Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Plenty at Stake in Dolphins Clash Falcons Hunting Finals Redemption; Sunshine Coast to Tackle Redcliffe in Preliminary Final Rematch for Spot in Decider

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Plenty at Stake in Dolphins Clash Falcons Hunting Finals Redemption; Sunshine Coast to Tackle Redcliffe in Preliminary Final Rematch for Spot in Decider

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Byline: Tom Threadingham Tom.Threadingham@scnews.com.au

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Falcons will line up on Sunday for battle on enemy territory against the very team that ended its season at this time last year.

The Sunshine Coast outfit will travel south to take on Redcliffe Dolphins in the preliminary final (2.30pm) with a spot in the grand final against PNG Hunters up for grabs.

It's dejavu for the club, which made the same trip last year. It came tantalisingly close then, and even entered the second half of last year's preliminary final in front and with a grand final berth only 40 minutes from fruition.

But, it was torn from them as the Dolphins ran home victorious 38-16.

This year, captain Dane Hogan is confident of a different outcome and believed recent form was proof of his side's determination to go one better.

He wasn't there for the crushing defeat, with Easts at the time, but said it was something Falcons of all backgrounds were keen not to repeat. …

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