Adam Brideson has named a host of local juniors to make their senior debuts in the BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls first hit-out of season against the Brisbane Broncos this Saturday February 12 at BMD Kougari Oval.
Local juniors Max Plath, Ethan Malt and Braden Whittaker are set to make their senior team debuts after playing in the Hastings Deering Colts winning team last year, as is Kyle Coghill who returns from a stint with Brisbane Tigers.
After a delayed start to 2021 due to a knee injury, Plath (son of former Wynnum Manly Seagull and Brisbane Bronco John Plath) had a huge finish to the season, securing the Colts’ grand final win with an extra-time field goal.
There are also a number of new players playing their first game for Wynnum Manly, including Bailey Hartwig, Brandon Jackonia and Caleb Daunt, and Dredin Sorensen returns to the club after two years in New Zealand.
The Broncos named a strong team yesterday with a host of NRL experience and the Seagulls’ large squad will all be vying for positions following a successful 2021 season.
Overall, 8 members of the premiership-winning Colts team will play in the match as they look to secure a position in the HostPlus Cup team for the 2022 season.
10.30am Gates Open
11.15am Harvey Norman Women’s U19s – Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Norths Devils
12.50pm Cyril Connell Challenge U16s – Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Norths Devils
2.15pm Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup U18s – Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Norths Devils
4.00pm NRL Trial Match – Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Brisbane Broncos
Wynnum Manly Seagulls squad vs Brisbane Broncos listed below: