The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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The Colts started the days proceedings off poorly with a sub-standard display that has coach Waverley Stanley tearing his hair out.Although the side looked more than competitive in stages, untimely errors and a lack of discipline thwarted any hope of victory over a committed well drilled Bears outfit.Scott Gillis,a new recruit from Mackay Brothers is one player who applies himself well and receives the Leading Edge Sports Man of the Match Award for his effort.
The A Grade side suffered its first defeat of the year and as was the case with the colts put in a below par performance.The Bears snuck out to an early lead and were never headed.Ball handling proved to be a problem for the Dolphins and the side will be looking to bounce back on home soil against the Magpies this weekend.Another new recruit to the Club,Jamie Russo won the Hogs Breath Caf? Man of the Match with a strong display which saw him play the entire game.
The Premier Grade side went down to the Bears 32 ?22 after surrendering a half time lead of 16 ?6. A high quality match entertained the large crowd and it was Burleigh who composed themselves with a strong 2nd half showing. Hard to be critical of the Dolphins who put in a very good effort but was beaten by the better side on the day and there will be a lot gained from this hit out. Danny Burke continues his stellar start to the season with a Searles Garden Products Player of the Match performance and was well supported by his partner in crime Adam Starr who was judged Keystar Players Player.
Congratulations to Burleigh for a wonderful promotion of our competitions which saw free entry into Pizzey Park and a live broadcast by Sea FM from the ground.The success of the day is sure to see them attract new supporters to their Club.
There appears to be no injury concerns from the weekend games and it was pleasing to see the successful return of Danny Green from injury and Grant Flugge from suspension.Their return is sure to make competition for Back Row spots very interesting.
Round 4 sees Dolphin Oval playing host to the Souths-Logan Magpies in three grades.The Magpies are in the hunt for their maiden win of the season after giving both Wynnum and Burleigh the fright of their lives in the opening weeks of the competition and are sure to give the Dolphins a torrid encounter.Our three sides will be looking to build on a tough start to the season and the great crowd support we get at Dolphin Oval will go a long way to helping the boys out. This weeks teams Queensland Cup 1.Ryan Cullen 2.Mark Christensen 3.Greg Bourke 4.Nick Emmett 5.Matt Gruszka 6.Shane Perry (c) 7.Michael Roberts 8.Troy Lindsay 9.Shannon Fish 10.Adam Starr 11.Matt Mapes 12.Danny Burke 13.Grant Flugge Interchange 14.Matt Dawson 15.Nathan Herbener 16.Nick Walker 17.Jamie Russo Coach Anthony Griffin A Grade 1.Luke Bloomfield 2.Chris Giumelli 3.Chris Fox 4.Joe Stewart 5.Phil Shilvock 6.Matt Mannion 7.Matt Anderton 8.Damien Jentz 9.Luke Tonion 10.Clint Frazer 11.Danny Green 12.Duane O'Grady 13.Gerard Parle Interchange 14.Quin Smith 15.Pete Delaivuna 16.Iremia Filipo 17.Aron Denny Coach Ian Graham Colts 1.Mitchell Simpson 2.Jordon Brown 3.Jarred Tatipata 4.Sam Maniat 5.Matt Gillett 6.Joe Parekura 7.Wayne Bond 8.Kim Phoenix 9.Scott Gillis 10.Stuart May 11.Jack Reis 12.Jason Frazer 13.Jason Campbell Interchange 14.Mick Pares 15.Jon Broad 16.Abe Barrett 17.Chris Torrington Coach Waverley Stanley