LeagueUnlimited NRL Teams - 2020 Round 3
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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.
Check out our club-by-club season previews which have been published over the last four weeks.
A huge thanks to the following legends for putting hard work into these previews - Rob Crosby, Josh Robertson, Andrew Ferguson, Justin Davies, Andrew Jackson, Sam Bourke, Rick Edgerton, Adam Huxtable, Nick Bailey and Brendan Thurbon.
The UK Super League has already been running for more than a month, with the Wigan Warriors leading the way and champions St Helens clinging to a spot in the top five, while newcomers Toronto Wolfpack are winless from six rounds.
The NSWRL Junior Representative season is in full swing too, with Round 5 having been completed over the weekend.
Two players were charged during NRL pre-season games in February and March.
Ryan Sutton (Canberra Raiders)
Connor Tracey (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
Here's the grading table for match review charges for 2020.
|Offence||Grade 1||Grade 2||Grade 3|
|Reckless High Tackle||400pts||500pts||600pts
|Intentional High Tackle||Referred||Referred||Referred
|Careless High Tackle||$1500||200pts||300pts
Changes for this season include:
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.
A pre-season whip around the clubs and their players who look unlikely to be taking the field in the season opening round due to injury or suspension.
Alex Glenn (hamstring), Jordan Kahu (shoulder), Sean O'Sullivan, Keenan Palasia & Matt Lodge (knee)
John Bateman (shoulder), Sebastian Kris (extended sick leave), Ryan Sutton & Hudson Young (suspension)
Marcelo Montoya & Chris Smith (knee), Kieran Foran (shoulder)
Bronson Xerri (shoulder), Matt Moylan (hamstring), Josh Dugan (knee), Cameron King (ACL, season)
Beau Fermor (knee), Keegan Hipgrave (concussion), Ryan James (knee, season)
Jake Trbojevic & Addin Fonua-Blake (shoulder), Taniela Paseka (ankle), Albert Hopoate (knee), Jack Gosiewski (back), Manase Fainu (stood down)
Brandon Smith (face), Christian Welch (knee)
Sione Mata'utia (knee), Bradman Best (foot)
Josh McGuire (knee)
Mitch Kenny (elbow), Dean Blore (shoulder), Dylan Edwards (ankle), Shawn Blore & Brayden McGrady (ACL)
St George Illawarra
Josh Kerr & Cameron McInnes (knee), Matt Dufty (cheek), Korbin Sims (arm), Jack de Belin (stood down)
Patrick Mago (pec)
Billy Smith (ACL)
Gerard Beale, Nathaniel Roache (knee), Jazz Tevaga (ankle), Jackson Frei (knee, season), Bunty Afoa (ACL, season)
Moses Mbye, Jacob Liddle (knee), Russell Packer (foot)
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.
Last year's total aggregate attendance for 2019 was 3,175,871. This was down on the 2018 aggregate attendance of 3,253,214 by 2.3%.
Where possible, we'll provide information on TV ratings as they come to hand.
We'll be on deck from mid-afternoon this Tuesday as teamlists drop for the opening round of the NRL, as well as the range of NSWRL and QRL competitions that all kick off this weekend! Keep an eye out here for the latest!