The Central Queensland Capras are looking to step up their campaign in 2019, after a disappointing season in 2018.
The Capras signings have been headlined by former NRL players Matthew Wright and Eddy Pettybourne. Wright joins the side from Manly Sea Eagles, whilst Pettybourne has returned to Australia after spending time with Toulouse in France.
Along with these new additions, the Rockhampton based club have also managed to re-sign boom rookie forward Jamie Hill. The powerhouse forward enjoyed a breakout season in 2018, and was rewarded for his form, being named CQ Capras Players Player and Rookie of the Year.
The Central Queensland club have also recently confirmed the signature of new Capras Coach David Faimu.
In a statement the club said Faimu brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience with him, and the benefits of this experience at the club have already been witnessed through his current position as assistant coach to departing coach Kim Williams, who has taken up a job offer in Wales.
The Capras have lost nine players post season, including Connor Broadhurst to Norths Devils and Jerry Key to North Sydney Bears.
Gains: Bessie Aufaga To’omaga (Cronulla Sharks), George Grant (Yeppoon Seagulls), Kainoa Gudgeon (Tweed Head Seagulls) Mark Johnstone (Brothers, Rockhampton), Jack Lote (Western Lions, Townsville), Aaron Pene (St Mary’s, Penrith), Eddy Pettybourne (Toulouse, France), Matthew Wright (Manly Sea Eagles)
Losses: Connor Broadhurst (Norths Devils), David Cowhan (Retired), Zeik Foster (St George Dragons), Blake Goodman (Asquith Magpies), Jerry Key (North Sydney Bears), Brad Lupi (Norths Devils), Oliver Percy (Burleigh Bears), Peter Rogers, (Biloela Panthers), Chanel Seigafo (Victoria Rugby League).
Where they finished in 2018: 13th
Coach for 2019: David Faimu
Match: Magpies v Capras
Round 1 -
Venue: Davies Park, Brisbane
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