Ipswich Jets v CQ Capras at Cahill Park, Gatton on Saturday, August 26 – 5pm
18. Jayden Connors 2. Michael Purcell 3. Marion Seve 4. Tu’u Maori 5. Richard Pandia 6. Chris Ash 7. Dane Phillips (c) 8. Mitch Carpenter 13. Hugh Sedger 10. Nat Neale 11. Josh Seage 12. Seb Pandia 22. Tyson Lofipo 14. Julian Christian 15. Lachlan Roe 16. Huskie Teatau 17. Ben White 21. Jesse Roberts
Coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker
1. Tony Tumusa 2. Ken Tofilau 3. Nathan Bassani 4. Samuel Smith 5. Chanel Seigafo 6. Maipele Morseau 7. Jack Madden 8. Oliver Percy 9. Krys Freeman 10. Jack Kavanagh 11. Liam Pickersgill 15. Luke George 13. Gavin Hiscox (c) 12. Guy Williams (c) 14. Junior Kirisome 16. Phill Nati 17. Cody Grills 18. Lance Kuveu 19. Billy Gilbert 20. Samuel Lollo
Coach: Kim Williams
LAST TIME THEY PLAYED:
ROUND 10, 2017
IPSWICH JETS 30 (Nemani Valekapa 2, Chris Ash 2, Richard Pandia, Michael Purcell tries; Wes Conlon 3 goals) def CQ CAPRAS 16 (Ken Tofilau, William Cullen, Gavin Hiscox tries; Tony Tumusa 2 goals) at Browne Park.
Head-to-Head: Ipswich 27 Central 12 Drawn 1
The Capras will travel to Gatton on Saturday to play the Jets. The Jets game has been moved to Gatton to give back to our country fans.
At Ipswich the Capras have won three, Jets 11 with one draw. The Jets have won the last six in a row.
The last time the Capras won in Ipswich was: 2009 Round 5 at Briggs Road:
Central 23 (George Tuakura 2, Tyron Haynes, Karl Johnson tries; PJ Marsh 2, Nat Bowman goals; PJ Marsh field goal) def Ipswich 18 (Chris Afamasaga, Danny Coburn, Paul Stephenson tries; Scott Ireland 3 goals)
The Capras are coming off a big 52-10 loss to the Magpies, while the Jets had a 30-20 loss to the Mackay Cutters.
The Capras season will be over on Saturday as well as the Jets with the Capras in 13th place and the Jets in 8th.
The Capras got taught a league lesson against the Magpies and will be keen to end their year winning.
They missed 41 tackles and had 16 ineffective tackles. Which is never a positive way to play.
Not too many Kens getting around anymore. The Capras’ top try scorer is right wing Ken Tofilau who has scored 17 tries this season for Central Queensland. Tofilau was the Capras highest metre gainer against Souths despite the Capras badly losing.
Hiscox is the dependable forward every team needs. Against Souths he made five tackle breaks so he’s a danger with the ball. He also topped the Capras tackle count with 34.
Freeman will touch the ball more than any other Capras’ player. He doesn’t run from dummy half as much as he used to in the past. He has a solid kicking game and can make ground with the ball when he kicks from dummy half.
The Jets are coming off a rather odd excursion to the football against the Cutters. The Jets dominated.
It’s hard to find a stat the Jets didn’t dominate- apart from the scoreboard. 60% of the possession, six line breaks to two, 620 more metres in attack and 25 missed tackles against 47 from the Cutters.
Yet they lost by 10 to a 12 man team.
Seve was outstanding in a beaten team on Saturday. 176 metres, 10 tackle breaks, two line breaks and a try. He has evolved as a player this year and is using more skills than in the past.
Christian had a busy debut. He scored a try, kicked the ball three times, a line break and a line break assist. Solid contribution to playing 51 minutes.
Maroi has played three games this season and is always dependable and seems to get any job done that he is given. Against the Cutters 14 runs for 151 metres and a line break and line break assist. He’s a great addition when he gets a run for the Jets.
The Jets can attack with absolute freedom on Saturday. They can’t make the finals so I see this as a high scoring game with both teams having a real crack at playing footy.