Capras: Capras' Guy Williams.
Capras: Capras' Guy Williams. Allan Reinikka ROK130517acapras3

TEAM LIST: Guy savouring extra workload as sub

RUGBY LEAGUE: Guy Williams is relishing his new role in the middle despite coming from the bench.

Tasked with replacing fellow skipper and workhorse Gavin Hiscox, Williams comes on after 25 and continues the momentum - importantly for his side, he still averages 50-plus minutes.

It is quite the change from the industrious backrower Browne Park has been used to but he isn't shying away from it.

Williams' middle involvement in the weekend's sour defeat to Tweed Heads saw him rack up 29 tackles and 95 metres.

"It is a different role but I am enjoying it,” the co-captain said on his new gig.

"I feel more involved in the middle and I am happy to come on and lift the energy and continue the talk.

"Gav is a great talker and so it is good to work in tandem with him.

"Sometimes in the backrow, if the ball is not going down your side you miss out on seeing the footy a bit - it was nice to get a couple of tries (on the weekend).”

CAPRAS SQUAD

1. Maipele Morseu

2. Ken Tofilau

3. Justin Tavae

4. Nathan Bassani

5. Chanel Seigafo

6. Reece Baker

7. Jack Madden

8. Matt Groat

9. Krys Freeman

10. Oliver Percy

11. Marco De La Pena

15. Bill Cullen

13. Gavin Hiscox

12. Guy Williams

14. Tony Tumusa

16. Jack Kavanagh

17. Phil Nati

18. Billy Gilbert

19. Cody Grills

20. Vic Halfpenny

21. Liam Pickersgill

The man who technically replaced Williams, Calliope's Bill Cullen, had been knocking on the door for some time.

According to his captain, he has well and truly earned it.

"Bill has put on a few kilos this year, eight I think and is going really well,” Williams said.

"He is a smart footballer, runs the right lines and has good skills in ball play.

"As a front-on tackler, he is probably our best. He is a textbook tackler and can really hit guys.

"And for a big fella he has a good engine and can really bend the line back and get us going forward.”

Williams and co head to Pizzey Park to face the defending premiers Burleigh.

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Days after turning 21, livewire dummy half Billy Gilbert could make his Capras debut Chris Ison ROK120217ccapras7

Capras were one of few sides to taste victory at the Bears home ground and will be buoyed on by their round 3 win in Rockhampton this year.

Williams though is wary.

"They're the reigning champions for a reason and are a quality side,” he warned.

"It is a crucial game for both sides and their position is no indicator.

"We have to start well and continue it. We are good enough and have to prove it.”



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