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Redcliffe vs Toowoomba Preview
A LOSS could drop either of these clubs out of the top five and destroy their respective coaches? search for continuity.
Redcliffe has not played since March 8, but after a slow start, could secure its fourth victory in succession with a win. Conversely, Toowoomba will seek back-to-back wins in a season where it has not won more than two games in a row.
Minus suspended prop Adam Starr, Redcliffe has named Nick Walker at prop, while Luke Tonion and Damien Jentz are new faces on the bench.
Jentz will be familiar to those who followed Brothers Valleys? fortunes last year, while Tonion is from the mining outpost of Moranbah. Previously, Tonion won a Colts grand final with Wests in 2002.
Toowoomba officials were nicknaming Derricke Watkins ?Pearl? after a Renouf-esque hat-trick against Souths Logan last week. This time around he is back in the pack at lock.
From last week?s team Sam Thaiday, Dane Carlaw and Darren Mapp have been named for NRL duty. Their replacements are Ben Vaeau, Matt Lowe and Ian Blake.
With Joe Clarke (ankle) out of the side, the centres are Steve Michaels and Michael Bond, while Berrick Barnes and Stu Kelly are back in the halves.
Referee for the big clash at Dolphin Oval is Rob Alexander.
REDCLIFFE: Ryan Cullen, Phil Shilvock, Greg Bourke, Jamie Russo, Chris Giumelli, Shane Perry, Michael Roberts, Troy Lindsay, Shannon Fish, Nick Walker, Matt Mapes, Danny Burke, Grant Flugge. Interchange: Luke Tonion, Gerard Parle, Duane O?Grady, Damien Jentz.
TOOWOOMBA: Nick Parfitt, Tame Tupou, Steve Michaels, Michael Bond, Tony Duggan, Stuart Kelly, Berrick Barnes, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Michael Ryan, Anthony Seibold, Nick Kenny, Neale Wyatt, Derricke Watkins. Interchange: Ben Vaeau, Ian Lacey, Ian Blake, Matt Lowe.