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NRL 2011 - Round 18 NRL Results Blog. Highlights Stats Injuries NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes

ROUND 18 RESULTS BLOG
2011 NRL PREMIERSHIP SEASON

THE NRL TWEET's ROUND 18 REVIEW
Here on www.wdnicolson.com we've got all the Game Results, Match Reports, Game Highlights, Game Stats, Injury News and 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.
Player of the Year Votes are added as awarded by our panel - all votes are usually up to date by Tuesday. Fantasy League Leaderboard Updated Monday and Tuesday.
ROUND 18 RESULTS
07/07 Odds are courtesy of Sportingbet Australia
22 - 06 Fri @ Mt Smart | LINE: GLD +9.5 GAME STATS22 - 06 Fri @ Parramatta | LINE: PAR +1.5 GAME STATS
26 - 12 Sat @ Toyota | LINE: CAN +3.5 GAME STATS
18 - 28 Sat @ Adelaide | LINE: CBY +6.0 GAME STATS
34 - 26 Sun @ SFS | LINE: SYD +3.5 GAME STATS
36 - 22 Sun @ Brookvale | LINE: SOU +9.5 GAME STATS
12 - 22 Mon @ AusGrid | LINE: NQL +10.0 GAME STATS
- ROUND 18 BYES - 
NRL TWEET PLAYER OF THE YEAR VOTES
 Leaderboard goes silent after Round 18
RD18 Votes to be added Monday and Tuesday.
SPECIAL FRIED RICE - ROUND 18
- Waz 9/18: Sea Eagles; Matt 14/18: Storm; Dave 12/18: KnightsNic 14/18: Warriors -
Note: The order in which Special Fried Rice (the game we guarantee that team will win) is chosen rotates - this week Dave had 1st choice, Nic 2nd, Waz 3rd and Matt 4th. So it isn't as easy as it sounds to tip correctly each week.
You can check out who the NOT The Footy Show Experts picked for the 2011 Premiership via this link.
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THE NRL TWEET's ROUND 18 REVIEW
FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
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8:35pm (Local) 8 July @ Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. (Starts 6:30pm NSW/QLD Time)
NRLTweet Game Summary: Warriors snap a 4 game losing streak with a 22-6 win over Titans in wet conditions in Auckland. Gold Coast lose their 12th game in 2011.
Injuries: Lewis Brown (Ankle), Esi Tonga (Late withdrawal)
GAME STATS
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Matthew Duncan
4 - Feleti Mateo, WAR
On pure raw ability, one of the best players in the Comp. Showed his class all night but also rolled up the sleeves and got through some tough stuff.
2 - Kevin Locke, WAR
Has freakish speed and he caused headaches for the Titans defence every time he touch the ball.
1 - Micheal Luck, WAR
A workaholic who got through a mountain of tackles. Not that it's hard to defend against the Titans but the Warriors certainly look safer in defence with him in their side.
Judge: Craig Buchanan
4 - James Maloney, WAR
Another great night with the boot, his kicking was accurate and he put in some long kicks which pulled up in the in goal when the Warriors needed field position.
2 - Micheal Luck, WAR
A strong return form injury with the expected huge work rate, Luck was a lynch pin in the Warriors solid 2nd half defence.
1 - Simon Mannering, WAR
Lead from the front, was strong in defence, made some big runs and scored a great try.
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FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
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7:45pm (Local) 8 July @ Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta.
NRLTweet Game Summary: Parramatta move Jarryd Hayne to five-eighth and looked slick early... Tigers have plenty of chances but Eels finish all over them 22-6.
Injuries: Jeff Robson (Hammy - Late withdrawal), Ben Murdoch-Masila (Leg)
GAME STATS
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Maria Tsialis
4 - Jarryd Hayne, PAR
Whether or not his move to five-eighth will be permanent is anyone's guess, but Hayne got back to some of his best form in the halves against the Tigers.
2 - Luke Burt, PAR
The veteran is dynamite anywhere but really shone at fullback with two linebreaks and a try assist. Handy with the boot as well.
1 - Keith Galloway, WTG
Didn't play big minutes in his first Origin, but tried his hardest in a struggling team with 100 metres and 40 tackles.
Judge: Warrick Nicolson
4 - Nathan Hindmarsh, PAR
The Eels finally broke through for a win after a month of great effort and no one stood out more than Hindmarsh. Made another lazy 49 tackles and backed it up with 19 runs for 125 metres. Is hitting to hurt lately.
2 - Luke Burt, PAR
Loves playing at fullback and Hayne's shift to the halves allows him to get far more involved in a game. Made things happen when a half chance presented itself, made two breaks and set up a try.
