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QCup Rd 21: Seagulls stay on target with win over Capras

Classy Wynnum Manly hooker Jake Granville provided the spark as the Seagulls stepped up their bid for a hat-trick of Intrust Super Cup titles with a crucial 34-18 victory over the Central Queensland Capras at BMD Kougari Oval.
QCup Rd 21: Seagulls stay on target with win over Capras
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Classy Wynnum Manly hooker Jake Granville provided the spark as the Seagulls stepped up their bid for a hat-trick of Intrust Super Cup titles with a crucial 34-18 victory over the Central Queensland Capras at BMD Kougari Oval.

The Seagulls moved from fifth to fourth on the back of the round 21 victory but such is the tightness of this year’s competition, a loss could have sent them spiralling into seventh position with just three rounds to play.

Granville displayed his class yesterday in a devastating second-half burst that took the match away from the plucky Capras, who had bounced back from a 12-0 half-time deficit to level proceedings soon after the break.

The Capras’ two quick-fire tries came via Dean Blackman and Sam Pierce. At 12-12 with 28 minutes remaining, it was anyone’s game.

However, the Seagulls responded almost immediately through a smart try from Granville out of dummy half.

Granville split the Capras again through the middle, with only a desperate tackle from young fullback Cameron Munster preventing the Seagulls from scoring.

But the pressure and field position soon took its toll, with Seagulls five-eighth Corey Norman beating three defenders with a stepping run from a scrum win to score.

The home team posted a further two tries to seal their 11th win of the season. The return of the experienced Matt Seamark from injury was another positive for the Seagulls.

Seamark scored a try and kicked five goals and should be better for the hit-out as the Seagulls prepare for Sunday’s blockbuster against the Easts Tigers at BMD Kougari Oval.

The CQ Capras are now out of finals contention but Jason Hetherington’s team could prove to be the giant-killers in the final few weeks of the regular season.

They play the second-placed Mackay Cutters at home on Saturday night.

Wynnum Manly Seagulls 34 (Jason Moon 2, Corey Norman, Jake Granville, John Te Reo, Matt Seamark tries; Matt Seamark 5 goals) def Central Queensland Capras 18 (Guy Williams, Dean Blackman, Sam Pierce tries; Brent Crisp 3 goals) at BMD Kougari Oval.




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