TWO solid wins and a disappointing loss for the Dolphins last weekend when the Wizard Cup side prevailed against the Comets and the Colts proved too strong for the Western District Panthers, unfortunately the A Grade suffered their second loss of the year to the last placed Panthers who take the bragging rights for season 2006.
THE Dolphins were able to secure 3 wins last weekend at Dolphin Oval over the Ipswich Jets with the Colts squeaking home in the dying minutes and the A Grade and Wizard cups sides securing relatively comfortable wins.
THE Dolphins had one of their toughest days of the season last weekend at the Piggabeen complex when Tweed were able to claw back some ground in the Club Championship by winning 2 of the 3 games on offer.The Colts provided the only good news story of the day with an impressive thumping of Tweed to the tune of 48 points to 28. It was a satisfying victory for the side given that they provided 4 players to the A Grade who have been suffering due to a long injury list within the Club. Asher Elemani led from the front receiving the LEADING EDGE SPORTS Man of the Match while Tim Yee was outstanding at 5/8. The four U18?s players Adam Marr, Tom Butterfield, Luifau Hala and Takai Tamiotikiau who were called upon also deserve a mention and more than held their own.The A grade suffered a heavy 54-12 defeat at the hands of Tweed. An amazing second half saw Tweed amass more than a point a minute to register 44 unanswered points after trailing 12-10 at half time. The Dolphins can offer no excuses for this performance and it was disappointing to see the effort levels drop away as the game got beyond reach. There were many forgettable aspects to this game however one positive to emerge was the performance of the four colts on debut in the senior grade. Logan Sullivan, Foisa Peni, Jon Broad and Tim Benson made a good account of themselves and were among a small group that could feel satisfied with their game. The HOGS BREATH CAF? Man of the Match went to Chris Jelich.The Wizard Cup side suffered their second defeat of the season to a determined Tweed outfit which had primed itself for a big performance. The Dolphins ball control proved to be its worst of the year completing around only 60% of their sets, the side was also unable to mount any real pressure with the ball particularly in the first half and was not posing any real threat to an enthusiastic Tweed defensive line. Things improved slightly in the second half and at one stage the Dolphins got within striking distance however good defence on Tweeds behalf and crucial errors from the Dolphins saw the game slip away. A late converted try from Tweed gave the game its final score line of 22 points to 8. Winger Kaine Manihera was one of the few to threaten the defence and was voted the KEYSTAR AUTOWORLD Players Player while back rower Grant Flugge picked up the SEARLES GARDEN PRODUCTS Player of the Match award.The Club will be keen to register 3 wins this weekend when the side returns to Dolphin Oval to tackle the Ipswich Jets. The nature of the competitions means all sides are a threat on their day and the Dolphins are treating this weekends games against the Jets cautiously. This weeks teamsQueensland Wizard Cup1. Ryan Cullen 2. Kaine Manihera 3. Greg Bourke 4. Nick Emmett 5. Alwyn Simpson 6. Rory Bromley 7. Mick Roberts 8. Troy Lindsay (c) 9. Shannon Fish 10. Adam Starr 11. Grant Flugge 12. Danny Burke 13. Gerard Parle Interchange 14. Damian Jentz 15. Richie Russell 16. Tim Yee 17. Pat GardnerCoach Anthony GriffinFOGS A Grade1. Mark Christensen 2. Adam Fletcher 3. Pat McGill 4. Chris Guimelli 5. Adam Luchetti 6. Chris Fox 7. Chris Jelich 8. Darren Glase 9. Tim Benson 10. Clint Frazer 11. Mick Pares 12. James Douglas 13. Matt Mannion Interchange 14. Mitchell Simpson 15.Luke Boldery 16. Foisa Peni 17. Sam Fillery Coach Grant Cleal FOGS Colts Challenge1. Phil Daisy 2. Andrew Rickert 3. Jordan Brown 4. Michael Wilson 5. Dion Porteous 6. Matt Gillett 7. Angus Cameron 8. Greg Malenstein 9. Tom Butterfield 10. Stuart May 11. Adam Marr 12. Jon Broad 13. Logan Sullivan Interchange 14. Sam Scull 15. Anthony Tonkin 16. Liufau Hala 17. Takai TamiotikiauCoach Craig Ingebrigtsen
