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THE day before a grand final and everyone was on edge. Object of the Redcliffe camp's concern was diminutive halfback Marty Turner. The playmaker was in doubt for the entire week leading up to the Queensland Cup grand final after straining his right hamstring in the preliminary final against Easts Tigers. "I was 50/50 all week and it was not until the night before the grand final that I was declared fit to play," Turner said. "I had a slight strain against Easts and I knew I hadn't torn it. I could have stayed on but it was decided for me to come off. "I had a tough session on the Friday night and I came through it. "I had a couple of niggle during the big match but it was not too bad." Turner was one of Redcliffe's best in the upset against Toowoomba, scoring a vital first half try and continually threatening the opposition line with his darting runs. The former Melbourne Storm signing enjoyed his first senior premiership after winning the Colts title with Norths. "It was pretty tight at halftime but our defence really aimed up in the second half," he said. "We forced mistakes from them late in the match once we got into a real arm wrestle. "A lot of the boys have been there before and our forward pack knows how to win grand final." And Turner's future? "I'll be with the Dolphins next year as I'm really enjoying it out there."