Broncos team for Sharks match

Karmichael Hunt, Steven Michaels, Justin Hodges, Shaun Berrigan, Darius Boyd, Darren Lockyer, Brett Seymour, Shane Webcke, Michael Ennis, Petero Civoniceva, Dane Carlaw, David Stagg, Casey McGuire. Subs: Brad Thorn, Ben Hannant, Neville Costigan, Greg Eastwood, Tame Tupou (one to be omitted)

Junior Dolphins News

SIGN-ON day with the junior Dolphins saw one of the Peninsula's favourite sons return to Dolphin Oval. Current Bronco and international front-rower Petero Civoniceva spent the morning welcoming more than 200 new kids to the club which helped get his own career on the road to success. The most new registrations in quite some time is a testament to the popularity of the game at the moment, particularly in the primary schools in our district.Thank you to all who volunteered to help out on the day. Without your efforts the day would not have run so smoothly. The Dolphins Old Boys and Keystar Auto World kept the crowd busy with free food and drinks and other giveaways on the day.Our season kicks off with trials on March 5 and 12. All teams will trial on these days against clubs including Norths and Aspley as well as the Kawana club, which will travel to Dolphin Oval this year. The Allan's Tiles pre-season challenge will start on the weekend of March 17-19 for the competition age groups. Fixtures for the under sevens to under 10s will also start on that weekend. Enjoyment is the priority for all those involved with our junior players at the Dolphins, so let's get behind the kids this year and support them in their efforts to learn more about this great game and to have fun during the football season.Grant ClealCoaching and development manager

Sea Eagles name team for round 2 clash

BRETT Stewart, Paul Stephenson, Steve Bell, Steve Matai, Chris Hicks, Michael Monaghan, Matt Orford, Jason King, Shayne Dunley, Brent Kite, Steve Menzies, Anthony Watmough, Ben Kennedy (c). Interchange: Travis Burns, Luke Williamson, Kylie Leuluai, Mark Bryant, Adam Cuthbertson (1 player to be omitted)

Robbo Reckons

WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Gees it was finally good to see some footy action on the weekend even though it was a trial it was just good to see a live footy game.I am a fan of the new strip the boys are now wearing it is very much like the old Dolphins strips from the late 70?s and 80?s. It was a fair crowd for a trial, about 2000 I?d say and although it wasn?t the Broncos big names I think there will be a few future stars come out of that lot. It was a decent hit out for the boys although the end of the game got a bit scrappy. The combinations will come and in a few weeks that?ll just be a distant memory.Greg Bourke has bulked up a lot and not an ounce of fat (a lot like myself) I heard one guy quip he looks like he swallowed a body builder. It was good to see Mark Shipway back in Redcliffe colours after 10 years and didn?t he excite the pig pen with a few bone rattlers on the young Broncs.I think the guys were really happy to be on the field without trainer Tony Guilfoyle putting them through some cruel and unusual punishment. I was impressed with a few of the new players Pat Gardner now he likes a collision I think in his next life he will come back as a dodgem car or a wrecking ball, Kaine Manihera was good at times and I think our new half Marty Turner will get better and better each game for us. Alwyn Simpson in the reggies played well as did Phil Daisy, Michael Wilson and Tim Benson in the colts. Not that you could really class Tim as a new comer I remember when he was our mascot and led us out onto the field gees I am getting old.Well it had to happen sooner or later and most of us expected sooner Shannon Fish has come out with another clanger that he is famous for when he was talking to a few of the boys after the game he was telling them how happy he was with his new girlfriend and how he wouldn?t be going out with them on that night, he said ?I am a one man women? somehow I think he meant one woman man but keep it up Fishy you give me plenty of material. I attended the junior sign on day and once again I was blown away 200 new signings to the club the line up went for more than 50 metres and I think we signed up more than 700 kids on the day it was just amazing. Also how a bloke this guy I?m talking about Petero Civoniceva who gave up his own time to come along to the sign on and mix with both the kids and parents for over an hour. Petero of course is a local junior but these guys have so much dumped on them and don?t always get a lot of free time for him to do it I think was just great, and to see the smiles on the kids faces it was worth a million dollars.Now one last thing I won?t mention names for fear of my safety who are the two former Dolphins hardmen who never gave an inch when they played who have sons playing in the juniors who are dying their hair, like I said I won?t mention names I might get my ears BOXed in and I can?t fight like WBO lightweight champion Artur GrIGorian.Until next month Cheers Robbo

Storm team for Roosters clash

MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named an unchanged 18-man squad for this Sunday?s Round 2 clash against the Sydney Roosters. The game will be played at Sydney's Aussie Stadium at 2:30pm.After their win against the New Zealand Warriors last weekend at Auckland?s Ericsson Stadium, Bellamy has decided no changes to the side are necessary.After their dazzling display last weekend against the Warriors, Matt Geyer and Greg Inglis will once again be paired on the left while on the right, Matt King will partner Jake Webster.Keeping his front-row starting spot is Garrett Crossman who was voted last weekend's players player-of-the-match by his teammates for his performance in nullifying dangerous internationals Steve Price and Ruben Wiki.Jamie Feeney has again been named as 18th man.Squad for Sunday's game:Starting team:1. Billy Slater2. Matt Geyer3. Matt King4. Greg Inglis5. Jake Webster6. Scott Hill7. Cooper Cronk8. Garret Crossman9. Cameron Smith10. Antonio Kaufusi11. David Kidwell12. Michael Crocker13. Dallas JohnsonSubs: 14. Brett White15. Ryan Hoffman16. Ian Donnelly17. Steve Turner18. Jamie Feeney(one to be omitted)Coach:Craig Bellamy

Sharks side named for first game of 2006

1. David Simmons2. Darren Albert 3. Beau Scott4. Phil Bailey5. Luke Covell6. Adam Dykes7. Brett Kimmorley (c)8. Ben Ross 9. Kevin Kingston 10. Hutch Maiava11. Reece Williams12. Lance Thompson13. Greg BirdSubs:14. Phil Leuluai15. Luke Douglas 16. Cameron Ciraldo17. Tevita Latu18. Luke Harlen19. Darren Mapp(two to be omitted)

Dragons side for Penrith encounter

LOCAL Dragon and international prop Jason Ryles will play his 100th first grade game for St George Illawarra against the Panthers this Sunday at WIN Stadium in the Dragons first home game for 2006.Dragons 2005 leading try scorer Colin Best returns to NRL on the wing and Dean Young will start at five-eighth.George Ndaira, 21, will make his NRL debut from the interchange. Ndaira, a St George Junior, was a member of the Dragons Jersey Flegg 2005 Premiership winning team.Unavailable Dragons due to illness/injury are: Trent Barrett (stomach virus), Wes Naiqama (ankle), Ben Creagh (knee), Shaun Timmins (knee) and Mathew Head (knee).NRL - Dragons v Panthers3.00pm, Sunday 19 March 2006WIN StadiumCoach: Nathan Brown1. Clint Greenshields2. Reece Simmonds3. Mark Gasnier4. Matt Cooper5. Colin Best6. Dean Young7. Ben Hornby (c)8. Luke Bailey9. Aaron Gorrell10. Jason Ryles11. Corey Payne12. Ashton Sims13. Andrew PriceSubs:14. Justin Poore15. Michael Henderson16. Matt Bickerstaff17. George NdairaPremier League - Dragons v Cougars1.00pm Sunday 19 March 2006WIN StadiumCoach: Steven Price 1. Brett MORRIS2. Josh MORRIS3. Beau MUNDINE4. Daryl MILLARD5. Tom HEWITT6. Reece BLAYNEY7. Chris SHEPPARD (c)8. Charlie LEAENO9. Brad DAVIDSON10. Chris HOUSTON (c)11. Sam ISEMONGER12. Lee TE MAARI13. Aaron WHEATLEY14. Danny WICKS15. Jamie DUNNING16. Willie TUPOU17. Beau RYAN18. Tom HABERECHT19. Bryson GOODWINJersey Flegg - Dragons v Panthers11.20am Sunday 19 March 2006WIN StadiumCoach: Corey Pearson1. Jason NIGHTINGALE2. Peter REEVES3. Junior SEUMANUTAFA4. Keith LULIA5. Rota SETU6. Blake DUREAU7. Matt SEAMARK8. Jhi TANNER9. Lewis McPHAIL10. Chris FARRELL11. Lagi SETU12. James GREHAN13. Brian WEST (c)14. Matt PRIOR15. Luke YOUNG16. Scott SABLOWSKI17. Luke IRWIN18. Nathan WYNN19. James KEELAN

