IT wasn't the best weekend for the Dolphins losing both the Colts and Queensland Cup games and slipping back to third on the Club Championship table. But it's not all doom and gloom down at Dolphin Oval. Bertie Campbell's A Grade side have strung together a few good games in a row and there are quite a few players pressing for first grade selection.
THE Dolphins Awards winners from Round 6 are
Searles Gardens Products Man of the Match
Keystar Motors Players Player
Hogs Breath Cafe Man of the Match
Leading Edge Sports Man of the Match
Old Boys Play of the Day
AFTER a week off the Pepsi Dolphins are looking forward to getting back on to the paddock this weekend against the Ipswich Jets.
Congratulations go to Charles Vis and Gavin Cooper for their selection in the Queensland Under 19's team to play NSW.
Wayne Bond's good form has not only forced Terry Jones to comeback from injury in Colts but also earned him training stints with the first grade side. Should anything happen to Michael Roberts coach Wharton will have to look no further than the 17 year old Bond as his replacement.
A few lower grade players are starting to make their returns from injury with Val Fa'amoe, Bede Tuohy, Daley White, Sam Fillery and Daniel Jones all due to make returns to field this weekend.
Coach Wharton has made a couple of changes to the Queensland Cup side for the ABC TV game against Ipswich at Dolphin Oval this Saturday. Phil Shilvock returns after attending his sisters wedding two weeks ago and A Grade hooker Nathan Black makes his first grade debut.
The full Qld Cup side is
Troy Lindsay (c)
TWEED Heads gave Redcliffe their first tough game of 2004 on Saturday at Dolphin Oval. The Dolphins were found wanting for much of the game but prevailed 25 - 18 after a much improved second half performance.
IN the first of a series of interviews with past and present Redcliffe players I had the pleasure to catch up with Dolphin legend Bob Jones.
Bob came to Redcliffe from Gunnedah in 1975 to play with the Dolphins and has been here ever since except for 1977 when he went to Sydney to play for the Roosters in the then Sydney competition.
THE Pepsi Dolphins completed their second clean sweep in a row downing Brothers-Valleys in three grades at O?Callaghan Park on Easter Sunday.
COACH Neil Wharton has made a couple of changes to the side that defeated Brothers-Valleys last weekend coming back into the side are skipper Troy Lindsay back from one week suspension and Ben Jones back from injury. Nick Walker and Luke Bishop who both had good games last week will drop back to A grade. The full side is
8.Troy Lindsay (c)
THE Award winners from the round 5 clash with Brothers-Valleys at O'Callaghan Park last Sunday were
Searles Garden Products Man of the Match
Keystar Motors Players Player
YOU joined Redcliffe from Easts at the beginning of 2003 after beating Redcliffe in the A Grade Grand Final at Dolphin Oval in 2002 how did you find it fitting in.
It was really easy actually, because I had played with Shane Perry, Phil Shilvock, Danny Burke and Shane Tronc before at previous clubs and they were all a great bunch of blokes who welcomed me into the club.
THE Redcliffe Pepsi Dolphins have lost three players for their clash against competition new comers Brothers-Valleys at O'Callaghan Park.