A GALLANT effort from the Bears but the Capras proved too strong in the end.

Bunadberg dominated the first half with three tries to one.

The Capras, who have been training since November, hit back strongly in the second half and had the majority of possession.

Capras added a late try to seal the win with Dela Pena scoring in the corner.

80" Capras win 34 -18 against the Bears

69" Capras starting to run away with the game. They score again and lead 26-18

60' Capras 22 Bears 18

2ND HALF

Two quick tries and the Capras jump to the lead. 16-14

HALF-TIME REPORT

THE Bundaberg Bears lead 14-6 at half-time after controlling play against the Central Queensland Capras at Salter Oval.

After a slow start the Bears opened the scoring as Billy Stefaniuk capitalised on a mistake from the Capras on their goal-line.

They then doubled their lead through a great chip and chase which allowed fullback Jake Carl to score under the posts.  

In the second quarter the Bears continued their dominance as Damien Otto extended the lead to 14 points.  

As conditions started to get worse with rain the Capras got one try back through Brandon Manese to make it 14-6. They have plenty of work to do in the second half.   

The ground is holding up well but mud patches are starting to form on the oval.  

Half-time score: Bears 14 lead Capras 6

Scorers: Bears - Jake Carl, Billy Stefaniuk, Damien Otto Capras - Brandon Manese.

38" Capras score through Brandon Manese. Kick converted. Score: Bears 14 Capras 6

33" Bears lead 14-0

2nd quarter

THE Bundaberg Bears lead 10-0 at quarter time after a strong start against the Central Queensland Capras in the opening trial at Salter Oval.

 



After a slow start the Bears opened the scoring as Billy Stefaniuk capitalised on a mistake from the Capras in their goal.

They then doubled their lead through a great chip and chase which allowed fullback Jake Carl to score under the posts.

Score is 10-0 at quarter time.

 

 

1st quarter
 

AFTER the tireless work of the Bundaberg Rugby League Association over the last two days, both matches are on track to be played this afternoon at Salter Oval.

With plenty of rain falling over the week in the region, crews spent Thursday and Friday taking water out of the oval to make it safe for today.

Media Manager of the Association Eve Sharpe said water continued to be taken out of the ground this morning as they made sure Salter Oval was prepared for two games of league.

"Drainage crews have been here all morning helping to free the main field of water," she said.

"Some seating areas have been moved to drier ground as well."

Both games will still go ahead this afternoon despite rain falling again about two hours ago.

Starting at 3.30pm a local Bundaberg Representative A-Grade side will face the Central Queensland Capras with the Instrust Super Cup team expected to make the game a full hit-out ahead of the new season.

Following the first match Battle of the Bands winner Stone Rose Redemption will play at 5.30pm before the big game between the Cowboys and the Broncos starts at 6.30pm.

If you can't make it to the game the NewsMail will have coverage of all the action throughout the afternoon.

More to come.



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