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Redcliffe name team for Qld Cup decider
REDCLIFFE has named halfback Marty Turner to play in Saturday's QLD Wizard Cup grand final at Suncorp Stadium, despite chief executive James Hinchey admitting his hamstring was "no good thing".
The New Zealand-born playmaker, who survived a near-fatal car accident in season 2002, injured his hamstring in the opening minutes of last weekend's preliminary final win against Easts.
If Turner passes fit it will be his first QLD Wizard Cup decider on a team that otherwise boasts 23 State League grand finals' worth of experience to Toowoomba's expected total of none.
All up the Dolphins have contested eight of the 11 QLD Wizard Cup grand finals so far. Toowoomba has contested four.
Redcliffe captain Troy Lindsay, the longest-serving player in the competition, will play his seventh QLD Wizard Cup grand final.
He was on the bench when the Dolphins last contested the grand final in 2003, won 31-18 against Burleigh.
Players from both teams will be well in contention for the QANTAS Player of the Year award, to be announced at a VIP luncheon before the match and also at halftime.
No players were charged by the judiciary from last weekend.
Toowoomba's team for the grand final will be advised later this afternoon.
Team REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS Colours RED/WHITE
DOLPHINS v TOOWOOMBA
Venue SUNCORP STADIUM Date 16.9.06 Time 2.05PM
1. RYAN CULLEN
2. CHRIS GIUMELLI
3. GREG BOURKE
4. NICK EMMETT
5. RORY BROMLEY
6. CHRIS FOX
7. MARTY TURNER
8. TROY LINDSAY?
9. MICK ROBERTS
10. ADAM STARR
11. GRANT FLUGGE
12. DANNY BURKE
13. MARK SHIPWAY
14. NICK WALKER
15. SHANNON FISH
16. DANNY GREEN
17. GERARD PARLE
18. PAT GARDNER
Coach ANTHONY GRIFFIN