Redcliffe vs Souths-Logan Preview

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SOUTHS Logan may be without strike weapon Bob Blair after the three-quarter was given a grade one striking charge from last week?s match against Wynnum.

Named for City earlier this week, Blair already has 93 carry-over points and will attract 75 more with an early guilty plea. Being proven guilty will tack on 25 extra points.

Fellow Magpie Cameron Joyce has also run afoul of the judiciary after being sin binned for tripping against the Seagulls. However, the young half will incur less than 100 demerit points for his alleged wrongdoing and therefore avoid suspension.

Redcliffe is licking its wounds after its worst defeat in Queensland Cup history ? a 56-6 pasting by Burleigh last Sunday at Dolphin Oval. The loss has given the red-and-whites a negative points differential, although they still occupy fifth on the ladder.

Redcliffe players selected for City are Ryan Cullen, Jamie Russo and Shane Perry. Aside from Blair, Souths Logan?s other representative will be hooker Scott Smith.

In 16 games between Redcliffe and the Magpies since 1996, the Dolphins have won 15. Redcliffe is of course coached this season by Anthony Griffin, formerly of the Magpies.

After beating Norths in its last home game, South Logan has experienced two convincing losses to Burleigh and Wynnum. Forwards Matt Bell and Stan Fau impressed against the Seagulls however and face a good test of ability against the strong Dolphins pack.

Redcliffe centre Greg Bourke is just one conversion away from 100 points this season. Michael Wise will be the referee for Sunday?s match at Davies Park.

SOUTHS LOGAN: Craig Chapman, Nathaniel Bowman, Bob Blair, Grant Lewis, Matt Templeman, Cameron Joyce, Nathan Roe, Stan Fau, Scott Smith, Ashley Lanfranchi, Darren Glase ?, Matt Bell, Graham Levu. Interchange: Eddie Dodd, Marvin Alo, Tanu Wulf, Adrian Maloney

REDCLIFFE: Ryan Cullen, Phil Shilvock, Greg Bourke, Jamie Russo, Chris Giumelli, Shane Perry ?, Michael Roberts, Adam Starr, Shannon Fish, Nick Walker, Matt Mapes, Danny Burke, Grant Flugge. Interchange: Matt Anderton, Danny Green, Duane O?Grady, Damien Jentz.

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