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Former Brisbane Broncos coach Anthony Griffin has been appointed head coach of the Redcliffe Dolphins for the 2016 Intrust Super Cup season. 

Griffin coached the Broncos to three finals appearances during his four seasons at the club, but was dumped from his role to make way for Wayne Bennett's return to Red Hill.

The ex-Broncos boss is no stranger to the Peninsula having previously coached Redcliffe between 2005 and 2007, winning the premiership in 2006. 

He will replace outgoing coach and club legend Troy Lindsay, who will step aside after two seasons in charge to focus on his business commitments.

Lindsay played over 300 games for the Dolphins but has so far failed to deliver the club a return to finals football after they made the decider in 2012 under previous coach John Dixon. 

The Dolphins finished 11th in 2014 and are currently 10th on the ladder heading into this weekend's Round 18 matches. 

Redcliffe played out an enthralling 28-all draw with the PNG Hunters last weekend and will face the eighth-placed Burleigh Bears at Pizzey Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Bears are coming off back-to-back losses and will hope to turn their fortunes around against the Dolphins after defeating them earlier this season. 

There are three other matches on Sunday with Channel 9 televising the battle between Easts Tigers and Ipswich Jets at Langlands Park from 1.30pm in Queensland.

Both sides have been boosted by some strong inclusions with Melbourne Storm pair Matt Duffie and Mahe Fonua slotting into the Tigers' backline, while the Jets welcome back Marmin Barba from suspension and Dane Phillips comes back into the side at halfback.

The Tigers will wear special pink jerseys to help celebrate their Kim Walters Choices Day, with the occasion made even more special considering Walters' son Billy has been named on the bench for the home side.

The Sunshine Coast Falcons are trying to move on with life on the football field after an emotional past couple of weeks following the death of James Ackerman.

The Falcons forfeited their Round 16 clash against the Townsville Blackhawks following the prop's death on June 22, returning to action last weekend with a 32-14 home loss against Mackay.

They'll host the ninth-placed Tweed Heads Seagulls who are looking fly back into the winner's circle after some close losses in previous weeks.

Wynnum Manly (fourth) shouldn't have much trouble dispatching bottom-placed CQ Capras at Kougari Oval despite being without leading point scorer Matt Seamark, while Townsville easily accounted for Norths on Saturday afternoon and the Northern Pride looked to extend their recent run of good form with a win over Souths Logan in Tully on Saturday night.

Mackay Cutters and the PNG Hunters have Round 18 byes.

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