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
LAST Sunday was a good day for the Dolphins with victory secured in all grades over the highly competitive Burleigh club.The Colts kicked proceeding off racing to an astonishing 46 points to nil lead by half time. The first half was one of those rare occasions when everything fell in favour of the Dolphins as they racked up an unassailable lead scoring some entertaining tries along the way. The second half didn?t quite go as scripted with a spirited performanceby Burleigh which saw the visitors register 24 unanswered points for a final score line of 46 points to 24. Best for the Dolphins were Dysart recruit Logan Sullivan who received the LEADING EDGE SPORTS Man of the Match award along with Joel Romelo who followed on from the previous week?s performance while Captain Tim Benson put in his usual tireless display. Today games presents the sides biggest challenge to date when they meet the fancied North?s outfit and the Dolphins will be eager to continue with their solid early season form.The A Grades 30 points to 28 win over the previously undefeated Burleigh side is one of the most pleasing wins the Club has experienced in a number of seasons. A list of the Clubs injured players includes Adam Starr, Duane O?Grady, Danny Green, Mark Shipway, Richard Russell, Chris Giumelli and Clint Frazer while Lucas Dearden and Sam Fillery were unavailable for selection, the loss of these players impacts directly on the A Grade. The players who took the field last week, some of whom hadn?t played since the trials, turned in an extremely gritty and determined performance. It?s hard to single out players in this game however Dominic Fallini had a tremendous game and received the HOGS BREATH CAFE Man of the Match award. Michael Pares, Scott Gillis and Mitchell Simpson also deserve special mention. The fact that all these guys are graduates of last years Colts side is another positive to come out of this game. Anthony Griffins Premier Grade outfit continued their solid start to the season with a victory over to an out of sorts Burleigh. A strong first half effort saw the Dolphins go to the break with a 24-6 advantage. The game fell away a little in the second stanza with neither side being able to take control of the match, the Dolphins were able to post 2 converted tries to Burleighs 1 to give the game its final score-line of 36-10. Gerard Parle continues to improve and received the SEARLES GARDEN PRODUCTS Player of the Match award for a rugged display while the ever reliable Danny Burke was voted the KEYSTAR AUTOWORLD Players Player. This week?s game against Norths is the first televised game of the season and shapes as a good contest, the Devils will be keen to right the ship after a close loss to Tweed while Dolphins fans can be confident the team will be keen to continue on their winning way. The management and staff of the Redcliffe Dolphins would like to thank everybody who donated to our Cyclone Larry Appeal in total the Club raised $15,934.00.This weeks teamsQueensland Wizard Cup1. Ryan Cullen 2. Alwyn Simpson 3. Greg Bourke 4. Nick Emmett 5. Adam Fletcher 6. Marty Turner 7. Shane Perry (c) 8. Troy Lindsay 9. Michael Roberts 10. Pat Gardner 11. Grant Flugge 12. Danny Burke 13. Gerard Parle Interchange 14. Chris Fox 15. Darren Glase 16. Damian Jentz 17. Shannon FishCoach Anthony GriffinFOGS A Grade1. Mitchell Simpson 2. Kaine Manihera 3. Pat McGill 4. Rory Bromley 5. Adam Luchetti 6. Mark Christensen 7. Chris Kluft 8. Daniel Jones 9. Scott Gillis 10. Dominic Fallini 11. Mark Shipway 12. James Douglas 13. Matt Mannion Interchange 14. Chris Jelich 15. Mick Pares 16. Richie Russell 17. Daniel GreenCoach 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 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
