Front rower and Bully sports reporter named Capras captain
GUY Williams is gearing up to lead the Rockhampton Leagues Club Capras in 2014.
The Rockhampton front-rower was named as the CQ Capras' skipper for this weekend's pre-season trial clash with Mackay Cutters and said he was excited and honoured to take up the role.
"I'm excited to captain the Capras again," Williams said.
"Whether it's a trial or not, it's a privilege to captain my home town team."
The experienced player said the added leadership pressure would not change his approach to the encounter and would try his best to lead the Capras to victory against their northern rivals.
"I won't do anything differently this weekend," he said.
"I'll just do my job and encourage everyone to do their own jobs."
CQ CAPRAS SQUAD
Trial match against Mackay Cutters
Hughie Stanley, Rhys Williams, Marco Delapena, Smith Samau, Mitch Zornig, Theeran Pearson, Blake Wallace, Arlin Paki, Ian Webster, Sam Pierce, Brent Williams, Guy Williams (c), Dan Bertucci, John Clayton, Grant Rogers, Reece Baker, Liam Pickersgill, Darren Rodgers, Garret Fields, Peter Gallen, Andrew Dale and Hfanga Rebakewaga.
"It's an important match for us as it's the first of three Meng Shield matches between the two clubs and it'd be great to head into the season one up on Mackay," Williams said.
"But, at the same time it's just as important to build combinations and work on our on-field direction and structures before round one against Burleigh.
"I'm looking forward to seeing all the hard work we've done at training transferred on to the field."
Capras coach Jason Hetherington said with 2013 captain Gavin Hiscox out with injury, Williams his first choice.
"Gavin Hiscox is out at the moment due to a groin injury and to me Guy is a leader," Hetherington said.
"He's experienced, he understands the football program and what we're doing and I thought he was the perfect choice.
"He's a good, local fella, fits in and does everything right.
"At training he gets the guys going and rather than me harping all the time he'll go and take the ruck plays and just what good senior players do."
The coach said after a long pre-season Capras players from under-16 through to the open side were champing at the bit to get a game under their belts.
"We've had a pretty long pre-season and I'm a bit like one of the players as I just want to put it into practice now and see where we are at," he said.
"This Saturday is certainly a big weekend of the Capras we have the under-16, 18, 21 and opens teams playing."