Category: Match Report

Seagulls See Off Magpies to Reach Prelim. Final

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls made the trip down to Logan Metro to take on the Magpies on Saturday afternoon.

Having played twice this season, with Souths winning both games, the Magpies were rightfully strong favourites to win.

However, buoyed by their 15-14 golden point thriller the weekend before, the Seagulls were not phased by the task that lay ahead.

That was evident when hooker Ollie Pascoe barged his way over from dummy half in just the second minute. Pascoe suffered a dislocated elbow last weekend and miraculously made himself available for selection against Souths.

Ollie Pascoe working his magic from dummy half

Pascoe was at it again a few minutes later when he squeezed through a gap enough to offload to debutant Will Parslow who then found fullback Matt Milson who ran away to score near the posts.

After 6 minutes, the Seagulls led 12-0 in a big shock to one of the competition favourites.

The Magpies bounced back through former Seagull Braden Whittaker, before Broncos-contracted junior Israel Leota scored to tie the game up.

Leading into halftime, Brendan O’Hagan put Kalolo Saitaua through a gap and he almost went on to score. After a quick play the ball, O’Hagan demanded the ball and threw a long cutout pass to winger Josh Simm who scored in the corner.

Bailey Hartwig, taking over the kicking duties from the ever-reliable Josh Rogers, converted all three tries in the first half to give the Seagulls an 18-12 lead at the break.

Souths opened the scoring in the second half to tie the game at 18-18, before Matt Milson went in for his second try after some nice lead up work by Stanford Talita.

The Magpies again evened the score to set up a nailbiting finish.

However, with 5 minutes to go, Talita again showed his class as he burst through three tacklers off a set scrum play, and scored a well-deserved try to seal the match for the Seagulls.

Stanford Talita breaks clear to seal the match for the Seagulls

Final score 30-24 with a ticket booked to the preliminary final at Burleigh on Saturday at 2:10pm.

The Seagulls are operating a supporter bus return from the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club on Saturday morning at 11:30am. For those that would like to come down and back on the bus, please click here to reserve your spot.


Seagulls Go Down To Souths On Straddie

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls made the trip to North Stradbroke Island / Minjerribah for the 10th year of our partnership with Deadly Choices. Also partnering with Redland City Council and Yulu-Burri-Ba Health Services, Sunday provided a great day for the local community on a long weekend in the Redlands catchment.

Junior games commenced at 10:30am, with the Straddie Sharks playing Redlands across three grades, and market stalls also attracting the football supporters along the sideline.

Souths opened the scoring with a couple of early tries. Then Matt Milson got the Seagulls on the board as he scored under the posts after a break up the middle from Ollie Pascoe.

Delouise Hoeter was unlucky not to score a few minutes later when the play was called back for obstruction.

The game settled for a while in front of a good local crowd, before Souths scored three late first half tries to take a handy 28-6 lead into the break.

Josh Rogers tried to spark the Seagulls with a try 3 minutes into the second half. However Souths then scored another three tries in a row to effectively put the game out of reach.

The Seagulls didn’t give up though, as they scored through Matt Milson, Delouise Hoeter and Cooper Page-Wilson to set up a close finish.

Wynnum Manly had their chances in the final 10 minutes to close the gap, but unfortunately couldn’t execute.

The final score was 42-30 in an entertaining game for the Stradbroke Island community.

The Seagulls would like to that Deadly Choices, Redland City Council and Yulu-Burri-Ba for partnering with the event once again, and thank the Straddie Sharks for hosting us on a picture perfect day at Ron Stark Oval.

We’re back at home this Sunday 20 August against the Brisbane Tigers, where we will award the Paul Green Medal to the Player of the Match for the first time.


Burleigh Too Good For Seagulls In The Wet

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls hosted to Burleigh Bears on Sunday in both the Hastings Deering Colts and Hostplus Cup competitions.

Burleigh were second in both grades, with the Seagulls just behind, and presented a tough challenge.

Our Colts held a lead for more than 60 minutes but unfortunately couldn’t hold on, finishing 36-20 to a fast-finishing Bears side.

The Hostplus Cup teams kicked off at 2:10pm on the feature broadcast match in front of a good crowd considering the rain throughout the day.

Burleigh broke out to a 16-0 lead after 22 minutes, before Ollie Pascoe hit back to get the Seagulls on the board.

Unfortunately for the Seagulls, Burleigh maintained their momentum throughout the second half and finished with a 35-6 win.

Josh Stuckey was our strongest performer and earned the Player of the Match and Player’s Player with a very physical performance.

Next week we head over to North Stradbroke Island to take on the Souths Logan Magpies in an Indigenous recognition match.