A strong showing by the Dolphins at Langlands Park last Saturday saw the Red and Whites walk away with 2 wins and a draw.The Colts continued their promising start to the season with a 32-24 win over the previously unbeaten East?s outfit. It was a tight encounter that was up for grabs until a try in the dying minutes secured the game for the young Dolphins. Most pleasing for Coach Craig Ingebrigtsen has been the sides discipline after early season games saw the team conceding too many unnecessary penalties. Back rower Foisa Peni (Pictured) was dominant throughout the game and received the LEADING EDGE SPORTS Man of the Match award while young hooker Joel Romelo excelled in his first game of senior football laying on a nice try for Captain Tim Benson. Another challenge awaits the side this weekend when they will be without half Asher Elemani and Dane Hogan who are away with the AIS squad for the match against the traditionally strong Burleigh.A much improved A Grade side scrabbled an 18 all draw in the final minutes of play with a bullocking try to prop Darren Glase. The side?s defense was a vast improvement on the week before and although the sides attack still needs some work there were some encouraging signs for Coach Grant Cleal. Centre convert Matt Mannion had a strong game at lock picking up the HOGS BREATH CAFE Man of the Match award and received strong support from Pat McGill and Lucas Dearden. The Dolphins tackle the unbeaten Burleigh side this weekend and will be keen to build on the gains made last weekend.A powerful first 10 minutes and final 20 saw the Premier Grade post a forceful 48 points to 22 win over the East?s Tigers last week. Slipping out to an early 16 nil lead the Dolphins looked to be comfortable before the Tigers fought back on their home soil to tie the game up 22 all mid way through the second half. This sparked the Dolphins into action piling on 26 unanswered points by the time the final hooter sounded. New recruit Pat Gardner was a stand out and was rewarded for his effort by grabbing both the SEARLES GARDEN PRODUCTS Player of the Match and KEYSTAR AUTOWORLD Players Player awards while Mick Roberts is starting to look at home in the hooking role with some solid defense and darting runs from dummy half, Shane Perry also deserves mention and was constantly asking questions of the Tigers defensive line. This week the side tackles last year?s grand finalists Burleigh and will be looking to avenge a heavy defeat at the hands of the Bears in the corresponding game last year. Saturday April 15 Premier Grade game represents the first televised game of the season when the Dolphins travel to Bishop Park to tackle Norths. The A Grade and Colts also take on the Devils with all 3 games sure to be closely contested matches.This weeks sides vs Burleigh at Dolphin Oval areQueensland Wizard Cup1. Ryan Cullen 2. Alwyn Simpson 3. Greg Bourke 4. Nick Emmett 5. Adam Fletcher 6. Marty Turner 7. Shane Perry (c) 8. Adam Starr 9. Michael Roberts 10. Pat Gardner 11. Grant Flugge 12. Danny Burke 13. Shannon Fish Interchange 14. Chris Fox 15. Duane O'Grady 16. Damian Jentz 17. Gerad ParleCoach Anthony GriffinFOGS A Grade1. Mark Christensen 2. Kaine Manihera 3. Pat McGill 4. Rory Bromley 5. Adam Luchetti 6. Matt Anderton 7. Chris Kluft 8. Darren Glase 9. Chris Jelich 10. Daniel Jones 11. Richie Russell 12. James Douglas 13. Matt Mannion Interchange 14. Brad Massey 15. Mick Pares 16. Lucas Dearden 17. Scott GillisCoach Grant ClealFOGS Colts Challenge1. Phil Daisy 2. Tim Yee 3. Matt Gillett 4. Michael Wilson 5. James Derbyshire 6. Bob Jones 7. Joel Romelo 8. Greg Malenstein 9. Tim Benson (c) 10. David Hala 11. Foisa Peni 12. Logan Sullivan 13. Jon Broad Interchange 14. Angus Cameron 15. Sam Schull 16. Stuart May 17. Jordan BrownCoach Craig Ingebrigtsen
