Dolphins remain undefeated with amazing victory against the Raiders

The Redcliffe Dolphins’ incredible beginning persists as they secure a victory in their second-round game against the Canberra Raiders.

Wayne Bennett has proven many skeptics wrong, again leading the Dolphins to a thrilling victory that went down to the wire. Ending with a 20-14 scoreline, the Dolphins now sit at the top of the table. Not many (if any), would have considered the Dolphins to be undefeated after their first two rounds. The odds were never in their favour to win two, let alone one game.

But surely, bettors can begin to see value in the Dolphins making the top 8. The sports betting odds are still projecting the Dolphins to finish close to wooden spoon territory, possibly reflecting the excellent start to the season as an anomaly. Hence, there could be good value with placing a small bet to make the top 8, or even the grand finals. Don’t underestimate the super coach Wayne Bennett. He has been here before, and can do it again.

The highlight of the game was a brutal Felise Kaufusi hit on Canberra’s Hudson Young. Although massive hits are not uncommon for Kaufusi, he has become the go-to hitman of the season after delivering two of the best tackles of the young season already.

The Dolphins’ first home game at the Kayo Stadium in Redcliffe was played in a deluge of rain, but that didn’t dampen the team’s spirits. Despite the Raiders leading 12-0 after 30 minutes, the Dolphins never gave up. With sheer determination they fought back, taking a 14-12 lead in the 70th minute after Canberra’s Hudson Young was sin-binned.

Many anticipated the Dolphins to cruise home, however, the Dolphins’ halfback Sean O’Sullivan was controversially sin binned for a high shot in the 73rd minute, leaving on fans on the edge of the seats.

Fortunately, the Dolphins were able to close out their second game to remain undefeated with an end of match try by Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow.