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SOUTHS Logan Magpie back rower Josh Dillon is back in the Queensland Cup side for this weekend?s match after the QRL handed him a warning for being placed on report last week.
Dillon faced possible suspension from a ?careless? tackle charge, however after viewing video footage the QRL judiciary chose to issue him with a warning instead. Dillon will take his position in the Magpies start up team against Redcliffe on Sunday at Davies Park.
A-grade back rower Mick Lambert also escaped suspension following Norths? request to have an incident reviewed by the Division?s Video Tribunal. Norths? claimed Lambert made contact with an opponent?s head and should be charged with Player Misconduct however, after viewing footage from the game, the Tribunal served Lambert with a caution.
The Queensland Cup team to play Redcliffe this Sunday at Davies Park (kick off at 3pm) is as follows: Alwyn Simpson, Gary Doherty, Nick Emmett, Grant Lewis, Edward Dodd, Cameron Joyce, Jace Van Dijk?, Darren Glase, Daniel Irvine, Josh Dillon, Stanley Fau, Ben Watt, Aaron Lewis, Nathan Roe, Kevin Prior, Matt Morice and Eddie Burton.
INJURY UPDATE In form Colts player Daniel Joyce will be rested this week with possible stress fractures. Joyce, a Canberra Raiders dual registered player, has been the Colts? prominent forward this season. Queensland Cup forward James Api will also miss this weekend?s clash with Redcliffe with a minor knee injury.
Api still qualifies for Colts? selection. Magpies coaching staff are keen to maintain the fitness levels gained in the off-season and insist all players must work within their limits. As a result, Joyce and Api joined other injured players in an intense workout last night designed to accommodate their specific injuries.