ISC Squad Named for 3rd Trial V Mackay Cutters This Saturday!

The CQ Capras squad for their third and final trial match of 2018 against the Mackay Cutters has been announced. The extended squad of 24 will be trimmed to twenty for the match on Saturday night.

Key recruit Dave Taylor will make his return to the Capras and will start in the second row. Peter Rogers has recovered from a back injury to take his place in the front row for his first game of the season. Vic Halfpenny also returns from injury for his first run of the year.

Kick-off for the main game on Saturday is 7.00pm at Browne Park.  Under 20s v Mackay @5.00pm and Under 18s v Mackay @3.00pm.





The Rockhampton Leagues Club Central Qld Capras have today announced an exciting new Major Sponsorship Agreement with mining giant Yancoal. Yancoal’s commitment of $100 000 per year for three years is a major boost for the new look Central QLD Capras.

 Capras CEO Mr Peter White stated, “today’s announcement is without doubt the most exciting new sponsorship announcement our club has made in decades.” “Our sponsorship agreement with Yancoal is wonderful news, not just for our club, but for our rugby league communities in numerous ways.”

“We are very grateful and privileged that Yancoal have come on board as a major sponsor and look forward to a long and successful association. Yancoal’s support is focused on providing coaching and development pathway opportunities for over 8,000 rugby league players from the grass roots level through to the Intrust Super Cup,” White said.

Yancoal Australia Brendon Pambid, Yancoal Australia Brad Neven & CQ Capras CEO Peter White holding the HDC U20’s & MM U18’s 2018 Jersey

Brad Neven, Yancoal Australia Group Manager, Human Resources, Health and Safety expressed his excitement about the sponsorship.

“We are proud to be signing a three-year deal with the CQ Capras.  Central Queensland is an important region for Yancoal, with our Yarrabee and Cameby Downs operations employing from across the area and many of our employees and their families avid Capras supporters.

“Our investment will help establish regional Coaching Academies and create pathways for the youth of Central Queensland to get involved, compete and be a part of regional sport. We are thrilled to be a part of the CQ Capras future,” said Mr Neven.

“Prior to Christmas I alluded to the fact that our club had a very exciting announcement to make in the New Year, and without doubt our agreement with Yancoal is just that,” said Mr White.

Mal Meninga U18’s Trial Team Announced

U18’s Trial Match Team V Townsville Blackhawks in Mackay this Saturday 17th Feburary

  1. Jackson Mangion
  2. Jeremiah Naawi
  3. Harrison McIndoe
  4. Gabriel Hamson
  5. Zac Pacey
  6. Liam Grant ©
  7. Corben Ingram
  8. Jessie Hammond
  9. Riley Shadlow
  10. Declan Malia
  11. Matt Baker
  12. Lachlan Hubner ©
  13. Austen Routley
  14. Ben Farr
  15. Jared Veit
  16. Chayse Cavanagh
  17. Cassidy Scantlebury
  18. Darcy Hancock
  19. Cahlen Comiskey
  20. Riley Comiskey
  21. Henry Butler

Hastings Deering U20’s Trial Team Announced

U20’s Trial Match Team V Townsville Blackhawks this Saturday, February 17th, in Mackay

1.      Ryan Franks

2.      Wes Sisifa

3.      Will Neven

4.      Zaine Hammond

5.      Josh Goodsall

6.      Christian Smith

7.      Matt Wilson

8.      Zans Pomare

9.      Jack Pattie

10.  Will Mohr

11.  Ricky McHugh

12.  Lawson Storey

13.  Connor McGarry

14.  Joey Alberts

15.  Roarke Christensen

16.  Derome Mafi

17.  John Goodfellow

18.  Jordan Moffitt

19.  Eli Noovao

20.  Callum Robertson

21.  Charlice Atoi

22.  Alexander Smith

23.  Robbie Newsome

24.  Tyson Pope

25.  Ben Ryan

ISC Team Announced for Trial 2 V Townsville Blackhawks

ISC Team Announced for the 2nd trial in Mackay against the Townsville Blackhawks this Saturday 17th February