Flashback: 1976 Woolies semi final

IN a sensational Woolies Pre-Season semi-final, five players were sent off by referee Bernie Pramberg in a ?needle? match between competition glamour sides Wests and Redcliffe. It was inconsequential that Wests went on to win the match 37-0, given Redcliffe finished the match with only nine players, while the Panthers ended up with twelve. The match was a joke as a contest, and a disgraceful exhibition of over-vigorous and unnecessary violent play by otherwise high-quality star players.There had been a long-standing feud between both clubs following Ron Raper?s decision to leave Redcliffe a year earlier, to coach Wests to a memorable but perhaps controversial premiership, winning the grand final against Barry Muir?s Redcliffe side in debatable circumstances. And given Muir had played and coached all his Brisbane football with the Panthers, emotions were always going to run high when the Dolphins and Panthers played big games against one another. Both coaches, but particularly Muir, fired up their teams for this match before they ran out. One could have actually been forgiven for thinking this was a grand final rather than a pre-season match ! Referee Pramberg though, stunned the big Lang Park crowd when he dismissed Dolphins? hefty prop John Barber after the first tackle of the match, for dropping his knees into Wests ball-carrier Rod Bradshaw, electing not to use the five minute ?sin-bin?. Barber?s send-off seemed to set the pattern for the match, with rugged gang-tackling and plenty of illegal play becoming the norm. Between regular forward clashes, Wests dominated the first half of play. Steve Crear scored a sensational try off a Geoff Richardson break, and three penalty goals by Wayne Stewart leaving the Panthers ahead 9-0 at the break.Another eruption in backplay early in the 2nd half, saw Redcliffe prop Steve Bullow sent to the sin-bin. With a two-man advantage, Richardson and centre Harry Cameron combined to send fullback Gary Thomas over for what surely would be a match-winning lead at 12-0. Another brawl erupted following the try, and appeared to involve up to eight players. This incident saw referee Pramberg dispatch Dolphins hooker Bob Jones to the sheds.Wests now began running away with the match, Thomas scoring again and half Greg Oliphant crossing for a clever try, both in quick succession. But in the 55th minute, a scrum erupted into an almighty brawl in front of the Frank Burke grandstand. Every player was involved as the wildly swinging mass continued brawling for what appeared an eternity. Harry Cameron and Redcliffe forward Bev Bleakley crashed over the advertising signage and fought each other up against the sideline fence. The main fight then scattered around the vicinity into several pairs who continued to throw punches, wrestle and head-butt. Pramberg and his touch-judges Pease and O?Brien, were powerless to stop the fighting, and must have been close to calling the match off. When calm eventually restored itself, Rod Bradshaw from Wests and Steve Bullow were immediately sent from the field, exchanging ?pleasantries? all the way to the sideline. An en-masse caution eventuated into a penalty given to Wests, much to the dissatisfaction of the now raucous Redcliffe fans. But only three tackles later, yet another eruption in play over what appeared to be a high-tackle, and Dolphins? fullback Tony Obst was now sent off. This left Redcliffe with only nine men including no front row, and the Panthers ran away with the match easily.When the match ended, the crowd gave plenty of boos all around ? aimed at both teams and the officials. Senior officials from both clubs were nearly at each other in the grandstand also. Redcliffe coach Barry Muir was fuming over what he believed how someone had eavesdropped on his pre-match players talk and then informed the referee that ?something was on?. Wests coach Ron Raper was unavailable for comment after the match, but was clearly unhappy with the ill-discipline of his players. It was a busy night at the judiciary that week, John Barber, Steve Bullow and Rod Bradshaw were all handed three week suspensions, while Bob Jones and Tony Obst copped two weeks each. Referee Pramberg copped an almighty serve in the press over his handling of the match. But the last laugh was on him, as he went on to easily be top referee in Brisbane, eventually controlling the grand final. As a sidenote, Easts beat Norths 23-9 in the other semi-final that was apparently played on that same night !!!

