Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Coach Williams Wants Capras to Work on Keeping Up Intensity CQ CAPRAS TAKE DOWN CUTTERS; Williams' Squad Makes It Three-from-Three in the Pre-Season

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Coach Williams Wants Capras to Work on Keeping Up Intensity CQ CAPRAS TAKE DOWN CUTTERS; Williams' Squad Makes It Three-from-Three in the Pre-Season

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Byline: Pam McKay pam.mckay@capnews.com.au

How the CAPRAS lined up...

1. Reece Baker, 2. Junior Kirisome, 3. Brandon Manase, 4. Adam Henry, 5. Marco De La Pena, 6. Maipele Morseu, 7. Matt Minto, 8. Gavin Hiscox, 9. Masada Iosefa, 10. Gerard Tema, 11. John Filipo, 12. Bill Cullen, 13. Aleki Falepaini, 14. Ian Webster, 15. Jack Kavanagh, 16. Tobia Viravu, 17. Michael Ki, 18. Kayan Davis, 19. Jordan Kane, 20. Mark Johnstone, 21. Bayley Liu, 22. Samson Graham

SATURDAY'S RESULTS

A-grade: CQ Capras def Mackay Cutters 28-22

Under-18: CQ Capras def Mackay Cutters 24-0

Under-16: Mackay Cutters def CQ Capras 20-10

THE Central Queensland Capras have continued their impressive pre-season form, beating the Mackay Cutters 28-22 at Browne Park on Saturday night.

Urged on by a parochial crowd, the Capras overcame an early 10-point deficit to claim their third consecutive trial match victory.

While coach Kim Williams acknowledged poor completion rates were again a telling factor, he was generally pleased with the performance and was continuing to see improvement in the team.

"It was a test of fitness tonight for us having played quarters in the previous matches and I was pretty happy with how we held up there," he said

"We didn't help ourselves with a really low completion rate again so we probably made ourselves work harder than we needed to and that's an area we've certainly got to fix but I thought we defended our tryline really well," he said.

"There was a couple of times there when they had two or three consecutive sets and we managed to hold them out and that's something that's pleasing and something that we can build on."

Williams applauded the effort of Aleki Falepaini, who played the most minutes of the Capras forwards.

"I knew their (Mackay's) forward pack would be their strength and I think they showed that today but I think our forward pack for probably two-thirds of that game were excellent. …

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