On Sunday 13 August, we’ll have junior games and market stalls before the main game at 2pm.

If you are heading over to Stradbroke Island, use the code HOSTPLUS2023 when booking your ticket for 20% off.

Seagulls Get Wins Over Phins in Rivalry Round

A huge crowd flocked to BMD Kougari Oval yesterday afternoon to witness one of the best rivalries the Queensland Rugby League competitions have to offer.

It was the battle of the Bayside teams, as the Redcliffe Dolphins made the trip to Wynnum Manly for Hastings Deering Colts and Hostplus Cup matches.

Redcliffe had only lost once this season in the Colts competition, but started slowly, with the Seagulls scoring from their firs set. The home team’s momentum continued throughout the first half as we took a 28-6 lead into the break.

Redcliffe then put on 4 tries in 12 minutes to get within 2 points of the Seagulls, before Tyree Bowman extended the Seagulls lead to 34-26.

Our Gulls held on to win 34-30 in a thrilling win against a very good team.

The Hostplus Cup match was up next, broadcast on Kayo and 9Now, where Wynnum Manly were buoyed by the inclusions of Jock Madden and Xavier Willison (Broncos contracted players from Norths), and Gerard Beale (signed mid-week) on Old Boys Day at home.

This time it was Redcliffe with the hot start as they broke out to a 16-0 lead after 24 minutes.

The BMD Kougari Oval home crowd was willing the Seagulls on to get back into the match, and they replied through Gideon Gela Mosby in the 28th minute.

Gideon Gela Mosby scores in the corner

4 minutes later, Josh Rogers scored under the posts from a Jock Madden grubber kick. Before Deine Mariner made a 55m jinking run off the ensuing restart set to tie the game at 16-16.

The Dolphins scored twice after halftime to restore their 10 point lead, with under 20 minutes to go.

Jock Madden stood up again as he put Josh Rogers through a gap and backed up to collect the return pass and score under the posts.

Captain Luke Gale then tied the game in the 73rd minute when Madden passed inside to Kalolo Saitaua, who then reversed back inside to put Gale under the posts.

The Seagulls hit the front with Josh Rogers converted the try, their first time in the lead all game.

28-26 was enough for the Seagulls to hold on and seal our 6th win in a row.

Thank you to all Seagulls fans who came out to BMD Kougari Oval and cheered our boys on. Your support is very much appreciated.

Both Seagulls teams have earned their bye this weekend, before the Hostplus Cup team make the trip to Cairns on Saturday 8 July.


Seagulls Make It Five In A Row

BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls made the trip up the range to face the Western Clydesdales on Saturday in their 4th away game in a row.

Coming off 4 wins in a row, the Seagulls were confident but also wary of a Clydesdales team that have shown a never-say-die attitude in their first Hostplus Cup season.

Our Hastings Deering Colts kicked off in the earlier game at 1:15pm.

Down 28-12 at halftime, our boys stormed back to 28-28, before having a man sent off and then scoring again to lead 34-28. The Clydesdales scored to tie the game with a few minutes left, before a Jordan Davies field goal put the Seagulls in front 35-34.

From the ensuing kickoff, the Clydesdales retrieved the ball and had a set attacking the Seagulls line. A final play grubber to the in-goal was pushed dead and the Seagulls ran out 35-34 victors in a wild game of football.

The Hostplus Cup match kicked off at 5:15pm in front of a good crowd on a cold night in Toowoomba.

Seagulls captain Luke Gale was first on the scoresheet after bursting through a hole and finishing next to the posts in the 4th minute.

Brendan O’Hagan then snuck over the line from close range.

Brendan O’Hagan pulling the strings from halfback

Toowoomba had come to play though, jumping out to a 16-12 lead. However, Deine Mariner put the Seagulls back in the lead as he bounced off defenders to get over the line.

Cooper Page Wilson then bashed his way over to score next to the posts, a great reward for the big man who has been very strong since his return from a hamstring injury.

The Clydesdales scored a late first half try to narrow the gap, with the Seagulls heading into the break up 24-22.

The mountain men then hit the front early in the second half and led for the next 10 minutes, before Gideon Gela Mosby received a pass on the attacking 40m line and exploded through a gap to weave his way into a diving finish under the posts.

This try swung the momentum back to the Seagulls, who then sealed the game with 2 more tries in the next 10 minutes. Ever-reliable fullback Matt Milson, and five-eighth Josh Rogers pushed the Seagulls to a 42-26 lead with less than 15 minutes remaining.

This was enough to hold the Clydesdales at bay, with the final score 42-32 to the Seagulls.

