Monday's Expert - 2020 NRL Finals Week 2

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Monday's Expert is here - with the full results from NRL Finals Week 2, along with Match Review charges, LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year leaderboard, injury news, crowd and TV ratings info.

All listed times are AEDT (NSW/VIC/ACT).


RELATED: See the full list of 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership Draw and Results.


Finals Week 2 NRL Results & Match Review Charges

Sydney Roosters 18
Canberra Raiders 22

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
Crowd: 18110
Date: Friday 9 October 2020 at 7:50pm

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (18)
Tries: James Tedesco (2), Joseph Manu
Conversions: Kyle Flanagan (3/3)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (22)
Tries: Josh Papali'i, George Williams, Joseph Tapine, Jack Wighton
Field Goals: George Williams (0/1)
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (3/4)

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:

3 points - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2 points - Josh Papali'i
1 points - Joseph Tapine

Match review - Roosters v Raiders

No charges laid from this match

Injury news - Roosters v Raiders

Roosters pair Lindsay COLLINS (groin - withdrew on game day) and Siosiua TAUKEIAHO (knee) are the fresh concerns for Trent Robinson's squad heading into the off-season. No indications of any significant concerns for the Green Machine.

What next?

The Roosters' title ends here, with the Tricolours set to embark on their off-season now. Canberra head to Brisbane to face Melbourne Storm in next Friday's second preliminary final.


Parramatta Eels 24
South Sydney Rabbitohs 38

Venue: Bankwest Stadium
Crowd: 14510
Date: Saturday 10 October 2020 at 7:50pm

PARRAMATTA EELS (24)
Tries: Clinton Gutherson (2), George Jennings (2)
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Mitchell Moses (0/1)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (38)
Tries: Jaxson Paulo (2), Liam Knight, Cameron Murray, Bayley Sironen, Damien Cook
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (6/6)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:

3 points - Damien Cook
2 points - Clinton Gutherson
1 points - Adam Reynolds

Match review - Eels v Rabbitohs

No charges laid from this match.

Injury news - Eels v Rabbitohs

Parramatta winger Blake FERGUSON failed in his bid to play last night's match and his off-season options for recovery will be assessed.

What next?

Parramatta's 34 year quest for a title hits another wall and their season ends. South Sydney are headed to their own home ground for an 'away' prelim against Penrith at ANZ Stadium next Saturday.


RELATED: Click here to view the current NRL Telstra Premiership ladder.


LeagueUnlimited Player of the Year standings

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 right here in Monday's Expert.

