THE junior Dolphins play their first trials this weekend after the cancellations last week due to the extreme heat. These are the teams that have games.
WYNNUM have not won a first grade game against Redcliffe at Dolphin Oval since 1984 and today was no different. The Dolphins were all class smashing the Seagulls 40 - 18.
COACH Neil Wharton has named an unchanged lineup for this weekends blockbusting Queensland Cup match against Wynnum at Dolphin Oval.
8.Troy Lindsay (c)
REDCLIFFE have lost their opening games in the Mixwell Cup and Colts Challenge. Both games were played in oppressive heat at Bishop Park on Saturday.
AUSTRALIAN Schoolboys - The Redcliffe Connection Since the inception of the Australian Schoolboys in 1972, ten Redcliffe Dolphins have had the honour of being chosen to represent their country at this level. They are Curtis Powell, Adam Chapman, Grant Cleal, David Simpson, Clinton O'Brien, Dane Carlaw, Craig Frawley, Trent Clayton, Brent Tate and Daniel Jones.
REDCLIFFE coach Neil Wharton has named a near full strength squad for the trial game vs Ipswich Jets at Bendigo Bank Oval on Saturday.
REDCLIFFE were defeated 20 - 12 by Brothers-Valleys in their opening trial match of season 2004.
WHEN the name Walter Fullerton-Smith appears in the program you could be excused for thinking that you were at Kooralbyn Valley for a polo tournament or Ballymore for a Rah Rah carnival. But the same Walter Fullerton-Smith just happens to be one of the toughest Rugby League forwards in Queensland.
THE Pepsi Dolphins travelled to Bendigo Bank Oval at Ipswich to take on their 2002 grand final opponents the Ipswich Jets in very hot conditions. The score line was never a concern to Dolphins coach Neil Wharton who told his troops to concentrate on completing their sets and getting to their kicks in the sheds before the game.
With the temperature in the high 30?s there was a lot of drop ball which was to be expected with those conditions.
The Dolphins opened up the scoring in the 5th minute when Danny Burke crossed for a try after a clever pass from five-eighth Shane Perry and Justin McKay converted to give the visitors an early 6-0 lead. Danny Burke crossed again in the 18th minute after some good line running and a clever offload from Ben Jones. Nathan Sologinkin had an impressive debut for his new club making some good metres from strong runs. Ipswich struck back in the shadows of halftime when a Shane Perry pass found the ground and Jets centre Damien Flint kicked ahead twice and won the sprint to the ball to make the score 12-4 to the Dolphins at Halftime.
Ipswich started the second half like they ended the first when winger Gordon Rattler crossed in the corner to make the score 12-8.Three tries were scored in the space of seven minutes from the 62nd minute two by Redcliffe one by Ipswich. The first by centre Brian Jellick who pounced on a spilt bomb by Ipswich Adam Connolly who had an unhappy night under the high ball. The Jets replied when Steve West scored after a kick through and he converted his own try to make it an 18-14 scoreline with 13 minutes left on the clock. Winger Phil Shilvock finished the scoring in the 70th minute after Damien Richters put through a clever chip kick and regathered before passing to Shilvock who finished the move off. Trent Leis converted to make it 22-14.
To show how bad the conditions were for football Redcliffe coach Neil Wharton made 28 interchanges including 18 in the second half to try and keep his players refreshed.
Probably the most satisfying thing for the Dolphins was the form of debutants Gavin Cooper, Mark Brown, Nathan Black and Terry Jones who showed they would not be out of place in first grade if they are needed during the season.
Best for Redcliffe Nathan Sologinkin, Michael Roberts, Adam Starr, Gavin Cooper and Shane Perry.
In the lower grades the Dolphins took the honours in the colts 14-6 while the A grade was a 12 all draw.
Redcliffe 24 (D.Burke 2, P.Shilvock, B.Jellick tries J.McKay 3, T.Leis goals)
Ipswich 14 (G.Rattler, D.Flint, S.West tries S.West goal)
The sides were
Justin McKay Adam Connolly
Phil Shilvock Gordon Rattler
Damien Richters Richard Allwood
Brian Jellick Damian Flint
Chris Bond Steve West
Shane Perry Brendan Lindsay
Michael Roberts Paul Cohen
Nathan Sologinkin Brett Porter
Matt Anderton Marc Fickling
Adam Starr Danny McAllister
Danny Burke Kyle Warren
Ben Jones Dale Robertson
Grant Flugge Brian McCarthy
Andrew Wynyard Kerry Theurkauf
Danny Green Troy Theurkauf
Mark Brown Terry Iese
Nathan Black Tim Gee
Trent Leis Chris Scanlan
Gavin Cooper Ail Chong-Nee
Terry Jones Danny Fellingham
Tough as nails, hard as rocks, that?s....
For a rugged Rugby League prop forward Redcliffe?s Bevan Bleakley gets into very few scraps on the football field. Even the toughest of the opposition seem to give Bevan Bleakley a wide berth where the rough stuff is concerned. There could be several reasons for this - Bevan could be such a nice guy that all the opposition treat him with respect.... or maybe it?s because Bevan is a former top professional boxer with 70 fights behind him.
I lean towards the second theory, not because Bevan isn?t a nice guy, but because of that past boxing history of Bevan Bleakley has most of his opposition bluffed.