1. Zeik Foster
2. Jamie Minto
3. Junior Kirisome
4. Jayden Albert
5. Troyson Bassani
6. Sonny Kerr
7. Jack Madden
8. Brad Lupi
9. Aaron Teroi
10. Tavite Lopeti
11. Jyde Dwyer
12. Tyson White
13. Jamie Hill
14. Darcy Davey
15. Gillespie Fai
16. James Livock
17. Aaron Flanagan
18. Phill Nati
19. Lachlan Norris
20. Ryan Flintham
21. Sam Lollo
22. Jace O’Neill
23. Jack White

Capras hang tough in Broncos trial

PRESSING FORWARD: CQ Capras' marquee signing Jerry Key put in a strong showing in his first game for the side at the Theodore Showgrounds.
PRESSING FORWARD: CQ Capras’ marquee signing Jerry Key put in a strong showing in his first game for the side at the Theodore Showgrounds. CHRIS ISON

Coach Kim Williams was a happy man after the Rockhampton Leagues Club Capras’ first pre-season trial at the weekend.

The new-look Capras outfit took on a young Brisbane Broncos side in front of an enthusiastic 2500-strong crowd at the Theodore Showgrounds on Saturday night.

The Broncos ran out 16-6 winners in the game, played over four 20-minute quarters, but Williams was far from disappointed with the result.

Chanel Seigafo, who alternated between wing and centre, was the Capras’ best on ground and the left-edge combination of Jack Madden, Connor Broadhurst and Dave Cowhan looked ominous.

LEADER: Captain Jack Madden looks to pass against the Brisbane Broncos.
LEADER: Captain Jack Madden looks to pass against the Brisbane Broncos.CHRIS ISON

Starting front rowers Phil Nati and Brad Lupi also impressed in the absence of the experienced Oliver Percy and Peter Rogers, and certainly pressed their case for selection come Round 1 of the Intrust Super Cup in a month’s time.

Williams was particularly impressed with the resolve his players showed on Saturday, given that was an area that had plagued the team in the latter half of the 2017 season.

“I thought we were very good. I think we pretty well achieved all the things we wanted to achieve,” he said.

“We were good defensively. We dropped a little bit of ball early on but we defended against those errors really well.

“We showed we’re a lot tougher than we were in that back half of last year. We had to defend our line for long periods of time and we were able to do that.

“That was probably one of our worst features last year so we’ve improved in that area already and that’s a good sign.

“I don’t think any individual had a bad game. Everyone who got a run did their job and should be pretty pleased with their performance.

“The pleasing thing was the way we worked as a team. It’s something we’ve really focused on and there were some really good signs there on Saturday night.”

The CQ Capras went down 16-6 to the Brisbane Broncos in the trial game at Theodore on Saturday night.
The CQ Capras went down 16-6 to the Brisbane Broncos in the trial game at Theodore on Saturday night.chris ison

The Broncos scored in the fifth minute of the game, with Corey Allen crossing out wide on the back of a couple of repeat sets.

Williams said from there it became “a bit of an arm wrestle”, with the Capras levelling the score just before half-time when Nathan Bassani latched onto a well-placed kick to crash over.

The Broncos scored early in the second half, Allen crossing for his second try of the night off the back of a sleek backline movement to make it 10-6.

They claimed their third try when David Fifita pounced on a rebound to extend the lead to 10 points.

Brad Lupi pressed his selection claims with a solid showing against the Brisbane Broncos.
Brad Lupi pressed his selection claims with a solid showing against the Brisbane Broncos.CHRIS ISON

Williams said while there were a number of stoppages with penalties and while playing quarters certainly helped, the Capras fitness looked equal to that of their southern counterparts.

He was also pleased that his players were not overawed by the occasion and stuck to the game plan and their structures pretty well.

“It was a great night out there. The crowd was pretty big and all the earlier games were pretty entertaining,” he said.

“It was awesome and everyone involved did a fantastic job.”

