State selection chance

RUGBY LEAGUE By RACHAEL BORICH rachael.borich@capnews.com.au

DYSART'S Ben Walsh and Gladstone's Ron Craig have done their best to push their Queensland Rangers selection chances in playing for a winless Central Queensland Capras team on the weekend.

The Dysart centre and Wallabys full- back played consistent football over the two-day QRL Divisional Carnival in Gladstone on the weekend where the Ca- pras suffered an 18-8 loss to carnival champion's South West Queensland on Saturday followed by a 38-14 defeat against Wide Bay yesterday.

There was plenty of defensive practice for the Capras over the two games, more than coach Peter Upton was looking for.

"They showed lots of enthusiasm over the weekend, but we just turned over too much ball to be able to compete,'' Upton said.

"We had to defend a lot and just ran out of puff.''

In yesterday's game, Wide Bay con- trolled the play, making their winning break midway through the second half.

Wallabys' front rower, and coach, Aar- on Farrar was another strong performer yesterday.

Farrar had a strong carnival along with Rockhampton's Trent Callaghan ? two other players who could come into the selection fray.

The Capras' only real injury concern from the weekend was to CQU Norths Chargers' Luke Scott who damaged his calf on Saturday night and was unable to play in the second game.

Queensland selectors were finalising their Rangers squad last night with the team expected to be announced today.

The Rangers will play NSW Country at Blackwater's Hinricks Oval on June 25.



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