Monday's Expert - Round 10 wrap

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Monday's Expert is back - with a full wrap of everything happening around the rugby league traps this Monday 20 May 2019. Includes match review charges, POTY leaderboard, crowds, ratings and injury news.


First things first...

The results are in. Check out how Round 10 played out in our one-page results wrap.

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

And while we're on it, thank you as always to our dedicated volunteer updaters - Sam Bourke, Andrew Jackson, Justin Davies, Josh Robertson, Coby Delaney and Robert Crosby, as well as preview writer Rick Edgerton.


Match review

So far, four players have received charges in Round 10.

James Maloney (Panthers). 50th minute, Grade 1 Dangerous Contact (other) on Kodi Nikorima
Base penalty 100 points
One (1) non-similar prior offence last two years (20% loading)
70 carryover points to add
Guilty / no contest 120+70 (190) points - one match
Early guilty plea 90+70 (160) points - one match
OUTCOME: Early guilty plea. Suspended one match.

Agnatius Paasi (Warriors). 60th minute, Grade 1 Dangerous Throw on Brian To'o
Base penalty 100 points
One (1) non-similar prior offence last two years (20% loading)
30 carryover points to add
Guilty / no contest 120+30 (150) points - one match
Early guilty plea 90+30 (120) points - one match
OUTCOME: Early guilty plea. Suspended one match.

Mitchell Moses (Eels). 41st minute, Grade 1 Dangerous Contact (other) on John Asiata
Base penalty 100 points
One (1) non-similar prior offence last two years (20% loading)
Guilty / no contest 120 points - one match
Early guilty plea 90 points - no suspension
OUTCOME: Early guilty plea. No suspension.

Jake Granville (Cowboys). 3rd minute, Grade 1 Dangerous Contact (other) on Mitchell Moses
Base penalty 100 points
One (1) non-similar prior offence last two years (20% loading)
25 carryover points to add
Guilty / no contest 120+25 (145) points - one match
Early guilty plea 90+25 (115) points - one match
OUTCOME: Pleaded not guilty. Cleared by judiciary on Tuesday. No suspension.

No charges were issued for the first five matches of the round.


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)

13 points - Cameron Smith (Storm), Cameron Munster (Storm)

12 points - Mitchell Pearce (Knights), James Tedesco (Roosters)

11 points - Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Clint Gutherson (Eels), David Klemmer (Knights)

9 points - John Bateman (Raiders), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)

8 points - Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers), Latrell Mitchell (Roosters), Damien Cook (Rabbitohs), Luke Keary (Roosters)

7 points - Siosiua Taukeiaho (Roosters), Ben Hunt (Dragons), Mitchell Moses (Eels), Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Raiders), Anthony Milford (Broncos), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs)

6 points - Paul Vaughan (Dragons), Kieran Foran (Bulldogs), James Maloney (Panthers), Blake Green (Warriors), Shaun Johnson (Sharks), Kalyn Ponga (Knights)

5 points - Corey Oates (Broncos), Blake Ferguson (Eels), Ryan Matterson (Wests Tigers), Michael Morgan (Cowboys), Kenneath Bromwich (Storm), Briton Nikora (Sharks), James Fisher-Harris (Panthers)

4 points - Ryan Papenhuyzen (Storm), Kane Elgey (Sea Eagles), Jayden Okunbor (Bulldogs), Tyrone Roberts (Titans), Martin Taupau (Sea Eagles), Manase Fainu (Sea Eagles), Chanel Harris-tavita (Warriors), John Asiata (Cowboys)

3 points - Josh Hodgson (Raiders), Corey Norman (Dragons), Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers), Joe Ofahengaue (Broncos), Josh Reynolds (Wests Tigers), Lachlan Croker (Sea Eagles), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Corey Harawira-Naera (Bulldogs), Josh McGuire (Cowboys), James Graham (Dragons), Josh Morris (Sharks), Jahrome Hughes (Storm), Michael Gordon (Titans), Kyle Flanagan (Sharks), Nathan Cleary (Panthers), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Kodi Nikorima (Broncos), Payne Haas (Broncos), Jai Arrow (Titans), Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Brendan Elliott (Sea Eagles), Tevita Pangai (Broncos)

