CQ Capras keen on Gladstone talent with three in line-up
CENTRAL Queensland Capras officials are sitting up and taking notice of Gladstone players.
Gladstone Brothers duo Tyson White and Jackson McEwan grabbed the attention of head coach Jason Hetherington with strong efforts for the Capras in their 30-16 trial win over Intrust Super Cup rivals Mackay Cutters last weekend.
"I was very impressed with both of them," Hetherington said.
White and McEwan will get another chance to push for permanent inclusion in the Central Queensland squad when the Capras take on the under-20 Brisbane Broncos at Browne Park on Saturday.
Hetherington said Gladstone Wallabys player Sione Tongia had also been included in the Capras line-up for the pre-season trial.
"There is terrific talented players in Gladstone and I need to tap in to that," he said.
"The commitment they are making and showing me, they deserve the opportun-ity."
Tongia, who played for Capras at the end of last season, said he was looking forward to taking on the Broncos.
"It will show where we are in fitness," Tongia said.
McEwan said the young Broncos would provide tough competition but he said the Capras would be at their best as players continued to fight for a spot on the team.
"They definitely have the fitness and speed to match it," McEwan said.
White said winning last weekend's game was a good confidence boost for the Capras but they would have to lift again against the Broncos outfit.
"Those young fellas are full of talent," White said.
- Gates Open at 3.30pm
- 4pm - U16s Cyril Connell Cup - Stanwell CQ Capras v U18s Central Highlands Rep Side
- 5.30pm - Villa Capri CQ Capras U21s v Vanuatu International
- 7.00pm - Pre-game entertainment with Sea FM's Brad & Elle
- 7.30pm - Intrust Super Cup - CQ Capras v U20 Brisbane Broncos
- Tickets can be purchased at the Rockhampton Leagues Club or CQ Capras Office (Browne Park)