NRL cancels Magic Round
29 hours ago | National Rugby League
Monday's Expert is back in 2020 - each week providing a full wrap of everything happening around the rugby league traps each Monday.
Each edition will include NRL match review charges & judiciary updates, our player of the year leaderboard, crowd stats, TV ratings and injury news.
Our Round 2 wrap of the NRL results can be found easily here.
Last week, the ARLC together with the state leagues confirmed all lower grade rugby league would be suspended until at least May 31. As such, there are no NSWRL or QRL results.
Match reports for NRL matches are here.
A huge thanks to the following legends for putting hard work into our weekly previews and live blogs of NRL games - Rob Crosby, Sam Bourke, Josh Robertson, Justin Davies, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Ferguson, Adam Huxtable and Hamish Parker.
We've got rolling of coverage of what the COVID-19 pandemic means for the NRL and rugby league in general.
As events unfold, keep across it here.
Only five players charged from Round 2.
Sia Soliola (Raiders)
Kalyn Ponga (Knights)
Luciano Leilua (Wests Tigers)
Nathan Brown (Eels)
Moeaki Fotuaika (Titans)
At the conclusion of each match our reporters will 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.
5 points - Mitchell Pearce (Knights)
4 points - Mitchell Moses (Eels)
3 points - Kotoni Staggs (Broncos), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Isaah Yeo (Panthers), Nathan Cleary (Panthers), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Cameron Smith (Storm), Dylan Brown (Eels), Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers), Cameron Munster (Storm), Jack Wighton (Raiders), David Klemmer (Knights), Jamayne Isaako (Broncos), Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles)
2 points - Michael Morgan (Cowboys), Stephen Crichton (Panthers), Michael Jennings (Eels), Anthony Milford (Broncos), Nick Cotric (Raiders), Sione Katoa (Bulldogs), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), David Nofoaluma (Wests Tigers), Kalyn Ponga (Knights), David Fifita (Broncos), Emre Guler (Raiders), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Bulldogs), Viliame Kikau (Panthers), Shaun Johnson (Sharks), Jahrome Hughes (Storm)
1 point - Tevita Pangai Junior (Broncos), Tyrell Fuimaono (Dragons), Connor Watson (Knights), Alex Twal (Wests Tigers), Reed Mahoney (Eels), Phillip Sami (Titans), Tui Kamikamica (Storm), Daniel Saifiti (Knights), George Williams (Raiders), James Tedesco (Roosters), Coen Hess (Cowboys), Ethan Lowe (Rabbitohs), Thomas Flegler (Broncos), Daniel Tupou (Roosters), Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles)
Injury news to come out of Round 2...
Brodie Croft (Broncos) - shoulder - scans - 1/2 weeks
Corey Oates (Broncos) - ribs - monitored
Thomas Mikaele (Tigers) - MCL - scans
Dale Copley (Titans) - ribs - TBA
Kevin Proctor (Titans) - hamstring - TBA
Reed Mahoney (Eels) - ankle - scans
The following players are on schedule to return this weekend.
Broncos - Alex Glenn
Raiders - Siliva Havili
Bulldogs - Kerrod Holland
Sharks - Briton Nikora, Josh Dugan, Bronson Xerri
Titans - AJ Brimson, Shannon Boyd
Sea Eagles - Taniela Paseka
Storm - Brandon Smith
Knights - Sione Mata'utia
Panthers - Dylan Edwards
Dragons - Tariq Sims, Cameron McInnes, Mikaele Ravalawa
Roosters - Boyd Cordner, Nat Butcher
Warriors - Gerard Beale
Wests Tigers - Moses Mbye
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.
Duck egg here folks. No attendance figures for the forseeable future!
|Match||Day / Time||Fox||Nine||Combined|
|Bulldogs v Cowboys||Thu 8:05pm||226K||575K|
|Dragons v Panthers||Fri 6pm||210K||-||210K|
|Broncos v Rabbitohs||Fri 8:05pm||289K||599K|
|Warriors v Raiders
|Roosters v Sea Eagles||Sat 5:30pm||250K||-||250K|
|Sharks v Storm||Sat 7:35pm||285K||-||285K|
|Knights v Wests Tigers
|Titans v Eels||Sun 6:15pm||218K||-||218K|
As we mentioned earlier, we'll do everything we can to keep you informed about Coronavirus and how it'll impact the NRL and rugby league.
For now - we hope you and your family and friends are safe and well and remain that way as we face these uncertain times.