Vodafone Warriors feeder club Redcliffe had a disappointing start to the 2022 season going down 4-24 to the Sunshine Coast Falcons in their first-round match in the Queensland Cup competition (renamed the Hostplus Cup this year).
The only reward on the scoreboard for the Dolphins was a late consolation try scored by Vodafone Warriors prop Valingi Kepu, who has been named on the extended bench for the Warriors’ NRL clash against Wests Tigers on Friday night.
Four players from the Vodafone Warriors fulltime NRL squad appeared for the Dolphins – winger Junior Ratuva, second rower Jack Murchie, prop Ben Murdoch-Masila and hooker Taniela Otukolo.
Ratuva played the full 80 minutes making two line breaks and running for 117 metres from 10 runs.
In his 80-minute effort, Murchie clocked up 118 metres from 14 runs with four tackle breaks plus 23 tackles without a miss.
Murdoch-Masila provided 81 metres from nine runs and 20 tackles in his 53 minutes on the field.
Otukolo was used for only 18 minutes, making 12 tackles without a miss.