Visa issues bring CQ Capras undone for PNG game

THE CQ Capras were not only defeated but also deflated on the weekend.

With news that two Papua New Guinea players took to the field in Capras' colours in the weekend's game due to local players not making the trip, the professionalism of the local club has been questioned by supporters online.

Capras' operations manager Brendan Bowers yesterday said a number of the team's players did not make the game due to a mixture of injuries and visa issues.

Dean Allen (elbow), Rajan Opetaia-Halls (illness) and Josh Johnston (back) were ruled unfit to play late last week, while Dean McAdam's visa was denied due to a six-month passport expiration and a Gladstone-based player ruled himself unfit to travel at 5.15pm on Friday night.

"We could have taken others but there was no way we could have organised a visa in time," Bowers said.

With limited player numbers, the Capras registered their 14th loss for the season on Sunday against the PNG Hunters.

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