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NRL 2011 - Round 6 NRL Results Blog Game Highlights Stats Injury News & NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes

ROUND 6 NRL RESULTS - 2011 SEASON

ROUND 6 SO FAR... Canterbury fire up after a head-nudge-butt; as Eels pay for Hayne's rush of blood ... The Titans steal another one; as the Tigers lose their way ... Manly make the most of possession advantage; as Warriors can't mount any pressure of their own ... Brisbane continue to win with controlled footy; as the Roosters lose the plot in the wet ... North Queensland seal the win in the opening 20 minutes; as Canberra's ill-discipline and unimaginative game plan kills them ... Newcastle hold out, as Cronulla get stung by Jason Robinson and Phil Haines forgetting to bring their whistles out in the 2nd half ... Melbourne grind out a good win, as Penrith have a dig but don't have the quality ... Dragons win another arm-wrestle, as Bunnies give it a real crack.

NRL Tweet Player of the Year Votes are added as awarded.

Here on www.wdnicolson.com we've got all the Game Results, Match Reports, Game Highlights, Game Stats, Injury News & NRL Tweet Player of the Year Award Votes in the one place.
This Round Review also integrates our NRL Injured List - which if you haven't bookmarked by now - I suggest you do so.
This year not only do you get The NRL Tweet's Tips each week but the whole NOT The Footy Show team will have their picks listed by Thursday so you can back a smoky or a favourite by seeing who we all picked (or didn't pick). We make no promises that we'll get everything right but at least one of us should be good for a lazy 60-65% success rate in 2011.
NOT The Footy Show's Round 6 Podcast
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SPECIAL FRIED RICE - ROUND 6 - Dave: Dragons, Waz: Storm, Matt: Bulldogs, Nic: Sea Eagles.

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ROUND 6 RESULTS
14 - 34Fri @ ANZ | GAME STATS
20 - 14 Fri @ Skilled | GAME STATS
20 - 10 Sat @ Brookvale | GAME STATS
06 - 24 Sat @ BlueTongue | GAME STATS
26 - 18 Sat @ Dairy Farmers | GAME STATS
24 - 20 Sun @ AusGrid | GAME STATS
10 - 25 Sun @ Centrebet | GAME STATS
00 - 16 Mon @ ANZ | GAME STATS

THE NRL TWEET's ROUND 6 REVIEW
FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
14
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34
7:45pm (Local) 15 April @ ANZ Stadium, Sydney.
NRLTweet Game Summary: Canterbury show they can open up their game plan after all, punishing the Eels 34-14 after Hayne's head-nudge-butt. Barba the start.
Injuries: Jamal Idris (Cork)
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Nigel Wilbow
4 - Ben Barba, CBY
3 tries and was safe at back, dangerous everytime he touched the ball.
2 - Aiden Tolman, CBY
It's getting boring Aiden... 33 tackles, 15 hitups, 142 metres - another big workload for Tolman.
1 - Kris Keating, CBY
Controlled the Dogs attack, run well with the ball and had the eels defence on the back foot.
Judge: Justin Davies
4 - Ben Barba, CBY
His superhuman try right on halftime brought the Dogs level and his third try, won the game & broke the Eels' hearts.
2 - Corey Payne, CBY
Strong all night, tackled to a standstill, popped offloads and set the wheels in motion for the comeback in the latter part of the first half.
1 - Kris Keating, CBY
Buried the demons of last week with a strong game, created a few tries and was dangerous running on the edges.

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FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
20
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14
7:45pm (Local) 15 April @ Skilled Park, Gold Coast.
NRLTweet Game Summary: Gold Coast get out of jail for the 2nd time this season when Tigers go AWOL after leading 14-0. Titans score 2 tries late in 20-14 win.
Injuries: Alan Schirnack (Shoulder), Greg Bird (Face)
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Michael McLucas
4 - Mark Minichiello, GLD
Good, tough performance this one. Always threatening with ball in hand and scored the winning try.
2 - Nathan Friend, GLD
Kept the Titans in the contest with great organization up the middle and set up the match winner was a classic example of his good vision.
1 - Luke Bailey, GLD
The point could've gone to Prince as well, but Bailey stood up when he needed to and showed real leadership.
Judge: Warrick Nicolson
4 - Nathan Friend, GLD
The Titans are a much better team with Friend controlling the rucks in the middle. Gets through his defensive workload without a problem and his final pass to win the game was quality.
2 - Scott Prince, GLD
Still a little kick happy inside the 20m zone but he tied the game up with a brilliant show and go on Gareth Ellis.
1 - Robbie Farah, WTG
The skipper tried valiantly to keep the Tigers in front. He's not the biggest hitter going around but he makes a lot of important tackles up the middle.

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SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
20
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10
5:35pm (Local) 16 April @ Brookvale Oval, Sydney.
NRLTweet Game Summary: Manly capitalise on a mountain of possession in the 1st half & run out 20-10 winners over the Warriors at Brookvale.
Injuries: Shaun Berrigan (Hand)
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Dane Neville
4 - Will Hopoate, MAN
TBA
2 - Kieran Foran, MAN
TBA
1 - Daly Cherry-Evans, MAN
TBA
Judge: Warrick Nicolson
4 - Steven Matai, MAN
Ran the ball so strongly that it seemed by sheer force of will he broke the line twice. Adds a lot to his team getting out of their own half. No cheap shots either!
2 - William Hopoate, MAN
Is going to have to shift to the wing when Brett Stewart is back but Hopoate's footwork was a sight to behold at fullback. Great game.
1 - Glenn Stewart, MAN
Always a threat on the right edge and does his job defensively. Quality player.

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SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
06
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24
7:35pm (Local) 16 April @ BlueTongue Stadium, Gosford.
NRLTweet Game Summary: Brisbane continue to show everyone they are a genuine threat; handing the Sydney Roosters a wet-weather football lesson 24-6 in Gosford.
Injuries: Matt Gillett (Foot), Tom Symonds (Knee)
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Matthew Duncan
4 - Alex Glenn, BRI
Busy all game and did a lot of clean up work. Set up the first try and looked dangerous with the ball in hand. Also made 38 tackles.
2 - Jack Reed, BRI
Had a hand in both of his winger Copley's tries and made a great break of his own. Strong defensively and led the kick chase most of the night.
1 - Justin Hodges, BRI
Vintage Hodges. Got through a lot of work from dummy half and caused the Roosters headaches on the edges.
Judge: Ben Hoese
4 - Darren Lockyer, BRI
Excellent kicking game with most kicks putting pressure on the Roosters defence. Read the Roosters plays well.
2 - Jack Reed, BRI
Made up for his lack of pace with some barnstorming runs for 149m. Constantly put pressure on the defence. Had a linebreak and a try assist.
1 - Mitchell Pearce, SYD
Strong kicking and defensive game made him the only real star in a low performing Roosters outfit.

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SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
26
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18
7:35pm (Local) 16 April @ Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville.
NRLTweet Game Summary: North Queensland defeat the Raiders 26-18 in Townsville but the game was over early on with the Cowboys ahead 24-6 at half-time.
Injuries: Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa (Cramp), Dallas Johnson (Shoulder)
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Justin Davies
4 - Johnathan Thurston, NQL
He was in everything like usual, setting up tries or scoring them himself. Remains the key to the Cowboys doing anything significant this season.
2 - Dallas Johnson, NQL
A rock in defence and is increasing his presence in attack.
1 - Blake Ferguson, CAN
Despite some mistakes, he was busy with his involvement and his two tries brought the Raiders back into the game.
Judge: Warrick Nicolson
4 - Matthew Bowen, NQL
A level above his opposition. Ran strongly on his kick returns, kicked judiciously and made things happen in attack.
2 - Aaron Payne, NQL
This was the best game Aaron Payne has played for two seasons. Looked lively around the rucks, took the metres when offered and fed Thurston and Bowen when they wanted it.
1 - Scott Bolton, NQL
In just his second game back from injury, Bolton was a force on the edges and up the middle.

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SUNDAY FOOTBALL
24
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20
2:05pm (Local) 17 April @ AusGrid Stadium, Newcastle.
NRLTweet Game Summary: The Knights built a 24-10 lead early in the 2nd half of this one but the big story was Jason Robinson and Phil Haines refusing to use their whistles anywhere near enough as the Sharks came back.
Injuries: TBA
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Rob Neilsen
4 - Jarrod Mullen, NEW
Pinpoint kicking game had the Sharks on the back foot a lot. Made some scything runs in attack.
2 - Nathan Gardner, CRO
Always a threat running the ball. Performed well at the back under pressure.
1 - Junior Sa'u, NEW
Sturdy game from the biscuit. Scored one try and his runs made plenty of metres for the Knights. Also a presence in defence.
Judge: Matt Vickers
4 - Jarrod Mullen, NEW
Controlled the game for the Knights and was the difference between the two sides. Had a sublime 5 minute period before halftime that probably decided the game.
2 - Nathan Gardner, CRO
Did everything he could to get the Sharks home. Slateresque in his support play and scored two great tries.
1 - Matt Hilder, NEW
Got through a mountain of defensive work and offered clean crisp service to his playmakers.

