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Hastings Deering Colts Round 10 preview

Hastings Deering Colts have reached Round 10 and with six rounds to go before finals it’s the time to be fine-tuning.

Central Queensland Capras are not currently where they want to be with one win but they know that a run can see them climbing that ladder to the finals promised land.

The Capras at this time in 2022 were top the table and humming along nicely but Colts is an age group where change is swift.

The last time the Capras and Cutters fought it out, it was the Capras 44-30 in 2022.

Central Queensland beat the Northern Pride last week 38-14, the seven tries to three win their first of the year.

What will please the Capras the most is they won the hard way with less ball than the Pride; the Rockhampton-based side making great use of the ball with 10 line breaks and a massive 51 tackle breaks.

The Capras promoted the ball and tries came on the back of that ball movement.

Central Queensland coach Kane Hardy knows that positives can be found from last round, but the work is still in front of them.

“We were really resilient last round, we only have three players from that finals series last year so it’s a whole new team,” Hardy said.

“They are slowly learning how to compete at this level.

“We got stuck in traffic last week because of a triathlon and they had to put our game back, so the boys learnt how to overcome that and getting strapped on the bus and eight-minute warm up.

“That sort of thing isn’t great, but it’s great for them.

“The first seven weeks, if the window opened, the water poured in and we couldn’t close it again, so our goal is to be a team that can close that window again.

The Capras will look to Llami Buli with 218 metres and Jesuah Wini with three line breaks and two tries against the Pride to go again against the Cutters.

“The Cutters are a good team and we have to take what we did against the Pride and apply it for longer again this week," Hardy said.

Ipswich hosts a menacing Tigers outfit.

Expect a tight game between Burleigh and Tweed at UAA Park, the home side coming in refreshed off the bye.

There will be plenty of feeling between Townsville and Northern Pride.

A blockbuster is on the cards between two heavyweights in Wynnum Manly and Redcliffe.

The Devils and Magpies will be looking to spark a late season charge.

Round 9 one-point winners Sunshine Coast host last start one-point losers Western Clydesdales.

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