The Dolphins A Grade side got out of the gates with a good win over Norths at Bishop Park last Sunday. With so many new faces it was a real testament to Coach Ian Graham and his players to "gel" so quickly. It is too hard to name a stand-out with all 17 players contributing to a good performance. This weekend sees the side take on last years premiers Easts at Dolphin Oval on Sunday which should be a good contest based on last weeks hit out.
Our Colts and Premier Grade sides suffered heavy losses at the hands of the Devils with a combination of poor performances on our behlaf and Norths starting the season white hot. The results were a kick in the pants for the Dolphins with everyone in the Club working hard in the off season, we will take lessons from those losses and supporters can look forward to a better showing this week at home when we clash with traditional rivals Easts Tigers.
Last weeks award winners Premier League Man of the Match Danny Burke Premier League Players Player Adam Starr A Grade Man of the Match Chris Fox Colts Man of the Match Kim Phoenix
On the injury front the Dolphins have Terry Jones back this week returning from knee surgery, Danny Green is expected is expected back in the next month after a shoulder reconstruction, Maddison Murphy and Dominic Fallini are both due to start contact work after off season reconstructions. While Darren Pettiford suffered a shoulder injury against Norths and faces a lengthy stint on the sidelines, Daniel Jones has an ankle injury is expected to miss five weeks of football, Clint Frazer will miss this weekend with an elbow injury whilst Nick Walker has been cleared of a suspected broken arm and will play this weekend.Also missing this weekend in the Colts is winger Daniel Bennett who is serving a one week suspension and Grant Flugge who will be back next week after serving his two week suspension.
The Dolphins playing strength has been boosted with the signing of former Roosters, Souths Sydney NRL player Jamie Russo who'll make his debut for the Dolphins this weekend against the Tigers in A grade.
This weekend against Easts should prove a good days footy, the Dolphins are calling on all our supporters to come along on the day in their red and white and the support the Club in it's fight to keep our Dolphin logo.
This weeks sides Queensland Cup 1.Ryan Cullen 2.Mark Christensen 3.Greg Bourke 4.Nick Emmett 5.Matt Gruszka 6.Shane Perry 7.Michael Roberts 8.Troy Lindsay 9.Shannon Fish 10.Adam Starr 11.Liam Tallon 12.Danny Burke 13.Gerard Parle Interchange 14.Matt Dawson 15.Nathan Herbener 16.Duane O'Grady 17.Nick Walker Coach Anthony Griffin
A Grade 1.Luke Tonion 2.Chris Guimelli 3.Luke Bloomfield 4.Joe Stewart 5.Phil Shilvock 6.Chris Fox 7.Matt Anderton 8.Damien Jentz 9.Nathan Black 10.Quin Smith 11.Ieremia Filipo 12.Matt Mapes 13.Jamie Russo Interchange 14.Terry Jones 15.Russell McDonald 16.Allan Hughes 17.Sam Fillery Coach Ian Graham
Colts 1.Sam Maniat 2.Mitchell Simpson 3.Jordan Brown 4.Abe Barrett 5.Matt Gillett 6.Jarrod Tatipata 7.Wayne Bond 8.Kim Phoenix 9.Angus Smith 10.Staurt May 11.Jack Reis 12.Jason Frazer 13.Jason Campbell Interchange 14.John Broad 15.Ryan Guest 16.Brad Massey 17. Mick Pares Coach Waverley Stanley