Capras player Andrew Dale in the rugby league game against Tweed Heads at Browne Park. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Capras player Andrew Dale in the rugby league game against Tweed Heads at Browne Park. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Ex-Rocky Grammar graduate in focus against CQ Capras

EX-ROCKHAMPTON Grammar School captain Stephen Coombe hammered the final nail into the coffin yesterday as Wynnum-Manly Seagulls ran rampant over the Central Queensland Capras.

Coombe recently celebrated graduating from Queensland University of Technology with a sports science degree.

He had even more reason to celebrate at North Stradbroke Island yesterday.

The 20-year-old finished off a slick exchange of hands to score his second try of the season, and the Seagulls' final, in their 40-10 win over the Capras.

It was the second try in three years for Coombe, who graduated from the Brisbane Broncos' Holden Cup side in 2013.

"If you're going to score, it's nice that everyone can see it. I've got proof now," Coombe said of his 75th minute try in the match, which was televised live on WIN Television.

"That's the second try I've scored since 2010. I broke the three-year long drought earlier in the year against Burleigh, so they're few and far between for me.

"(On that day) we put about 50 on them. I figured if I didn't score then, I'm probably not going to score too many.

"So it was nice to get one today."

The match couldn't have started worse for the Capras with five-eighth Ian Webster's kick-off bouncing off the crossbar and dead on the full, resulting in a penalty on halfway.

Currently sitting in fourth spot, the Seagulls made the most of their early field position, with centre, and player of the match, Mitchell Buckett scoring the first of his three tries during the side's eight tries to two win.

Last-placed Sunshine Coast Falcons ended their 36-game losing streak - the longest in Intrust Super Cup history - on Saturday with a 26-24 win over Redcliffe Dolphins. Cameron Munster scored a hat-trick in Easts Tigers 27-20 win over Norths Devils.

INTRUST SUPER CUP

ROUND 19

Wynnum Manly Seagulls 40 (M Buckett 3, P Gubb, M Grieve, A Mara, S Coombe, T Wulf tries; M Seamark 3, J Te Reo goals) def Central Queensland Capras 10 (G Hiscox, M Zornig tries; I Webster goal) at Stradbroke Island yesterday.

Tweed Heads Seagulls 60 def PNG Hunters 28 at Piggabeen Sports Complex yesterday.

Easts Tigers 27 def Norths Devils 20 at Bishop Park yesterday.

Souths Logan Magpies 42 def Ipswich Jets 40 at North Ipswich Reserve on Saturday.

Sunshine Coast Falcons 26 def Redcliffe Dolphins 24 at Stockland Stadium on Saturday.

Burleigh Bears 28 def Mackay Cutters 20 at Stadium Mackay on Saturday.



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