Meads stars for Dolphins
Kawana’s Jordan Meads is proving himself to be the most exciting player on the Sunshine Coast, starring for the Dolphins in their 50-30 win over the Swans at Maroochydore on Saturday night.
The Dolphins remain undefeated after five rounds of the Caloundra RSL A Grade cup, and their title defence of 2013 appears to be well on track.
Meads, 22, led the Dolphins with authority and showed signs of individual brilliance, scoring a runaway intercept try early in the second half, and assisting in numerous four pointers.
A former star for the New Zealand Warriors NYC side, Meads kicked the winning field goal to seal the premiership in extra time of the 2011 NYC grand final.
Meads says he is satisfied with where the Dolphins sit after five rounds of the competition, but admits that they mustn’t become complacent.
“I’m really pleased with how we have started this season… but there’s always room for improvement,” Meads said of the Dolphins.
“We certainly didn’t play our best footy on the weekend.”
A try-scoring machine, Meads has already racked up 116 points in just five games for the season and looks destined to play in the Intrust Super Cup in the near future.
“To be honest, I’m really enjoying playing football at Kawana,” he said.
“But you’ve always got to be looking to improve your game… if an opportunity arose to play (for the Sunshine Coast Falcons) I’d welcome it with open arms.”
The Dolphins boast a strong roster including tough back-rower, Kai Busiko, who scored a try against Maroochydore, and was explosive in both defence and attack.
“Kai is a bit like a bull-terrier,” Meads claimed.
“When you’re going in to a battle, there’s no-one you’d rather have beside you.”
Kawana host the Gympie Devils at home this weekend, and are expected to extend their winning run to six straight games.
In other round five matches, the Noosa Pirates defeated Bribie Island Warrigals 36-12 to end their run of big losses. Mitch Brockwell bagged a double as the Pirates ensured Bribie Island’s horror start to the season continued.
Caloundra disposed of Caboolture 34-12, while Nambour were too good for Gympie winning 36-10.