CENTRAL CAPRAS 34
Tries: Jack Madden (4m), Ken Tofilau (15m), Chanel Seigafo (19m), Chanel Seigafo (39m), Oliver Percy (48m), Maipele Morseau (69m), Oliver Percy (73m)
Goals: Marco Delapena 3 Conv, Krys Freeman 1 Conv
WYNNUM SEAGULLS 22
Tries: John te Reo (8m), Mitchell Frei (52m), Mathew Seamark (65m), Jack Goodsell (77m)
Goals: Mathew Seamark 3 Conv
By Dan White
Two sides head in after losses last weekend. Wynnum Manly led the Tigers at half time but folded in the second, while the Capras were behind after the first minute and never really challenged the table topping SC Falcons. With a third of the season quickly passing, each game is gaining importance, especially for those sides on the wrong side of the points equation.
Last time out:
Wynnum Manly wet into the sheds with a 9-0 lead over the Easts Tigers, an handy lead that disappeared as the hosts put on three unanswered tries to overtake the Seagulls and continue their climb up the table. Mathew Seamark scored all but one point for his side and will be hoping for a lot more as they enter this week’s game.
The Capras were away to the SC Falcons and the guests were barely on the field before the hosts crossed for their first try. By the end of the game, they had run in seven and allowed the Capras in for three. So, whilst the offence may be crossing the line, they need to gear up on defence if they want to start climbing up to sixth.
Who to look out for:
The Capras No. 10 Oliver Percy, was heavily involved for his side in a losing effort with 29 Tackles, 15 runs and 121 metres. He will be facing off against Mitchell Dodds who was not nearly as effective, however his hooker played a very good game. Mitchell Cronin put in 39 tackles and also ran for close to 80 metres in a determined effort. Both sides will have to stop missing tackles if they want to make a game of it, and solid efforts like those from Oliver and Mitchell are what each side needs to put in to make it happen.
How they will win:
Both sides will need to fix up their errors and make their tackles stick. For the coaches, making sure that the players do the basics better is key. The Capras missed 47 tackles and you cannot do that and expect to win. The Seagulls fell off only 30 but that was still ten more than their opponent and a major reason why they fell short.
Wynnum Manly should be able to do enough to win this at home. The Capras however are not afraid of taking down the Seagulls away and will look to bookend the Seagulls alongside their Tweed Heads win away. Wynnum Manly Seagulls by 2.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
1. Benaiah Bowie 2. Peter Gubb 3. William Brimson 4. Mitchell Buckett 5. Jack Goodsell 6. Mathew Seamark 7. Travis Burns 8. Aaron Rockley 9. Mitchell Cronin 10. Mitchell Dodds 11. Brendon McBryde 12. Mitchell Frei (c) 13. John Te Reo 14. Jayden Berrell 15. Alex Barr 16. Salesi Funaki 17. Brendon Gibb
Coach: Adam Brideson
1. Maipele Morseau 2. Ken Tofilau 3. Justin Tavae 4. Nathan Bassani 5. Chanel Seigafo 6. Reece Baker 7. Jack Madden 8. Matthew Groat 9. Krys Freeman 10. Oliver Percy 11. Marco Delapena 12. Guy Williams (c) 13. Gavin Hiscox (c) 15. William Cullen 16. Jack Kavanagh 17. Phill Nati 18. Billy Gilbert 19. Ayden Cooper 20. Vic Halfpenny
Coach: Kim Williams
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