CAPRAS centre Marco Delapena's season appears to be over after the centre left the field early in yesterday's 34-4 loss to Easts Tigers at Browne Park.

As Easts stormed to their fifth consecutive win, Delapena and a host of other Rockhampton Leagues Club Capras players were left bruised and battered at Browne Park in the match, which was broadcast live on WIN Television.

The latest report was that Delapena had torn his ACL early in the first half and would be out for the rest of the season.

Donald Malone put the Tigers on the scoreboard in the first 10 minutes of the clash with a converted try before later capitalising on a penalty kick from 25m out to take the score to 8-0 minutes before the end of the first half.

Having missed plenty of scoring opportunities in the first half of the encounter, the Capras went into the second half hungry for a try but just couldn't match the Tigers' intensity.

Easts made sure their presence was felt early with a flurry of tries from Grant Giess, Jarrod McInally, Felise Kaufusi and Liam Tyson all but one converted by Malone.

It was beginning to look like Easts would hold Capras to nil but a quick intercept by Capras' veteran Guy Williams provided a scoring opportunity for Rhys Williams out wide to put CQ on the score board with five minutes left on the clock.

There was plenty of frustration in the Capras coaching box with Jason Hetherington feeling the full blow of the defeat.

A disappointed Hetherington said his side lacked discipline and structure.

"Discipline in today's game wasn't there really," Hetherington said.

"Watching the game it just looked like it was two speeds and we were a step behind."



Easts Tigers 34 (J McInally 2, D Malone, F Kaufusi, L Tyson, G Giess tries; D Malone 5 goals) def CQ Capras 4 (R Williams try) at Browne Park yesterday.

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