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Round 6 Sunday wrap: Tigers and Capras can't be split in gritty showdown

The Brisbane Tigers and Central Queensland Capras have written another thrilling chapter in their growing rivalry, with their Round 6 clash ending in a draw on Sunday.

The final game of Licensed Clubs Round saw the Tigers host the Capras at Totally Workwear Stadium.

It was the first time the two sides had met since last year's preliminary final - in which Brisbane advanced to the premiership decider with a 14-6 victory - and this time around they could not be split, as they battled through wet conditions and low completion rates to record a 12-12 draw.

The Tigers finished with 51 per cent completion while the Capras had 59 per cent.

Tigers captain Ryley Jacks said afterwards that the game had all the makings of a good clash, but there were too many mistakes from both sides.

"It could have turned into a really good game," he said.

"I was just talking to the Capras boys and it was a real stop-start game, there wasn’t much flow to it.

"It could have turned into a really good game...  I feel like both sides are left a little bit like, 'what could have been?' with that one."

Neither Jacks nor Capras captain Jack Madden put the blame on the wet and muddy conditions however. 

Jacks felt there were a number of factors that contributed to his side's poor discipline and handling while Madden felt the low completion rate was an ongoing issue for his side.

"It was obviously wet conditions but we did well to hang in there in that first half and only be down by two points," Madden said of the halftime 8-6 scoreline.

"Second half, both sides dropped a lot of footy, but we dropped too much. In the end that’s what cost us.

"I think if we hang onto the ball, we probably win that game but it wasn’t to be.

"We just need to be better. It’s been a bit of an issue, especially when we’ve lost games, that we’re not completing high enough and it’s putting pressure on us."

Despite the mistakes and end result, fans were still able to witness an exciting game, with plenty of intensity and feeling on show between the two teams.

For Jacks however, this is the standard expectation anytime they come up against the Capras.

"Every time we verse these guys it’s finals-like intensity... a finals-like atmosphere," he said.

"That’s what it was (again on Sunday) with the contact and everything. Just the flow of the game and skill level from both teams left everyone a bit frustrated.

"Both sides have that experience and both sides are good in effort areas.

"Capras are really good at playing that grind footy and that’s our go-to as well so I think that’s what always makes it a tight contest."

Next week the Tigers will head south to take on the Tweed Seagulls while the Capras are at home against the Sunshine Coast Falcons.

For a wrap of Saturday's results, click here.

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