Under-18 Capras player Lyncoln Rebel is one of Gladstone's brightest young rugby league prospects.
Under-18 Capras player Lyncoln Rebel is one of Gladstone's brightest young rugby league prospects. Matt Taylor GLA180519LYNC

He's quietly-spoken and lets his actions do the talking

RUGBY LEAGUE: Lyncoln Rebel is playing with a cause and has gone from strength-to-strength.

He had finished a successful campaign with the Central Queensland Capras youth team in the Queensland Rugby League Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup.

Brothers Lyncoln Rebel.Under 17 Rugby League 2018 Grand Final - Gladstone Brothers vs Tannum Seagulls.
Brothers Lyncoln Rebel.Under 17 Rugby League 2018 Grand Final - Gladstone Brothers vs Tannum Seagulls. Mike Richards GLA180818U17L

Rebel was the finisher and the halfback slotted home 18 conversions plus two penalty goals.

His best haul came in round five with five conversions against Eastern Suburb Tigers in a 43-32 loss.

Rebel has also found the perfect balance on and off the field.

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Lyncoln slots a conversion

Lyncoln back in 2015

"I have been training and playing for Gladstone Brothers and helping out running LeagueSafe for our Brothers under-17s and U13s and working," Rebel said.

Lyncoln Rebel. Capras Junior Coaching Clinic.
Lyncoln Rebel. Capras Junior Coaching Clinic. Paul Braven GLA140517CLINIC

After finishing Year 12 last year, Rebel started an electrical apprenticeship with Ergon.

The young gun said to play in a high-level competition against athletes in his own age-group and also against men had fast tracked his development.

"I found it was fast and tough and I have taken a lot out of it while the biggest thing taken out of it is the friendships that were made," Rebel said.

"Having the older guys in the group, it had improved my leadership.

"I could improve my confidence in directing the boys around the park, as I have only been back for two rounds getting to know the boys will help in growing my confidence."

"My aims for the rest of the season is to continue to play good footy and keep improving my game."

Brothers coach Danny Blair said Rebel had given lots of energy to the senior team.

"Lyncoln has been fantastic for us and has played two games so far," Blair said.

"He came off the bench against Tannum Seagulls and played as dummy half and hooker.

"Then last weekend, he started in the halves and was able to link up with the whole team and he showed a lot of class."

Aside from Blair and Capras youth coach Tony Wilkinson, Rebel said his mother Elaine Daylight had always been there for him.

"My mother, she's the one who has always pushed me to do my best in everything I do and is always there when injuries and hard moments come," Rebel said.

Elaine said success had been a family effort.

"Lynk has four brothers and two sisters who all play sport so we are always doing something related to one of their sports," Elaine said.

"We have two older boys Jon and Leo and two younger boys Caleb and Tyrell and two sister Jamila and Breanna.

"It was all worth it and we always travel together as a family with his younger brothers and sister and sometime his older brothers and cousins."