Cowboys side named for clash with Manly

MATT BowenNeil SweeneyTy WilliamsPaul BowmanMatt SingJohnathan Thurston Brett FirmanMitchell SargentAaron PayneShane TroncJacob LillymanLuke O'DonnellTravis NortonInterchange David FaiumuSteve SouthernJustin SmithMatthew Scott

Panthers name team to clash with Dragons at WIN

1 RHYS WESSER2 LEE HOOKEY3 DANNY GALEA4 LUKE LEWIS5 NICK YOUNGQUEST6 PRESTON CAMPBELL7 CRAIG GOWER8 JOEL CLINTON9 LUKE PRIDDIS10 CRAIG STAPLETON11 MATTHEW CROSS12 TONY PULETUA ?13 SHANE RODNEY INTERCHANGE14 FRANK PULETUA15 BRYAN NORRIE16 FRANK PRITCHARD17 LUKE SWAIN

Warriors side named for Eels match

WARRIORS V PARRAMATTAWaikato Stadium, Hamilton7.30pm, Saturday, March 18 WARRIORS TEAM 1 BRENT WEBB 2 TODD BYRNE 3 TONY MARTIN 4 CLINTON TOOPI 5 MANU VATUVEI 6 JEROME ROPATI 7 NATHAN FIEN 8 RUBEN WIKI (V-C) 9 LANCE HOHAIA 10 STEVE PRICE (C) 11 AWEN GUTTENBEIL 12 MICHEAL LUCK 13 LOUIS ANDERSON 14 GRANT ROVELLI 15 EVARN TUIMAVAVE 16 EPALAHAME LAUAKI 17 WAIRANGI KOOPU

Roosters name team to take on Storm

1.ANTHONY MINICHIELLO 2.AMOS ROBERTS 3.RYAN CROSS 4.IOSIA SOLIOLA 5.SAM PERRETT 6.BRAITH ANASTA 7.JAMIE SOWARD 8.DAVID SHILLINGTON9.BRETT FINCH 10.CRAIG FITZGIBBON 11.ANTHONY TUPOU 12.CHRIS FLANNERY 13.ASHLEY HARRISON INTERCHANGE 14. CRAIG WING15. NIGEL PLUM16. SHANE SHACKLETON 17 LOPINI PAEA

Raiders line-up selected

CANBERRA Vs NEWCASTLECanberra Stadium, Sunday March 19Kickoff 3:00pm1. CLINTON SCHIFCOFSKE (C) 2. ADRIAN PURTELL 3. PHIL GRAHAM 4. DAVID HOWELL 5. ADAM MOGG 6. JASON SMITH 7. LINCOLN WITHERS 8. WILLIE RASTON 9. SIMON WOOLFORD 10. TROY THOMPSON 11. BEN JONES 12. JASON CROKER 13. ALAN TONGUE INTERCHANGE 14. TODD CARNEY 15. TERRY MARTIN 16. THOM LEAROYD-LARS 17. MICHAEL HODGSON

Knights name side for Raiders clash

NEWCASTLE v RAIDERS AT CANBERRA STADIUM3.00PM SUNDAY, 19 MARCH 2006 FIRST GRADE Coach: Michael Hagan Milton Thaiday Brian Carney Matthew Gidley George Carmont Anthony Quinn Kurt Gidley Andrew Johns (C) Craig Smith Danny Buderus Josh Perry Steve Simpson Kirk Reynoldson Reegan TannerInterchange:Adam Woolnough Daniel Tolar Riley Brown Todd Lowrie

Bulldogs side named

MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has named new recruit Jon Green on the bench for the Bulldogs Round 2 clash against defending premiers the Wests Tigers after an impressive performance in Premier League last weekend.Andrew Emelio will play in the centres with Reni Maitua starting off the bench.New recruit Billy Ngawini has been named as the 18th man with one player to be ommitted later this week.The full line-up is as follows:1. Luke Patten2. Hazem El Masri3. Andrew Emelio4. Willie Tonga5. Matt Utai6. Daniel Holdsworth7. Brent Sherwin8. Chris Armit9. Corey Hughes10. Roy Asotasi11. Willie Mason12. Andrew Ryan (c)13. Tony GrimaldiInterchange:14. Reni Maitua15. Mark O'Meley16. Adam Perry17. Jon Green18. Billy Ngawini

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