SALFORD full-back Karl Fitzpatrick grabbed a superb hat-trick as the Reds made light of some horrendous conditions at the Willows to continue their excellent start to the season with a 36-18 win over Huddersfield.
ST Helens again proved they are a team for all seasons after edging past Harlequins by 16-6 in atrocious conditions to maintain their 100% start to the engage Super League season.
WIGAN?S season sunk again as they were crushed at fellow strugglers Wakefield Trinity Wildcats by 40-14 to remain marooned at the bottom of engage Super League with the prospect of title favourites St Helens next up at Knowsley Road.
OUT of form halfback Brett Seymour was today dropped from the Ergon Energy Broncos? side in one of the three team changes for Friday night?s clash against the Sydney Roosters at Aussie Stadium.
FRIDAY, 14th April 2006
MILTON ThaidayBrian CarneyMatthew GidleyGeorge CarmontAnthony QuinnKurt GidleyAndrew Johns (C)Craig SmithDanny BuderusJosh PerrySteve SimpsonKirk ReynoldsonReegan TannerInterchangeAdam WoolnoughDaniel TolarClint NewtonTodd Lowrie
CLINTON Schifcofske (C)
LAST Sunday was a good day for the Dolphins with victory secured in all grades over the highly competitive Burleigh club.The Colts kicked proceeding off racing to an astonishing 46 points to nil lead by half time. The first half was one of those rare occasions when everything fell in favour of the Dolphins as they racked up an unassailable lead scoring some entertaining tries along the way. The second half didn?t quite go as scripted with a spirited performanceby Burleigh which saw the visitors register 24 unanswered points for a final score line of 46 points to 24. Best for the Dolphins were Dysart recruit Logan Sullivan who received the LEADING EDGE SPORTS Man of the Match award along with Joel Romelo who followed on from the previous week?s performance while Captain Tim Benson put in his usual tireless display. Today games presents the sides biggest challenge to date when they meet the fancied North?s outfit and the Dolphins will be eager to continue with their solid early season form.The A Grades 30 points to 28 win over the previously undefeated Burleigh side is one of the most pleasing wins the Club has experienced in a number of seasons. A list of the Clubs injured players includes Adam Starr, Duane O?Grady, Danny Green, Mark Shipway, Richard Russell, Chris Giumelli and Clint Frazer while Lucas Dearden and Sam Fillery were unavailable for selection, the loss of these players impacts directly on the A Grade. The players who took the field last week, some of whom hadn?t played since the trials, turned in an extremely gritty and determined performance. It?s hard to single out players in this game however Dominic Fallini had a tremendous game and received the HOGS BREATH CAFE Man of the Match award. Michael Pares, Scott Gillis and Mitchell Simpson also deserve special mention. The fact that all these guys are graduates of last years Colts side is another positive to come out of this game. Anthony Griffins Premier Grade outfit continued their solid start to the season with a victory over to an out of sorts Burleigh. A strong first half effort saw the Dolphins go to the break with a 24-6 advantage. The game fell away a little in the second stanza with neither side being able to take control of the match, the Dolphins were able to post 2 converted tries to Burleighs 1 to give the game its final score-line of 36-10. Gerard Parle continues to improve and received the SEARLES GARDEN PRODUCTS Player of the Match award for a rugged display while the ever reliable Danny Burke was voted the KEYSTAR AUTOWORLD Players Player. This week?s game against Norths is the first televised game of the season and shapes as a good contest, the Devils will be keen to right the ship after a close loss to Tweed while Dolphins fans can be confident the team will be keen to continue on their winning way. The management and staff of the Redcliffe Dolphins would like to thank everybody who donated to our Cyclone Larry Appeal in total the Club raised $15,934.00.This weeks teamsQueensland Wizard Cup1. Ryan Cullen 2. Alwyn Simpson 3. Greg Bourke 4. Nick Emmett 5. Adam Fletcher 6. Marty Turner 7. Shane Perry (c) 8. Troy Lindsay 9. Michael Roberts 10. Pat Gardner 11. Grant Flugge 12. Danny Burke 13. Gerard Parle Interchange 14. Chris Fox 15. Darren Glase 16. Damian Jentz 17. Shannon FishCoach Anthony GriffinFOGS A Grade1. Mitchell Simpson 2. Kaine Manihera 3. Pat McGill 4. Rory Bromley 5. Adam Luchetti 6. Mark Christensen 7. Chris Kluft 8. Daniel Jones 9. Scott Gillis 10. Dominic Fallini 11. Mark Shipway 12. James Douglas 13. Matt Mannion Interchange 14. Chris Jelich 15. Mick Pares 16. Richie Russell 17. Daniel GreenCoach Grant ClealFOGS Colts Challenge1. Phil Daisy 2. Tim Yee 3. Matt Gillett 4. Michael Wilson 5. James Derbyshire 6. Asher Elemani 7. Joel Romelo 8. Greg Malenstein 9. Tim Benson 10. David Hala 11. FoisA Peni 12. Matt Handcock 13. Logan Sullivan Interchange 14. Dane Hogan 15. Tom Donnelly 16. Stuart May 17. Jon BroadCoach Craig Ingebrigtsen
BRETT Hodgson (c)
COACH Des Hasler has named the same lineup that defeated the Warriors for this Saturday's match against the Dragons.
REDCLIFFE has shown no mercy to old sparring partner Burleigh, inflicting a record fourth straight loss on the Bears with a 36-10 effort at Dolphin Oval on Sunday.
Darren Lockyer (c)
TOYOTA Cowboys Hooker Aaron Payne has been named in the run on squad to play against Newcastle this Sunday at Energy Australia Stadium.
Payne has been unable to play for the past three weeks due to a nerve injury sustained against Manly in Round 2 of the Telstra Premiership. Coach Murray said that Payne would still have a medical later in the week for final approval.