Phins get one back on Jets

A converted try has again been the difference between the Redcliffe Dolphins and Ipswich Jets, but this time it was the Phins who two took claimed the points this time winning 30-24.

The Dolphins came out of the blocks strongly as Dolphins coach Daniel Green knew what the Jets could produce if his side didn’t get out to the best possible start. 

“The Jets have an unconventional style of footy and I do not think they get the respect they should for their speed and pace,” Green said.

“They score a lot of points that other teams would not and it is because of their pace. I knew we had to be prepared and be ready defensively because they can score from anywhere.”

After a strong first half from the Dolphins, the score was 30-6, but the Jets were not going to go without a fight.

“We worked really together in the first half and really frustrated the Jets,” Green said. “We got the result with the team working together as one.”

The Jets put on 18 unanswered points in the second half to bring the scoreline to within a converted try, but it was the gutsy defence from the Dolphins which got them the win.

“We did not execute well in the second half and also had some injuries. But there are no excuses,” Green said.

“The Jets executed really well in the second half and their defence was brilliant.

“We knew that’s what they could produce and we showed them a lot of respect.”

Dolphins fullback Paul Byrnes scored a double to assist his side to victory and his coach was pleased with his performance.

“Paul is a good young kid, he has been out with an injury and this was his fourth game back,” Green said.

“He is a very quick player which is ideal for a fullback. Sometimes he is only as quick as he needs to be to score the try.”

The Dolphins half back Tyson Gamble was perfect with the boot and after a tough performance last weekend, Green was very impressed with how he was able to turn it around.

“I was most happy with Tyson’s performance today. We had a chat during the week about his performance last weekend and he responded really well,” Green said.

“He played with speed, skill and organisation. He has played a lot of first grade and he is a really good player, he has progressed really well.”

The Dolphins will travel to Panthers country for their last regular season match this weekend to take on West Brisbane Panthers at Kev McKell Oval on Saturday.

Green will not be changing too much with his side, but will not be taking this game lightly.

The Panthers are always a tough opponent and Green will be hoping his side can take home the points.

“The Panthers are a very tight group, very physical and blokes that want to play for each other are always going to be tough to beat. Hopefully we can get the two points this weekend,” Green said.

As Round 17 came to an end, Carina came out on top after a close on with the Valleys Diehards, winning 37-36 and the Panthers proved too strong for the Logan Brothers winning 44-16.

The Gaters were no match for the home side the Normanby Hounds winning 70-10 and the Wynnum Manly Redland City Seagulls were too strong on their home turf for the Easts Tigers winning 42-28.  

2016 BRL ‘A’ Grade - Round 17 results

Saturday, August 13

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.

CARINA 37 (Steve Tyrrell 2, Jade Hoy, Mick Egan, David Browne, Chris Cook, Jesse Maclean tries; David Browne 4 goals; David Browne field goal) def VALLEYS DIEHARDS 36 (Jyde Dwyer 2, Andrew Lancaster, Tom Collins, David Mayfield, Joshua Essex, Dylan Mislov tries; Joshua Essex 4 goals) at Leo Williams Oval, Carina.

GATERS 70 (Jarrod Watson 5, Kieran English 3, Adam Wickins, Marlon Doak, Luke Strasser, Tommy Webber, Troy Swift tries; Troyden Watene 7, Jarrod Watson 2 goals) def NORMANBY HOUNDS 10 (Matt Trnka, Mitchell Hallinan tries; Jacob Thomas goal) at Purtell Park.

WEST BRISBANE PANTHERS 44 (Harry Pondekas 2, Jon Collins, Jake Dornan, Erik Koelbel, Kristian Wanka, Kyran Tanuvasa, Dom Biondi tries; Hayden Potter 6 goals) def LOGAN BROTHERS 16 (Codey Kennedy 2, Ben Jackson tries; Ben Jackson 2 goals) at Kev McKell Oval, Arana Hills.

Sunday, August 14

WYNNUM MANLY REDLAND CITY SEAGULLS 42 (Hayden Crowley 2, Benaiah Bowie, Liam Clark, Mitchell McMillan, Tyson Brookes, Matt Smith, Corey Davis tries; Tyson Brookes 5 goals) def EASTS TIGERS 28 (Javarn White, Michael Kai, Leone Cama, Josh Everett, Frank Fualema tries; Mackenzie Reid 4 goals) at BMD Kougari Oval.

Next Week’s Games

Saturday, August 20:

Normanby Hounds v Wynnum Manly Redland City Seagulls at Purtell Park, Bardon 3pm

West Brisbane Panthers v Redcliffe Dolphins at Kev McKell Oval, Arana Hills 3.15pm

Ipswich Jets v Valleys Diehards at North Ipswich Reserve 4.45pm

Logan Brothers v Gaters at Civic Park, Logan Central 5.30pm

Sunday, August 21:

Easts Tigers v Carina at Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park 11.30am

BRL Cup Points Table after Round 17

Team

Played

Won

Draw

Lost

Bye

For

Agnst

Total

Redcliffe Dolphins

17

15

0

2

0

668

298

47

WM Redland City Seagulls

17

14

1

2

0

638

298

46

Ipswich Jets

17

12

0

5

0

592

327

41

West Brisbane Panthers

17

11

0

6

0

479

365

39

Gaters

17

8

0

9

0

522

460

33

Easts Tigers

17

7

1

9

0

499

411

32

Valleys Diehards

17

6

0

11

0

409

531

29

Normanby Hounds

17

5

0

12

0

328

634

27

Carina

17

4

0

13

0

335

684

24

Logan Brothers

17

2

0

15

0

298

760

21