Seagulls host Broncos in NRL trial

The Brisbane Broncos have confirmed they will play against the BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls in an NRL trial match at BMD Kougari Oval on Saturday, February 23.

The Seagulls will take on their NRL affiliate to complete their preparation ahead of the 2019 season.

The match will present new coach Anthony Siebold with the first opportunity to coach the Broncos in Brisbane since making the move from South Sydney in December last year.

Matt Gillett pictured with coach Anthony Siebold will return in 2019 from a season ending neck injury

The Broncos are expected to roll out a strong outfit which will include many of its first grade stars as Siebold will look to use the trial to get crucial minutes on the park after a grueling off season.

Seagulls CEO Hanan Laban welcomes the opportunity to host some of rugby league’s brightest stars at Wynnum Manly.

“One of the benefits of our affiliation with the Broncos is their close involvement with our club and football program.

“This match is a great opportunity for our players, who aspire to play in the NRL, to test themselves against the best and also for our community to watch an NRL calibre side play at their local ground,” said Laban.

Jack Bird (pictured) one of many Broncos who underwent off-season surgery

The Broncos are the third and final game in the Seagulls trial schedule which includes games against Norths on February 9 at the Wynnum Manly Juniors (Kitchener Park) and a road trip to Bundaberg to take on the CQ Capras on February 16.

The Broncos trial on February 23 is expected to be a sell-out, don’t miss out by purchasing your tickets here.

Wynnum Manly Seagulls 2019 Trial Schedule

  • Norths Devils – February 9, Kitchener Park, Wynnum –  7.00pm
  • CQ Capras – February 16, Waves Sports Club, Bundaberg – 7.00pm
  • Brisbane Broncos – February 23, BMD Kougari Oval, Wynnum – 7.00pm

All Seagulls trial matches will also be livestreamed via SeagullsTV on Facebook and Livestream apps.