Ipswich Jets player Michael Purcell.
Ipswich Jets player Michael Purcell. David Nielsen

Minto show coming to Reserve

THIS weekend will be the 38th time the Jets have played Central Queensland, with the scoreline reading Jets 25, Central Queensland 12, with one draw.

The Matt Minto show comes to town this week.

The Capras' half is a class act that can't be denied. He will be at the Reserve on Saturday to try and record the Capras' second win over the Jets this season.

The Capras haven't won in Ipswich since 2006.

The trip to Rockhampton in round three didn't have a great result. It was the first time the Jets have lost to the Capras since 2010.

Minto received the ball 65 times in round three and passed 46 times against the Jets. He kicked 12 times finding 341 metres for his side and finding space three times.

Minto scored two tries, two goals, one field goal, two line breaks, and four tackle breaks.

Minto does a lot of work and drags the Capras along for the ride.

He will do everything except wash the jumpers and drive the bus.

At Ipswich, the Capras have won three, the Jets 10, with one draw. The Jets have won the past five in a row.

Junior Kirisome has scored nine tries for the Capras while Matt Minto has kicked 27 goals this year.

For the Jets Carlin Anderson has scored eight tries and Hayden Lipp 22 goals.

The Jets will be after three wins in a row, something they're yet to achieve this season.

Naidoc week

THE Ipswich Jets have a rich Indigenous Australian history and that will be celebrated this Saturday with the Jets wearing an indigenous jersey.

The Oval on Saturday will have indigenous dancers, stalls and a game between Cherbourg Hornets and Kingaroy Red Ants.

Loss at last

THE Jets' BRL side has suffered a loss against Valleys 31-26. It was the BRL boy's first loss for the year and they've lost the top of the table place to Wynnum.

The Jets have the Wests Panthers this week who are in fourth spot on the table.

Jets stats leaders

MOST tackles: Nat Neale 434 (14 games with 15 miss tackles).

Most runs: Nemani Valekapa 260 (12 games).

Most tackle busts: Nemani Valekapa 56.

Most support plays: Carlin Anderson 45 (14 games).

Most line breaks: Carlin Anderson 9.

Most metres: Nemani Valekapa 2453m.

Most tries: Carlin Anderson 8.

Most try assists: Hayden Lipp 12 (14 games).

NRL debut

IT was great to see Jet 536 Tautalatasi Tasi make his NRL debut for South Sydney last week.

Tasi left the Jets in 2014 to sign with the Bulldogs after 22 games and 10 tries for the Jets. He ended up at Souths and after two years of hard work made his debut against the Panthers.

It's a great story and great reward.

Cooper's stat

MICHAEL Purcell made a huge 18 tackle breaks from his 15 runs against the Blackhawks.

Remember that Jet?

ON March 27, 2005, a young Luke Walker made his debut for the Jets.

Walker went on and played 114 games for the Jets as a hard running winger. Walker scored 55 tries and accumulated 220 points for the Jets.

Walker retired in 2012 being unable to commit the time away from family that playing Intrust Super Cup required.

He works at Maxcon as a boilermaker, is married to Hayley and they have children Jett and Aria.

The "General" lives at Hatton Vale and spends his time driving a bobcat around his pool landscaping and being a parent.

Walker has no involvement in football and said he misses the Jets but still watches as many games as he can and always attends old boy day.

A cold beer with . . .

Jets recruit Michael Purcell can score a try and he found time to answer some hard-hitting questions while we sat down in the beer garden of life.

Favourite player as a kid? Matt Bowen.

Favourite team as a kid? Bulldogs.

Most famous person you've met? Would have to be my running coach Rob de Castella but if you're talking famous with girls then it is Nathan Gaulton.

Favourite Origin moment? When Gorden Tallis dragged Brett Hodgson in 2002.

Worst song on your phone? Little Einstein's cartoon theme song.

What's your ringtone? Just your standard Apple IPhone ringtone.