CQ Capras

RLW pre­dic­tion: Bot­tom third

Rugby League Week - - Intrust Super Cup -

2016 fin­ish: 12th Coach Kim Wil­liams: “We’ve added size up front and we are look­ing to mus­cle up against the big­ger sides, which we strug­gled to do last year. A cou­ple of our young for­wards like Bill Cullen and Jack Ka­vanagh were good last year in their first sea­son at this level, and they will be even bet­ter in 2017. If we can match it with teams in the for­wards we feel as though we have a re­ally slick back­line with new recruits Jack Mad­den in the halves and Krys Free­man at hooker di­rect­ing us around the field.”

Player to watch: “Matt Groat [above] was an NRL prop at 19 [with the Tigers] and had two years at Mel­bourne. He’s only 24 and wants to get back into the NRL. He’s a big unit who will give us real qual­ity and lead­er­ship in the mid­dle, and he has gen­uine ball-play­ing skills.” Groat comes to the club from the Dews­bury Rams, who play in the se­cond-tier Cham­pi­onship in the UK, where he racked up 12 games last year.

KEY GAINS: Matt Groat (Dews­bury Rams, UK), Krys Free­man (New­cas­tle Knights), Jack Mad­den (Went­worthville Mag­pies)

KEY LOSSES: Matt Minto (Souths Lo­gan), Sam­son Gra­ham (Red­cliffe)

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