Easts fast start seals win

Easts Tigers stretched their unbeaten run to four games with a convincing 30-10 win over CQ Capras on Saturday.

Four first half tries helped set up the win which has not seen Easts move into fourth place on the Queensland Cup.

Billy Walters was on fire with the boot, converting all five attempts while Jeremy Hawkins was the standout on his return from injury.

Hawkins, who scored one try himself, proved a handful for the Capras defence who simply could not contain him on the left edge.

A hot start that resulted in a 24-4 half-time lead ultimately proved the difference.

Each side added one try apiece after the break as Easts cruised to victory.

Christian Welch was tireless up the middle and attracted praise from Easts coach Scott Sipple after the game.

“Christian Welch was awesome, he played the first 40 minutes straight,” Sipple said.

“The good thing about Christian is that he brings a lot of energy. He is probably the best off-loader in the competition to be honest.

“His energy is fantastic, to get through the first 50 minutes and he had a 15 minute spell and came back on.”

After pleasing results in recent weeks, Sipple is beginning to see the side gelling together.

Easts will take on the bottom-placed Wynnum Manly Seagulls at home this Sunday.

Easts Tigers 30
Tries: Jeremy Hawkins, Billy Walters, Brentt Warr, Guy Hamilton, Dane Hogan
Goals: Billy Walters 5

Defeated.

Central Queensland Capras 10
Tries: Kirisome Kirisome, Brandon Manase
Goals: Nil