Tuesday's Expert - 2013 NRL Round 7

We look back at the 7th round of the 2013 NRL Premiership, and see how the LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year leaderboard is tracking.

The Sydney Roosters recorded their first ANZAC Day clash win over the Dragons since 2007, Melbourne continued their unbeaten streak with a late surge against the Warriors, South Sydney dominated the Sea Eagles in a bruising encounter, while the Bulldogs were rusty in their first win since Round 2, accounting for the Sharks in front of 10,000 fans in Gosford.

Below you'll find the results, player of the match points and match details for each fixture, plus a look at the NRL ladder after the weekend's games.


Sydney Roosters 34 St. George Illawarra Dragons 10
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 40752
Halftime Score: Sydney Roosters 22-4

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - James Maloney
2 points - Boyd Cordner
1 point - Daniel Tupou

Tries: Mitchell Aubusson, Michael Jennings (2), Anthony Minichiello, Martin Kennedy, Daniel Tupou
Conversions: James Maloney (5/6)

Tries: Jason Nightingale, Matt Cooper
Conversions: Jamie Soward (1/2)

Report: Roosters' defence too much for Dragons

Melbourne Storm 28 New Zealand Warriors 18
Venue: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
Crowd: 25480
Halftime Score: 10 all

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Ryan Hoffman
2 points - Will Chambers
1 point - Billy Slater

Tries: Will Chambers (2), Mahe Fonua, Sisa Waqa, Billy Slater
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/5)

Tries: Ben Henry, Shaun Johnson, Bill Tupou
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Shaun Johnson (1/1)

Report: Storm secure seven in a row

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12 South Sydney Rabbitohs 20
Venue: Brookvale Oval
Crowd: 20510
Halftime Score: South Sydney Rabbitohs 20-12

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Anthony Watmough
2 points - Greg Inglis
1 point - Sam Burgess

Tries: Anthony Watmough, Daly Cherry-Evans
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (2/2)

Tries: Greg Inglis, John Sutton, Beau Champion
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)

Report: South Sydney knock over Manly in bruising battle

North Queensland Cowboys 30 Canberra Raiders 12
Venue: Willows Sports Complex
Crowd: 13240
Halftime Score: North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Matthew Scott
2 points - Joel Riethmuller
1 point - Shaun Fensom

Tries: Brent Tate, Glenn Hall, Matthew Bowen, Michael Morgan, Ashley Graham
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (2/2)

Tries: Edrick Lee, Jack Wighton
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (1/1), Reece Robinson (1/1)

Report: Cowboys victors in scrappy contest

Wests Tigers 10 Brisbane Broncos 20
Venue: Campbelltown Stadium
Crowd: 11547
Halftime Score: Brisbane Broncos 14-4

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Justin Hodges
2 points - Matt Gillett
1 point - Robbie Farah

Tries: Matt Utai, Shaun Spence
Conversions: Tim Moltzen (0/1), Curtis Sironen (1/1)

Tries: Corey Norman, Matt Gillett (2), Justin Hodges
Conversions: Scott Prince (1/3), Corey Parker (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Corey Parker (0/1)

Report: Penalties and injuries weaken Wests

Gold Coast Titans 6 Newcastle Knights 30
Venue: Skilled Park
Crowd: 14201
Halftime Score: Newcastle Knights 6-0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jarrod Mullen
2 points - Darius Boyd
1 point - Akuila Uate

Tries: Albert Kelly
Conversions: Aidan Sezer (1/1)

Tries: Timana Tahu, David Fa'alogo, James McManus (2), Akuila Uate
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (4/4), Tyrone Roberts (0/1)
Penalty Goals: Kurt Gidley (1/1)

Report: Knights slay Titans away from home

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 8 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24
Venue: Central Coast Stadium
Crowd: 10131
Halftime Score: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-2

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Frank Pritchard
2 points - Aiden Tolman
1 point - Paul Gallen

Tries: Luke Lewis
Conversions: Michael Gordon (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Michael Gordon (1/1)

Tries: Sam Perrett (2), Mitch Brown (2)
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (4/4)

