By Seagulls Media
A great start to the season has seen the BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls rewarded with five players named in the XXXX Queensland Residents side.
Sam Scarlett, Mitch Cronin, Delouise Hoeter, Keenan Palasia and Richard Kennar will don the maroon jumper to play New South Wales at Dolphin Stadium this Sunday.
The Seagulls have not had this many players in the Residents’ side since 2012, when they also had five selected as well as the coach in Paul Green.
Cronin will play in his fourth consecutive representative match (2016-2019) confirming his status as an elite player in the competition.
Hoeter will play his second match for Queensland (2017, 2019) whilst Scarlett, Palasia and Kennar are all on debut.
Featuring an array of talent from the Intrust Super Cup, coach Jon Buchanan said he was pleased with the overall strength of the team and its strike power in key positions.
“There’s a number of really good players who have missed out, which is what can happen when you’re picking a team like this out of the Intrust Super Cup,” he said.
“In consultation with the QRL and fellow selectors, we’ve made every effort to provide an opportunity for players who have been involved in Queensland’s junior pathways.”
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