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Despite a shaky start to the game the Pepsi Dolphins ran out big winners 52-16 against the North Queensland Young Guns.
The Dolphins started the match by kicking out on the full followed by drop balls in their opening sets before settling down and completing ten sets in a row. They opened their scoring with an 80 metre intercept by five-eighth Shane Perry which was quickly followed up by a tries to Brian Jellick and Andrew Wynyard and the Dolphins had skipped away to an 18-0 lead. On the back of a good Shane Perry kicking game the Dolphins extended their lead to 28-0 by the halftime break.
The Dolphins started the second half off the way they finished the first with Danny Green crossing for a try before they failed to complete their sets. The complexion of the game then changed when Danny Burke was sent to the sin bin by referee Justin Eastwood and the Young Guns ran in three tries in those ten minutes to get back to 34-16. Then the Dolphins back with a full compliment of men worked their way back into the game scoring three tries in quick succession to run out winners 52-16.
On the down side for the Dolphin was the back injury to Andrew Wynyard who could miss a couple of weeks and Troy Lindsay being on report.