WHAT a day football at Dolphin Oval last weekend with no more than 2 points being the winning margin in all 3 games. The Dolphins prevailed in Colts and Premier Grade but unfortunately were thwarted in the final 10 seconds of the A Grade game.The Colts again found themselves in a cliff-hanger and relied on a late Tim Benson field goal to hand them a 25 points to 24 win over a determined Sunshine Coast. The result strangely enough saw the Dolphins jump to the competition lead and the Coast slip back to last however given the closeness of the contest it was hard to believe these sides were at opposite ends of the ladder. Tim Yee had his best outing of the year and grabbed the LEADING EDGE SPORTS Player of the Match Award and was once again supported by the consistent Logan Sullivan.The A Grade side suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of competition newcomers Sunshine Coast. The Dolphins looked to have the game in hand however with just 10 seconds remaining on the clock the Coast team were able to conjure a try that was converted after the bell to assign the Dolphins to a 28-26 loss. Other results meant the side retained 3rd spot on the ladder although Coach Grant Cleal will be asking for a more enthusiastic showing from his side this weekend when they take on joint competition leaders Tweed. Best for the Dolphins in the Coast loss was hooker Scott Gillis who is stringing together some solid form, Scott received the HOGS BREATH CAFE Man of the Match Award and was well supported by Dom Fallini and Luke Boldery.The QLD Wizard Cup clash was a torrid affair and the closeness of the game did justice to its billing as a 1st versus 2nd contest. Although both sides would be disappointed with their respective ball control some of this can be attributed the ferocious defence witnessed through out the game. The Dolphins jumped out of the blocks the better of the 2 sides and went to the break 10 nil leaders, the second half saw a reversal of this trend with the Young Guns grinding away to lead 14-10 in the dying stages of the match. Ironically it was former Young Gun Rory Bromley who found his way over the try line for the Dolphins with just 1 minute to play, quick thinking by Rory saw him turn what would have been a difficult side line conversion in to a formality for Greg Bourke when he avoided a defender in the in-goal, he then bought the ball round under the posts and the conversion saw the Dolphins prevail 16-14. It must be said both sides squandered scoring opportunities in the match a fact that is sure to give hope to both coaches of their side?s ability to improve next time round. Michael Roberts had a corker of a game and at times was playing a lone hand in attack for the Dolphins, Mick was rewarded with the SEARLES GARDEN PRODUCTS Player of the Match award while Adam Starr received the KEYSTAR AUTOWORLD Players Player Award in his 100th 1st grade game, Danny Burke also deserves mention for his bruising approach in the forward exchanges.The Dolphins travel south to Tweeds Piggabeen Complex this weekend and will undoubtedly be tested through the grades. These games will have an impact on the Club Championship race with the Dolphins placed first and Tweed currently sitting second. This Weeks TeamsQueensland Wizard Cup1. Ryan Cullen 2. Kaine Manihera 3. Greg Bourke 4. Nick Emmett 5. Alwyn Simpson 6. Chris Fox 7. Marty Turner 8. Troy Lindsay (c) 9. Mick Roberts 10. Adam Starr 11. Grant Flugge 12. Danny Burke 13. Gerard Parle Intercange 14. Mark Shipway 15. Richie Russell 16. Shannon Fish 17. Pat GardnerCoach Anthony GriffinFOGS A Grade1. Mark Christensen 2. Luke Boldery 3. Pat McGill 4. Adam Fletcher 5. Adam Luchetti 6. Rory Bromley 7. Chris Kluft 8. Darren Glase 9. Scott Gillis 10. Damian Jentz 11. Sam Fillery 12. James Douglas 13. Matt Mannion Interchange 14. Mitchell Simpson 15. Mick Pares 16. Clint Frazer 17. Foisa Peni Coach Grant ClealFOGS Colts Challenge1.Phil Daisy 2. Andrew Rickert 3. Matt Gillett 4. Michael Wilson 5. Dion Porteous 6. Tim Yee 7. Joel Romelo 8. Greg Malenstein 9. Tim Benson (c) 10. Stuart May 11. Jon Broad 12. Jordan Brown 13. Logan Sullivan Interchange 14. Sam Schull 15. Angus Cameron 16. Anthony Tonkin 17. Jack WebbCoach Craig Ingebrigtsen
