, De Belin, Su'A, Faitala-Mariner, Eisenhuth. Int: Leilua, Lawrie, Murdoch-Masila, Couchman.
Wests Tigers: Bula, Lobb, Staines, Olam, Alaimalo; Galvin, Sullivan; Utoikamanu, Koroisau (C), Twal, Fainu, Seyfarth, Matamua. Int: Naden, Pole, Fainu, Porter.

Tries: Kyle Flanagan, Zac Lomax (3), Mathew Feagai (2), Luciano Leilua (2), Ben Hunt
Conversions: Zac Lomax (9/9)
Penalty Goals: Zac Lomax (1/1)

Tries: Alexander Lobb, Jayden Sullivan, Alex Seyfarth
Conversions: Apisai Koroisau (1/3)

Lomax breaks Amos' record as Dragons breathe fire

7 Jun 2024 9:57PM | AJ Lucantonio

Gold Coast Titans 12 South Sydney Rabbitohs 46
Venue: Cbus Super Stadium, Robina / Yugambeh

Date: Sat, 8th June.   Kickoff: 3:00 PM.   Halftime: South Sydney 22-6.   Penalties: South Sydney 7-4.   Referee: Chris Sutton.   Crowd: 14,434.

Gold Coast: Kini, Khan-Pereira, Kelly, Fermor, Fifita; Campbell, Foran (C); Fotuaika, Randall, Pahulu, Fifita, Haas, Palasia. Int: Verrills, Liu, Clark, Alick.
South Sydney: Mitchell, Johnston, Milne, Kennar, Gagai; Wighton, Walker (C); Moale, Cook, Keppie, Chee-Kam, Arrow, Koloamatangi. Int: Mamouzelos, Duncan, Havili, Burgess.

Tries: Alofiana Khan-Pereira, David Fifita
Conversions: Jayden Campbell (2/2)

Tries: Latrell Mitchell, Jacob Gagai, Richard Kennar, Cody Walker (2), Thomas Burgess, Davvy Moale, Jack Wighton
Conversions: Latrell Mitchell (6/7), Jai Arrow (1/1)

Rabbitohs romp past titanic Titans

8 Jun 2024 4:54PM | Justin Davies

North Queensland Cowboys 12 Warriors 42
Venue: Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville / Wulgurukaba

Date: Sat, 8th June.   Kickoff: 5:30 PM.   Halftime: Warriors 22-6.   Penalties: Warriors 4-3.   Referee: Zbignew Przeklasa-Adamski.   Crowd: 19,623.

North Qld: Drinkwater, Feldt, Holmes, Vailea, Burns; Dearden (C), Townsend; Cotter, Edwards, Neame, Luki, Finefeuiaki, Mikaele. Int: Purdue, McIntyre, Taumalolo, Nanai.
Warriors: Nicoll-Klokstad, Watene-Zelezniak, Berry, Pompey, Montoya; Harris-Tavita, Martin; Fonua-Blake, Egan, Ford, Niukore, Barnett, Walker. Int: Harris (C), Tevaga, Capewell, Lussick.

Tries: Scott Drinkwater, Braidon Burns
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (2/2)

Tries: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (2), Addin Fonua-Blake, Mitchell Barnett, Rocco Berry (2), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Conversions: Adam Pompey (6/7)
Penalty Goals: Adam Pompey (1/1)

Cowboys flattened at home against a refreshed Warriors side

8 Jun 2024 7:20PM | Beth Nicholls

Brisbane Broncos 12 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Milton / Yuggera-Turrbal

Date: Sat, 8th June.   Kickoff: 7:35 PM.   Halftime: Brisbane 12-4.   Penalties: 4-all.   Referee: Grant Atkins.   Crowd: 41,004.

Brisbane: Sailor, Oates, Staggs, Cobbo, Mariner; Mam, Madden; Jensen, Walters, Haas, Piakura, Riki, Carrigan (C). Int: Smoothy, Hetherington, Gosiewski, Baker.
Cronulla: Kennedy, Katoa, Ramien, Iro, Mulitalo; Atkinson, Trindall; Rudolf, Brailey, Kaufusi, Nikora, Talakai, McInnes (C). Int: Hazelton, Williams, Hunt, Hau Tapuha.