Up next is the Rivalry Round clash against the Redcliffe Dolphins at BMD Kougari Oval this Sunday. Colts at 12pm and Hostplus Cup at 2:10pm on what will be a huge Old Boys Day for the Seagulls. This game will also be broadcast for free on Kayo Freebies, 9Now and

Seagulls Post Big Win Against Cutters

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls headed to Mackay on Saturday to take on the Cutters.

Our Hostplus Cup and Hastings Deering Colts both made the trip as they looked to maintain their positions in the top half of the ladder.

The Colts were up first and stared well to eventually record a 56-6 win.

Hosptlus Cup kicked off at 6pm in front of a decent crowd at BB Print Stadium.

Delouise Hoeter opened the scoring in the 10th minute when he beat his man and dragged two defenders over to score in the corner.

4 minutes later Hoeter was in again after he leapt above his opposite number and came crashing down with a Josh Rogers kick.

Brendan O’Hagan then caught a ricocheted kick to score near the posts, before Josh Simm went over out wide 5 minutes later.

After 27 minutes, the Seagulls led 24-0.

Kalolo Saitaua scored one right on the half time buzzer after a short dropout from the Cutters bounced fortunately for our #14.

After halftime, Josh Rogers was the beneficiary of another good bounce when Deine Mariner kicked through for his five-eighth to score.

Rogers turned provider for Bailey Hartwig 4 minutes later when a short ball put Hartwig through to score.

The Seagulls led 38-0 after 48 minutes.

Ollie Pascoe was next on the score sheet when he dived over from dummy half, before Hoeter grabbed his hattrick with another trademark skip to the outside and crash over the line.

That was the 50 points up the for Gulls after 61 minutes.

Saitaua and Pascoe both brought up their second try in the 66th and 70th minutes to ice a dominant performance on the road.

The final score was 62-0 to the Seagulls.

There was many good performances, however Corey Jensen and Keenan Palasia were very strong returning from the Broncos for the game. While Hoeter, Mariner, Cooper Page Wilson and Darius Farmer were very tough to handle for the Cutters defence. Josh Rogers was named Bartons Player of the Match as he continues his good run of form.

Up next are the Western Clydesdales in Toowoomba on Saturday evening, before we return home against the Redcliffe Dolphins on Sunday 25 June for XXXX Rivalry Round.

Seagulls Secure Important Win In Townsville

BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls made the trip north on Saturday to take on the Townsville Blackhawks.

Our second farthest away trip of the season, this was an important game for the Seagulls to maintain some recent momentum.

In the earlier game, our Hastings Deering Colts went down 32-18 in a tough game where they lost 2 players to significant injury.

The Hostplus Cup team were buoyed by the late inclusions of Keenan Palasia and Deine Mariner, who had played for the Brisbane Broncos the week earlier in New Zealand.

In support on the sideline were 35 of the Seagulls valued sponsors, who made the trip up to support our team.

The Blackhawks opened the scoring in the 15th minute before Gideon Gela Mosby hit back with an intercept and ran 65m to score in the 20th minute.

A similar few minutes occurred towards the end of the first half when Townsville scored in the 36th minute before Josh Simm dove over for a spectacular finish on the halftime buzzer.

Josh Rogers then converted from the sideline, right in front of our sponsors area, to tie the scores at 12-12 at the break.

After halftime, an early penalty to Rogers saw the Seagulls move to 14-12 in front.

Then prop forward Jack Martin barged his way over for 2 tries in 8 minutes to blow the game apart. At that point, the Seagulls were leading 26-12.

Bailey Hartwig and Josh Rogers sealed the game when they each scored in the final 10 minutes, closing out a 38-12 win.

Rogers was perfect with the boot again, kicking 7/7 in drizzly overcast conditions.

Wynnum Manly Take The Chips In Round 11

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls made the trip down the coast on Saturday to take on the in-form Tweed Seagulls at Piggabeen Sports Complex.

Tweed had earlier defeated Wynnum Manly in Round 5 at BMD Kougari in the first edition of the ‘flockbuster’ in 2023, and the Bayside boys were out for revenge.

Some significant team changes occurred in the week leading into the game. The Broncos took an extended squad over to New Zealand for their match against the Warriors, meaning Josh Rogers was the only Broncos-contracted player to join us on game day.

While the Gold Coast Titans, with the bye in NRL’s Round 13, dropped extra players into the Tweed team for the game.

Wynnum Manly faced a big challenge on paper, but were not overawed by the occasion and came out swinging from the first whistle.

Ollie Pascoe opened the scoring in the 9th minute when he scurried over from dummy half 10m out.

Tweed hit back with 2 tries in 7 minutes to hit the front 12-6.