COURTESY of the Sunshine Coast Daily / By Mitchell Dale
IT was 3 wins from 3 games for the Dolphins last weekend at Brandon Park against Souths Logan however it was by no means an easy day. The Magpies have improved substantially on recent years and it was only for the determined efforts of the Dolphins we were able to come away victorious.The Colts found themselves in a dog fight to the very end when a Souths/Logan conversion after the siren that would have tied the game up was unsuccessful. The Dolphins performance was down a little from the week before with a number of players on rep duty although it must be said the Magpies were also heavily depleted due to rep commitments. The 28 points to 26 scoreline was a fair indication of the game and it was good to see the Dolphins found a way to win despite being off the boil. Once again the sides back row of Logan Sullivan, Matt Handcock and Foisa Peni were instrumental in securing the win and they can count themselves unlucky not to have featured in rep duties this year. Matt received the LEADING EDGE SPORTS Man of the Match with an inspired performance.The A Grade outfit put in the Clubs most polished display of the day in what was a high quality match. Neither side was giving much away until around the 50th minute when the Dolphins gained the ascendancy with some enterprising play eventually running out 30 points to 16 winners. Second rower Richie Russell is finding form and had a strong game receiving the HOGS BREATH CAFE Man of the Match award and was well supported by Dominic Fallini who has handled the transition into the senior grades very well. Chris Giumelli and Scott Gillis also deserve a mention for strong showings.After 20 minutes of the Wizard Cup match it looked as though the Magpies were going to assign the Dolphins to their second consecutive loss getting out to a 14 points to nil lead. The remaining hour of the match saw the Dolphins grind themselves back into the game drawing equal at 14 all with 12 minutes remaining. Then with 8 minutes left on the clock debutant winger Kaine Manihera crashed over for his second try that was duly converted for a 20 points to 14 victory. Although the Dolphins execution wasn?t quite where it could be their effort was outstanding and in the end it was this that won them the match. SEARLES GARDEN PRODUCTS Player of the Match went to Pat Gardner with a strong showing while Grant Flugge was voted by his peers as the KEYSTAR AUTOWORLD Players Player. Congratulations to Kaine Manihera who had a solid debut after some early jitters.On the representative scene the Dolphins have some congratulations to hand out with David Hala being selected in the U17 QLD Schoolboys side and Richie Russell, Scott Gillis, Pat McGill and Dominic Fallini gaining selection in the South East A Grade side. Well done guys, these selections are good reward for hard work. Kaine Manihera was also selected in the A Grade side however his elevation to the Wizard Cup side makes him ineligible. This weekend sees Adam Starr play his 100th First Grade match for the Dolphins almost 15 years after his first. With stints at the Roosters, Tigers, Eels and in France it has taken Starry a little longer to rack up his century. Adam has been a great asset to the Dolphins with his wholehearted approach to training and his game, it would be difficult to find a big man who moves as well as Starry and there has been many a ?wippett? who?s been left in the big guys wake on the