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Williams promises changes after Capras beat themselves

The CQ Capras were beaten 38-20 by the Mackay Cutters at BB Print Stadium.
The CQ Capras were beaten 38-20 by the Mackay Cutters at BB Print Stadium. Madolyn Peters

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Rockhampton Leagues Club Capras have slumped to their sixth consecutive loss, going down by 18 points to the Mackay Cutters last night.

Coach Kim Williams could not hide his disappointment, saying the Capras just found ways to beat themselves.

"We continually make it tough on ourselves. Mackay were good but we just gave them too many opportunities time and time again,” he said in the post-match presser.

"It's been something we talk about every week because it's been a pretty common theme with our team for some time now - we just go around and continue to do the same things.

"We have a name of building pressure on the opposition but all we achieve is putting pressure on ourselves by basic errors, some pretty poor tryline defence on the back of that and some penalties.”

The Cutters were quick out of the blocks, posting the first of their four first-half tries in the fifth minute.

They had an 18-point lead before the Capras got their first points when Tony Tumusa darted out of dummy half to score in the 25th minute.

The Cutters went in again to extend their lead to 22-4 before Nathan Bassani scored the Capras second from a great backline play to get them within 12 at the half-time break.

The teams went try for try in the second half, with the Capras' Maipele Morseu scoring off his own grubber kick in the 60th minute and Oliver Percy barging over with five minutes to go.

The Cutters scored on the buzzer, the final score 38-20.

Williams said there would be changes made to the team in light of Saturday's underwhelming performance.

"We've got too many players finding little shortcuts during the game and that affects the whole team,” he said.

"We've probably only got 20 guys to choose from at the moment with injuries and over the next couple of weeks we'll have a couple of guys returning and they''ll certainly be brought back in because what we produced tonight and what some individuals produced isn't acceptable.”

The Capras tackle the Redcliffe Dolphins in their Round 20 clash next weekend.



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