Monday's Expert - Round 13 wrap

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Monday's Expert is back - with a full wrap of everything happening around the rugby league traps this Monday 3 June 2019. Includes match review charges, POTY leaderboard, crowds, ratings and injury news.


First things first...

The results are in. Check out how Round 13 played out in our one-page results wrap.

Our match reports for the thirteenth round can be found here.

And while we're on it, thank you as always to our dedicated volunteer updaters - Andrew Jackson, Sam Bourke, Andrew Ferguson, Josh Robertson, Coby Delaney and Rob Crosby, as well as preview writers Rick Edgerton and Jeff Dickinson-Fox.


Match review

Plenty of action for the MRC to look at this week.

Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs). 40th minute, Grade 1 Contrary Conduct (melee)
Base penalty $1500 fine
One (1) non-similar prior offence last two years (20% loading)
Guilty / no contest $1800 fine
Early guilty plea $1350 fine
OUTCOME: Early plea taken - $1350 fine

Daniel Saifiti (Knights). 40th minute, Grade 1 Contrary Conduct (melee)
Base penalty $1500 fine
Guilty / no contest $1500 fine
Early guilty plea $1150 fine
OUTCOME: Early plea taken - $1150 fine.

Thomas Burgess (Rabbitohs). 40th minute, Grade 1 Striking on Daniel Saifiti
Base penalty 200 points
Guilty / no contest 200 points - two matches
Early guilty plea 150 points - one match
OUTCOME: Early plea taken - 1 match suspension, 50 carryover points accrued

Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles). 7th minute, Grade 1 Tripping on Tom Opacic
Base penalty $1500 fine
Guilty / no contest $1500 fine
Early guilty plea $1150 fine
OUTCOME: Early plea taken - $1150 fine

Josh McGuire (Cowboys). 4th minute, Grade 1 Contrary Conduct on Dylan Walker
Base penalty $1500 fine
Four (4) similar prior offences (4 x 50% loading)
Guilty / no contest $4500 fine
Early guilty plea $3400 fine
OUTCOME: Early plea taken - $3400 fine

Tevita Satae (Warriors). 35th minute, Grade 1 Dangerous Contact (head/neck) on Josh Addo-Carr
Base penalty 100 points
One (1) similar prior offence (50% loading)
Guilty / no contest 150 points - one match
Early guilty plea 112 points - one match
OUTCOME: Early plea taken - 1 match suspension, 12 carryover points accrued

Keegan Hipgrave (Titans). 29th minute, Grade 1 Shoulder Charge on Thomas Flegler
Base penalty 200 points
Guilty / no contest 200 points - two matches
Early guilty plea 150 points - one match
OUTCOME: Guilty / no contest plea - 2 match suspension, no carryover points accrued.


The LU Leaderboard

At the conclusion of each match our reporters choose their best three players from the match. You can views those points in each match in their respective match reports. Each week we'll update the leaderboard:

18 points - Cody Walker (Rabbitohs)
17 points - Mitchell Pearce (Knights)
13 points - Cameron Munster (Storm), Cameron Smith (Storm)
12 points - Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), John Bateman (Raiders), David Klemmer (Knights), James Tedesco (Roosters)
11 points - Damien Cook (Rabbitohs), Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Clint Gutherson (Eels), James Maloney (Panthers)
10 points - Mitchell Moses (Eels), Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Raiders), Ben Hunt (Dragons)
9 points - Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Tyrone Roberts (Titans), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Anthony Milford (Broncos)
8 points - Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers), Latrell Mitchell (Roosters), Kalyn Ponga (Knights), Luke Keary (Roosters)
7 points - Michael Morgan (Cowboys), Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs), John Asiata (Cowboys), Siosiua Taukeiaho (Roosters)
6 points - Kieran Foran (Bulldogs), Payne Haas (Broncos), Blake Green (Warriors), Paul Vaughan (Dragons), Nathan Cleary (Panthers), Shaun Johnson (Sharks), Ryan Papenhuyzen (Storm), Jahrome Hughes (Storm)
5 points - Blake Ferguson (Eels), Ryan Matterson (Wests Tigers), Briton Nikora (Sharks), Corey Oates (Broncos), Kenneath Bromwich (Storm), Martin Taupau (Sea Eagles), James Fisher-Harris (Panthers), Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Corey Norman (Dragons), Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers)
4 points - Jayden Okunbor (Bulldogs), Josh Addo-Carr (Storm), Ryan Sutton (Raiders), Manase Fainu (Sea Eagles), Kane Elgey (Sea Eagles), Chanel Harris-Tavita (Warriors), Andrew Fifita (Sharks)
3 points - Josh Morris (Sharks), Liam Martin (Panthers), James Graham (Dragons), Brian Kelly (Titans), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Braden Hamlin-Uele (Sharks), Connor Watson (Knights), Brendan Elliot (Sea Eagles), Kodi Nikorima (Broncos), Kyle Flanagan (Sharks), Matt Moylan (Sharks), Corey Harawira-Naera (Bulldogs), Joe Ofahengaue (Broncos), Aidan Sezer (Raiders), Lachlan Croker (Sea Eagles), Josh McGuire (Cowboys), Michael Gordon (Titans), Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Jai Arrow (Titans), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Josh Reynolds (Wests Tigers), Tevita Pangai (Broncos), Josh Hodgson (Raiders)
2 points - Alex Twal (Wests Tigers), Suliasi Vunivalu (Storm), Daniel Alvaro (Eels), Bronson Xerri (Sharks), Michael Chee-Kam (Wests Tigers), Jordan Rapana (Raiders), Connor Tracey (Rabbitohs), Reed Mahoney (Eels), Issac Luke (Warriors), Matthew Lodge (Broncos), Josh Mansour (Panthers), Moeaki Fotuaika (Titans), Jarrod Wallace (Titans), Jesse Bromwich (Storm), Dylan Brown (Eels), Jack Wighton (Raiders), Matt Scott (Cowboys), Addin Fonua-Blake (Sea Eagles), Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm), Kyle Feldt (Cowboys), Chad Townsend (Sharks), Michael Jennings (Eels), Ken Maumalo (Warriors), Josh Jackson (Bulldogs), Brodie Croft (Storm), Edrick Lee (Knights), Viliame Kikau (Panthers), Jayden Brailey (Sharks), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs), Lachlan Lewis (Bulldogs), Joseph Leilua (Raiders), Wade Graham (Sharks), Danny Levi (Knights), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Andrew McCullough (Broncos), Ryan James (Titans), Isaac Liu (Roosters)
1 point - Corey Thompson (Wests Tigers), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Tariq Sims (Dragons), Cade Cust (Sea Eagles), Brian To'o (Panthers), Russell Packer (Wests Tigers), Nathaniel Roache (Warriors), Jake Turpin (Broncos), Christian Crichton (Bulldogs), Peta Hiku (Warriors), Matt Prior (Sharks), Shaun Lane (Eels), Thomas Burgess (Rabbitohs), Matthew Dufty (Dragons), Phillip Sami (Titans), Matt Ikuvalu (Roosters), Anthony Don (Titans), Blake Lawrie (Dragons), Jack Williams (Sharks), Mitchell Barnett (Knights), Agnatius Paasi (Warriors), Braidon Burns (Rabbitohs), James Tamou (Panthers), Jack Gosiewski (Sea Eagles), Jack Bird (Broncos), Jack Cogger (Bulldogs), Sitili Tupouniua (Roosters), Tepai Moeroa (Eels), Jake Granville (Cowboys)


