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.
Our Round 1 wrap of the NRL results can be found easily here.
Results sheets for all competitions across NSWRL and QRL are here.
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, Josh Robertson, Justin Davies, Andrew Jackson, Adam Huxtable and Hamish Parker.
Look, Coronavirus is a scary thing. We get it.
That's why we've got rolling of coverage of what it means for the NRL and rugby league in general.
As events unfold, keep across it here.
Twelve players have been charged across the first three days of the opening round.
Blake Ferguson (Eels)
Christian Crichton (Bulldogs)
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Bulldogs)
Anthony Milford (Broncos)
Tevita Pangai Junior (Broncos)
Jack Hetherington (Panthers)
Braidon Burns (Rabbitohs)
Jack Williams (Sharks)
Tariq Sims (Dragons)
Paul Vaughan (Dragons)
Sean Keppie (Sea Eagles)
Suliasi Vunivalu (Storm)
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.
3 points - Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Isaah Yeo (Panthers), Cameron Smith (Storm), Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers), Jamayne Isaako (Broncos), Mitchell Pearce (Knights), Jack Wighton (Raiders), Mitchell Moses (Eels)
2 points - Jahrome Hughes (Storm), Viliame Kikau (Panthers), David Nofoaluma (Wests Tigers), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Bulldogs), Shaun Johnson (Sharks), Emre Guler (Raiders), Kalyn Ponga (Knights), David Fifita (Broncos)
1 point - Alex Twal (Wests Tigers), Daniel Saifiti (Knights), Reed Mahoney (Eels), Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), James Tedesco (Roosters), Ethan Lowe (Rabbitohs), Phillip Sami (Titans), Tevita Pangai Junior (Broncos)
Injury news to come out of Round 1...
Jack Bird (BRI) - ACL - season
Luke Brooks (WST) - calf - one month
Mikaele Ravalawa (SGI) - thigh - TBC
Dale Finucane (MEL) - head knock - monitored
Matt Moylan (CRO) - calf - one month
Ronaldo Mulitalo - concussion - monitored
Angus Crichton (SYD) - illness - TBC
Matt Ikuvalu (SYD) - concussion - monitored
Sitili Tupouniua (SYD) - knee - scans
Zane Tetevano (PEN) - knee - scans
Viliame Kikau (PEN) - shoulder - monitored
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.
|Match||Day / Time||Venue||Crowd|
|Eels v Bulldogs||Thu 8:05pm||Bankwest||21363
|Raiders v Titans||Fri 6pm||GIO||10610
|Cowboys v Broncos||Fri 8:05pm||QCBS||22459
|Knights v Warriors||Sat 3pm||McDonald Jones||10239
|Rabbitohs v Sharks||Sat 5:30pm||ANZ||6235
|Panthers v Roosters||Sat 7:35pm||Panthers||10160
|Sea Eagles v Storm
|Dragons v Wests Tigers||Sun 6:15pm||WIN||9137
|Match||Day / Time||Fox||Nine||Combined|
|Eels v Bulldogs||Thu 8:05pm||242K||633K|
|Raiders v Titans||Fri 6pm||155K||-||155K|
|Cowboys v Broncos||Fri 8:05pm||254K||714K|
|Knights v Warriors||Sat 3pm||151K||-||151K|
|Rabbitohs v Sharks||Sat 5:30pm||238K||-||238K|
|Panthers v Roosters||Sat 7:35pm||247K||-||247K|
|Sea Eagles v Storm
|Dragons v Wests Tigers||Sun 6:15pm||217K||-||217K|
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.