training paddock. Well done Starry, the Dolphins thank you for your contribution and wish you all the best for your 100th hit out.This weekend at Dolphin Oval should be a blockbuster when the Dolphins take on the Young Guns. Both sides will be keen to gain the early ascendancy in a game that will see one side move to the outright competition lead. In the lower grades the Dolphins tackle newcomers the Sunshine Coast who have performed above expectations and are sure to test the Dolphins mettle. This weeks teamsQueensland Wizard Cup1. Alwyn Simpson 2. Kaine Manihera 3. Greg Bourke 4. Nick Emmett 5. Rory Bromley 6. Chris Fox 7. Marty Turner 8. Troy Lindsay (c) 9. Shannon Fish 10. Pat Gardner 11. Grant Flugge 12. Danny Burke 13. Gerard Parle Interchange 14. Mark Shipway 15. Damian Jentz 16. Richie Russell 17. Adam StarrCoach Anthony GriffinFOGS A Grade 1. Mark Christensen 2. Adam Fletcher 3. Pat McGill 4. Chris Giumelli 5. Adam Luchetti 6. Chris Jelich 7. Chris Kluft 8. Darren Glase 9. Scott Gillis 10. Dom Fallini 11. Mick Pares 12. James Douglas 13. Matt Mannion Interchange 14. Mitchell Simpson 15. TBA 16. Luke Boldery 17. Sam Fillery Coach Grant Cleal FOGS Colts Challenge1. Phil Daisy 2. Andrew Rickert 3. Tim Yee 4. Michael Wilson 5. Anthony Tonkin 6. Matt Gillett 7. Tom Donnelly 8. Greg Malenstein 9. Tim Benson (c) 10. Stuart May 11. Foisa Peni 12. Matt Handcock 13. Logan Sullivan Interchange 14. Sam Schull 15. Jack Webb 16. Jon Broad 17. Jordan BrownCoach Craig Ingebrigtsen
A mixed bag for the Dolphins last weekend at Dolphin Oval with the Colts finishing with a draw, the A grade a solid win while the Wizard Cup side?s winning run was ended by the Clydesdales.
AFTER registering 2 wins from the 3 available at Kougari Oval 2 weeks ago the Dolphins enjoyed the break last weekend with no training scheduled.The Colts responded to the previous weeks defeat at the hands of North?s by putting together a solid performance against the Seagulls winning 36-14. Wynnum fought hard midway through the second half to get themselves back into the match however the Dolphins withstood the challenge and finished the game strongly. Matt Gillett showed some of the form he displayed last year and received the LEADING EDGE SPORTS Man of the Match Award and was well supported by Logan Sullivan, Joel Romelo and David Hala.The A grade put in a poor performance to be soundly beaten by the Seagulls to the tune of 34 points to 10. The Dolphins were never really in the hunt although with the scores at 18-6 with 15 minutes remaining they had the opportunity to get within a converted try of the lead when they received a lot of ball on Wynnum?s line, however they were unable to worry the scoreboard attendant and the Seagulls sealed the game with 3 quick tries. Scott Gillis was the teams best and received the HOGS BREATH CAFE Man of the Match Award. Richie Russell and Matt Mannion were also good in a beaten side.The Premier Grade continued their impressive start to the season with a solid 40 points to 12 win over Wynnum. The Dolphins may have played better in patches this season however this game represented the sides most consistent 80 minutes to date. Marty Turners form continues to improve and he was voted KEYSTAR AUTOWORLD Players Player while Danny Burke was rugged in the forward exchanges and received the SEARLES GARDEN PRODUCTS Player of the Match. Chris Fox?s performance also deserves a mention as he continues to look more comfortable in the 5/8 position vacated by Shane Perry.This weekend is a memorable one for the Dolphins with centre Greg Bourke currently sitting equal with former Dolphin Damien Richters as the competitions highest point scorer. Just one point from this weekend?s game against Toowoomba will see Greg move to the outright lead. This is a wonderful achievement by Greg and the Dolphins are proud he will have the opportunity to break the record with our Club.Another milestone that has been achieved is by warhorse Troy Lindsay