Report: Bulldogs win scrappy affair on the Coast


Penrith Panthers 44 Parramatta Eels 12
Venue: Penrith Stadium
Crowd: 14211
Halftime Score: Penrith Panthers 20-12

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Luke Walsh
2 points - Matt Moylan
1 point - James Segeyaro

Tries: Travis Robinson (2), David Simmons (2), James Segeyaro (2), Dean Whare, Lewis Brown
Conversions: Luke Walsh (5/7), Matt Moylan (1/1)

Tries: Jarryd Hayne, Vai Toutai
Conversions: Chris Sandow (2/2)

Report: Panthers claim derby success over Eels


Holden Cup Round 7

Round 13 Super League

2013 LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM Player of the Year Leaderboard
Updated after Round 7

15 Points
Cooper Cronk (Storm)

13 Points
James Maloney (Roosters)

10 Points
Jarrod Mullen (Knights)

9 Points
Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs/City Origin), Paul Gallen (Sharks/Kangaroos), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs)

8 Points
Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)

7 Points
Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Ryan Hoffman (Storm/City Origin)

6 Points
Albert Kelly (Titans), George Burgess (Rabbitohs), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Billy Slater (Storm)

5 Points
Chris Sandow (Eels), Todd Carney (Sharks), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Greg Bird (Titans), Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Darius Boyd (Knights), Matt Gillett (Broncos), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)

4 Points
Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), Tyrone Roberts (Knights), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Trent Merrin (Dragons), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Cameron Smith (Storm/Kangaroos), James Segeyaro (Panthers), Akuila Uate (Knights), Luke Walsh (Panthers)

3 Points
Peter Wallace (Broncos), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), Andrew Fifita (Sharks), Chris Lawrence (Tigers), Aidan Sezer (Titans), Michael Jennings (Roosters), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Tom Symonds (Roosters), Jamie Soward (Dragons), Nate Myles (Titans), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Luke Kelly (Eels), Mitch Rein (Dragons), Sonny Bill Williams (Roosters), Corey Parker (Broncos), James McManus (Knights), Gareth Widdop (Storm), Terry Campese (Raiders), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Daniel Vidot (Dragons), Robbie Farah (Tigers), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs/Country Origin), Samisoni Langi (Roosters/Tonga), Clint Gutherson (Sea Eagles/NSW Under 20's), Matthew Scott (Cowboys), Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs)

2 Points
Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Brent Tate (Cowboys), Matt McIlwrick (Raiders), Jesse Bromwich (Storm), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Aaron Woods (Tigers), Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles), Marika Koroibete (Tigers), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Reece Robinson (Raiders), Bill Tupou (Warriors), Sam Williams (Raiders), Tim Mannah (Eels), Michael Gordon (Sharks), Kalifa Faifai Loa (Cowboys), Dan Hunt (Dragons), David Shillington (Raiders), Robbie Rochow (Knights), Edrick Lee (Raiders), Tyson Frizell (Dragons), James Tamou (Cowboys/Kangaroos), Mahe Fonua (Storm/Tonga), Mitch Cornish (Raiders/NSW Under 20's), Boyd Cordner (Roosters), Will Chambers (Storm), Joel Riethmuller (Cowboys), Matt Moylan (Panthers)

1 Point
Brent Kite (Sea Eagles), Ken Sio (Eels), Drury Low (Bulldogs), Justin O'Neill (Storm), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Matt Srama (Titans), Anthony Tupou (Sharks), David Simmons (Panthers), David Williams (Sea Eagles), Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Tom Humble (Panthers), Adam Cuthbertson (Knights), Matt Ballin (Sea Eagles), Jack Reed (Broncos), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters), Dean Whare (Panthers), Sisa Waqa (Storm), Manu Vatuvei (Warriors), Nathan Stapleton (Sharks), Brett Morris (Dragons), William Zillman (Titans), Siuatonga Likiliki (Knights/Tonga), David Klemmer (Bulldogs/NSW Under 20's), Daniel Tupou (Roosters), Shaun Fensom (Raiders)

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