CQ Capras v Ipswich Jets Browne Park on Saturday, March 19 – 6pm

CQ Capras v Ipswich Jets
Browne Park on Saturday, March 19 – 6pm

CQ Capras

1. Reece Baker 2. Kirisome Kirisome 3. Brandon Manase 4. Adam Henry 5. Marco Delapena 6. Maipele Morseu 7. Matthew Minto 8. Gavin Hiscox (c) 9. Ian Webster 10. Jack Kavanagh 11. Victor Halfpenny 12. William Cullen 13. Aleki Falepaini 14. Joshua Mitchell 15. Peter Gallen 16. Michael Ki 18. Mark Johnstone 19. Samson Graham

Coach: Kim Williams

Ipswich Jets

1. Carlin Anderson 2. Marmin Barba 3. Liam Capewell 4. Nemani Valekapa 5. Richard Pandia 6. Haydan Lipp 7. Dane Phillips (c) 8. Joshua Seage 9. Landon Hayes 10. Nathaniel Neale 16. Billy McConnachie 12. Rowan Winterfield 13. Rory Humphreys 11. David Fa’alogo 14. Sebastian Pandia 15. Abraham Atallah 18. Michael Purcell

Coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker

Last time they met:

Round 15- 2015.

IPSWICH JETS 52 (Carlin Anderson 3, Nemani Valekapa 2, Dane Phillips 2, Kurt Capewell 2, Landon Hayes tries; Carlin Anderson 6 goals) def CQ CAPRAS 6 (Hayden Buckman try; Ian Webster goal) at North Ipswich Reserve.

Head-to-Head: Ipswich 25 Central 11 Drawn 1

ROUND 3- 2016

The last time these two teams clashed it was an attacking night of the long knives with the Jets up 36-0 at half time and four tries in the first nine minutes. Carlin Anderson contributed 24 to the final total and the Central Queensland boys were begging for it to stop.

This year the Capras have started with a win over Mackay but lost to Norths last week. The Jets have gone win and loss too.

Both teams are probably coming off similar losses the Capras let Norths get out to 30-10. While the Jets let the Blackhawks get away from them.

Central Queensland Capras

The Capras are in the positive this year having allowed 7 tries past them and scored 9 themselves. They have 48 points in the for column and 42 in the against.

It won’t surprise many when the Jets focus this week is Matt Minto. Minto will do everything except wash the jumpers and drive the bus.

In round one against Mackay; Minto kicked the ball 16 of the Capras 19 times. In round two he kicked 10 of 14. Round one he made 530 metres for his team and in round 2 against Norths 250 metres.

The Jets will need to apply kick pressure to Minto. He kicked 9 times to space in round 1 and 4 times in round 2.

Minto received the ball 51 times in round one and 57 in round 2. In summary Minto does a lot of work.

The Capras will start with big bodies going to the line giving Minto options. If the Jets’ defence doesn’t stay square, work from the inside and get up then Minto will find his runners and then you have big men on little men at the back

The Capras will start on fire, with enthusiasm; they always do at home. The Jets will need to weather the storm and get through it before they can answer back with football too.

It was round 3 last year the Capras led the Jets 20-6 after 30 minutes in Rockhampton with Minto playing a starring role kicking 40/20 and pulling the strings for the Capras.

Centre Brandon Manase, scored a double for his side, and was rewarded with the Capras Player of the Match and Players’ Player awards last week against Norths.

Manase has three tries from the first two games. He’s made 19 hit ups and 283 metres.

Ipswich Jets

The Jets have started the year with one win and one loss. The Jets’ defence has allowed nine tries and the Jets pegged back 10. The Jets have scored 56 points and allowed 54 back for a positive points differential of two.

Rory Humphreys has been outstanding the first two weeks; winning players’ player twice. Against Norths he topped the tackle count with 30 and again against the Blackhawks he was the top tackler with 26. Against the Blackhawks his attack started to show and he executed two nice little kicks into the in-goal. Humphreys ran the ball 12 times against the Blackhawks and linked well with support passing the ball 10 times from his 20 recieves.

Hayden Lipp is settling in nicely into the role of Jets’ number 6. Norths targeted him in round 1 and he made 26 tackles only missing two. Against the Blackhawks he produced a great try for Carlin Anderson and then a try for himself in the first half stepping back inside and scoring his second Intrust Super Cup try from 8 games. Lipp received the ball 45 times against Townsville.

Carlin Anderson and Marmin Barba are in a point scoring shoot out. Anderson has 322 points for the Jets which means he needs 6 points to go past Chris Lawler on 327 points. Barba on 328 went past Lawler last week and now needs nine points to go past Brendon Marshall on 336 points.

Jets’ captain and chip kicking master Dane Phillips needs 10 points to bring up his 100 points for the Jets. Dane has played 72 Intrust Super Cup games for the Jets for 21 tries, two goals and two field goals.

Phillips is under and injury cloud with a knock to his knee against the Blackhawks and will have to prove his fitness later this week. If Phillips is out that would put more pressure on Lipp and his kicking game.

With Rowen Winterfield only playing 26 minutes against Townsville the Jets’ front row of Josh Seage, Nat Neale and Billy McConnachie all played over 50 minutes. The Jets’ front row contributed 278 metres 101 more metres than the Townsville front row.

The Jets’ back three of Anderson, Barba and Pandia are excellent out of dummy half and took 38 scoots to support their forwards. This is often overlooked but it helps the Jets get their sets off to a great start.

One area the Jets will need to improve is the penalty count; the Jets have lost both counts this year and have already conceded twice as many penalties as they have received. The count against is 22 to the 11 the Jets have received.

In 2015 the Jets only won their penalty count twice; against Wynnum and Sunshine Coast. They were penalised 173 times and received 110. That’s 8 per game against and 5 for the Jets.

The Jets will still be looking for Intrust Super Cup win 200 this week.