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THE STORY: Wynnum Manly will try to break perhaps the longest-running hoodoo in rugby league when it tries to win its first game at Dolphin Oval since 1984. If the Seagulls can take confidence from anything, it is their last-up performance, a 42-20 win against Burleigh. However when you consider that the last time Wynnum won on the peninsula its team included the names Lewis, Miles, Dowling, Scott and French, thoughts of a victory may be slightly optimistic.
THE STAT: In another sign of the Wizard Cup?s longevity, Redcliffe will become the first club to record 250 games in the competition. The Dolphins have played more finals games, 29, than any other side in the league.
THE STAR: Of the 249 Wizard Cup games for Redcliffe so far, Troy Lindsay has played in 214 of them. He is in doubt for this match with a shoulder injury, having played two matches last week under duress. Teammate Nick Emmett will play his second game at five-eighth for the Dolphins since making his NRL debut for the Broncos as a centre.
Redcliffe Dolphins 1. Ryan CULLEN 2. Tim YEE 3. Greg BOURKE 4. Kaine MANIHERA 5. Chris GIUMELLI 6. Nick EMMETT 7. Marty TURNER 13. Gerard PARLE 12. Danny BURKE 11. Grant FLUGGE 10. Adam STARR 9. Michael ROBERTS 8. Troy LINDSAY (c) Interchange: 14. Nick WALKER 15. Damian JENTZ 16. Danny GREEN 17. Shannon FISH
Coach: Anthony GRIFFIN
Wynnum Manly Seagulls 1. Bill WYATT 2. Rodney BARBA 3. Simon PHILLIPS 4. Steve IRWIN 5. Tangi ROPATI 6. Jimmy AHMAT 7. Daniel EVANS 13. Luke DALZIEL DON 12. Darren BAIN 11. John BRUCE 10. Sam CRABB 9. Albert TALIPEAU 8. Fili SOFA Interchange: 14. Josh ROVELLI 15. Gary WINTER 16. Zac CHISHOLM 17. Kerry SMITH
Coach: Neil WHARTON This article is courtesy of the QRL for more Queensland Wizard Cup news and information visit www.qrl.com.au