THE Redcliffe Dolphins held their 57th annual presentation night in the Des Webb lounge at the Redcliffe Leagues Club on Friday night.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Peter Leis Medal and Searles Garden Products Player of the Year. At the beginning of the night a leaders board was revealed with the top 8 finishers. The contenders were Brian Jellick, Gavin Cooper, Shane Perry, Adam Starr, Troy Lindsay, Michael Roberts, Ben Jones and Daniel Green.
After the first 5 rounds the leader was Shane Perry on 14 points leading from Brian Jellick and Adam Starr on 13. After 10 rounds Perry was still in front on 24 votes from Michael Roberts who picked up 19 votes in 5 rounds to move onto 20 votes with Starr in third on 18 votes. After 15 rounds there was a new leader with Brian Jellick moving into the top spot on 32 points from Perry on 31 and Roberts on 30 points. At the end of 22 rounds, with all votes counted and with a congested leader board the winner of the Peter Leis Medal and Searles Garden Products Player of the Year was announced and the winner was Adam Starr.
The final points ladder was
Adam Starr 51
Troy Lindsay 49
Brian Jellick 40
Michael Roberts 40
Shane Perry 32
Ben Jones 32
Daniel Green 22
Gavin Cooper 20
NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
REDCLIFFE Dolphins Coach Neil Wharton has named 14 members of of his 2003 Premiership winning side for the first round encounter with Norths at Bishop Park in the ABC Television match on Saturday.
8.Troy Lindsay (c)
THE 2004 Concept Constuctions Development Squad was launched last Monday night at the Redcliffe Leagues Club. The squad had been introduced to the 11,000 strong crowd at the Roosters vs Broncos trial at Dolphin Oval the previous Saturday.
Then last Saturday they travelled down to Pizzy Park to take on the Burleigh Bears in the annual begining of the season clash. The Bears came out on top 40-22 in a seven tries to five victory.
Coach Neil Bishop said "that everybody showed their ability in patches". It was a tough physical encounter with the punishing defence causing plenty of spilt ball.
Best for the Dolphins were under 17 team members Khan Kelly, Jamie O'Dea, Ryan Guest and Tim Yee from the under 16's.
The full squad is
Dominic Fallini, Ashley Reilly, Wayne Bond, Chris Torrington, Michael Pares, Rodney Carr, Henry Coutts, Mitchell Simpson, Nathan Morris, Adam Turnbull, Tim Yee, Andrew Rickert, Nathan Hughes, Foisa Peni, Jamie O'Dea, Stuart May, Khan Kelly, Jordon Brown and Michael Lorrigan.
Coach Neil Bishop Trainer Wayne Miller
LONDON Broncos centre Nigel Roy wants more of the same please on Sunday when the Wildcats come to Griffin Park. Roy, who scored a try and was voted man of the match, was buoyed by the enthusiasm his home crowd displayed on Saturday night against St Helens.
THE 'house full' signs were not needed at Griffin Park on Saturday night, and it was only a four figure crowd, but there are many other 'signs' around the Brentford home base that have delighted London Broncos management.
HIS name doesn't appear in the National Rugby League media guide and he receives only scant mention on the New Zealand Warriors' website.
KNIGHTLY News - 10/3/2004
SHOULD there be a queue forming outside the judiciary's door after a brutal opening round of the National Rugby League (NRL) this weekend it could bring a wry smile to the games' embattled administrators.
KNIGHTLY News - 10/3/2004
FRIDAY 12th March 2004
WHILE many good critics have anticipated a drastic rise in fortune for the Tigers this season, Cronulla have sneaked through the pre-season with barely a hint of publicity. Both clubs have stocked up on new players to complement those already on their roster and both clubs experienced a surge in good form towards the latter half of 2003. However, despite the parallels between both clubs, all the weight of expectation sits heavily across gold, black and white shoulders in 2004.
STAR Melbourne halfback Matt Orford will pay a visit to his local neurologist this morning in order to gain a clearance to play in his club's season-opener against Newcastle on Sunday week.
THE Asics Parramatta Eels have received a major boost in the countdown to the start of the 2004 Telstra Premiership with news that players Luke Burt and Ashley Graham have re-signed for a further two years.