THE Dolphins prevailed in 2 of the 3 games on offer last weekend with the Colts and Premiers Grade running out winners while an out of sorts A Grade went down in their match against the Western District Panthers.Craig Ingebrigsten?s Colts outfit were comfortable winners in the end with a margin of 42-16. The halftime scores were locked at 16 all however the Dolphins were able to pile on 26 unanswered points on the back of a heavy penalty count in their favour. David Hala was outstanding in his first outing for the Dolphins receiving the LEADING EDGE SPORTS Player of the Match award. Others to impress were Foisa Peni and Asher Elemani who has started the year in solid form. Today presents a good test for the side when they meet undefeated competition leaders Easts on their home turf.A disappointing first half performance by A Grade saw the side go to the sheds at half time trailing 22 nil. A much improved second half allowed the Dolphins to add some respectability to the scoreboard however to Wests credit they hung onto to their lead and were eventual 28-20 winners. James Douglas was tireless for the Dolphins receiving the HOGS BREATH CAFE Man of the Match award and received good support from Mark Christensen at fullback who is progressing well from a knee reconstruction. Today should see an improved showing from the side starting from kick off.The Comets began last weeks Premier Grade game in a blur accelerating to a 24 nil lead by the 20 minute mark. To their credit the Dolphins dragged themselves off the matt and registered 38 unanswered points before conceding a late converted try for a final scoreline of 38 points to 30. A confusing trend in the penalty count must be mentioned with the Dolphins being heavily adjudicated in the opening exchanges before seeing the penalties swing in their favour throughout the second half which may go a little way to explaining the large fluctuation in scores. That said Coach Anthony Griffin was impressed with the way his charges kept their composure chasing a large deficit despite not being overly convincing in their execution. Best for the Dolphins was Grant Flugge who had a whale of game receiving the SEARLES GARDEN PRODUCTS Player of the Match while Captain Shane Perry delivered some crucial blows to the Comets when it counted and was voted KEYSTAR AUTOWORLD Players Player. Today shapes as a tight contest with Easts registering 2 wins and a draw in the opening rounds to sit 1 point ahead of the Dolphins on the competition ladder. The side will welcome back Pat Gardner after suspension and veteran Troy Lindsay is also an outside chance of playing.Round 5 action sees the Dolphins return home to Dolphin Oval in what should be a great days footy with the Burleigh Bears travelling north to the Peninsula. The Bears are sure to provide strong opposition and we expect a good crowd on hand to witness the action. This weeks teamsQueensland Wizard Cup1. Ryan Cullen 2. Alwyn Simpson 3. Greg Bourke 4. Nick Emmett 5. Adam Fletcher 6. Marty Turner 7. Shane Perry (c) 8. Adam Starr 9. Mick Roberts 10. Pat Gardner 11. Grant Flugge 12. Danny Burke 13. Shannon Fish Interchange 14. Chris Fox 15. Duane O'Grady 16. Damian Jentz 17. Gerard Parle Coach Anthony GriffinFOGS A Grade 1. Mark Christensen 2. Kaine Manihera 3. Pat McGill 4. Rory Bromley 5. Lucas Dearden 6. Matt Anderton 7. Chris Jelich 8. Darren Glase 9. Scott Gillis 10. Dominic Fallini 11. Richard Russell 12. James Douglas 13. Matt Mannion Interchange 14. Brad Massey 15. Mick Pares 16. Dan Jones 17. Mitchell SimpsonCoach Grant ClealFOGS Colts Challenge 1. Phil Daisy 2. Jordan Brown 3. Matt Gillett 4. Michael Wilson 5. James Derbyshire 6. Bob Jones 7. Asher Elemani 8. Greg Malenstein 9. Joel Romelo 10. David Hala 11. Foisa Peni 12. Logan Sullivan 13. Tim Benson (c) Interchange 14. Angus Cameron 15. Dane Hogan 16. Stuart May 17. Anthony TonkinCoach Craig Ingebrigtsen