who played his 250th first grade game for the Dolphins against Wynnum, only the second player to do so. Troy?s approach to his game is as wholehearted as ever and the past couple of seasons have arguably been his best. Cowboy now has Peter Leis? record of 261 games in his sight and should reach that by the end of the season.This weeks teamsQueensland Wizard Cup1. Mark Christensen 2. Alwyn Simpson 3. Greg Bourke 4. Nick Emmett 5. Rory Bromley 6. Chris Fox 7. Marty Turner 8. Troy Lindsay 9. Michael Roberts 10. Pat Gardner 11. Grant Flugge 12. Danny Burke 13. Gerard Parle Interchange 14. Mark Shipway 15. Darren Glase 18. Adam Starr 17. Shannon FishCoach Anthony GriffinFOGS A Grade1. Mitchell Simpson 2.Kaine Manihera 3. Adam Fletcher 4. Pat McGill 5. Adam Luchetti 6. Chris Jelich 7. Chris Kluft 8. Damian Jentz 9. Scott Gillis 10. Dominic Fallini 11. Richie Russell 12. Jimmy Douglas 13. Matt Mannion Interchange 14. Luke Boldery 15. Mick Pares 16. Sam Fillery 17. Daniel JonesCoach Grant ClealFOGS Colts Challenge1. Phil Daisey 2. Tim Yee 3. Matt Gillett 4. Michael Wilson 5. James Derbyshire 6. Asher Elemani 7. Joel Romelo 8. Greg Malenstein 9. Tim Benson 10. David Hala 11. Foisa Peni 12. Matt Handcock 13. Logan Sullivan Interchange Dane Hogan 15. Tom Donnelly 16. Stuart May 17. Jon Broad Coach Craig Ingebrigtsen
THE Junior Dolphins are heading into the finals of the Allan's Tiles Pre-Season Challenge competition held over the first five weeks of season 2006. Only the premiership age groups (under 11 to under 12) compete in this competition with many of our teams making it through to finals week of the round robin challenge. After the finals are played, the Luxury Paints Premiership begins for those age groups. Some very enjoyable games have been played in the younger age groups. Games in the under 7 to under 10s are a lot of fun and are great to watch. The enjoyment of our game by its players is paramount at this club and the boys and girls in these age groups make that very obvious with their big smiles and happy faces whenever they jog on to the field. If you have some spare time on a Sunday morning, it is worthwhile popping into Dolphin Oval and having a look at some of our future stars playing this great game for all the right reasons.The representative season is also under way for both schoolboy and the South East Division Juniors. Again the Redcliffe Dolphins will feature in both, in particular the Sunshine Coast under 15 schoolboys who will travel to Townsville this month to contest the state championships. Our very good friends and sponsor, the Redcliffe Leagues Club, is making it possible once again for those boys to make the trip north. Mr Tony Murphy and the Leagues Club board have agreed to meet over $500 in costs relating to that carnival for each of the players. Five of our juniors also have been selected for the Brisbane under 17 team. They are Asher Elemani, Dave Hala, Joel Romello, Dane Hogan and Matt Lennon. Four of those boys did the job for the Stingers under 16 team at the state championships in Rockhampton in 2005.This, coupled with some strong performances in 2006, has seen them picked again along with Hogan, who represented Wide Bay at the same carnival but has since returned to the Dolphins. Well done to all those boys who have been chosen to represent at any level so far. With many rep teams still to be named, I will keep all members up to date in the coming issues.A couple of fund-raising ventures are about to kick off with all proceeds going towards the purchase of training equipment and coaching aids to assist our team of junior coaches to get the very best out of each member of their team. 2006 is the first time for many years that sees this club provide an entrant in the Miss Junior Rugby League quest. Miss Andrea Chapman will represent the Redcliffe Dolphins Juniors and will conduct raffles to raise money for our teams along the way. All the best of luck Andrea. A chocolate drive is also planned for the coming weeks and we hope to raise upwards of $10,000 which will go towards an upgrade of spectator facilities around the Dolphin Oval complex, so please get behind these ventures as they will benefit every player, coach and spectator involved with this club.Thought for the month: Encourage your children to show respect towards their coach and other volunteers that help make this club what it is. Grant Cleal Development Manager