Tries: Patrick Carrigan, Tyson Smoothy
Conversions: Kotoni Staggs (2/2)

Tries: Siosifa Talakai, Braydon Trindall, Sione Katoa, Blayke Brailey
Conversions: Braydon Trindall (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Braydon Trindall (0/1)

No Nicho Equals No Worries; Sharks burst blows Broncos away

8 Jun 2024 9:20PM | Josh Robertson

Melbourne Storm 36 Newcastle Knights 28
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne / Wurundjeri

Date: Sun, 9th June.   Kickoff: 2:00 PM.   Halftime: Melbourne 18-12.   Penalties: Melbourne 7-6.   Referee: Adam Gee.   Crowd: 20,269.

Melbourne: Fa'alogo, Anderson, Smith, Meaney, Coates; Wishart, Hughes; King, Garlick, Kamikamica, Blore, Katoa, Loiero. Int: Welch, Grant (C), Asofa-Solomona, Chan.
Newcastle: Sharpe, Tuala, Gagai, Lucas, Marzhew; Cogger, Hastings; Saifiti, Crossland, Thompson, Pearce-Paul, Frizell (C), Elliott. Int: Brailey (C), Jones, Croker, Hetherington.

Tries: Nick Meaney (2), Jahrome Hughes, Tyran Wishart (2), Xavier Coates
Conversions: Nick Meaney (5/6)
Penalty Goals: Nick Meaney (1/1)

Tries: Dylan Lucas (2), Fletcher Sharpe, Dane Gagai, Enari Tuala
Conversions: Jackson Hastings (4/5)

Defence takes a backseat as Storm hold off Knights

9 Jun 2024 4:07PM | Robert Crosby

Penrith Panthers 32 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22
Venue: BlueBet Stadium, Penrith / Dharug

Date: Sun, 9th June.   Kickoff: 4:05 PM.   Halftime: Penrith 16-12.   Penalties: 5-all.   Referee: Gerard Sutton.   Crowd: 20,101.

Penrith: Laurie, Turuva, Tago, Alamoti, To'o; Cole, Luai; Leota, Kenny, Fisher-Harris, Sorensen, Garner, Yeo (C). Int: Toelau, Smith, Henry, Eisenhuth.
Manly: Hopoate, Saab, Koula, Garrick, Talau; Brooks, Cherry-Evans (C); Paseka, Lawton, Aloiai, Olakau'atu, Trbojevic, Trbojevic. Int: Chan Kum Tong, Waddell, Sipley, Brown.

Tries: Brian To'o (3), Sunia Turuva (2), Liam Henry
Conversions: Paul Alamoti (3/6)
Penalty Goals: Paul Alamoti (1/1)

Tries: Tommy Talau (4), Jason Saab
Conversions: Reuben Garrick (1/5)

Penrith pounce on Manly in tryscoring feast

9 Jun 2024 5:58PM | Tim Costello and Dan Nichols

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 22 Parramatta Eels 18
Venue: Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park / Wanngal

Date: Mon, 10th June.   Kickoff: 4:00 PM.   Halftime: Parramatta 12-10.   Penalties: Parramatta 9-4.   Referee: Peter Gough.   Crowd: 45,496.

Canterbury: Tracey, Kiraz, Xerri, Crichton (C), Wilson; Burton, Sexton; King, Mahoney, Hughes, Preston, Salmon, Hayward. Int: Mann, Curran, Morrin, Hopoi, Turpin.
Parramatta: Gutherson (C), Talagi, Penisini, Asi, Russell; Brown, Moses; Campbell-Gillard, Hands, Greig, Tuilagi, Cartwright, Hopgood. Int: Paulo, Ofahengaue, Lane, Lussick.

Tries: Stephen Crichton (2), Blake Wilson (2)
Conversions: Matt Burton (3/4)

Tries: Blaize Talagi, Viliami Penisini, Kelma Tuilagi
Field Goals: Mitchell Moses (0/1)
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (3/3)

King Crichton stars in Bulldogs win

10 Jun 2024 6:06PM | Andrew Ferguson

Dolphins, Canberra Raiders and Sydney Roosters had a bye this round.

Round 14 Ladder

9St Geo Illa137061-3416
12North Qld147070-2614
15Gold Coast123092-12310
16South Sydney123092-13610
17Wests Tigers1220102-1378

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

RLP stats leaders

Most tries

Rank Player Team P T
=1 Maika Sivo Parramatta 7 11
=1 Tommy Talau Manly 11 11
=1 Sunia Turuva Penrith 12 11
=4 Alofiana Khan-Pereira Gold Coast 9 10
=4 Deine Mariner Brisbane 11 10
=4 Joseph Manu Sydney 12 10
=4 Zac Lomax St George Illa12 10
=4 Jack Bostock Dolphins 12 10
=4 Jeremiah Nanai North Qld 13 10

