Origin Legends Headline Sportsman’s Dinner

Next month’s Seagulls Sportsman’s Dinner is once again set to be a night to remember on the club’s annual calendar.

In celebrating the 70th anniversary of the club, the event on August 10th will highlight and commemorate many of the legends that have represented Wynnum Manly across the decades.

The club is excited to announce that the headline panel of the evening will highlight our connection with State of Origin, featuring some of the biggest names in club and state history; Wally Lewis, Gene Miles, Paul Green, Chris McKenna, Colin Scott and Craig Greenhill.

The panel on the evening will also be hosted by Pat Welsh, one of Australia’s most accomplished sports journalists. Pat’s in depth relationship with Rugby League and the local sporting community is sure to bring out the character of these Seagulls Origin stars.

Join us on the night before the Ekka holiday as these Origin legends sit down together alongside our fans to share stories about club premierships, series wins and what it means to be a Seagull in Queensland.

Don’t miss out on your chance to share a meal and hear from these icons of the game. With tables and seats selling out fast, secure your place by emailing admin@wynnumseagulls.com.au or heading to https://www.localtickets.com.au/event/seagulls-sportsmans-dinner-2021-13732

Pride’s Stuckey stars to sink Seagulls

By Jim O’Reilly
Seagulls Contributor

Anyone thinking the Northern Pride aren’t up to it in the Intrust Super Cup would be sadly mistaken.

The Pride commuted down from Cairns to Pinklands Sports Complex on Saturday to take on the Wynnum Manly Seagulls. The Gulls took the game to Redlands as part of their Deadly Choices partnership and the first of two Indigenous Recognition Matches, working with local health clinic Yulu Burri Ba to support indigenous health initiatives.

You could assume all that travel would make Pride tired and lethargic, but they were anything but. 

On the back of a Joshua Stuckey hat-trick, the Pride ran in seven tries to two to completely overpower the Seagulls flock 42-12.

Right from Grant Anderson’s try for the Pride in the third minute, Pride were up and about and applauding each players’ efforts in defence, attack, play the balls and more.

It was the polar opposite for the Seagulls; who appeared to be lacking their usual spark. 

For a brief moment in the the eighth minute when Francis Kalisolaite-Tualau crashed over close to the posts and Jack Campagnolo converted, you were guilty of thinking “…ok here we go, the ‘Gulls are back in it”. But sadly, that was a very fleeting thought.

Four minutes later Stuckey scored his first of three tries close to the posts, converted by Grant Anderson, taking the Pride to 12-6.

The mood of the Seagulls soured even more when perennial workhorse Matiu Love-Henry was taken from the field with a significant leg injury, that could see him out for the season. Love-Henry is very much the barometer for team cohesion and energy and when he left you could see the Wynnum Manly side’s heads drop.

From there, errors and poor defence took over the Wynnum Manly team’s game and the Pride took full advantage.

A converted try to Tom Steadman in the 35th minute saw Pride go to the break 30-6 up and the comments in the fairly sizeable local crowd were “…….the Seagulls will bounce back in the second half”. 

Unfortunately that would not be the case.

Tries in the 50th and 70th minute and a penalty shot in the 77th minute saw the Pride run out winners 42-12.

Coach Adam Brideson shared, “we allowed ourselves to be outplayed in every facet of the game today…. we are better than that”. 

The Seagulls travel to Maryborough next week to face the PNG Hunters in the second Indigenous Recognition Match for the year.

Team List Tuesday: Deadly Choices Match vs Northern Pride

This weekend, the Seagulls will host the first of two Indigenous Recognition Matches through our partnership with Deadly Choices. Saturday’s clash at Pinklands Sporting Complex is the Round 12 fixture that was postponed during South East Queensland’s most recent lockdown.

Adam Brideson has named his team for Saturday and the squad remains unchanged from last weekend’s clash against Burleigh. Head down to Pinklands Sporting Complex on Saturday or watch the game LIVE and FREE on Kayo, with kick off at 2.10pm.

Check out the full Round 12 team list below:

  1. Ben Farr
  2. Ed Burns
  3. Delouise Hoeter
  4. Richie Kennar
  5. Ryan O’Keefe
  6. Jack Campagnolo
  7. Sam Scarlett
  8. Aaron Rockley
  9. Jayden Berrell
  10. Lucky Ta’avale
  11. Matiu Love-Henry
  12. Zeb Taia
  13. Luke Bateman

Interchange

  1. Tristan Hope
  2. Max Elliott
  3. Alec MacDonald
  4. Francis Kalisolaite-Tualau
  5. Harrison Graham



Bartons Coach Chat: Country Week

In this week’s Bartons Coach Chat, we caught up with Adam Brideson to debrief the end to end thriller against the Dolphins. Brideson also spoke about how important Country Week is to the team and the league as the boys prepare to head west and take on the Burleigh Bears in Round 14.

