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Capras cruelled by Ipswich as Allen dislocates elbow

HARD-HITTING: CQ Capras fullback Reece Baker takes a run in the game against the Ipswich Jets on Saturday. INSET: Marmin Barba is taken to hospital after collapsing early in the second-half.
HARD-HITTING: CQ Capras fullback Reece Baker takes a run in the game against the Ipswich Jets on Saturday. INSET: Marmin Barba is taken to hospital after collapsing early in the second-half. Inga Williams

RUGBY LEAGUE: DEAN Allen's Intrust Super Cup return lasted just five minutes when he dislocated his elbow in the Capras' 52-6 loss to the Ipswich Jets.

The regular Norths Chargers half was injured in an innocuous tackle which was the first of many sour points for the visiting side.

Less than a week after starring for the Chargers in their upset 26-all draw with Yeppoon Seagulls, Allen made his highly anticipated return playing at halfback for the Rockhampton Leagues Club CQ Capras.

His side was down 12-0 when Allen was taken from the field. His side went on to make it 13 straight losses in the competition.

The Jets had first use of the ball with Landon Hayes putting Fijian flyer Nemani Valekapa loose to zoom 80m and score off the second tackle.

Marmin Barba and Carlin Anderson put on a show off the kick-off to send Dane Phillips over for another six points.

The Jets continued their dominant form, forcing a turnover, with Kurt Capewell crossing the paint in the ninth minute.

Phillips, Valekapa, Anderson and Billy McConnachie continued to contribute to the Jets side of the scoreboard to send the home side ahead 36-0 at halftime.

In a shocking change of events, 24-year-old Barba fell to the ground without contact early in the second half and was taken to hospital for further observation.

The Ipswich Jets have since confirmed Barba, the brother of Cronulla Sharks enforcer Ben, had suffered from dehydration.

The distracted Jets continued piling on the points through Anderson who scored a hat-trick and helped fire the Jets to a 48-0 lead.

Capras' Dan Randall, who was cleared to play early Saturday morning after a concussion against the Blackhawks, triggered an attacking ambush from the visitors after being held up over the line.

In the same set a cross-kick by Reece Baker sat up for Hayden Buckman to charge over with eight minutes remaining.

But the Capras struggled to maintain possession, allowing Jets' Capewell to break their defensive line and finish the try count 10 to one.

"It was a very disappointing performance. Our attitude and commitment in defence wasn't there,," Capras coach Lionel Harbin said.

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