A mixed bag last Saturday at Bishop Park for the Dolphins with the A Grade and Premier Grades securing victory with solid wins while the Colts suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of the Norths Devils.A disappointing performance by the Colts saw them suffer their first defeat of the year going down 44-18 to the Devils. Unfortunately the Dolphins didn?t respond to the challenge put forward by last season?s premiers and will need to focus on rectifying some worrying traits that crept into their game when the pressure was applied. One of the few positives from this game was the performance put forward by David Hala who at times was playing a lone hand against one of the competition favourites. David received the LEADING EDGE SPORTS Man of the Match and looks to be a promising prospect.The A Grade racked up consecutive victorious with a solid win over Norths to the tune of 30 points to 8. The win was based on a foundation of sound defense which is becoming a hallmark of the side?s performances. Mark Shipway and Richie Russell had successful returns from injury in this match and turned in impressive games however the star performer for the Dolphins was Rory Bromley who slotted into the unfamiliar position of 5/8 and relished the extra responsibility. Rory was judged the HOGS BREATH CAF? Man of the Match and will enjoy a delicious steak at Hoggies for effort. The Premier Grade put in a near faultless first half display to go into halftime with an incredible 40 points to 4 lead over the Devils. The second half turned into a 22 all draw to give the game its final score-line of 62 points to 26 after the Dolphins were unable to maintain the intensity and the Devils fought hard to salvage something from the match. Pat Gardner was instrumental in the win against his old club and deservedly picked up both the KEYSTAR AUTOWORLD Players Player and SEARLES GARDEN PRODUCTS Player of the Match awards for a powerhouse performance. Others to shine were rejuvenated centre Greg Bourke and another former Devil Marty Turner in his best game for the Dolphins thus far. This week the Dolphins are on the road for the second week running when we travel to Kougari Oval to tackle Wynnum in all grades. The matches will be tight in the lower grades with the clubs evenly positioned on their respective competition ladders while in the QLD Wizard Cup the Seagulls will be keen to register their first win of the season on home soil against their Bayside rivals in the first leg of the hotly contested Herald Cup. This weeks teamsQueensland Wizard Cup 1. Ryan Cullen 2. Alwyn Simpson 3. Greg Bourke 4. Nick Emmett 5. Adam Fletcher 6. Chris Fox 7. Marty Turner 8. Troy Lindsay (c) 9. Mick Roberts 10. Pat Gardner 11. Grant Flugge 12. Danny Burke 13. Gerard Parle Interchange 14. Duane O'Grady 15. Darren Glase 16. Adam Starr 17. Shannon Fish Coach Anthony GriffinFOGS A Grade 1. Mitchell Simpson 2. Kaine Manihera 3. Pat McGill 4. Rory Bromley 5. Adam Lutchetti 6. Mark Christensen 7. Chris Kluft 8. Damian Jentz 9. Scott Gillis 10. Dom Fallini 11. Mark Shipway 12. James Douglas 13. Matt Mannion Interchange 14. Chris Jelich 15. Mick Pares 16.Richie Russell 17. Dan Jones Coach Grant ClealFOGS Colts Challenge1. Phil Daisy 2. Tim Yee 3. Matt Gillett 4. Michael Wilson 5. James Derbyshire 6. Asher Elemani 7. Joel Romelo 8. Greg Malenstein 9. Tim Benson (c) 10. David Hala 11. Foisa Peni 12. Matt Handcock 13. Logan Sullivan Interchange 14. Dane Hogan 15. Tom Donnelly 16. Stuart May 17. Jon BroadCoach Craig Ingebrigtsen