The CQ Capras will be hoping a new year brings a change of fortune for the side who struggled for consistency in season 2017.
This year, coach Kim Williams have to counter the loss of a number of experienced heads, with the club’s most-capped player Guy Williams making the move to Brisbane and forward Gavin Hiscox retiring from Cup level.
However, there are a number of young Capras who will be given their opportunity with the senior squad with FOGS Statewide Under 20s players Jayden Alberts, Ryan Flintham, Jace O’Neill, Aaron Flanagan and Lachlan Norris all included as part of the squad.
The full list of gains and losses is below. *
CQ Capras Gains and Losses 2018
Gains: Jerry Key (Wests Tigers), Jason Schirnack (Newcastle Jets), Connor Broadhurst (Burleigh Bears), Blake Goodman (Wests Tigers), Dave Cowhan (Albury Thunder), Jamie Hill (St Mary’s), Zeik Foster (Mounties), Peter Rogers (Biloela Panthers), Aaron Teroi (Newcastle Thunder UK), Darcy Davey (Norths Chargers), Jamie Minto (Yeppoon Seagulls), Tyson White (Gladstone), Sonny Kerr (Mareeba Cairns), Jack White (Melbourne Storm NYC), Jayden Alberts (Isis Devils / CQ Capras 20s), Ryan Flintham (Yeppoon Seagulls / CQ Capras 20s), Jace O’Neill (Yeppoon Seagulls / CQ Capras 20s), Aaron Flanagan (Bundaberg 20s / Easts Tigers), Lachlan Norris (Brothers Rockhampton / CQ Capras 20s), Jyde Dwyer (Norths Devils)
Losses: Guy Williams (Norths Devils), Gavin Hiscox (retired), Krys Freeman (Townsville Blackhawks), Matt Groat (Easts Tigers), Bill Cullen (mid-season Canberra Raiders), Justin Tavae (Burleigh Bears), Jack Kavanagh (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Reece Baker (Moranbah Miners), Marco De La Pena (injured), Aleki Falepaini (mid-season Fassifern Bombers), Nathan Young (Tweed Heads), Josh Johnston (work), Mark Johnstone (injured), Liam Pickersgill (travel), Cody Grills (Yeppoon), Sam Smith (released)
Where they finished in 2017: 14th
2018 coach: Kim Williams
*Submissions made by clubs and correct at the time.
QRL Media will be featuring the Gains and Losses for the 2018 season for each of the Intrust Super Cup clubs in coming weeks. Stay tuned to QRL.com.au to see all the player movement.
2018 Intrust Super Cup Gains and Losses