REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 14
Tries: Tory Giess (46m), Tyson Cleal (54m)
Goals: Josh Beehag 2/2 Conv, 1/1 Pens
MACKAY CUTTERS 6
Tries: Jordan Pereira (71m)
Goals: Cooper Bambling 1/1 Pen
By Dan White
Dolphins come in after taking care of business against the Magpies, and the Cutters come down after never holding the lead against the Devils and are looking hard for a win.
Last time out:
The Dolphins sit on top of the table, and it is wins like the game against the Magpies that show why. Nine tries to two and great kicking from Joshua Beehag in hitting all but one, show a team with a potent line-up and the spread of tries between the pack and backline shows a balanced side that is scoring from anywhere.
A team in this form is not one that any team would like to face at their home ground.
The Cutters have been inconsistent, this poor showing would have disappointed, especially after knocking off the Tigers the week before. The Devils opened with two tries and after a close first half they made the error of not turning up for the second stanza.
After the Devils scored at the fifty-minute mark, they were still in the contest, but three tries coming in the last quarter hour of the game sealed the result and would have left the local crowd wondering what happened.
Who to look out for:
For the Dolphins, the choice is wide. Thompson Teteh crossed for two tries last game and the centre will be looking for more. His direct opponent will be Jordan Pereira has not troubled the scorers himself, but his passes have been critical in getting his wing over the line. This little battle in the backline could be very interesting indeed.
How they will win:
For the Dolphins, please do not change anything at the moment. They are playing the type of game that is enjoyable to watch (if they are not playing against your team) and they are formidable in this form. They are truly capable of scoring from any position and it would not surprise me to see no one fearing the end of season training for the run of shame.
The Cutters need to defend better than they have all season. Shutting down the Dolphins attack is the hardest task in the ISC at the moment and they need to pull something out if they are to mount a challenge. Anything is possible, but it would take an enormous effort to tame the rampant Dolphins. If the Cutters can catch them Dolphins napping, then they may exploit the speed of Joass, Bowie and Sa to cause an upset.
The Cutters will be happy to leave this field if they are within two tries. Dolphins by 12+.
1. Jack Ahearn 2. Joshua Beehag 3. Thompson Teteh 4. Tom Opacic 5. Jonus Pearson 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Christian Hazard 8. Myles Taueli 9. Hayden Hansen 10. Nicholas Slyney 11. Aaron Whitchurch 12. Troy Giess 13. Sam Anderson (c) 14. Sheldon Pitama 15. Tyson Cleal 16. Rulon Nutira 17. Taylor Brown
Coach: Adam Mogg
1. Jack Joass 2. Yamba Bowie 3. Setaimata Sa (c) 4. Jordan Pereira 5. Nathan Saumalu 6. Nicho Hynes 7. Cooper Bambling 8. Braden Uele 14. Jake Eden 10. Nicholas Brown 11. Andrew Davey 12. Shane Wright 13. Lona Kaifoto 9. Aaron Booth 16. Kouma Samson 17. Gareth Moore 18. Jacob Pottinger
Coach: Steve Sheppard
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