CHAL­LENGE OF CAPRAS BIG THREAT

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

THE Cen­tral Capras might be ranked last on the Queens­land Cup lad­der but the Townsville Black­hawks know they’re not in the po­si­tion to take any­one lightly in the run to the fi­nals.

The Black­hawks will travel to Rock­hamp­ton to face the Capras on Satur­day night for what shapes as a must- win clash af­ter los­ing their past two in a row.

Coach Kris­tian Woolf has named an un­changed team from last week­end’s 28- 22 loss to the Burleigh Bears, with prop Oshae Tuiasau ex­pected to over­come an an­kle sprain. Er­rors have cru­elled Townsville’s fi­nals charge dur­ing the past fort­night, which was also when they last played the Capras at Jack Man­ski Oval in May, with the home side only snatch­ing a 26- all draw when Car­lin Anderson nailed a side­line con­ver­sion af­ter the siren.

The Black­hawks have a strong for- and- against which should help their play­off hopes, but they can’t af­ford to slip up against the Capras with tough games against Pa­pua New Guinea and Sun­shine Coast still to come.

Black­hawks team: 1 Car­lin Anderson, 2 Paul Byrnes, 3 Jor­dan Drew, 4 Davin Cramp­ton, 5 Jonathon Reuben, 14 Kier­ran Mose­ley, 7 Kyle Lay­butt, 22 Oshae Tuiasau, 9 An­thony Mitchell, 10 Fran­cis Molo, 11 Blake Leary, 12 An­drew Niemoeller, 17 Daniel Beasley, 8 Sam Hoare, 15 Jor­dan Ken­wor­thy, 16 Kieran Quabba, 19 Sam Foster.

Pic­ture: ZAK SIMMONDS

MATCH FIT: Black­hawks for­ward Oshae Tuiasau has been named to take on the Capras.

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