1 - Jarryd Hayne, PAR
His first 20 minutes at five-eighth were sensational. Tapered off as the game went away from him but there is no doubt whatsoever the Eels look like they can score more points with him at first receiver on the left edge. The downside is you lose his kick returns and powerful running. An upside is he kicks the ball more often.
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SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
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5:35pm (Local) 9 July @ Toyota Stadium, Cronulla.
NRLTweet Game Summary: Cronulla continue to play enterprising footy and all but end Canberra's season with a 26-12 win at Toyota.
Injuries: Josh Papalii (Groin), Reece Robinson, Paul Gallen (Shoulder), Kade Snowden (Neck - late withdrawal)
GAME STATS
2011 @NRLTweet
Judge: Warrick Nicolson
4 - Wade Graham, CRO
He is a big reason the Sharks have won 4 in a row. His kicking game has been very good and with his forwards giving him some space his decision making on the edges was equally as good.
2 - Luke Douglas, CRO
Played the whole first half and is a superb athlete for a front rower. Helped set up Wade Graham's try in the first half and finished with 20 runs and 32 tackles in 64 minutes.
1 - Shaun Fensom, CAN
Despite his team making errors and giving up field position deluxe to the Sharks - this guy just kept fronting up. 50 odd tackles and 16 runs and even with the game over it was his pressure from marker on Gallen's field goal that forced it to go wide.
Judge: Greg Delaney
4 - Wade Graham, CRO
Beautiful control of the game, his running game was on song with 106 running metres and he had a try and a try assist.
2 - Paul Gallen, CRO
Inspirational once again, made a mammoth 191 metres and took it to the Raiders forwards.
1 - Shaun Fensom, CAN
Made 53 tackles and 99 metres, one of the few Raiders that can hold his head high.
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SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
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7:35pm (Local) 9 July @ Adelaide Oval, Adelaide(Starts 8:05pm NSW/QLD Time)
NRLTweet Game Summary: Melbourne keep themselves at the point end of the table by defeating Canterbury 28-18 at the Adelaide Oval.
Injuries: Corey Payne (Late withdrawal), Michael Ennis (Ribs - late withdrawal)
GAME STATS
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Nigel Wilbow
4 - Cooper Cronk, MEL
In everything, asked plenty of questions of the Dogs defence and kicked well to setup one try and scored two himself.
2 - Billy Slater, MEL
Always dangerous at the back, did everything at 100mph and made a couple of long breaks.
1 - Aiden Tolman, CBY
Made 35 tackles, 12 hitups and 121 metres. Did a lot of the touch stuff for the Dogs and they missed him when he was replaced.
Judge: Ben Hoese
4 - Cooper Cronk, MEL
Went about his business as per usual and steered a seemingly tired Storm to victory in Adelaide.
2 - Adam Blair, MEL
Provided punch up front for the Storm and was dangerous when shifted to the edges. Kept Canterbury guessing with his ball handling.
1 - Martin Taupau, CBY
Had a good return to the top grade after a cup of coffee in 2010. The newest afro sporting Bulldog made 9 runs for 81 metres in his limited game time.
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SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOOTBALL
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2:05pm (Local) 10 July @ Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney.
NRLTweet Game Summary: How about the Sydney Roosters? Was their 34-26 win over the Panthers a sign they can revive their season or just a one off?
Injuries: Anthony Minichiello (Late withdrawal), Mitchell Pearce (Shoulder), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Shoulder - late withdrawal), Aiden Guerra (Late withdrawal), Luke Walsh (Hammy), Trent Waterhouse (Knee)
GAME STATS
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Matt Spillane
4 - Todd Carney, SYD
Starting to find his 2010 form and was a menace for the Penrith defence.
2 - Luke Lewis, PEN
Busy game for Lewis, notching up 30 tackles, 140m, several offloads and a try.
1 - Mitchell Pearce, SYD
Linked well with his 5/8 Carney and his kicking game was top notch.
Judge: Justin Davies
4 - Todd Carney, SYD
If you didn't know better, you would think it was the Carney of 2010. He controlled play, scored twice and sparked the Roosters comeback.
2 - Phil Graham, SYD
Looked like he hadn't missed a beat in his return and might find a permanent spot on a wing after a fine display filling in at fullback for Anthony Minichiello.
1 - Mitchell Pearce, SYD
Celebrated his 100th game with a win and despite playing second fiddle to Carney, produced a solid performance that included a few try assists.
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SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOOTBALL
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3:05pm (Local) 10 July @ Brookvale Oval, Brookvale.
NRLTweet Game Summary: Strange game at a packed Brookie. Manly build a 16-4 lead, then Souths score 18 unanswered points but Manly still end up winning 36-22.
