Round 7, 23-25 April 2005
Matt Orford has broken away from the pack to score top spot in this week�s Leagueunlimited.com Player Awards. The Storm half back is on 10 points, two points clear of the field.
Meanwhile, Cowboys' full back Matt Bowen has come in from the clouds with a maximum score to move up to eight points overall. Bowen is joined by Raiders� full back Clinton Schifcofske who picked up a point over the Anzac weekend of matches.
Darren Lockyer put in a gutsy effort to secure one point in the Broncos� victory over the Sharks and is well in contention on seven points.
What follows is a log jam of players well within range and jockeying for position in this year�s Leagueunlimited.com Players Awards.
The full leader board is below.
The Leagueunlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Mondays Expert�s League wrap.
MATCH RESULTS: EELS 26 Tries: Grothe 2, Wagon, Morrison, Tahu Goals: Burt (3/6) WESTS TIGERS 16 Tries: Farah 2, Richards Goals: Hodgson (2/3) Parramatta Stadium Sat 5:30pm Half time: Eels 18-10 Crowd: 18,107 Referee: Stephen Clark Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - T Smith (Eels) 2 - E Grothe (Eels) 1 - R Farah (Tigers)
SHARKS 12 Tries: Simmons, Kimmorley Goals: Covell 2/3 BRONCOS 16 Tries: S Berrigan, Smith, Thorn Goals: Lockyer 2/4 Toyota Park Sat 7:30pm Half time: Sharks 12-6 Crowd: 17,864 Referee: Paul Simpkins Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - D Stagg (Broncos) 2 - D Nutley (Sharks) 1 - D Lockyer (Broncos)
PANTHERS 22 Tries: Lewis, Franze, Rooney, Priddis Goals: Campbell 3/4 COWBOYS 36 Tries: M. Bowen 2, Jensen 2, Luck, B. Bowen Goals: Hannay 6/6 Penrith Stadium Sat 7:30pm Half time: Cowboys 12-4 Crowd: 17,998 Referee: Jason Robinson Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - M Bowen (Cowboys) 2 - R Jensen (Cowboys) 1 - P Campbell (Panthers)
RAIDERS 10 Tries: Schifcofske, Mogg Goals: Schifcofske 1/2 STORM 46 Tries: Slater 2, King 2, Hill, Webster, Geyer, Hoffman Goals: Smith 3/4, Orford 4/5 Canberra Stadium Sun 2:30pm Half time: Storm 16-10 Crowd: 13,280 Referee: Tony Archer Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - M Orford (Storm) 2 - B Slater (Storm) 1 - C Schifcofske (Raiders)
KNIGHTS 20 Tries: T Salkeld 2, Woolnough Goals: K Gidley 4/5 BULLDOGS 24 Tries: L Patten 2, H El Masri, B Morrin Goals: H El Masri 4/4 EnergyAustralia Stadium Sun 3:00pm Half time: Bulldogs 12-8 Crowd: 18,378 Referee: Steve Lyons Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - L Patten (Bulldogs) 2 - H El Masri (Bulldogs) 1 - D Buderus (Knights)
SEA EAGLES 48 Tries: Matai, Donald, Williamson, Kite, Stephenson, Stewart, Menzies, Randall, Witt. Goals: Witt 6/9 RABBITOHS 14 Tries: L Macdougall, Rigon, Bell Goals: Williams 1/3 Brookvale Oval Sun 3:00pm Half time: Sea Eagles 26-4 Crowd: 18,331 Referee: Tim Mander Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - S Menzies (Sea Eagles) 2 - M Witt (Sea Eagles) 1 - A Watmough (Sea Eagles)
ROOSTERS 24 Tries: Walker 2, Minichiello, Cross Goals: Fitzgibbon 3/3, Roberts 1/1 DRAGONS 26 Tries: Hornby 2, Timmins, Cooper Goals: Head 5/6 Aussie Stadium Mon 3:00pm Half time: Roosters 18-12 Crowd 32,270 Referee: Sean Hampstead Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - M Head (Dragons) 2 - L Ricketson (Roosters) 1 - B Hornby (Dragons)
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Next weekend matches: Round 8, 29-30 April, 1 May 2005 Broncos v Sea Eagles Suncorp Stadium Fri 7:30pm Storm v Sharks Olympic Park Sat 5:30pm Bulldogs v Eels Telstra Stadium Sat 7:30pm Cowboys v Roosters Dairy Farmers Stadium Sat 7:30pm Warriors v Panthers Ericsson Stadium Sun 2:00pm Knights v Raiders EnergyAustralia Stadium Sun 2:30pm Wests Tigers v Dragons Telstra Stadium Sun 3:00pm Rabbitohs v BYE
LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER AWARDS 2005 LEADER BOARD The Leagueunlimited.com players awards are decided by our live score updaters. Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email us.
10 points M Orford (Storm)
8 points M Bowen (Cowboys), C Schifcofske (Raiders)
7 points D Lockyer (Broncos)
6 points K Kahler (Raiders), D Peachey (Sharks), B Slater (Storm), D Stagg (Broncos), A Watmough (Sea Eagles), R Wesser (Panthers)
5 points P Campbell (Panthers), J Cayless (Roosters), N Hindmarsh (Eels), S Jones (Warriors), G Morrison (Eels), S Price (Warriors), S Prince (Tigers), M Sing (Cowboys), J Thurston (Cowboys), T Waterhouse (Panthers), J Williams (Rabbitohs), M Witt (Sea Eagles)
4 points J Hannay (Cowboys), A Harrison (Rabbitohs), B Kimmorley (Sharks), S Menzies (Sea Eagles), M Monaghan (Sea Eagles), J Smith (Raiders), B Tate (Broncos), C Wing (Roosters)
3 points L Covell (Sharks), N Cayless (Eels), R Cross (Roosters), P Gallen (Sharks), M Head (Dragons), R Hoffman (Storm), B Hornby (Dragons), B Kennedy (Sea Eagles), M King (Storm), H Maiava (Sharks), A Minichiello (Roosters), M O'Neill (Tigers), L Patten (Bulldogs), A Ryan (Bulldogs), J Ryles (Dragons), B Seymour (Broncos), T Smith (Eels), B Thorn (Broncos), N Vagana (Sharks), C Webb (Cowboys), P Whatuira (Tigers), R Wiki (Warriors), L Withers (Raiders), S Woolford (Raiders)
2 points B Anasta (Bulldogs), T Byrne (Warriors), P Civoniceva (Broncos), A Dykes (Sharks), H El Masri (Bulldogs), B Finch (Roosters), N Fien (Warriors), C Flannery (Roosters), D Galea (Panthers), M Geyer (Storm), E Grothe (Eels), T Grimaldi (Bulldogs), R Jensen (Cowboys), A Laffranchi (Tigers), PJ Marsh (Eels), M Minichiello (Rabbitohs), D Nutley (Sharks), I Paleaasina (Warriors), L Ricketson (Roosters), M Sullivan (Sharks), S Walker (Rabbitohs)
1 point B Berrigan (Broncos), S Berrigan (Broncos), P Bowman (Cowboys), D Buderus (Knights), D Cooper (Knights), R Farah (Tigers), C Fitzgibbon (Roosters), B Fletcher (Rabbitohs), A Guttenbeil (Warriors), T Hill (Sea Eagles), K Hunt (Broncos), A Johns (Knights), L MacDougall (Rabbitohs), J Morris (Eels), S Southern (Cowboys), L Thompson (Dragons), S Timmins (Dragons), W Tonga (Bulldogs), M Utai (Bulldogs), S B Williams (Bulldogs), T Williams (Cowboys)
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