33 points - Nathan Cleary (Panthers)
27 points - Cameron Smith (Storm)
23 points - Jack Wighton (Raiders), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs)
22 points - Shaun Johnson (Sharks)
21 points - Kalyn Ponga (Knights)
20 points - James Tedesco (Roosters)
19 points - Clinton Gutherson (Eels)
18 points - Cody Walker (Rabbitohs), Jarome Luai (Panthers)
17 points - Luke Keary (Roosters), Cameron Munster (Storm)
14 points - Brett Morris (Roosters), George Williams (Raiders), Jahrome Hughes (Storm), Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers)
13 points - Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Jamal Fogarty (Titans), Kodi Nikorima (Warriors), Matthew Dufty (Dragons)
12 points - Ashley Taylor (Titans), Ryan Papenhuyzen (Storm)
11 points - Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Damien Cook (Rabbitohs), David Klemmer (Knights), Josh Papali'i (Raiders)
10 points - Scott Drinkwater (Cowboys), Sione Katoa (Bulldogs), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)
9 points - Mitchell Pearce (Knights), Stephen Crichton (Panthers), Mitchell Moses (Eels), Isaah Yeo (Panthers)
8 points - Blake Green (Warriors), Alexander Brimson (Titans), Junior Paulo (Eels), Dylan Brown (Eels), Kurt Mann (Knights)
7 points - Liam Martin (Panthers), Peta Hiku (Warriors), Harry Grant (Storm), James Fisher-Harris (Panthers), Latrell Mitchell (Rabbitohs), Wade Graham (Sharks), David Nofoaluma (Wests Tigers), Jarrod Croker (Raiders)
6 points - Siosiua Taukeiaho (Roosters), Curtis Sironen (Sea Eagles), Reed Mahoney (Eels), Zac Lomax (Dragons), Ben Hunt (Dragons), Blayke Brailey (Sharks), Matt Burton (Panthers), Joseph Manu (Roosters), Eliesa Katoa (Warriors)
5 points - Adam Doueihi (Wests Tigers), Maika Sivo (Eels), Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Raiders), Young Tonumaipea (Titans), Will Hopoate (Bulldogs), Corey Norman (Dragons), Dylan Edwards (Panthers), Daniel Saifiti (Knights), Cameron McInnes (Dragons), Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers), Michael Morgan (Cowboys), Nathan Brown (Eels), Josh Addo-Carr (Storm), Cade Cust (Sea Eagles), Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Eels), Apisai Koroisau (Panthers)
4 points - Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (Storm), Hudson Young (Raiders), Tom Starling (Raiders), Toby Rudolf (Sharks), Moeaki Fotuaika (Titans), Justin Olam (Storm), Alex Johnston (Rabbitohs), Josh Morris (Sharks), Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm), Sitili Tupouniua (Roosters), Kyle Flanagan (Roosters), Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Tevita Pangai Junior (Broncos), Viliame Kikau (Panthers), Shaun Lane (Eels), Kotoni Staggs (Broncos), Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs), Anthony Milford (Broncos), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Bulldogs)
3 points - Semi Valemi (Raiders), Valentine Holmes (Cowboys), Bradman Best (Knights), Chanel Harris-Tavita (Warriors), Martin Taupau (Sea Eagles), John Bateman (Raiders), Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs), Jack Murchie (Raiders), Jamayne Isaako (Broncos), Charlie Staines (Panthers), Nick Meaney (Bulldogs), Tyson Frizell (Dragons), Joseph Leilua (Wests Tigers), Jesse Ramien (Sharks), Will Kennedy (Sharks), Kevin Proctor (Titans), Brian Kelly (Titans), Addin Fonua-Blake (Sea Eagles), Mitchell Barnett (Knights), Waqa Blake (Eels), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Adam Clune (Dragons), Corey Allan (Rabbitohs), Jake Clifford (Cowboys)
2 points - Ryan Sutton (Raiders), Emre Guler (Raiders), Lachlan Fitzgibbon (Knights), Christian Welch (Storm), Morgan Harper (Bulldogs), David Fifita (Broncos), Braydon Trindall (Sharks), Kieran Foran (Bulldogs), Joseph Tapine (Raiders), Campbell Graham (Rabbitohs), Jake Averillo (Bulldogs), Beau Fermor (Titans), Thomas Burgess (Rabbitohs), Nick Cotric (Raiders), Dale Finucane (Storm), Corey Thompson (Wests Tigers), Kyle Feldt (Cowboys), Lindsay Collins (Roosters), Chad Townsend (Sharks), Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles), Kenneath Bromwich (Storm), Payne Haas (Broncos), Sam Williams (Raiders), Ronaldo Mulitalo (Sharks), Tohu Harris (Warriors), Braden Hamlin-Uele (Sharks), Ryan Matterson (Eels), Mikaele Ravalawa (Dragons), Josh Jackson (Bulldogs), Siosifa Talakai (Sharks), Daniel Tupou (Roosters), Dane Gagai (Rabbitohs), Matt Ikuvalu (Roosters), Wayde Egan (Warriors), Michael Jennings (Eels), Isaac Liu (Roosters)
1 point - Luke Thompson (Bulldogs), Jayden Okunbor (Bulldogs), Kurt Capewell (Panthers), Adam Pompey (Warriors), Dunamis Lui (Raiders), Jarrod Wallace (Titans), Josh Mcguire (Cowboys), Phillip Sami (Titans), Darius Boyd (Broncos), Tui Kamikamica (Storm), Connor Watson (Knights), Andrew McCullough (Broncos), Billy Walters (Wests Tigers), Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (Cowboys), Elliott Whitehead (Raiders), Sam Lisone (Titans), Adam Elliott (Bulldogs), Josh Reynolds (Wests Tigers), Herman Ese'ese (Knights), Jaydn Su'A (Rabbitohs), Tom Opacic (Cowboys), Brendan Elliot (Sea Eagles), Thomas Flegler (Broncos), Taniela Paseka (Sea Eagles), Jordan Pereira (Dragons), Luke Garner (Wests Tigers), James Tamou (Panthers), Patrick Carrigan (Broncos), Ethan Lowe (Rabbitohs), Liam Knight (Rabbitohs), Tyrell Fuimaono (Dragons), Coen Hess (Cowboys), Alex Twal (Wests Tigers), Caleb Aekins (Panthers), Tevita Tatola (Rabbitohs)


Metrics Metrics Metrics

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. 

Crowds - Finals Week 2

Crowd figures can be found above in the match results section where available.

Ratings - Finals Week 2

Friday 7:50pm - Roosters v Raiders - 1,083,000
FTA - 781K (489K metro, 292K regional)
STV - 302K

Saturday 7:50pm - Eels v Rabbitohs - 1,167,000
FTA - 836K (513K metro, 323K regional)
STV - 331K