Monday's Expert - Round 11 wrap

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Monday's Expert is back - with a full wrap of everything happening around the rugby league traps this Monday 27 May 2019. Includes match review charges, POTY leaderboard, crowds, ratings and injury news.


First things first...

The results are in. Check out how Round 11 played out in our one-page results wrap.

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

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


Match review

Just two players charged in Round 11.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters). 58th minute, Grade 1 Dangerous Contact (head/neck) on Kalyn Ponga
Base penalty 100 points
One (1) non-similar prior offence last two years (20% loading)
One (1) similar prior offence last two years (50% loading)
85 carryover points to add
Guilty / no contest 170+85 (255) points - two matches
Early guilty plea 127+70 (212) points - two matches
OUTCOME: Pleaded not guilty - found GUILTY at judiciary, 2 game suspension.

Joe Ofahengaue (Broncos). 35th minute, Grade 1 Dangerous Contact (other) on Jazz Tevaga
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 matches
OUTCOME: Early guilty plea - no suspension. 90 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)

15 points - Mitchell Pearce (Knights)

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

12 points - David Klemmer (Knights), James Tedesco (Roosters)

11 points - Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Damien Cook (Rabbitohs), Clint Gutherson (Eels), Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers)

10 points - Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys)

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

8 points - Luke Keary (Roosters), Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers), Latrell Mitchell (Roosters), Kalyn Ponga (Knights)

7 points - Tyrone Roberts (Titans), Mitchell Moses (Eels), Siosiua Taukeiaho (Roosters), Ben Hunt (Dragons), Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs), Michael Morgan (Cowboys), Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Raiders)

6 points - Paul Vaughan (Dragons), Blake Green (Warriors), Kieran Foran (Bulldogs), Nathan Cleary (Panthers), James Maloney (Panthers), Shaun Johnson (Sharks), Payne Haas (Broncos)

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

4 points - Josh Addo-Carr (Storm), Chanel Harris-tavita (Warriors), Manase Fainu (Sea Eagles), Martin Taupau (Sea Eagles), Kane Elgey (Sea Eagles), Jayden Okunbor (Bulldogs), John Asiata (Cowboys), RyanPapenhuyzen (Storm)

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

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

1 point - Jack Bird (Broncos), Mitchell Barnett (Knights), Braidon Burns (Rabbitohs), Jake Granville (Cowboys), Nathaniel Roache (Warriors), Bronson Xerri (Sharks), Jesse Bromwich (Storm), Corey Thompson (Wests Tigers), Moeaki Fotuaika (Titans), Russell Packer (Wests Tigers), James Tamou (Panthers), Matt Prior (Sharks), Matt Ikuvalu (Roosters), Thomas Burgess (Rabbitohs), Jack Williams (Sharks), Andrew Fifita (Sharks), Matthew Dufty (Dragons), Blake Lawrie (Dragons), Michael Jennings (Eels), Anthony Don (Titans), Jack Cogger (Bulldogs), Peta Hiku (Warriors), Agnatius Paasi (Warriors), Jack Gosiewski (Sea Eagles), Phillip Sami (Titans), Sitili Tupouniua (Roosters), Tepai Moeroa (Eels), Shaun Lane (Eels)


Sore points

A quick look at the injury news to come out of Round 11:

Adam Reynolds (SOU) - leg - scans

Justin O'Neill (NQL) - spleen - 1 week

Matt Scott (NQL) - shoulder - monitored

Luke Keary (SYD) - concussion - 1 week

Josh Hodgson (CAN) - thumb - 6-8 weeks

Jazz Tevaga (WAR) - ankle - 1-3 weeks (TBC)

Danny Levi (NEW) - ankle - scans

Mitchell Pearce (NEW) - groin - monitored

Brad Parker (MAN) - jaw - 4-6 weeks

Waqa Blake (PEN) - MCL - 8-10 weeks

Dean Whare (PEN) - hamstring - 6 weeks


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 11 attendance (times are AEST)

Thu 7:50pm Eels v Panthers Bankwest 16,228
Fri 6:00pm Sea Eagles v Titans Lottoland 7,465
Fri 7:55pm Knights v Roosters McDonald Jones 25,929
Sat 3:00pm Raiders v Cowboys GIO 14,647
Sat 5:30pm Warriors v Broncos Mt Smart 17,495
Sat 7:35pm Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers ANZ 18,195
Sun 2:00pm Bulldogs v Storm Belmore 13,131
Sun 4:05pm Dragons v Sharks WIN 14,586
Round Average 15,960
Round Total* 127,676
Season Average 15,744 Season Total 1,385,476

After eleven rounds last year (NRL season 2018), 1,379,094 had attended 88 matches at an average of 15,672 per game.

Round 11 ratings

Day/Time Match Nine Network Fox League Aggregate
Thu 7:50pm Eels v Panthers 604K (388K metro, 216K reg) 241K 845K
Fri 6:00pm Sea Eagles v Titans N/A 219K 219K
Fri 7:55pm Knights v Roosters 578K (350K metro, 228K reg) 262K 840K
Sat 3:00pm Raiders v Cowboys N/A 201K 201K
Sat 5:30pm Warriors v Broncos N/A
292K 292K
Sat 7:35pm Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers N/A
279K 279K
Sun 2:00pm Bulldogs v Storm N/A 169K 169K
Sun 4:05pm Dragons v Sharks 515K (312K metro, 203K reg) 227K 742K

Totals 1.697M1.890M 3.587M

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


One last thing...

The teamlists are in for Game I of the 2019 State of Origin series. As usual, all the experts - both paid and armchair - are at it about whether Walters and Fittler have made the right decisions.

Check out the teams here and head to our Interstate footy board on The Front Row Forums for all the discussion.