Sore points

A quick look at the injury news to come out of Round 13 and Origin I:

Jayden Brailey (CRO) - knee - 1 week

Kevin Proctor (GLD) - eye - 1 month

Tom Dearden (BRI) - ankle - 5 weeks

Alex Glenn (BRI) - MCL - 2 weeks

Joe Ofahengaue (BRI) - knee laceration - 1 month

Jordan McLean (NQL) - hamstring - TBC

Mitch Dunn (NQL) - shoulder - TBC

Clint Gutherson (PAR) - concussion - monitored

Benji Marshall (WST) - eye - monitored

Mahe Fonua (WST) - foot - monitored

Sam (shoulder) and Tom Burgess (ankle) will both miss a few weeks for the Rabbitohs with injury. Both were known last week and opted to play out the match against Newcastle.


Metrics Metrics Metrics

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

Round 13 attendance (times are AEST)

Fri 6pm Rabbitohs v Knights ANZ 8,253
Fri 7:55pm Wests Tigers v Raiders Bankwest 12,585
Sat 3pm Warriors v Storm Mt Smart 12,957
Sat 5:30pm Sharks v Eels Pointsbet 12,386
Sat 7:35pm Cowboys v Sea Eagles 1300SMILES 13,314
Sun 2pm Broncos v Titans Suncorp 30,048
Sun 4:05pm Panthers v Roosters Panthers 16,833
Mon 4pm Bulldogs v Dragons ANZ 16,003
Round Average 15,297
Round Total* 122,379
Season Average 15,559 Season Total 1,555,920

After thirteen rounds last year (NRL season 2018), 1,550,717 had attended 100 matches at an average of 15,507 per game.

Origin I ratings

Day/TimeMatchNine NetworkFox LeagueAggregate
Wed 8pmQLD v NSW3.207M (2.178M metro, 1.029M reg)N/A3.207M
Totals3.207MN/A3.207M

Round 13 ratings

Day/Time Match Nine Network Fox League Aggregate
Fri 6pm Rabbitohs v Knights N/A 291K 291K
Fri 7:55pm Wests Tigers v Raiders 494K (290K metro, 204K reg) 237K 731K
Sat 3pm Warriors v Storm N/A
175K 175K
Sat 5:30pm Sharks v Eels N/A
238K 238K
Sat 7:35pm Cowboys v Sea Eagles N/A
238K 238K
Sun 2pm Broncos v Titans N/A 190K 190K
Sun 4:05pm Panthers v Roosters 485K (291K metro, 194K reg) 233K 718K
Mon 4pm Bulldogs v Dragons N/A 208K 208K

Totals 979K1.81M 2.789M

Note: Ratings figures courtesy of Mediaweek Australia on Twitter and TV Tonight.


One last thing...

If you ever want an at-a-glance look at the current round of any competition we cover at LU - across the NRL, NSWRL, QRL or from the UK - just head to our homepage at LeagueUnlimited.com, scroll to the bottom and browse the match centre. It updates across the weekend as results come to hand and features direct links to the full draw and current ladder as well.