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Redcliffe vs Wynnum Preview
REDCLIFFE v WYNNUM, Dolphin Oval, Saturday 12.10pm, August 27.
WYNNUM has announced this weekend?s Mixwell Cup elimination final could bring the last game in Seagulls colours for stalwarts Ricky Taylor and Ron Troutman.
Having played through their careers with their hearts on their sleeves, Taylor and Troutman join the likes of Craig Greenhill, Paul Green, Danny McAllister and Clayton Maher, all of whom played their final games last week.
Taylor will end his tenure as the last captain to deliver a first grade premiership to the Seagulls (1995), while Troutman appears set to finish on 99 State League appearances. The turnover extends to Mixwell Cup coach Mark Gliddon, departing for the head coaching role at Souths Logan in 2006.
Wynnum will be buoyed in this match by teenage prop Luke Young and dangerous backrower Gareth Turton, both strong performers in Queensland Cup last week.
Meawnhile, Redcliffe has at its disposal one of the top 10 pointscorers in the State League in 2004. Lock Gerard Parle returns to Mixwell Cup after a week in the higher grade. A teacher at Padua College, Parle scored 112 points from four tries and 48 goals with the Central Comets last season. This year he has been restricted to just seven Queensland Wizard Cup appearances, battling for spots with some of the best backrowers in the competition.
Also coming back to Mixwell grade after playing at the premier level is Clint Frazer, partnering Australian Universities captain Quin Smith in the front row.
Referee for the match will be Shane Spicer.
REDCLIFFE: Luke Tonion, Jay Russell, Matt Gruszka, Chris Fox, Lucas Dearden, Matt Mannion, Matt Anderton, Clint Frazer, Nathan Black, Quin Smith, Daniel Jones, Liam Tallon, Gerard Parle. Interchange: Cody Norton, Allan Hughes, Ieremia Filipo, Terry Jones.
WYNNUM: Michael Anschau, Justin Hoggart, Scott Marks, Ricky Taylor, Herman Lafaele, Ron Troutman, Mark Ogden, Luke Smith, Caleb McEniery, Cameron Durnford, Brett Simmonds, Gareth Turton, Nick Bowman. Interchange: Eddie Hei Hei, Ryan Doherty, Darren Crilley Michael Wilhelmson.
This article is courtesy of the QRL for more Mixwell Cup information visit www.qrl.com.au