Sport

Barba bound for Capras if errors continue

Bulldogs fullback Ben Barba kicks ahead for teammate Josh Morris to score the sensational last try against Melbourne Storm in Virgin Australia Stadium’s first NRL match in front of a sellout crowd yesterday.
Bulldogs fullback Ben Barba kicks ahead for teammate Josh Morris to score the sensational last try against Melbourne Storm in Virgin Australia Stadium’s first NRL match in front of a sellout crowd yesterday. Lee Constable

IN A timely boost to the Rockhampton Leagues Club Capras' fortunes, Brisbane Broncos fullback Ben Barba says he could be suiting up in the Intrust Super Cup club's colours in the near future.

The Capras lost 38-8 to ISC leaders Norths Devils at Browne Park on Saturday night and are yet to register a win from their first six matches of the season.

A mixed bag for the Broncos in Friday night's 12-8 loss to the Gold Coast saw Barba produce two polar opposite plays within 10 minutes.

Barba produced a stunning try-saving tackle on Titans forward Mark Minichiello midway through the second half.

Nine minutes after, the former Dally M Player of the Year allowed a high kick to bounce before leaping in his own in-goal to defuse it, only to have Titans five-eighth Aidan Sezer strip the ball and score the match-winner.

If he can't become more consistent, Barba says he may end up with his feeder club the Capras.

"It was terrible," Barba told The Sunday Mail.

"I was happy with that (Minichiello tackle) but in saying that, I have one job in particular ... and that's to be safe under the high ball.

"I have to find something soon or I could find myself playing Queensland Cup in the next few weeks."

Fellow Bronco Corey Oates is a slim chance of playing for the Capras in Thursday's round eight clash with Wynnum Manly Seagulls at Gladstone's Marley Brown after leaving the field midway through the second half.

Oates suffered what's thought to be a high hamstring strain and with just three days until the Capras play again, it's unlikely he'll be fit.

The Devils opened their account on Saturday night just four minutes into the match when lock Dean Sheppard crossed to give the competition leaders a 6-0 lead.

Mark Johnstone. Capras vs Norths Devils. Intrust Super Cup at Browne Park. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Mark Johnstone. Capras vs Norths Devils. Intrust Super Cup at Browne Park. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK120414scapra1

The Capras hit back shortly after through Oates after consecutive sets on the Devils' tryline.

The rangy backrower dived under a couple of defenders on the 15th minute mark to score his second try of the season in Capras' colours and close the gap to two points.

Both sides traded sets for the next 10 minutes but a string of penalties to the Devils saw them perched down on the Capras' tryline.

Devils five-eighth Todd Murphy made the most of his opportunities to score the first of his two tries on the night.

Ever-consistent centre Smith Samau helped the Capras back into the game with a short-side play two minutes before half-time to have the home side trailing 12-8.

Devils' second rower Chris Faust scored five minutes into the second half to extend their lead to 12 points before the home side was denied an opportunity to close the gap when a short pass from half Duncan Paia'aua to Oates was called forward.

Oates left the field shortly after and it wasn't long before centre Dylan Galloway took the Devils' lead to 26-8 midway through the second half.

INTRUST SUPER CUP

RD 7

NORTHS DEVILS 38 (Todd Murphy 2, Dylan Galloway, Chris Faust, Lachlan Maranta, Dean Sheppard tries; Todd Murphy 7 goals) def CQ CAPRAS 8 (Smith Samau, Corey Oates tries) at Browne Park.

RESULTS: PNG Hunters 36 def Tweed Heads Seagulls 26, Wynnum Manly Seagulls 36 def Sunshine Coast Falcons 0, Redcliffe Dolphins 34 def Souths Logan 6, Burleigh Bears 22 def Mackay Cutters 14. Northern Pride v Easts Tigers match postponed to July 6 due to weather.

Topics:  ben barba brisbane broncos footy picks footy tipping nrl



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Don't lock up farm land for military base expansion

Australian Army Major Adrian Farrel (left), from Battle Group Waratah, gives fire control orders to his company on a patrol during Exercise Southern Jackaroo/Diamond Sprint 16.

Agforce calls on government to sit down and talk with farmers

Helping farm water to flow

HANDS-ON: Yeppoon's Brendon Rosel has started his own business, Rosel Rural Contracting, working on pumps and irrigation systems across Central Queensland.

Rosel Rural Contracting launches on Cap Coast and CQ.

Anglo American axes jobs in the lead up to Christmas

82 jobs have been axed from the German Creek mine

AMWU claims industrial action against company prompted lay-offs

Local Partners

Rocky police's Guard of Honour for mate at funeral

HE DEDICATED 10 years volunteering for the Queensland Police Service, completing 6419 hours of work, and yesterday, his friends in blue said goodbye.


6000+ flock to CQ Eat St round two

HUGE SUCCESS: More than 6000 people attended the CQ Eat St event at the Rockhampton Showgrounds on Saturday night. INSET: Musician Aaron Hamilton.

Thousands flock to Showgrounds for food and markets

Rockhampton plays host to Jackasses

The Jackass boys are coming to Rockhampton for one night only.

They're bring their special brand of self-injuring stunts with them

ACROSS THE REGION

CHRISTMAS SONGS: It's Carols by Candlelight in Emu Park this weekend.

LOOKING for something to do this weekend?

Leo designs shocker tattoo for Tom Hardy after lost bet

Leonardo DiCaprio has designed a new tattoo for Tom Hardy

Hollywood star at home on the Coffs Coast

FEELING LUCKY, SON?: Scott Eastwood visited the Coffs Coast

Guess which Hollywood star has been seen around the Coffs Coast?

Ricky Gervais: There's 'no point' marrying Jane Fallon

RICKY Gervais "doesn't see the point" in marrying Jane Fallon.

Hacksaw Ridge wins big in first round of AACTA Awards

Luke Bracey and Andrew Garfield in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

THE major awards will be handed out on Wednesday night.

Paris Hilton fumes at clumsy partygoers

A reveller spilt their drink on Paris Hilton's DJ decks

Winnie Harlow isn't a role model

Winnie Harlow insists she isn't a role model.

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

The million dollar property to test Mackay's market

This Victoria St building will go to auction Tuesday and investors will be watching closely to see how much it sells for.

'High profile architect designed CBD asset' goes to auction

Prices jump in trio of mining towns

THE boost in coal prices in the past six months has triggered a house price jump in at least three mining towns in Central Queensland.

Boost in coal prices triggers a market turnaround

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!