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IPSWICH hosts its last State League fixture of the season this week and there is little doubt Trevor Gillmeister?s men would love to claim another big scalp on home soil.
In the Jets? most recent appearance at QLD Group Stadium they overcame Burleigh 20-16. After this week they will play four away matches and then have the bye in the final round.
Gillmeister was eager to learn the outcome of a high tackle charge on utility back Andy Poynter, however the Englishman will not miss any games even if found guilty. Surprisingly the Jets used just eight interchanges in their 30-22 loss to Souths Logan last week, including two in the first forty minutes.
Redcliffe is locked in a battle to consolidate its place in the top five and secure home ground advantage at least for the first weekend of finals.
From last week?s loss to North Queensland Daniel Green was charged with a dangerous throw, attracting 125 demerit points if found guilty or 93 points for an early plea.
Fellow Dolphins backrower Jamie Russo has not been named to face the Jets and may miss another week after rupturing his quadriceps against the Young Guns.
Troy Lindsay will play his 196th Queensland Cup match this weekend, putting him within striking distance of becoming the first player to reach 200 games in the competition. Greg Bourke is four points away from becoming the third player to score 900 in the Cup.
Justin Eastwood will be the referee for Saturday afternoon?s game.
IPSWICH: Luke Walker, Steven West, Andy Poynter, Jonathon Muir, Aaron Davey, Brendon Lindsay, Ricky Bird, Grant Young, Jamie Tomlinson, Mat Cameron, Steele Retchless, Geoff Chalk, Danny Coburn ?. Interchange: Bevan Heuir, Cody Fullarton, Shannon Cameron, Walter Mackie.
REDCLIFFE: Ryan Cullen, Phil Shilvock, Greg Bourke, Nick Emmet, Liam Georgetown, Wayne Bond, Shane Perry ?, Adam Starr, Michael Roberts, Troy Lindsay, Grant Flugge, Danny Burke, Danny Green. Interchange: Nick Walker, Shannon Fish, Duane O?Grady, Damien Jentz.