Shipway Returns to Dolphin Oval

AFTER nine seasons away in the NRL and English Superleague competitions Mark Shipway returns to where his senior career began in the Queensland Cup with the Redcliffe Dolphins.Shipway a centre in the 1996 Dolphins side that made the inaugural Queensland Cup grand final returns as a hard hitting second rower adding to the already powerful Dolphins pack.Also joining the Dolphins for season 2006 are Rorey Bromley a speedy outside back who was a member of the Young Guns premiership winning side this year, Casey Bromilow a five-eighth from the Hills Districts club who has tasted Queensland Cup action with Brothers-Valleys.The Dolphins have also been securing the talent they already have on the books with Mark Christensen, Terry Jones, Daniel Jones, this seasons forward of the year Nick Walker, Brad Massey a solid preformer for the colts this year, and Bunny Pearce trophy winner Mitchell Simpson agreeing to terms.Tha Dolphins have also signed a group of talented youngsters Australian junior representative Dane Hogan, this seasons Colts forward of the year Foisa Peni, Dion Porteous, Matt Lennon and from the Norths premiership winning colts side Tim Benson. The older Dolphin fans will remember Tim's father Trevor a legend of the club who played 237 first grade for the Dolphins between 1980 and 1992.Also with Ian Graham and his family moving to Tweed Heads the club is pleased to announce that Grant Cleal will take on the A Grade coaching role. Another former Dolphin Andrew Wynyard will be assisting Craig Ingebrigtsen with colts.CEO James Hinchey said "We are still on the look out for a few players in certain positions, but we are pretty happy where we are at". "Both the players and coaches know there is a lot of hard work to be done, the comp is getting stronger each year and we want to be right up there come September" he said.Player MovementsSenior SigningsRichie Russell (Port Macquarie), Darren Glase (Souths Logan), Pat Gardner (Norths), Rorey Bromley (North Queensland), Casey Bromilow (Hills Districts), Mark Shipway (Salford)Re-signed Shane Perry, Troy Lindsay, Adam Starr, Greg Bourke, Michael Roberts, Grant Flugge, Danny Burke, Duane O?Grady, Shannon Fish, Ryan Cullen, Luke Tonion, Chris Giumelli, Nick Emmett, Lucas Deardon, Matt Gruszka, Matt Mapes, Mick Pares, Iermia Filipo, Gerard Parle, Damien Jentz, Clint Frazer, Daniel Green, Chris Jelich, Dominic Fallini, Mitchell Simpson, Mark Christensen, Terry Jones, Daniel Jones, Nick Walker, Brad Massey.Colts SigningsDion Porteous, Matt Lennon, Andrew Rickert, Clement Nanai, Jordon Brown, Tim Yee, Asher Elamani, Foisa Peni, Matt Handcock, Anthony Tonkin, Dane Hogan, Jon Broad, Tim Benson, David Hala, Sam Schull, Adam Marr, Chris Johnson, Stuart May, Joel Romelo. LossesLiam Georgetown, Wayne Bond (Both penrith)

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Lyon would like to be an Eel... again

JAMIE Lyon has expressed his desire to return to Parramatta. Lyon caused a sensation by walking out on the Eels after the first match of the 2004 season, citing a dislike for city life amid rumours he had fallen out with coach Brian Smith.

Injuries hit Kangaroos

KANGAROOS captain Darren Lockyer and forward Nathan Hindmarsh have both been ruled out of the rest of the Tri Nations rugby league series with injury.

Civoniceva wants more

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Noble puts on brave face

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Cooper makes case for defence

AUSTRALIAN centre Matt Cooper revealed it was defence that won the day for the Kangaroos as they put a huge dent in Great Britain's hopes of Tri-Nations glory.

Wing called up for Kangaroos

SYDNEY Roosters utility Craig Wing has been called up for the Kangaroos squad after captain Darren Lockyer and Nathan Hindmarsh were ruled out of the Tri Nations tour in a double injury blow.

Kiwis are homeless

THE Kiwis are bereft of accommodation for the final week of the Tri-Nations rugby league contest or suitable flights home after the British tournament organisers had assumed they would not qualify for the final.

New Zealand edge past battling England

LANCE Hohaia showed he can plug the gap caused by the departure of Stacey Jones as he helped New Zealand save face against a battling young England side at Warrington with a 30-22 win.

Brothers Diehards are coming

A new name, a revamped home ground and an enhanced playing list will ensure Brothers Valleys enter the 2005 Queensland Cup season in a strong position to be competitive.

Dolphins Sides vs Ipswich

THIS week shapes as a danger game for the Pepsi Dolphins. Although Ipswich are out of finals contention there has been a lot to like about their recent form. And at Bendigo Bank Oval the Jets would love nothing better than knocking off the Dolphins. For the Dolphins to be considered genuine premiership contenders this is one game they can't afford to drop, a loss in this game could see the Dolphins slide back down to fourth or fifth on ladder. A Grade coach Rob Campbell will be looking to build on his sides recent good form with a win over the Jets. A win could see them confirm their spot in the semi finals. Coach Cleal will be looking for his young chargers to turn it around after a very ordinary effort last week against Wests. This weeks sides Queensland Cup Justin McKay Phil Shilvock Damien Richters Brian Jellick Trent Leis Shane Perry Michael Roberts Adam Starr Caleb McEniery Troy Lindsay Ben Jones Danny Burke Grant Flugge Interchange Nick Walker Matt Anderton Nathan Sologinkin Andrew Wynyard

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Former Brothers Valleys Colt makes the grade

RISING star Jason Chan has been selected to make his senior debut for the St George Illawarra Premier League side this Sunday at Kogarah Oki Jubilee Stadium against Cronulla. Chan is one of several young players signed by the Dragons this year from Qld Cup affiliate club Brothers Valleys. Dragons Development Officer Craig Young rates the young Queenslander highly and tipped Chan for greater honours from the first time he saw him play. In a meteoric rise, Jason Chan has progressed from an outstanding 2003 season with Brothers Valleys Colts (which included several cameo appearances in the Mixwell Cup) and continued his strong form to be a standout in the Illawarra Jersey Flegg squad this season culminating in his elevation the Premier League this weekend. All at Brothers Valleys wish Jason well as he makes his senior debut and provides a glowing example of the high quality of talented young men being developed through the Blues network of junior and senior clubs throughout Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

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