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QLD CUP REPORT
Rnd 1: Easts v Redcliffe
Redcliffe smash paper Tigers:
The Dolphins have begun their season with an emphatic victory over the Easts Tigers at Langlands Park. The Tigers had no answer to the Redcliffe pack in a tough encounter which threatened to boil over at several stages. Rob Alexander kept control though through sending three players to the sin bin in the 2nd half.
Phil Shilvock opened up Redcliffe's account showing strength to score in the corner despite a good covering tackle. Michael Roberts showed he's in sensational form in scoring the 2nd try after making a number of breaks up the middle. Not long after Captain Luke Scott dived over to stretch Redcliffe's lead to 14 -nil. The Dolphins showed some great skills in the 1st half but none better than Dustin Cooper's effort to leap into the air and snatch a Shane Perry bomb and score under the posts. Redcliffe took a 20 nil scoreline to the break after an almost perfect half of football.
The second half was more an arm wrestle as both sides muscled up in defense. Some bone jarring hits saw tempers flare with Shane Perry and Adam Starr both spending time in the sin bin. Redcliffe's handling was poor and this gave Easts plenty of posession. After Brian Jellick extended the lead to 24 - 0 Easts hit back with two tries in the last 10 minutes of the game. Dustin Cooper was outstanding at fullback after Trent Leis was injured early in the game. Cooper made two try saving tackles in the can bar corner much to the devastation of Tigers fans.
A top performance for the Dolphins. If the Tigers had a sense this might be their year before the game they know they have plenty to do now.
Final Score: Redcliffe 24 (Shilvock, Jellick, Roberts, Scott, Cooper tries; Richters 2 goals) d Easts 10 (Beattie, Siebold tries; Thorburn goal)
Venue: Langlands Park Date: Sat 15th Mar Time: 3pm Crowd: 1000 Referee: Rob Alexander 1/2 Time: Redcliffe 20 - 0 Penalties: n/a Referee Rating: 8
Premier Grade Lineups: 1. Trent Leis, 2. Phil Shilvock, 3. Damien Richters, 4. Brian Jellick, 5. Aaron Barba, 6. Shane Perry, 7. Michael Roberts, 8. Troy Lindsay , 9. Matt Anderton, 10. Adam Starr, 11. Luke Scott, 12. Danny Burke, 13. Grant Flugge Interchange: 14. Dustin Cooper, 15. Andrew Wynyard, 16. Russell Lahiff, 17. Shane Tronc
A GRADE REPORT
Rnd 1: Easts v Redcliffe
A Grade Dolphins cop hiding:
Redcliffe A Grade have received their worst hiding in many years in the Grand Final replay with Easts. The Dolphins had no answers and were thrashed 50 - 10. Former Dolphin Elton Seeto caused mahem scoring four tries. The young Dolphins were outclassed across the park. It was hard to find positives in the lacklustre defensive effort and coach Rob Campbell will have some work to do during the week.
That said Redcliffe have fielded a very young side and Easts had the experience of former NRL player Leo Dynevor at their disposal. Next week they take on Brothers-Valleys and hopefully can overcome this loss and play some better footy.
Final Score: Easts 50 (Seeto 4, Forde 2, Whyte, Mclennan, Reece, Humphreys tries; Kelly 4 goals) d Redcliffe 10 (Burley, Hunt tries; McIniery goal)
Venue: Langlands Park Date: Sat 15th Mar Time: 3pm Crowd: 1000 Referee: Mick Smith Referee Rating: 7 1/2 Time: Easts 18 - 6 Penalties: Redcliffe 9 - 8
A Grade Lineups 1. Chris Bond, 2. Marijan Harris, 3. Todd Skinner, 4. Joel Barnes, 5. Duane O'Grady, 6. Ryan Wehl, 7. Caleb McEniery, 8. Kane Devine, 9. Nathan Black, 10. Luke Bishop, 11. Ben Jones, 12. Quinn Smith, 13. Joe Burley Interchange: 14. Kevin Cook, 15. Greg Cameron, 16. Neil Hunt, 17. James Crout. COLTS REPORT
Rnd 1: Easts v Redcliffe
Colts get out of jail:
The Redcliffe Colts were outplayed for much of the game by a spirited Easts side. Easts scored the first 3 tries of the game before Redcliffe hit back. The young Dolphins had clawed their way back to trail 18 - 14 before letting in a try 4 minutes from the half time break. Fortunately an Easts mistage allowed Redcliffe to score just before the hooter to send former Dolphin and now Easts Coach Ian Iggy Graham into a swearing frenzy. Redcliffe finished the half a lucky 22 - 28 down.
In the second half three Easts sin binnings and a wealth of posession saw the Dolphins come back from a 28 - 18 deficit to hit the lead with 2 minutes left on the clock. After a nervous 2 minutes defending their line Redcliffe emerged victorious in their first game of 2003. Best for the Dolphins were Val Fa'amoe, Liam Georgetown and Kurt Ludeke.
Final Score: Redcliffe 30 (Grant 2, Dalton, Georgetown, Birch, Ludeke tries; Georgetown 2, Birch goals) d Easts 28 (Borey, Leo, Beldem, Anderson, Pietzner tries; Karabatos 3 goals)
Venue: Langlands Park Date: Sat 15th Mar Time: 3pm Crowd: 500 Referee: Brett Suttor Referee Rating: 4 1/2 Time: Easts 22 - 18 Penalties: Redcliffe 12 - 11
Colts Lineups 1. Jacob Pellow, 2. Charles Vis, 3. Sean Dalton, 4. Lyndon Nagas, 5. Liam Georgetown, 6. Jamie Grant, 7. Terry Jones, 8. Bede Toohey, 9. Chris Birch, 10. Daniel Exantaris, 11. Daly White, 12. Val Fa'amoa, 13. Matt Dawson Interchange: 14. Kurt Ludeke, 15. Saia Futuna, 16. Jake Myler, 17. Maddison Murphy