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SUNDAY FOOTBALL
10
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25
3:05pm (Local) 17 April @ Centrebet Stadium, Penrith.
NRLTweet Game Summary: Melbourne continue their good form of late, but grinding the Panthers out of their contest in Penrith, Storm win 25-10 but Panthers a show until the final 20 minutes. 
Injuries: TBA
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: M Tsialis
4 - Gareth Widdop, MEL
Melbourne need to re-sign him asap. Looked dangerous every time he went to the line and has formed a great combination with Cooper Cronk.
2 - Cameron Smith, MEL
Is there anything this man can't do? Arguably the best hooker in the world, tore the Panthers to shreds.
1 - Timana Tahu, PEN
The new recruit really got his team buzzing with his big hits. Had great impact off the bench.
Judge: Matt Spillane
4 - Gareth Widdop, MEL
Brilliant attacking game from Widdop. Produced 2 great linebreaks which produced points for Melbourne.
2 - Billy Slater, MEL
Typical Slater game, he was in everything. Ran for 200m+ and bagged himself a try.
1 - Kevin Proctor, MEL
Another young gun in the Storm side producing the goods. Had a tireless performance, notching up 29 tackles and several damaging runs.

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MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
00
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16
7:05pm (Local) 18 April @ ANZ Stadium, Sydney.
NRLTweet Game Summary: St.George-Illawarra & South Sydney put on a defensive showcase, but the Dragons eventually take their chances to win 16-0 at ANZ.
Injuries: TBA
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Greg Delaney
4 - Jason Nightingale, STI
Ran for 176 metres with 9 tackle busts and 3 offloads - Nightingale got the Dragons on the front foot with his kick returns and dummy half runs.
2 - Mark Gasnier, STI
Stood tall in the 1st half, making plenty of metres and creating chances. Had early ball which gave the South Sydney defence all sorts of problem.s
1 - Ben Creagh, STI
Set up one try to go with 6 offloads. Worked tirelessly on the edges and finished with 120 metres gained.
Judge: Haylen Southon
4 - Mark Gasnier, STI
It was the Gasnier of old in this one. Scored a try and created several half chances with his footwork. Great Origin preview matched up on Greg Inglis.
2 - Matt Cooper, STI
Came up with the play of the match by stopping Chris McQueen from scoring with sheer strength. Also set up the opening try of the game in the 67th minute. 
1 - Trent Merrin, STI
Matched it against the big names of the South Sydney pack. High work rate and great metres.
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@NRLTWEET 2011 TIPPING RECORD 
TOTAL AFTER 6 ROUNDS - 22/48 @ 46.0%
The NRL Tweet finished with 125 correct tips from 192 Games in 2010 at a strike rate of 65%.

ROUND 6 SELECTIONS
Warrick Nicolson, The NRL Tweet + NTFS Host
Bulldogs +
Tigers x
Warriors x
Roosters x
Cowboys +
Sharks x
Storm +
Dragons +
ROUND 6 - 4/8 | SEASON 22/48
Nic McInerney, NTFS Co-Host
Bulldogs +
Tigers x
Sea Eagles +
Broncos +
Cowboys +
Knights +
Storm +
Dragons +
ROUND 6 - 7/8 | SEASON 26/48
Bulldogs +
Tigers x
Sea Eagles +
Broncos +
Cowboys +
Sharks x
Panthers x
Rabbitohs x
ROUND 6 - 4/8 | SEASON 25/48
Dave Chapman, NTFS Co-Host
Eels x
Tigers x
Sea Eagles +
Roosters x
Cowboys +
Knights +
Storm +
Dragons +
ROUND 6 - 5/8 | SEASON 26/48
Maria Tsialis, Big League Magazine
Bulldogs +
Titans +
Sea Eagles +
Broncos +
Cowboys +
Knights +
Storm +
Dragons +
ROUND 6 - 8/8 | SEASON 24/49
Andy Raymond, Fox Sports Commentator
Eels x
Tigers x
Sea Eagles +
Roosters x
Cowboys +
Sharks x
Storm +
Dragons +
ROUND 6 - 4/8 | SEASON 22/48
Eyes, The Kid Who Sees All
Bulldogs +
Tigers x
Sea Eagles +
Roosters x
Cowboys +
Knights +
Panthers x
Dragons +
ROUND 6 - 5/8 | SEASON 23/48
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