ENFORCER: Calliope product Bill Cullen takes on the Northern Pride during last season's Intrust Super Cup.
ENFORCER: Calliope product Bill Cullen takes on the Northern Pride during last season's Intrust Super Cup. Allan Reinikka ROK270816acapras3

Cullen confident of Capras breakthrough

RUGBY LEAGUE: Calliope Roosters product Bill Cullen is confident the CQ Capras can kick start their season against reigning premiers Burleigh Bears this weekend.

The Capras take on the Bears at Browne Park on Saturday at 5pm, their third consecutive game on home soil.

Both sides are yet to register a win this Intrust Super Cup season and having a 0-3 record to start the season will put the losing team in a precarious position so early in the year.

The Capras have suffered 22-16 and 41-20 losses against the PNG Hunters and Redcliffe Dolphins respectively, but Cullen believes his side isn't too far off the pace.

"We have three tough games to start off the year and they're against teams that have been quality for a few years now,” he said.

"We're disappointed we lost those first two games when we were well in touch with the scoreboard for the whole game.

"We're pretty confident in our own ability we just have to get rid some of our silly errors in both attack and defence.

"(Capras coach) Kim (Williams) knows that too and he's positive as well as disappointed in the fact we've given away a few silly penalties and dropped balls.”

The 191cm, 98kg interchange forward expects a really tough game against last year's winners.

"They have a big pack and they'll look to go through the middle of us,” the 21-year-old said.

"They have some quality outside backs which can play on the back of their big men going forward.

"It's definitely not going to be an easy task but we're aware of that and we're mentality and physically preparing ourselves for a battle again this weekend.

"That's the beauty about this competition every week you can turn around your season.”



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