Most goals

Rank Player Team P G/A %
1 Nick Meaney Melbourne 12 50 / 62 81%
2 Valentine Holmes North Qld 13 46 / 60 77%
3 Sam Walker Sydney 11 44 / 49 90%
4 Jamayne Isaako Dolphins 12 42 / 58 72%
=5 Nicho Hynes Cronulla 10 41 / 44 93%
=5 Reuben Garrick Manly 12 41 / 53 77%
7 Zac Lomax St George Illa12 40 / 49 82%

Most points

Rank Player Team P T G FG Pts
1 Zac Lomax St George Illa12 10 40 0/2 124
2 Valentine Holmes North Qld 13 7 46 - 120
3 Jamayne Isaako Dolphins 12 8 42 1 117
4 Nick Meaney Melbourne 12 4 50 - 116
5 Reuben Garrick Manly 12 7 41 - 110
=6 Sam Walker Sydney 11 4 44 - 104
=6 Matt Burton Canterbury 12 8 36 - 104

Match review

Canterbury's Kurt Mann and Manly' Josh Aloiai are both facing 2-3 games, with a handful of others fined from Round 14

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.

22 points - Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles 19, Maroons 3)

18 points - Dylan Edwards (Panthers)

14 points - Reece Walsh (Broncos)

12 points - Zac Lomax (Dragons)

11 points - Nicho Hynes (Sharks), Ben Hunt (Dragons), AJ Brimson (Titans)

10 points - Isaah Yeo (Panthers), Isaiya Katoa (Dolphins), Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (Dolphins 8, Maroons 2)

9 points - Tyrell Sloan (Dragons), Ronaldo Mulitalo (Sharks), Jamal Fogarty (Raiders), Sam Walker (Roosters), James Tedesco (Roosters), Jahrome Hughes (Storm), Te Maire Martin (Warriors)

8 points - Jarome Luai (Panthers), Reece Robson (Cowboys)

7 points - Clinton Gutherson (Eels), Apisai Koroisau (Wests Tigers), Ezra Mam (Broncos), Scott Drinkwater (Cowboys), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Jacob Kiraz (Bulldogs), Matt Burton (Bulldogs), Brian To'o (Panthers)

6 points - Tom Dearden (Cowboys), Viliame Kikau (Bulldogs), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Warriors), Mitchell Moses (Eels), William Kennedy (Sharks), Xavier Coates (Storm), Joseph Manu (Roosters), Latrell Mitchell (Rabbitohs), Dylan Brown (Eels), Selwyn Cobbo (Broncos)

5 points - David Fifita (Titans), Terrell May (Roosters), Kaeo Weekes (Raiders), Harry Grant (Storm), Adam Reynolds (Broncos), Blayke Brailey (Sharks), Dane Gagai (Knights), Patrick Carrigan (Broncos), Josh Curran (Bulldogs), Kalyn Ponga (Knights), Keano Kini (Titans), Reed Mahoney (Bulldogs), Haumole Olakau'atu (Sea Eagles)

4 points - Victor Radley (Roosters), Trai Fuller (Dolphins), David Armstrong (Knights), Jackson Hastings (Knights), Eliesa Katoa (Storm), Cody Walker (Rabbitohs), Connor Watson (Roosters), Jordan Rapana (Raiders), Ethan Strange (Raiders), Josh Addo-Carr (Bulldogs), Ryan Papenhuyzen (Storm), Jackson Ford (Warriors), Dominic Young (Roosters), Zac Hosking (Raiders)

3 points - Jeremiah Nanai (Cowboys), Jack Cogger (Knights), Euan Aitken (Dolphins), Bryce Cartwright (Eels), Jacob Preston (Bulldogs), Jack de Belin (Dragons), Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Warriors), Keaon Koloamatangi (Rabbitohs), Cameron Munster (Storm), Matthew Timoko (Raiders), Morgan Smithies (Raiders), Stephen Crichton (Bulldogs), Addin Fonua-Blake (Warriors), Josh King (Storm), Zac Laybutt (Cowboys), Sione Katoa (Sharks), Adam Elliott (Knights), Tyson Gamble (Knights), Junior Paulo (Eels), Daniel Atkinson (Sharks), Connor Tracey (Bulldogs), Nathan Cleary (Panthers), Elliott Whitehead (Raiders), Max Plath (Dolphins), Teig Wilton (Sharks), Jamayne Isaako (Dolphins), Wayde Egan (Warriors), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors), Kayal Iro (Sharks), Lachlan Galvin (Wests Tigers), Bradman Best (Knights), Jesse Marschke (Dragons), Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs), Thomas Hazelton (Sharks), Angus Crichton (Roosters), Thomas Flegler (Dolphins)

