SEAGULLS coach Steve Murphy knows what a big task lies ahead of his team, to defeat the Redcliffe Dolphins for the first time i
SEAGULLS coach Steve Murphy knows what a big task lies ahead of his team, to defeat the Redcliffe Dolphins for the first time i

Mission impossible

By BOB ANTHONY

Rugby League

IT'S been five years since the Tweed Heads Seagulls have beaten Redcliffe in the Queensland Cup.

Tomorrow at Piggabeen, the Tweed side is hoping it can do what no other side has been able to do this season ? down the Dolphins.

Redcliffe has proved unstoppable, and while they are the definite favourites for the Cup, Seagulls coach Steve Murphy is not letting their reputation phase his side as they prepare to take on the competition frontrunners.

Seagulls suffered a setback last week, going down to Burleigh at Pizzey Park, and Murphy believes his players are keen to make amends for failing to follow the gameplan against the Bears.

Redcliffe, with a side stacked with players who have been in the Queensland Cup for several seasons, will be a hard outfit to stop, especially considering they have one of the bigger packs in the competition.

But Murphy believes he may have a gameplan to nullify the Dolphins' dominance.

"Because they have plenty of big forwards who like to get a roll on, we have to move them around and make them tired," Murphy said.

"It will be a matter of fitness, and there's plenty of experience in their side so we will have to be on our game."

Seagulls have been boosted with the inclusion of workhorse second rower Eddie Harrison, who has successfully fought a dangerous throw charge.

The clash against Redcliffe will also determine vital points in the overall club championship, with the visitors sitting on top and Seagulls second.

The FOGS A-grade clash will see competition leaders Seagulls take on third placed Redcliffe, while the Dolphins Colts are leading their FOGS comp and will test Seagulls in seventh.

The Colts game kicks off at Piggabeen Sports Complex at 11.45am with the FOGS A-grade to follow and then the Queensland Cup clash at 3pm.

SEAGULLS: 1. James Wood, 2. Scott Ella, 3. Jay McDermott, 4. Josh Vaughan, 5. Nat Barnes, 6. Brad Davis, 7. Tim Maccan, 13. Matt Pow, 12. Tom Prichard, 11. Eddie Harrison, 10. Roy Friend, 9. Matt King (c), 8. Matt Austin. Interchange: 14. Jeff Moate, 15. Selasi Berdie, 16. Dean Allen, 17. Joe Cudmore



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