This triggered Wynnum Manly to switch into top gear, going onto score through Josh Rogers, Josh Simm and Matt Milson in the next 11 minutes to blow the game open.

Josh Rogers breaks through to score

Wynnum Manly took a 24-12 lead into the break against a shocked Tweed team.

Josh Rogers, playing his best game of the season, and standing tall in the absence of the other Broncos-contracted players, scored again in the 59th minute.

Tweed scored 5 minutes later to give themselves some hope. However Wynnum Manly defended incredibly well to keep Tweed at bay.

Debutant Stanford Talita put the cherry on top when he scored in the final minute to seal the game.

Josh Rogers completed his Bartons Player of the Match performance by kicking the last goal from the sideline in front of his teammates.

Rogers scored 2 tries, made 2 line breaks, ran for 140m, broke 9 tackles and kicked 7/7 goals.

This was a great win by the boys from Wynnum Manly to even the ledger with Tweed this season and confirm their spot in the Top 8.


Seagulls Take Down Hunters

It was a tough afternoon for the BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls as they hosted the PNG Hunters in Round 10.

Always a physical battle between the two, the boys from PNG ran hard and tackled harder in an effort to replicate last season’s upset win over the Seagulls.

Wynnum Manly started the better of the two teams, with Delouise Hoeter and Kyle Foxwell scoring inside the first 20 minutes.

Player of the Match Matt Milson, and Tyson Smoothy crossed before halftime to give the Seagulls a 22-0 lead going into the break.

Five-eighth Josh Rogers scored 5 minutes into the second half to extend the lead to 28-0.

Wynnum Manly were cruising at this point in front of a good Saturday afternoon home crowd.

Darius Farmer hits the ball up against PNG Hunters

However, two tries from the Hunters in the 51st and 57th minutes brought the game back to life.

PNG maintained their momentum and scored three more times in the final 15 minutes.

Goalkicking was the difference in the end, with the final score 28-24 to the Seagulls.

It was a disappointing finish for the Bayside boys considering how well they played in the first half. However, we did enough to get the two points, which was important in such a physically demanding game.

A special mention to John Radel who made his debut for the Hostplus Cup team. John is captain of our Hastings Deering Colts and has been in the Seagulls system for 3 years, including the Mal Meninga U18s.

Thank you to our Premier Partner, George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals, who presented our Round 10 gameday and gave away prizes to three Seagulls fans at halftime.

Now we head on a 4-match away run, including Tweed, Townsville, Mackay and Toowoomba. Our Colts and Hostplus Cup teams will play at 12pm and 2pm respectively on Saturday at Tweed Seagulls.

Our next home game at BMD Kougari Oval will be on Sunday 25 June against the Redcliffe Dolphins.

Seagulls Women Go Down in Grand Final

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls fell short at the final hurdle on Saturday in the BMD Premiership Grand Final.

In a gallant season, our women’s team fought back from losing the first two games to make the semi finals. They then went on to beat the undefeated Souths Logan Magpies in a thrilling game, and made their way into the grand final against the Burleigh Bears.

The stage was set for mammoth clash between the powerhouse Bears, and the Seagulls, who were in form and filled with talented players.

Burleigh broke out to an early lead, and then scored again out wide to move to 10-0. A sideline conversion pushed the lead to 12-0.

We were unlucky to lose Australian superstar Julia Robinson in the 17th minute to a hamstring injury, and have Kim Hunt denied a try for a double movement.

Kimmy got another chance just before half time and scored to lead us into the break down 12-6.

Wynnum Manly showed glimpses of how good they can be, but were a bit slow out of the blocks. The lively Seagulls supporters knew the girls were a great chance if they could start well in the second half.

Coach Ron Troutman must have spoke well at halftime, because our Seagulls were a much improved team to start the second half.

Kim Hunt was playing her best game of the season, and had a great run down the sideline, before scoring in the corner a few sets later.

The game was poised at 12-10 to Burleigh with the Seagulls coming home strongly. Our girls were looking better with each minute.

However, Burleigh were able to score from a Seagulls error twice in quick succession to seal the game late.

Our Seagulls continued to fight to the end, with many ending up with heavy knocks and injuries. But there was no one at the ground who could say the Seagulls didn’t give it everything they had.

The final score was 24-10 to Burleigh.

Our team had the goal of going one step better than last year, which they achieved by making the grand final. However, this loss will fuel the fire to go another step better in 2024.

Overall, it was a successful season for the Seagulls with multiple girls signing new NRLW contracts, and current NRLW superstars wanting to call Wynnum Manly home for the BMD Premiership season.

Our girls will be back bigger and better next season!