VIDEO: Capras coach says more ball time is key to winning
THE CQ Capras will have to "starve" the Ipswich Jets of the ball if they want to score a victory this weekend.
Those were the wise words of coach Jason Hetherington, who said his players were up against stiff competition in Ipswich.
The squads will go head-to-head on Saturday at Browne Park from 6pm.
Hetherington had been analysing closely the game play of the Jets during their onslaught against the Townsville Blackhawks at the weekend.
"We need to control the ball a lot more because when they (the Jets) have it, they are really exciting," Hetherington said yesterday, during a rugby league media scrum.
"They are hard to play against and hard to defend when they have the ball... they also like to ask questions after every tackle."
During his analysis of last weekend's game between the Jets and the Blackhawks, Hetherington said the latter failed to put their opponents under pressure during the first half.
It wasn't until the second half the Blackhawks started applying that pressure.
Round two (at the weekend) of the Intrust Super Cup saw the Capras travel to Miriam Vale to take on the Souths Logan Magpies.
Officials hailed the day a success, with a crowd of more than 1500 supporters.
When Hetherington yesterday spoke about his own side's faults in the wake of the weekend's loss against the Magpies, he said the Capras simply didn't play with enough enthusiasm.
"We needed to come out with the same desire and attitude we had against Burleigh. The score line blew out a little bit.
"We did score a couple of nice tries but a couple of things went against us as well... the performance at the weekend was a prime example of a team that didn't do its own preparation away from the training field."