Redcliffe vs Hills Districts

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REDCLIFFE v HILLS DISTRICT, Dolphin Oval, Saturday 10.30am, August 27.

COMPETITION newcomer Hills District takes on the club with the biggest junior base in Queensland in a sudden death showdown.

With the favoured Dolphins missing star colt Wayne Bond on Queensland Wizard Cup duties, it makes for an interesting contest.

Several of the Hills District team are members of past Wavell State High sides which featured prominently in the Arrive Alive Cup.

The likes of Brad McKee, Brendan Tailford and Bryan Brown were old teammates with current State League players such as Adam Blair, Michael Bond, Smith Samau and Josh Tatupu.

There are also some interesting crossovers, with Redcliffe winger Andrew Skrzypa a former Panther with both Wests Mitchelton and Wests Arana. Similarly Hills District playmaker Brown was previously a Dolphins junior.

Tim Yee and Foisa Peni, two former track and field standouts at Redcliffe High, now find themselves side-by-side in of the biggest tests of their football careers thus far.

Leading into this game Hills District had a 54-0 win against cellar dweller Runaway Bay, while Redcliffe fought out a tough 26-20 loss to minor premier Norths.

Brendan Rose has been selected to referee the first match of the day at Dolphin Oval.

REDCLIFFE: Mitchell Simpson, Daniel Bennett, Sam Maniat, Tim Yee, Andrew Skrzypa, Matt Gillett, Trent Nolan, Brad Massey, Scott Gillis, Jason Frazer, Matt Handcock, Foisa Peni, Mick Pares. Interchange: Jon Broad, Stuart May, Andrew Rickertt, Jack Reis.

HILLS DISTRICT: Brad McKee, Brendan Tailford, Tu Whakatihi, Guy Levinson, Troy Rowbotham, Chris Chaisty, Bryan Brown ?, John Clayton, Ben Demmel, Nathan McDonald, James Adamson, Liam McDonald, William Wiki. Interchange: Adam Heathwood, Troy Giess, Luke Cotton, Michael Walker.

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