Capras name unchanged line-up for Seagulls clash
RUGBY LEAGUE: For the first time this season, CQ Capras coach Kim Williams has named an unchanged line-up for Sunday's home game against the Tweed Heads Seagulls.
The Capras will look to post back-to-back victories after beating the Northern Pride 10-4 in Gladstone last weekend but their rivals will come to Rockhampton with their tails up after they toppled competition heavyweights Redcliffe 21-4.
Williams said the win by the bottom-placed Seagulls reinforced the closeness of the Intrust Super Cup competition and certainly had the Capras wary.
"It puts us on guard. They played some pretty good footy there so we're going to have to be at our best again to get a win,” he said.
"We haven't been great at home this year. We've probably been better on the road, it'd be fair to say, but it was good to get a home win last week although it was at Gladstone and we need to build on that.”
Capras' second rower Bill Cullen is free to play this weekend after taking a guilty plea to a Level 1 lifting tackle charge incurred mid-way through the second half of last Saturday's game.
Williams is happy to again have the services of the hard-hitting forward.
"He's been playing some outstanding footy. It's only his second year out of under-20s and I think last year he was good but this year he's really gone to another level,” he said.
The coach is also pleased to have the same line-up two weeks in a row.
"It's a reward for their efforts last week more than anything. If something's not broken, don't fix it I guess is the approach at the moment.
"The main thing we've got with this 17 is they look as though they're really hungry and there's a lot of energy in our defence in particular and that's made the difference to us.
"While they continue to do that I'll continue to select them. We're playing some good footy so everyone's feeling pretty positive.”
Even though the Capras game will be televised, Williams is urging footy fans to turn out in force at Browne Park.
"When this grandstand's packed there's a fantastic atmosphere here and it does lift the boys and it's worth a few points to us for sure,” he said.
"It's time we got a win up for the Browne Park faithful and we're certainly hoping to do that.”
Sunday's game kicks off at 1.40pm.
Reece Baker, Ken Tofilau, Justin Tavae, Nathan Bassani, Chanel Seigafo, Cody Grills, Jack Madden, Matthew Groat, Krys Freeman, Oliver Percy, Marco De La Pena, Bill Cullen, Gavin Hiscox, Maipele Morseu, Guy Williams, Jack Kavanagh, Liam Pickersgill