The Capras’ next trial will be against the Townsville Blackhawks in Mackay this weekend, while the Broncos play the Titans in Toowoomba.

Written by Pam Mckay Courtesy of 

CQ player’s home-town debut dream against Broncos

SPECIAL DAY: Theodore product Lachlan Norris will play in front of his home crowd when he comes off the bench for the Capras in Saturday's trial game against the Broncos.
SPECIAL DAY: Theodore product Lachlan Norris will play in front of his home crowd when he comes off the bench for the Capras in Saturday’s trial game against the Broncos.Chris Ison ROK200817cleague1

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Rockhampton Capras’ first trial game of 2018 will be a special one for Lachlan Norris.

The Theodore product will play his first senior game for the Capras against the iconic Brisbane Broncos in front of his home crowd.

The hard-working second rower is one of 13 debutants named in the Capras 22-man squad for the trial match, which will kick off at 6pm on Saturday at the Theodore Showgrounds.

The Broncos have named a young squad devoid of any it its big guns but there will be plenty of eyes on hulking teenager Payne Haas, who is making waves in rugby league circles.

The game will also give spectators a chance to get their first look at the Capras’ key recruits Jerry Key, Connor Broadhurst and Blake Goodman.

Marquee signing Jerry Key will turn out for his first game with the Capras on Saturday.
Marquee signing Jerry Key will turn out for his first game with the Capras on Saturday.Allan Reinikka ROK011117acapras1

The team will be without experienced front rowers Oliver Percy and Peter Rogers, who are injured, but that provides an opportunity for Phil Nati and Brad Lupi to press their claims for selection for the opening round of the Intrust Super Cup.

Coach Kim Williams has tried to eliminate the Broncos factor from the minds of his players in preparation for the weekend clash.

“What we’re really focused on is our performance,” he said.

“The main thing we need to get out of it is just to see where we’re at in terms of our combinations and sticking to our game plan and structures.

“I’m not particularly interested in the score and I don’t want the players to be either. I just want them to focus on their job.

“It’s their first step to selection come Round 1 so they need to take that opportunity and I expect them to do so.”

The Capras-Broncos game will cap a full day of rugby league action at Theodore, which starts with a junior coaching clinic at 9am.

The Capras under-20s will play a curtain raiser against the Central Highlands rep team at 3.30pm.

Admission is $10 (13 years plus) after 11am and $5 before 11am, and tickets are available at the gate.


Zeik Foster, Junior Kirisome, Connor Broadhurst, Nathan Bassani, Chanel Seigafo, Blake Goodman, Jack Madden (captain), Phil Nati, Billy Gilbert, Brad Lupi, Dave Cowhan, Tyson White, Jerry Key, Aaron Teroi, Jamie Hill, Aaron Flanagan, Jyde Dwyer, Sonny Kerr, Lachlan Norris, Luke George, Jamie Minto, Sam Lollo


Jamayne Isaako, Corey Allan, Tom Opacic, Gehamat Shibasaki, Moses Pangai, Todd Murphy, Shaun Nona, George Fai, Jake Turpin, Payne Haas, Salesi Funaki, Andre Savelio, Patrick Mago. Interchange: Gerome Burns, David Fifita, Thomas Flegler, Patrick Carrigan, Myles Taueli, Keenan Palasia, Eddie Blacker, Kotoni Staggs

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CQ Capras U20’s V Central Highlands A-Grade Squad Announced

This Saturday in Theodore will see the Hastings Deering CQ Capras U20’s take on the Central Highlands A-Grade side in the first trial match for the 2018 season.

3.30pm Kick Off @ Theodore Showgrounds – February 10th


Blake Moore


Elijah Anderson


Christian Smith


Zaine Hammond


Josh Goodsall


Jack White


Ryan Flintham


Connor McGarry


Jack Pattie


Roarke Christensen


Lawson Storey


Ricky McHugh


Charlice Atoi


Tyson Pope


Ryan Franks


Jordan Moffitt


Zane Wilson


John Goodfellow


Zans Pomare


Will Neven


Derome Mafi


Wes Sisifa