The Colts continued their run of fine form last Saturday, beating the Burleigh Bears convincingly with a final score of 38-6. The win sees the Seagulls retain the top spot on the Hastings Deering Colts ladder, three points clear of east side rivals, the Brisbane Tigers.
The development of players across the Seagulls pathways is a key pillar of the club, proudly supported by McDonald’s as the naming rights partner of the Academy Program.
Seagulls Centre Germaine Bulsey earned himself the McDonald’s Player of the Match award in the game on Saturday, with an impressive effort on both sides of the ball.
Bulsey was a standout across the competition, also earning the Hastings Deering ‘Heavy Lifter’ award for Round 10. Check out his highlights here!
The Colts played a curtain raiser at Pinklands Sporting Complex as part of a community round for the club.
Bulsey opened up the scoring for the ‘home’ team in the 11th minute, busting through the line and showing his pace to beat the fullback and diver over the line. He crossed for his second six minutes later, showing his agility and quick reflexes to pounce on a deflected kick.
Bulsey made a number of crunching tackles to show his effectiveness in defence, and ran the ball well out of the backfield to earn his team good field position. He scored his third try early in the second half, to extend the Gulls 16-6 lead.
A clean team effort from the Seagulls helped hold the Bears to only a solitary try, running in seven themselves. Devontai Seumanutafa had the first points of the second half, with a try converted by Braden Whittaker who was five from seven on the day.
Ben Farr returned to the Colts side and made his mark on the game, scoring in the 67th minute. Jacob Sturt-Tobin and Caius Faatili capped off the scoring, with both players crossing in the final ten minutes.
The Colts take on the Western Mustangs on Sunday in Round 10, with Michael Dobson naming his updated squad of 17 ahead of the clash.
Colts Team List
- Braden Whittaker
- Grand Hagai
- Kurt Farr
- Germaine Bulsey
- Carsen Huth
- Blake Moore
- Corey Herdegen
- Jacob Sturt-Tobin
- Shaun Packer
- John Radel
- Ethan Malt
- Kobe Martin
- Nathan Ward
- Jackson Rohweder
- Isaac Carpenter
- Caleb Savelio-Thompson
- Bailey Coles