The Dolphins on the charge.
The Dolphins on the charge. Contributed

Dolphins need to charge for finals

LAST Saturday saw the final round robin games of the Wartung Premiership played in Noosa, with the home rugby team hoping for a miracle to enhance their chances of hosting the major semi-final.

For this result, the A-graders required a win and long-time enemy, University, was required to knock off the form team of the competition, Caloundra.

The Noosa A-grade team delivered their results conclusively with a 38-7 win over the Mariners, but the cards did not play in their favour, with University suffering a 20-point defeat against the Lighthouses.

Fraser Coast has had a tendency over the past two years to ruffle the feathers of the Noosa boys and have got away with a draw, a victory and many close moments. However, Saturday saw a determined Noosa A-grade team take the field with several regular starters being rested and other players shuffled around.

The Dolphins forwards again proved their dominance over a tired, aged and seemingly unwilling Fraser coast unit. A bonus point victory was what Coach Stu Beakey drummed into them and it's what they produced.

Earlier in the day, the Reggies and Senior Colts both maintained top position in their respective comps with emphatic wins. The Senior Colts displayed a fine performance of running rugby against the Bushrangers from Maleny, and the dominant Reserve Grade team humiliated their Fraser counterparts with a blowout score of 119-0.

Both the Reggies and Colts have the unenviable task of playing at Caloundra this Saturday.

The A-graders match will be held at Dolphin Oval, Centennial Dr, Sunshine Beach at 3.15pm on Sunday.

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