Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

A Jets Family Affair; Ipswich Forward Faces Cousin in Clash against Redcliffe

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

A Jets Family Affair; Ipswich Forward Faces Cousin in Clash against Redcliffe

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BEN

WILMOTT

ben.wilmott@qt.com.au

Game day

Ipswich Jets Intrust Super Cup, today (2pm) at South Pine Sports Complex, Brendale.

1. Carlin Anderson, 2. Marmin Barba, 3. Rory Humphreys, 4. Nemani Valekapa, 5. Richard Pandia, 6. Haydan Lipp, 7. Dane Phillips (c), 8. Joshua Seage, 9. Landon Hayes, 10. Nathaniel Neale, 11. Samuel Martin, 12. Row David Fa'alogo, 13. Fakahoko Teutau, 14. Sebastian Pandia, 15. Jesse Roberts, 16. William McConnachie, 17. Liam Capewell 18. Michael Purcell.

Co-coaches: Ben Walker and Shane Walker.

Fast Facts

The Jets have won six from 22 games in Redcliffe.

Jets have scored 24 tries and let in 20 to the Dolphins 16 and 12.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Family friendships will be tested when the Ipswich Jets take on the Redcliffe Dolphins.

Jets forward Liam Capewell will face his cousin and former Jet, Luke "Rocky'' Capewell when the two sides meet at Brendale this afternoon.

Last year's Dolphins captain and dangerous ball runner made 10 support plays against Sunshine Coast last week.

"He's a pretty talented bloke," he said. "I wouldn't say (being family) gives you too much insight. The only advantage is knowing to watch out for him."

With stints at four NRL clubs, Capewell said his cousin would be a welcome inclusion were he to rejoin the Jets.

"We'd love to have him here," the 28-year-old said.

"He would really suit our playing style. He's got a really good show and go and he's a tough competitor with a lot of experience."

The Jets have scored 70 points to 42 in the first 40 minutes but in the second half the opposition are winning 81-52. Co-coaches Ben and Shane Walker will need to address this imbalance to record the Jets third win of the season.

"As a club we don't see it as an issue," Capewell said.

"We are a new team with a lot of new players and we are still developing what we are as a team."

The Jets strong starts to games could be their undoing in the later stages.

"We have been a little complacent at times because of how well we've started games," he said.

"Even in my own game I am guilty of some complacency. …

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