Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
4 days ago
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 Trent Leis Phil Shilvock Damien Richters Brian Jellick Joel Barnes Shane Perry Michael Roberts Troy Lindsay (c) Justin McKay Adam Starr Gavin Cooper Nathan Sologinkin Daniel Green Interchange Nathan Black Danny Burke Grant Flugge Andrew Wynyard
A Grade Chris Bond Marijan Harris Joe Burley (c) Chris Torrington Liam Georgetown Caleb McEniery Wayne Bond Luke Bishop Matt Anderton Mark Brown Ben Jones Nick Walker Quinn Smith Interchange Sam Fillery Daniel Jones Shane Anderson Duane O'Grady
Colts Troy Francom Daniel Bennett Todd Parnell Maddison Murphy (c) Henry Coutts Steve Tyler Terry Jones Adam Turnbull Peter Delaivuna Bede Tuohy Reece Bailey Jay Hampson Ashley Reilly Interchange Jason Frazer Val Fa'amoe Daley White Charles Vis