THREE hundred and fifty-seven days.

That's how long Central Queensland rugby league fans have had to wait to celebrate a Central Queensland Capras win at Browne Park.

The local side did it in typical edge-of-your-seat fashion on Saturday afternoon with a 77th minute Ian Webster field goal sealing a thrilling 19-18 win over Burleigh Bears in Round 17 of the Intrust Super Cup.

The Capras' last win in Rockhampton was a 54-0 drubbing of Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles in Round 17 last year.

"It's been a long time between wins at home here," Capras captain Gavin Hiscox said after the match.

"It was a gutsy effort. We got out to a lead and then they (Burleigh) could've ran over us either side of half-time but we hung in there and dug deep to grind out the win."

Despite featuring a number of Gold Coast Titans-contracted players, including centre Brad Tighe, winger Steve Michaels and hooker Paul Carter, the Bears started sluggishly, conceding the first try of the match inside the opening 10 minutes.

In his return match for the Capras, winger Russell Webber found his way across the line to give the Capras an early 4-0 lead before centre Smith Samua finished off a long-range movement.

Capras five-eighth Webster scooped up a loose ball and made a 70m dash before he was mowed down just short of the line.



Mackay Cutters 28 def Norths Devils 4 at Stadium Mackay on Saturday.

Ipswich Jets 10 def Sunshine Coast Falcons 2 at Stockland Stadium on Saturday.

Northern Pride 36 def PNG Hunters 18 at Barlow Park yesterday.

Tweed Heads Seagulls 30 def Redcliffe Dolphins 22 at Dolphin Oval yesterday.

Wynnum Seagulls v Souths Logan Magpies at BMD Kougari Oval yesterday.



CQ Capras 19 (Russell Webber, Smith Samau, Rhys Williams, Ian Webster tries; Shannon Rupapere goal, Ian Webster field goal) def Burleigh Bears 18 (Conner Toia, Tyler Chadburn, Paul Carter tries; Khan Ahwang 3 goals) at Browne Park on Saturday.

Samau scored off the next play before winger Rhys Williams added the Capras' third try before the break to give the Capras a 12-0 lead midway through the first break. Carter helped the Bears find an extra gear just before the break when a Conner Toia try closed the gap to six.

Carter provided the spark off the bench for the seventh-placed Bears to lay on two tries early in the second half to give the travelling side a 18-12 lead.

In his first outing in 2014 in the No.6 jersey, Webster miraculously latched on to a kick from his halves partner Shannon Rupapere to score beside the posts to put the Capras within two points.

Rupapere, who didn't look out of place on debut, added the extras to tie up the match with 18 minutes remaining. Both sides appeared out on their feet in defence but neither side could capitalise on chances before Webster stepped up to deliver again.

After a penalty helped the Capras march downfield, the cool-headed playmaker guided his troops to the centre of the park to set up the match-winning play.

Webster calmly slotted the field goal with just over a minute remaining.

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