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Grand Final: Redcliffe Dolphins v Jets at Bishop Park, Saturday, September 17– 3.30pm – Livestream HERE
1. Evander Cummins 2. Glen Ellis 3. Jaz Nahu Main 4. Kyle Van Klaveran 5. Paul Byrnes 6. John Brady 7. Tyson Gamble 8. Taylor Brown 9. Hayden Hansen 10. Johnnie Fox 11. Agassi Stowers 12. Nick Ritter 13. Mitchell Wilson 14. Ashley Harawira 15. Jayden Best 16. Pea’l Talakai 17. Tai Vaavale 18. Daniel Graham 19. Harley Aiono
Coach: Daniel Green
1. Isi Hafoka 2. Francis Ledger 3. Josh Damen 4. Nathan Gaulton 5 Finecallum Faingaa 6. Mikaere Beattie 7. Chris Ash 8. David Tahavalu 9. Peter Whittaker 10. Rowan Winterfield 11. Abraham Atallah 12. Matthew Brown 13. Hugh Sedger 14. Ben Sullivan 15. Lachlan Roe 16. Jackson Tynan 17. Max Felosi 18. Toby Key 19. Dan O’Reilly
Coach: Mark Bishop
The Jets and Dolphins have clashed twice in 2016.
IPSWICH JETS 28 (Josh Damen 2, Mikaere Beattie 2, Matthew Brown tries; Mikaere Beattie 4 goals) def REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 22 (Dan Randall, Kyle van Klaveren, Tyson Gamble, Tyson Cleal tries; Tyson Gamble 3 goals) at Southpine Sports Complex, Albany Creek.
REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 30 (Paul Byrnes 2, Jaz Nahu-Main, Nick Ritter, Johnnie Fox tries; Tyson Gamble 5 goals) def IPSWICH JETS 24 (Francis Leger 2, Josh Damen, Nathan Gaulton tries; Tu’u Maori 4 goals) at North Ipswich Reserve.
We have reached the Grand Final and it’s two clubs with a fierce rivalry.
The Jets have won through the hard way; beating Easts, Panthers and Wynnum while the Redcliffe Dolphins beat Wynnum to earn the week off and great ready for Saturday.
Redcliffe finished on top of the table after the 17 weeks of the Brisbane Rugby League. The Dolphins scored a massive 668 points at 39 points a game. While in defence the Dolphins allowed 298 points at 17 points per game.
The Jets scored 592 points at 34 points and let in 327 points at 19.
They’re two evenly matched teams in both attack and defence.
This will be the third time the Jets and Dolphins have come together in a Grand Final. The Dolphins beat the Jets in the 1993 Colts Grand Final 32-12 with big Redcliffe prop Paul Woodward cutting a path of destruction through the Jets and the 2002 Queensland Cup Grand Final the Dolphins defeated the Jets 34-10.
This will be the Jets third reserve grade Grand Final since 2013. The Jets lost 40-18 to Easts in 2013 and defeated Wynnum 26-16 in 2015.
Captain Chris Ash and coach Mark Bishop are the only survivors from the 2013 Grand Final loss while the Jets still have seven members from last year’s premiership side.
The Jets have played three games in the finals; scoring 78 points and having 50 scored against them. While the Dolphins have played the one game scoring 51 and allowing 16 points.
The Dolphins have had the week off and come in to this Grand Final rested up and ready to go.
The Dolphins have plenty of experience and strike power with Evander Cummins scoring 14 tries, Kyle van Klaveran 11 and Tyson Gamble 10 in the regular season.
Paul Brynes scored two in the finals against Wynnum.
Kyle van Klaveran and Tyson Gamble both kicked 38 goals this season for the Dolphins with Kyle van Klaveran being the Dolphins’ leading points scorer with 120.
The Dolphins play a typical Dolphins brand of football, big forwards who do the hard work while the backs are expected to take the chances when they present. There won’t be anything pretty about the Dolphins just old school do your job football.
The Jets showed tremendous courage and commitment in their win over the Wynnum Seagulls.
It was terrible conditions that wouldn’t inspire many to go outside and play football, but the Jets all put their hand up and wanted to play.
In the first half the Jets probably played too much Jets’ footy without too much control or thought to the conditions.
In the second half they tightened things up and then the points came.
Through the middle the Jets’ dominated and their forwards showed it is not just all about the backs scoring tries.
The Jets are the premiers and have earned the right to defend their title on Saturday. Bisho will have the Jets relaxed and focused ready to play football.
This is a Grand Final, loser leaves town and winner gets to write their name up in history. The Jets can be the first Jets team of any grade to go back to back and keep that title forever.
The Dolphins will be looking to kick start a new era for Redcliffe, it’s been two years since the Dolphins won a competition and they’re a chance to make the Grand Final in all three grades.