Phins attack takes them to grand final

The minor premiers Wynnum Manly Redland City Seagulls were no match for the Redcliffe Dolphins over the weekend who hit the half century mark, winning 51-16 in their BRL finals match.

The Dolphins have qualified for the grand final after their win over the weekend and will be just win away from the premiership.

Dolphins coach Daniel Green was happy with the way his whole team played over the weekend.

“This was definitely the most pleasing win all season,” Green said.

“Everyone contributed and they didn’t stop even in the second half.

“We have had a tendency to slow down and let teams back in, but this time we didn’t.

“I see how hard the boys have worked all season; training three times a week and weekends and I am just happy to see their happy.”

The table leaders the Seagulls took out the minor premiership and were always going to be tough at their home ground, but the Dolphins won the contest in the middle of the field.

“I don’t want to take anything away from Wynnum,” Green said.

“They threw everything at us but we just kept defending our line.

“We defended for six straight sets at one stage.

“Wynnum have a very strong forward pack and it was always going to be a tough contest in the middle and it was pleasing we won that contest.”

The Dolphins were not the only ones celebrating their win.

The Ipswich Jets had a tough win over the West Brisbane Panthers 30-24.  

With just two-and-a-half minutes to go in the game, the score was lock at 24-24, but it was a Lachlan Roe offload that sent hooker Peter Whittaker over the line and sealed the win for the home side.   

The Jets have kept their momentum going over the past couple of weeks and will be hoping that continues into this weekend when they take on the Seagulls at Emerson Park.

The Seagulls will be looking to redeem themselves from their tough loss; and with a grand final spot on the line, it will make for some great competition.