2 points - Luke Garner (Panthers), Reuben Cotter (Cowboys), Jock Madden (Broncos), Nathan Brown (Sea Eagles), Taine Tuaupiki (Warriors), Damien Cook (Rabbitohs), Isaiah Papali'i (Wests Tigers), Jahream Bula (Wests Tigers), Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Payne Haas (Broncos), Sandon Smith (Roosters), Izack Tago (Panthers), Ben Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Siosifa Talakai (Sharks), Braydon Trindall (Sharks), Deine Mariner (Broncos), Joseph Tapine (Raiders), Tommy Talau (Sea Eagles), J'maine Hopgood (Eels), Stefano Utoikamanu (Wests Tigers), Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Sualauvi Faalogo (Storm), Kieran Foran (Titans), Corey Waddell (Sea Eagles), Dylan Lucas (Knights), Tyran Wishart (Storm), Jack Williams (Sharks), Luke Keary (Roosters), Billy Walters (Broncos), Jaydn Su'A (Dragons 1, Maroons 1)

1 point - Chad Townsend (Cowboys), Jesse McLean (Panthers), Luciano Leilua (Dragons), Jack Wighton (Rabbitohs), Briton Nikora (Sharks), Nick Meaney (Storm), Kulikefu Finefeuiaki (Cowboys), Herbie Farnworth (Dolphins), Braidon Burns (Cowboys), Jack Cole (Panthers), Sam Verrills (Titans), Erin Clark (Titans), Aidan Sezer (Wests Tigers), Tristan Sailor (Broncos), Kurtis Morrin (Bulldogs), Jack Bostock (Dolphins), Murray Taulagi (Cowboys), Rocco Berry (Warriors), Tyson Frizell (Knights), Justin Olam (Wests Tigers), Blake Wilson (Bulldogs), Taylan May (Panthers), Jacob Liddle (Dragons), Jesse Arthars (Broncos), Griffin Neame (Cowboys), Brandon Smith (Roosters), Bronson Xerri (Bulldogs), Brad Schneider (Panthers), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Charlie Staines (Wests Tigers), Kodi Nikorima (Dolphins), Mikaele Ravalawa (Dragons), Daniel Saifiti (Knights), Reuben Garrick (Sea Eagles), Nat Butcher (Roosters), Thomas Burgess (Rabbitohs), Valentine Holmes (Cowboys), Asu Kepaoa (Wests Tigers), Josh Kerr (Dolphins), James Fisher-Harris (Panthers), Brodie Jones (Knights)

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 14 crowds

Fri 8:00pmSGI v WSTWIN9,969
Sat 3:00pmGLD v SOUCbus Super14,434
Sat 5:30pmNQL v WARQLD C. Bank19,623
Sat 7:35pmBRI v CROSuncorp41,004
Sun 2:00pmMEL v NEWAAMI20,269
Sun 4:05pmPEN v MANBlueBet20,101
Mon 4:00pmCBY v PARAccor45496


Round 14 aggregate: 170,896
Match average 24,414


2024 aggregate (108 games): 2,137,039
Match average 19,787

Average home crowds

North Qld19,227
Wests Tigers16,827
St Geo Illa16,132
Gold Coast13,571

* Note: does not include neutral venues

Fixtures - Round 15

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks v Dolphins
Thu 13 Jun 7:50PM at PointsBet Stadium, Woolooware / Dharawal

Canberra Raiders v North Queensland Cowboys
Fri 14 Jun 6:00PM at GIO Stadium Canberra, Bruce / Ngunnawal
South Sydney Rabbitohs v Brisbane Broncos
Fri 14 Jun 8:00PM at Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park / Wanngal

Wests Tigers v Gold Coast Titans
Sat 15 Jun 3:00PM at Leichhardt Oval, Lilyfield / Wanngal
Warriors v Melbourne Storm
Sat 15 Jun 5:30PM at Go Media Stadium, Penrose / Aotearoa
Parramatta Eels v Sydney Roosters
Sat 15 Jun 7:35PM at CommBank Stadium, Parramatta / Burramattagal

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v St George Illawarra Dragons
Sun 16 Jun 2:00PM at 4 Pines Park, Brookvale / Cammeraygal
Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers
Sun 16 Jun 4:05PM at McDonald Jones Stadium, New Lambton / Awabakal

BYE: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

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