Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
4 days ago
TWEED Heads will fight charges against two of its players, heading into what may well be the club?s most important game of the season.
Placed one spot outside the top five, the Seagulls will have a monumental task to reach the finals should they lose on Sunday.
They have decided to contest dangerous throw charges against forwards Cory Bond and Eddie Harrison, arising from the 69th minute of last week?s shock loss to Souths Logan.
While there was a sense of despair from coach Steve Murphy after the defeat by the Magpies, Tweed has taken heart from several events. One was Norths? win against Toowoomba to keep the Seagulls in the hunt, while the other was the continuing form of the club?s lower grades.
Tweed?s ?seconds? grabbed sole lead of first place in the Northern Rivers competition last week after beating Murwillumbah 36-22. One player promoted is backrower Luke Kelly, scorer of two tries in the win against the Mustangs.
Redcliffe has made one change, dropping teenage playmaker Wayne Bond to Colts, however he may not play at all due to shoulder injury.
Danny Green moves to five-eighth, leaving the back row as Danny Burke, Grant Flugge and Duane O?Grady. With Matt Mapes returning from injury on the bench, the Dolphins boast a fearsome procession of forwards.
While Tweed aims to stay alive, Redcliffe still has designs on a top-three finish. Rob Alexander will have the whistle for the battle on the peninsula.
REDCLIFFE: Ryan Cullen, Phil Shilvock, Greg Bourke, Nick Emmett, Liam Georgetown, Danny Green, Shane Perry ?, Adam Starr, Mick Roberts, Troy Lindsay, Duane O?Grady, Danny Burke, Grant Flugge. Interchange: Nick Walker, Shannon Fish, Matt Mapes, Damien Jentz.
TWEED HEADS: Ryan O?Connell, Nat Barnes, Nathan Small, James Wood, Damien Moar, Brad Davis, Tim Maccan, Tom Prichard, Cory Bond, Eddie Harrison, Selasi Berdie, Andrew Moroney ?, Kristin Green. Interchange: Jeff Moate, Ben Quinlan, Josh Vaughan, Luke Kelly.
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