The Woorabinda Warriors made their own history in 2017 when they were able to play in all three grades in the Rockhampton Rugby League for the first time.
In 2019, Woorabinda has become home of the Ipswich Jets and the 100th venue to host an Intrust Super Cup game.
The Jets took their home game to Woorabinda to take on the Central Queensland Capras. The Jets would wear the yellow and blue of the Warriors to honour their host.
The Jets started the game against Central Queensland Capras with purpose, with plenty of heavy contact, trying to rectify a disappointing loss to the Tweed Seagulls last week.
Jets half Josh Cleeland got the Jets off to the perfect start; in the seventh minute, Cleeland went to the line and sliced through the Capras defence to give the Jets the 6-0 lead they wanted when Marmin Barba added the extra points and added to his tally of 42 points in 2019.
Kierran Moseley - the eventual Man of the Match - was playing outstanding football; he was keen to play his part in entertaining the Woorabinda crowd when he scored in the 12th minute of the game.
The Jets were winning 12-0 and plenty of the locals were happy with their day at the football.
Things were not looking good for the Capras when Jets captain Nat Neale, playing game 136 for the Jets, ran 20 metres and crashed his way over in the 17th minute.
Barba added two more points to his Jets total with a penalty goal in the 29th minute.
The Capras needed some points before half time and they got the positive result they were looking for when the Capras’ highest points scorer this season BJ Aufaga-Toomaga added four points to his tally of 32.
Barba and Aufaga-Toomaga traded two points each just before half time.
At half time the Jets had a commanding 20-8 lead.
Shane Walker always warns Jets sides of the fighting quality of the Capras and it was on show again today when the Capras started the second half full of momentum.
The Jets had spoken about Maipele Morseu this week, but he was still able to get through the Jets defence in the 50th minute to score his second try in 2019.
Jets half Julian Christian has kept his try scoring feats alive by scoring his sixth try in his sixth game; Christian had number six when he came back at the Capras with his own fighting quality, scoring nine minutes later to give the Jets their first points of the second half.
The Jets' lead of 26-14 was not a commanding one and it looked less in control when the Capras came back again, Kainoa Gudgeon scoring his seventh try this year and giving the Capras a chance with 15 minutes to go.
The Jets held on to record a “warriors”-like win and give the people of Woorabinda plenty of entertainment.
Match: Jets v Capras
Round 9 -
Venue: Woorabinda, Woorabinda
Jets will face Souths Logan Magpies in Round 10.
Match: Magpies v Jets
Round 10 -
Venue: Davies Park, Brisbane
Capras will take on Redcliffe Dolphins.
Match: Capras v Dolphins
Round 10 -
Venue: Browne Park, Rockhampton