Kitron Laka Becomes a Seagull in 2023

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls are excited to welcome Kitron Laka to their Hostplus Cup squad for 2023.

The Papua New Guinean powerhouse has recently moved to Wynnum ahead of preseason training and is looking forward to a big season ahead.

Kitron said, “I am very excited to be here at the Seagulls. Not too many players make it out of the Digicel Cup to the Hunters, and then to a club as big as this. I know that I am one of the lucky ones and I want to make my family proud.”

Kitron said he was excited for the opportunity to play for the Seagulls and looks forward to cementing his spot in the Hostplus Cup team.

As a second-row / centre, Kitron is blessed with speed and power, and also built very impressively. He was at his destructive best against the Seagulls at BMD Kougari Oval in Round 14, where he scored a try in a dominant display by the Hunters.

Kitron Laka playing for the PNG Hunters

“My first goal is to play consistently for the Seagulls. And then I would like to pick up an NRL contract”, Kitron said. “I am making good progress in with rugby league career, having jumped up each level within a year or two, so the next step for me is to play well and be noticed by an NRL club.”

“I still have a lot of friends at the Hunters, and I look forward to when we play against them next season. But I’ll be doing my best to beat them.”

Preseason training will commence for the men this Saturday with plenty of new faces in the squad assembled by incoming coach Mat Head.