2 points - Ryan Sutton (Raiders), Isaac Liu (Roosters), Matt Scott (Cowboys), Addin Fonua-Blake (Sea Eagles), Issac Luke (Warriors), Danny Levi (Knights), Jayden Brailey (Sharks), Reed Mahoney (Eels), Edrick Lee (Knights), Matthew Lodge (Broncos), Jack Wighton (Raiders), Josh Jackson (Bulldogs), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs), Suliasi Vunivalu (Storm), Joseph Leilua (Raiders), Jordan Rapana (Raiders), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Lachlan Lewis (Bulldogs), Andrew McCullough (Broncos), Chad Townsend (Sharks), Brodie Croft (Storm), Michael Chee-Kam (Wests Tigers), Alex Twal (Wests Tigers), Ryan James (Titans), Dylan Brown (Eels), Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Daniel Alvaro (Eels)

1 point - Peta Hiku (Warriors), Jack Gosiewski (Sea Eagles), Braden Hamlin-uele (Sharks), Shaun Lane (Eels), Mitchell Barnett (Knights), Agnatius Paasi (Warriors), Blake Lawrie (Dragons), Josh Addo-Carr (Storm), Phillip Sami (Titans), Anthony Don (Titans), Matt Prior (Sharks), Tepai Moeroa (Eels), Matthew Dufty (Dragons), Michael Jennings (Eels), Russell Packer (Wests Tigers), Ken Maumalo (Warriors), Braidon Burns (Rabbitohs), Nathaniel Roache (Warriors), Thomas Burgess (Rabbitohs), Jack Cogger (Bulldogs), Matt Ikuvalu (Roosters), Jack Bird (Broncos), Andrew Fifita (Sharks), Jack Williams (Sharks), Sitili Tupouniua (Roosters)


Sore points

A quick look at the injury news to come out of Round 10:

Ben Hampton (NQL) - bicep - TBC

Christian Welch (MEL) - knee - 4-6 weeks

Siosiua Taukeiaho (SYD) - groin) - TBC


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 10 attendance (times are AEST)

Thu 7:50pm Storm v Wests Tigers AAMI Park 11,402
Fri 6:00pm Panthers v Warriors Panthers Stadium 10,084
Fri 7:55pm Broncos v Roosters Suncorp Stadium 28,228
Sat 3:00pm Titans v Bulldogs Cbus Super Stadium 10,105
Sat 5:30pm Cowboys v Eels 1300SMILES Stadium 12,493
Sat 7:35pm Raiders v Rabbitohs GIO Stadium 16,965
Sun 2:00pm Dragons v Knights Mudgee 9,267
Sun 4:05pm Sharks v Sea Eagles PointsBet Stadium 13,360
Round Average 13,988
Round Total* 111,904
Season Average 15,723 Season Total 1,257,800

After ten rounds last year (NRL season 2018), 1,264,121 had attended 80 matches at an average of 15,802 per game.

Round 10 ratings

Day/Time Match Nine Network Fox League Aggregate
Thu 7:50pm Storm v Wests Tigers 605K (371K metro, 234K reg) 241K 846K
Fri 6:00pm Panthers v Warriors N/A 249K 249K
Fri 7:55pm Broncos v Roosters 649K (398K metro, 251K reg) 292K 941K
Sat 3:00pm Titans v Bulldogs N/A 162K 162K
Sat 5:30pm Cowboys v Eels N/A
226K 226K
Sat 7:35pm Raiders v Rabbitohs N/A
243K 243K
Sun 2:00pm Dragons v Knights N/A 217K 217K
Sun 4:05pm Sharks v Sea Eagles 535K (321K metro, 214K reg) 257K 792K

Totals 1.789M1.887M 3.676M

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

One last thing...

Congratulations (and good luck) to Cooper Cronk, who this morning announced he is retiring from the NRL at the end of the 2019 season. The former Melbourne Storm half moved to the Roosters in 2018 and helped deliver a premiership despite a broken scapula - this indeed is in addition to his 2012 and 2017 premierships and 2007 and 2009 Grand Final wins with the Storm.