THE Dolphins opened the season with wins in all grades at Ipswich last weekend. All 3 games were tough encounters and it was pleasing for the coaches their sides were able to walk away with 2 points.The Colts jumped out of the blocks well slipping out to a halftime lead of 14-6. The Jets worked themselves back into the game leading 16-14 midway through the second half before a tense finish saw the Dolphins run out eventual winners 20 points to 14.The side will need to improve its discipline in the future with too many unnecessary penalties. Matt Handcock and Tom Donnelly will spend 3 weeks on the sidelines after an unfortunate tackle while Captain Tim Benson proved the sides best collecting the LEADING EDGE SPORTS Man of the Match. This week sees the Dolphins tackling the Western District Panthers for the first home game of the season.The A Grade encounter was a rugged affair with both sides playing the game in a physical style. The Dolphins finished 34-14 winners after playing the final 25 minutes with 12 men after Richie Russell was sent off. It was a solid effort from the Dolphins as the game was still a tight contest when Richie left the field, Coach Grant Cleal was impressed with the way the side put the game beyond doubt in the circumstances. Dominic Fallini continued his impressive trial form receiving the HOGS BREATH CAFE Man of the Match award off the bench, Dom was well supported by NZ recruit Kaine Manihera and Mark Shipway who unfortunately picked up a rib cartilage injury. The team also tackles the Western District Panthers this weekend who will be keen to register their first win.The Premier Grade side completed the trifecta with a hard fought win over the Jets to the tune of 34 points to 12. The game was a good contest despite the scoreline with the Dolphins relying on a determined defensive effort to shut out Ipswich on their home soil. The win has come a cost with Clint Frazer badly separating the AC joint in his shoulder, Danny Green also suffered a shoulder injury while Pat Gardner will miss one week through suspension, Duane O?Grady was thought to have broken the scaffoid in his left hand however tests have cleared him of a break. Winger Adam Fletcher was solid on debut for the Dolphins receiving the KEYSTAR AUTOWORLD Players Player award and evergreen forward Adam Starr proved his worth again with his SEARLES GARDEN PRODUCTS Player of the Match performance, others to impress were Danny Burke and centres Greg Bourke and Nick Emmett. This week provides a real test for the Dolphins depth with a number of player?s unavailable to confront the Central Comets who will be champing at the bit after downing the Burleigh Bears for the first time last weekend. The first home games of the season shape as good encounters and with the Wizard Family Day promotion on we can expect a good crowd on hand for their first fix of Dolphin Oval footy for the year.This weeks teamsQueensalnd Wizard Cup1. Ryan Cullen 2. Alwyn Simpson 3. Greg Bourke 4. Nick Emmett 5. Adam Fletcher 6. Marty Turner 7. Shane Perry (c) 8. Adam Starr 9. Mick Roberts 16. Damian Jentz 11. Grant Flugge 12. Danny Burke 13. Shannon Fish Interchange 14. Chris Fox 15. Duane O'Grady 10. Darren Glase 17. Gerard ParleCoach Anthony GriffinFOGS Cup A grade1. Mark Christensen 2. Kaine Manihera 3. Pat McGill 4. Rory Bromley 5. Lucas Deaden 6. Matt Anderton (c) 7. Chris Jelich 8. Brad Massey 9. Scott Gillis 10. Dom Fallini 11. James Douglas 12. Dan Jones 13. Matt Mannion Interchange 14. Mick Pares 15. Xavier Jordan 16. Josh McCormick 17. Sam Fillery Coach Grant ClealFOGS Colts Challenge1. Phil Daisy 2. Dion Porteous 3. Matt Gillett 4. Michael Wilson 5. James Derbyshire 6. Bob Jones 7. Asher Elemani 8. Greg Malenstein 9. Angus Cameron 10. Jon Broad 11. Foisa Peni 12. Logan Sullivan 13. Tim Benson (c) Interchange 14. David Hala 15. Dane Hogan 16. Stuart May 17. Anthony TonkinCoach Craig IngebrigtsenThe Redcliffe Dolphins ask all members and supporters of the Leagues and Football Clubs to get behind the club's Cyclone Larry Appeal donations are being taken at reception in the Leagues Club.
