Capras’ Reece Baker during the Capras versus PNG Hunters match at Marley Brown Oval, Gladstone.
Capras’ Reece Baker during the Capras versus PNG Hunters match at Marley Brown Oval, Gladstone. Luka Kauzlaric

Capras coach issues warning as Falcons improve

THE Sunshine Coast Falcons might sit at the bottom of the Queensland Cup ladder, but when the team visits Gladstone on Saturday, August 2 it will be anything but an easy match for the Central Queensland Capras.

Gladstone Rugby League's operations manager Casey Bromilow believes the match will be as good as any Marley Brown Oval will host all year.

Despite the poor record, only winning one all year, Sunshine Coast has shown more muscle and ability in the last month, earning the lone victory and showing marked improvement which the Capras will need to be wary of.

"Sunshine Coast has turned the corner. They won a match and lost to PNG by a field goal," Bromilow said.

"The Capras are in for a battle, if you asked me three weeks ago I would have said they would have won easily, but not now."

The Capras have won once and lost twice in two previous matches at Marley Brown Oval this season, and will fight tooth and nail to level the ledger.

Gladstone fans are in for a huge clash, which will follow directly from Brothers and Calliope, who will fight it out for the Mack Baker Shield in reserve grade.

Bromilow is predicting a huge crowd to see the Capras scrape over the line in a thriller, although he is not sure by how many they can win.

"I am hoping for a Capras win, by anything up to eight points," he said.

"The Capras will get up in front of a huge crowd all thanks to our major sponsors People Resourcing."

The match is on Saturday, August 2, with three local matches to be played before the Capras' 7pm kick-off.



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