THE CQ Capras claimed an important 24-18 victory over the Redcliffe Dolphins in Roma on Saturday night with the result continuing to provide them with hope of a finals berth.


They started the game well with fullback Cameron Munster scoring the first try of the afternoon after the team capitalised on a good run from halfback Darcy Etrich.


This was followed by a try to centre Joshua Benjamin and another to skipper Gavin Hiscox to go out to an 18-0 lead.


However, the Dolphins managed to pull one back when Tui Samoa went over to score with his team heading to the sheds trailing 18-6.


The Dolphins got the scoring started in the second half with a try to Joe Bond and the fight back was on. However, Benjamins second try soon after again gave the Capras the upper hand, extending their lead.


The Dolphins had their chances to put more points on the board, but good defence from the Capras held them out with Delroy Berryman having a try disallowed.


With five to go Zach Strasser scored following a Liam Georgetown break but they ran out of time to push on with the Capras holding on.

This weekend, the Capras will travel to BMD Kougari Oval to take on Wynnum Manly, while Redcliffe will sit out with a bye.


CQ CAPRAS 24 (Josh Benjamin 2, Cameron Munster, Gavin Hiscox tries; Brent Crisp 4 goals) def REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 18 (Joe Bond, Zach Strasser, Tui Samoa tries; Liam Georgetown 3 goals) at Bassett Park, Roma


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MACKAY Cutters consolidated second spot on the Intrust Super Cup ladder with a 38-24 win over Norths Devils at Airlie Beach on Saturday night.


Winger David Milne scored a hat-trick in the match where the Cutters took a 12-6 lead into the halftime break.


The Norths home match at Green Energy Stadium was the first Intrust Super Cup match at Airlie Beach and Cutters coach Kim Williams said the club was keen to return after enthusiastic support from the locals.


With four matches before finals, a continuation of the Cutters' strong home form could see them hosting a preliminary final at Virgin Australia Stadium on the weekend of September 7-8.


MACKAY CUTTERS 38 (David Milne 3, Bureta Faraimo, Tyson Martin, Anthony Mitchell, Dean Webster tries; Matt Minto 5 goals) def NORTHS DEVILS 24 (Dylan Galloway, Namila Davui, Angus Cameron, Nathan Lowrie tries; Luke Samoa 4 goals) at Green Energy Sports Park, Airlie Beach.