ROUND 1 of the competitions saw the Dolphins sit the weekend out with the first up bye however this weekend sees the Club traveling west to tackle Ipswich in 3 grades who are sure to provide stiff competition after bolstering their ranks in the off-season with guys looking for an opportunity with the Titans in 2007.Last weekend wasn?t wasted with the Club holding its season launch in the Des Webb Lounge of the Redcliffe Leagues Club on Friday. The event was well attended and the Dolphins would like to thank EMERALD Executive Chairman Eddy Faress, Mark Schulman from PAYNTER DIXON and Howard White from IGT for coming along. Thanks also to the players, staff, coaches and their partners for making the night an enjoyable occasion.This seasons Colts side is a young, talented outfit and should play their best footy towards the back end of the season. This is not to say they won?t do well early as we are sure they will it will just take a few rounds for the younger guys in the squad to adjust to the standard of competition they are now in. Some of the guys to keep an eye on this year will be Matt Gillett, Foisa Peni, Asher Elemani, Phil Daisy and Logan Sullivan. Enjoy the year boys, we are sure you will do the Dolphins proud.Grant Cleal?s A Grade squad go into the Ipswich match with some patchy trial form behind them. With an injury free senior squad at the moment the players will be keen to impress for selection in the Premier Grade when the opportunity arises and our supporters should see an improvement in the team?s performance this weekend. It?s great to see a number of last seasons Colts progress into the side with Scott Gillis, Brad Massey and Dominic Fallini all featuring.The Premier Grade confronts a bit of an unknown with the Jets not giving much away throughout the off-season. The word is the Jets will field a young side with a number of players making the move into the QLD Wizard Cup from the Premier League in Sydney. Dolphins Coach Anthony Griffin has been happy with the player?s application and anticipates an improved level of competition this season with the Jets providing the first insight into how the Dolphins stack up in 2006. Off season signings Marty Turner, Pat Gardner, Adam Fletcher and Alwyn Simpson are the new faces in the squad for the first fixture and have been rewarded for some good form in the trials.Congratulations to Shane Perry on making his debut for the Broncos last weekend against the Cowboys, unfortunately the result didn?t quite go as he would have liked however he can be proud of his effort. Shane?s elevation into the Broncos has provided a timely reminder to the rest of the players of the value the new Dolphins/Broncos affiliation provides and of opportunities that are available.Don?t forget to come down to Dolphin Oval for the round 3 games when the Western District Panthers take on our lower grades in the Fogs Cups and the Premier Grade come up against the Central Comets in the QLD Wizard Cup.This weeks teamsQueensland Wizard Cup1. Ryan Cullen 2. Alwyn Simpson 3. Nick Emmett 4 Greg Bourke 5. Adam Fletcher 6. Chris Fox 7. Marty Turner 8. Adam Starr (c) 9. Michael Roberts 10. Pat Gardner 11. Grant Flugge 12. Danny Burke 13. Danny Green Interchange 14. Shannon Fish 15. Duane O'Grady 16. Danian Jentz 17. Clint FrazerCoach Anthony GriffinFogs A Grade1. Mark Christensen 2. Kaine Manihera 3. Pat McGill 4. Rory Bromley 5. Lucas Dearden 6. Matt Anderton 7. Chris Jelich 8. Daniel Jones 9. Scott Gillis 10. Darren Glase 11. Richard Russell 12. Mark Shipway 13. Gerard Parle (c) Interchange 14. James Douglas 15. Brad Massey 16. Dominic Fallini 17. Chris GiumelliCoach Grant ClealFogs Colts Challenge1. Phil Daisy 2. Dion Porteous 3. Matt Gillett 4. Michael Wilson 5. James Derbyshire 6. Bob Jones 7. Asher Elemani 8. Greg Malenstein 9. Tom Donnelly 10. Matt Handcock 11. Foisa Peni 12. Logan Sullivan 13. Tim Benson (c) Interchange 14. Jon Broad 15. Jordon Brown 16. Sam Schull 17. Angus CameronCoach Craig Ingebrigtsen