Tweed Heads Seagulls hammer CQ Capras in ISC fixture
THE CQ Capras have been outplayed at a wet Piggabeen Sports Complex, beaten by 34 points by the Tweed Heads Seagulls yesterday.
Coach Kim Williams (pictured) indicated that changes would be made to the team on the back of the insipid performance.
Yesterday's loss has seen the team fall from sixth to eighth spot on the Intrust Super Cup ladder.
"This was a really big game for us and we didn't rise to the occasion," Williams said yesterday.
"Our efforts didn't match the importance of the game and that's really disappointing.
"The first half was a bit of an arm wrestle; we were only eight down at half-time but we fell away in the second half.
"They outworked us and we deserved to lose on the back of that."
Williams said Reece Baker, Gavin Hiscox and Samson Graham were the shining lights in a badly beaten team.
"The rest were well below par. When we have too many players who are playing nowhere near their best we are going to get beaten and beaten well and that's what happened today," he said.
"There's too big a gap between our best and worst at the moment.
"I think we need to bring a bit more enthusiasm into the team, we certainly lacked that.
"We have some guys who have gotten a bit too comfortable and maybe it's time to bring in some fresh faces to energise the team a bit."
In the lead-up to the game, Williams said Tweed was one of the hardest away teams to play but he never expected to be on the end of a 38-4 score line.
Tweed opened its account in the fifth minute and was in 10 minutes later, extending the lead to 12-nil.
The Capras responded in the 33rd minute, when Adam Henry fielded a kick from Matt Minto and crashed over.
The conversion attempt was unsuccessful and the Capras went into the break down 12-4.
In a replay of the first half, Tweed scored in the fifth minute of the second stanza to lead 18-4 and was in again in the 15th minute to lead 22-4.
The floodgates then opened with Tweed running in three more tries to wrap up the match.
And in another blow to the Capras, not one of their players was included in the Queensland Residents team named yesterday.
"I think we had some guys who deserved to be there and I'm disappointed that those guys haven't been rewarded," Williams said.
The ladder-leading Townsville Blackhawks and the Redcliffe Dolphins both have three players in the team, which will play NSW on Sunday, May 8.
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