Toowoomba vs Redcliffe Preview

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TOOWOOMBA v REDCLIFFE Clive Berghofer Stadium, Saturday July 22, 3pm Referee: Justin Davis

THE STORY: Toowoomba has named one of the strongest Wizard Cup teams seen, with every member of the forward pack boasting NRL experience. Between them the front six have in excess of 100 games at the national level. Even the bench has two NRL-graded players. That said, the Clydesdales meet the most experienced pack at Wizard Cup level, boosted by the inclusion of veteran hitman Mark Shipway.

THE STAT: Three weeks ago Redcliffe centre Nick Emmett was a Broncos teammate of many of the players he will face up against this Saturday.

THE STAR: It?s hard to go past Sam Thaiday, the wrecking ball that starred in all three State of Origin matches for victorious Queensland this year.

CHANGES: TOOWOOMBA In: Nick Parfitt, Denan Kemp, Sam Thaiday, Ben Hannant, Ian Lacey, Nick Kenny, David Taylor. Out: Scott Minto, Chris Muckert, Fraser Anderson, Charlie Fetoai, Lynden Murphy, Lachlan Morgan, Joe Clarke. REDCLIFFE In: Rory Bromley, Chris Fox, Mark Shipway. Out: Tim Yee, Damian Jentz, Kaine Manihera

CHARGES: TOOWOOMBA Chris Muckert (Grade 1 Dangerous Throw, Found Guilty, 1wk +25pts).

Toowoomba Clydesdales 1. Nick PARFITT (c) 2. Denan KEMP 3. Steve MICHAELS 4. Jason MOON 5. Gideon MZEMBE 6. Joel MOON 7. Ben GREEN 13. Derricke WATKINS 12. Neville COSTIGAN 11. Sam THAIDAY 10. Ben HANNANT 9. Ian LACEY 8. Nick KENNY Interchange: 14. David TAYLOR 15. Ben VAEAU 16. John TE REO 17. Jamie SIMPSON Coach: Mark GEE

Redcliffe Dolphins 1. Ryan CULLEN 2. Rory BROMLEY 3. Greg BOURKE 4. Nick EMMETT 5. Chris GIUMELLI 6. Chris FOX 7. Marty TURNER 13. Gerard PARLE 12. Danny BURKE 11. Grant FLUGGE 10. Adam STARR 9. Michael ROBERTS 8. Troy LINDSAY (c)

Interchange: 14. Nick WALKER 15. Mark SHIPWAY 16. Danny GREEN 17. Shannon FISH

Coach: Anthony GRIFFIN