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REDCLIFFE winger Chris Giumelli drew high praise for his first Wizard Cup appearance last week, ?one of the best debuts in quite a while? according to the Dolphins.
Nicknamed ?Mario?, 20-year-old Giumelli keeps a place on the wing after scoring a try and making constant inroads in a tight win against Tweed Heads last week. Effectively he moves up the pecking order ahead of the likes of Greg Bourke, Matt Gruszka and Mark Christensen, at least for now.
Tinkering with the line-up, Redcliffe has also switched Jamie Russo to the centres, with Duane O?Grady on the bench.
Central coach Neale Crow has been more liberal with his selections following a disappointing 28-all draw with Souths Logan.
From last week?s team, only one backline player ? Dallas Williams ? will be wearing the same number this week. Adam Geddes, a 20-year-old from Emerald, comes into the squad at halfback, with Aoterangi Herangi sliding to five-eighth and Mark Henry back to fullback.
Gladstone?s Ron Craig shifts from fullback to the wing, while winger Trent McKinlay and centre Matt Hill complete the new-look attack. Rockhampton Brothers forward Grant Broadhurst has won a starting position after impressing off the bench against the Magpies.
The referee at Dolphin Oval will be Shane Spicer.
REDCLIFFE: Ryan Cullen, Phil Shilvock, Jamie Russo, Nick Emmett, Chris Giumelli, Shane Perry ?, Michael Roberts, Troy Lindsay, Shannon Fish, Adam Starr, Matt Mapes, Danny Burke, Grant Flugge. Interchange: Nathan Herbener, Nick Walker, Duane O?Grady, Danny Green.
CENTRAL: Mark Henry ?, Trent McKinlay, Matt Hill, Dallas Williams, Ron Craig, Aoterangi Herangi, Adam Geddes, Kurt Cawdron, Mick Esdale, Kane Hardy, Todd Brandon, Grant Broadhurst, Herewini Rangi. Interchange: Toby Wallce, David Nixon, Fili Sofa, Anthony Toby.
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