Check out the full video below!

Team List Tuesday: Seagulls vs Burleigh for Country Week

The Gulls are heading West to Chinchilla on Saturday to take on the Burleigh Bears as part of the Intrust Super Cup Country Week. Head Coach Adam Brideson has named his squad ahead of the Round 14 clash, which kicks off at Bulldog Park at 2.15pm.

Ben Farr has been named to return to the side at Fullback, with Daine Spencer still recovering from an injury against the Dolphins. Alec MacDonald has also retained his spot on the bench, and Harrison Graham has been named in 18th man after an impressive debut last round.

Check out the full Round 14 team list below:

  1. Ben Farr
  2. Ed Burns
  3. Delouise Hoeter
  4. Mathew Lyons
  5. Ryan O’Keefe
  6. Jack Campagnolo
  7. Sam Scarlett
  8. Aaron Rockley
  9. Jayden Berrell
  10. Lucky Ta’avale
  11. Matiu Love-Henry
  12. Zeb Taia
  13. Luke Bateman

Interchange

  1. Tristan Hope
  2. Max Elliott
  3. Alec MacDonald
  4. Francis Kalisolaite-Tualau
  5. Harrison Graham



Nikorima stars in return as Dolphins defeat Wynnum Manly

By Jarrod Vidler (Redcliffe Dolphins correspondent)

Jayden Nikorima scored two tries and set up another in his first Intrust Super Cup game in more than two years to help the Redcliffe Dolphins defeat the ladder-leading Wynnum Manly Seagulls 40-34 on a chilly Saturday night at Moreton Daily Stadium.  

The former Sydney Roosters player scored the opening try of the game in the fifth minute and was also involved in the next two tries for the Dolphins. 

Nikorima threw the last pass to set up winger Junior Ratuva for a debut try, and then shortly after, raced almost the length of the field to make it a double in his return game before half-time. 

Coach Adam Mogg was pleased with the performance of Nikorima, who has had to overcome some adversity in his career. 

“I thought he was outstanding and he’ll get a lot better than that too,” Mogg said. 

“Full credit to the kid, he works really hard on his own personal development.

“He’ll get where he needs to go, that’s for sure.”

The match was a see-saw battle with a total of 13 tries scored. 

After the Dolphins scored first, the Seagulls hit back with two tries in the space of four minutes to Edward Burns and Zeb Taia to take the lead. 

Burns scored again in the first half, but the Dolphins led 18-16 at the break.

The second half was entertaining for the crowd, with both teams taking turns in crossing the try line. 

With 15 minutes to go, the Intrust Super Cup’s leading point-scorer this season Jack Campagnolo put the Seagulls in front with a try under the posts.

A penalty from the ensuing kick-off then gave Wynnum Manly an opportunity to take control of the game, but they dropped the ball off the restart which gave the Dolphins a chance to hit back. 

Redcliffe did just that with a brilliant cut-out pass from captain Cameron Cullen finding the chest of winger Samual Elara, also on debut, who finished brilliantly in the corner.

Justin Worley, who finished with six from seven with the boot, converted from the sideline to give the Dolphins the lead with less than 10 minutes to play. 

The match-sealing try came in the final minute when Trai Fuller chased through a Sheldon Pitama kick and won the race to the ball to make it four home wins in a row for the Dolphins. 

Mogg was proud of his players for finding a way to get the result. 

“Really proud of our team with a lot of guys on debut,” Mogg said. 

“I thought they (Dolphins) did a good job of controlling the tempo of the game, slowing it up when they needed to and speeding it up when they wanted to.

“I felt like the score line was a fair result.”

Next week, the Seagulls will head to Chinchilla to play the Bears for the QRL’s Country Week.

Round 13 Match Up: Taia v Riki

By Seagulls Media

Zeb Taia and Preston Riki are at opposite ends of their rugby league journeys, but their impact on the field for their respective sides can not be underestimated.

On one side you have the man who brings a wealth of experience under his belt, playing in both the NRL and UK Super League, winning the 2019 and 2020 championships with St Helens.

On the other is a young 21 year old debuting in the Intrust Super Cup in 2021, with his career just beginning.

Taia has formed a powerful combination with Seagulls halfback, Sam Scarlett and his strong average running meters has made the Cook Islander a dangerous weapon on the right edge.

Riki has scored four tries, holds a 94.7% tackle efficiency and has been a consistent performer for the Redcliffe Dolphins in his first Intrust Super Cup season.

Taia has the big runs, Riki the consistency and reliability. Round 13 will see these two men play a key role in Round 13 XXXX Rivalry Round at Dolphin Stadium this Saturday night.