CENTRAL Queensland's next generation of rugby league talent has shown its worth with the Capras under-18s trumping the Northern Pride 34-28 at Browne Park on Sunday afternoon.

Coach Darren Ferricks could not conceal his excitement after his team recorded their second win of the 2015 Mal Meninga Cup.

"We have that winning culture which is sticking us together and helping the boys believe in themselves when they run out on the field," Ferricks said.

"They set themselves up early to win and never gave up hope."

The Capras lead by example early in the first half to move out to a 14-0 lead over the star studded Northern Pride line-up.

But injured halfback Jack White left a gap late in the first half to send Pride in for a couple of quick tries.

"We were a bit fatigued and used up all our interchanges early with injuries which made things a lot harder for the boys," Ferricks said.

The Capras maintained their superiority in the second spell to reap the rewards.

Back-to-back tries to Jace O'Neill, Jack Glossop, Travis Leo and Harry Grant set up the win for the Capras.

"Harry was good for us out of hooker, very sharp and kept us moving forward," Ferricks said.

"Our captain Daniel Adamson fractured his hand with 20 minutes to go but gutsed it out to play the rest of the game," he said.



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