Injuries: Rhys Wesser (Knee), Glenn Stewart (Hammy), Jason King (Hammy)
GAME STATS
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Haylen Southon
4 - Glenn Stewart, MAN
Came into the game under an injury cloud and having played all 80 minutes in Origin 3. Worked hard in defence and attack. Was involved in several early attacking plays resulting in tries for Manly.
2 - Anthony Watmough, MAN
Like his backrower partner Stewart, Watmough performed beautifully backing up from Wednesday night.
1 - Kieran Foran, MAN
Sparked his team by scoring 2 outstanding second half tries. His cut out pass to Oldfield was a thing of beauty.
Judge: Matthew Vickers
4 - Glenn Stewart, MAN
Worked hard all game despite a weak hamstring; offloading almost at will. Lead the match in terms of carries with 24 - impressive given his 80 minute performance in Origin 3.
2 - Kieran Foran, MAN
When the game was there to be won; Foran seized on the opportunity for Manly, and scored two tries to put the game out of Souths reach.
1 - Chris Sandow, SOU
Led the Bunnies resurgence and got them back in front. Unfortunately didn't have the quality of supporting cast to maintain the lead through the last 20 minutes. Kicking game was particularly good in testing wind conditions.

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MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
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7:05pm (Local) 11 July @ AusGrid Stadium, Newcastle.
NRLTweet Game Summary: How bout them Cowboys? Nth Qld overcome an out of sorts Newcastle 22-12 at AusGrid. Scott, Bowen, Segeyaro & Fe Fi Fo Fum outstanding.
Injuries: Kurt Gidley (Hammy), Evarn Tuimavave (Late withdrawal), Willie Tonga (Thigh), Aaron Payne (Hand - Late withdrawal)
GAME STATS
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Rob Neilsen
4 - Matthew Bowen, NQL
Lifted himself to fill the void left by the loss of Thurston. Drilled in some brilliant attacking kicks, pulled off some darting runs and was the thorn in Newcastle's side.
2 - Jarrod Mullen, NEW
Never stopped trying to do something for the Knights, especially following the injury to Kurt Gidley.
1 - Cory Paterson, NQL
Lifted the Cowboys in his first game against his former team. Capped off his night with the match sealing try.
Judge: Michael McLucas
4 - Matthew Bowen, NQL
Took on the job of steering the Cowboys in the absence of his captain and did a superb job. Still plenty of class about him.
2 - Matthew Scott, NQL
Another powerhouse performance from the big man on the back up from Origin. Charged forward all night to get the Cowboys up the right end of the field.
1 - Ryan Stig, NEW
Continued his impressive start to his career with a dangerous running game in which he set up a try and a couple of line breaks.
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ROUND 18 BYES
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NOT The Footy Show Episode 72
- QLD 34 NSW 24 Review + Round 18 Preview July 07, 2011 -
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GAME THREE VIDEO REVIEW
FANTASY LEAGUE SCORE UPDATE
Phase Two of NOT The Footy Show's Fantasy League
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TIPPING TIPS:
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). Truthfully there is no perfect formula but here's a vital tip to help you cope with the copious amounts of NRL Tipping Comp's
@NRLTWEET's 2011 TIPPING RECORD 
TOTAL AFTER 18 ROUNDS - 69/127 @ 54.3%
The NRL Tweet finished with 125 correct tips from 192 Games in 2010 at a strike rate of 65%.

ROUND 18 SELECTIONS
Warrick Nicolson, The NRL Tweet + NTFS Host
Warriors
Tigers
Raiders
Storm
Panthers
Sea Eagles
Knights
3/7 | SEASON 69/128
Nic McInerney, NTFS Co-Host
Warriors
Tigers
Sharks
Storm
Panthers
Sea Eagles
Knights
4/7 | SEASON 83/128
Warriors
Tigers
Raiders
Storm
Panthers
Sea Eagles
Knights
3/7 | SEASON 77/128
Dave Chapman, NTFS Co-Host
Warriors
Tigers
Sharks
Storm
Panthers
Sea Eagles
Knights
4/7 | SEASON 79/128
Maria Tsialis, Big League Magazine
Warriors
Eels
Raiders
Bulldogs
Panthers
Sea Eagles
Knights
3/7 | SEASON 71/128
Andy Raymond, Fox Sports Commentator
Warriors
Eels
Sharks
Bulldogs
Roosters
Sea Eagles
Knights
5/7 | SEASON 68/128
Eyes, The Kid Who Sees All
Titans
Tigers
Raiders
Bulldogs
Roosters
Rabbitohs
Knights
1/7 | SEASON 61/128
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