Seagulls Hunt Ladder Leaders This Sunday

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls will make the trip to Burleigh this Sunday to take on the ladder-leading Bears.

The final round of the regular season is also Turn to Me Round in the Hostplus Cup, an important round that focuses on the importance of mental wellbeing. The round began in 2013 and continues to reinforce the importance of mateship during the off season.

As the Hostplus Cup fan-voted feature match of the round, the teams meet for the first time since Round 1 this season, which resulted in a 26-18 win to Burleigh. Deine Mariner also debuted in this game, scoring an incredible 4 tries.

Up for grabs this week is the Adam Watene Memorial Trophy, in memory of the former Seagulls and Bears player who passed away in 2008.

Burleigh present a tough challenge at home, having won 17 of their past 18 games at Pizzey Park, and also 9 of the past 10 against the Seagulls.

With their season on the line, there is no doubt the Seagulls boys will lift for the occasion.

As Head Coach Adam Brideson is retiring at the end of the season, the Seagulls have an added incentive to finish well.

The Gulls celebrate a try against Souths last weekend.

Due to the congestion on the Hostplus Cup ladder, the Top 8 positions can change significantly this weekend.

The Seagulls will aim to beat Burleigh this Sunday and then enter a finals campaign as the away team.

It all starts in Round 20, with the details of the game below:


Round: 20
Kick off: 2:10pm
Date: Sunday 28 August
Location: Pizzey Park, Gold Coast
Broadcast: 2:10pm Kayo, Ch 9Now, Facebook livestream, Qplus

1. Ben Farr
2. Sione Hopoate
3. Dredin Sorensen
4. Falakiko Manu
5. Grand Hagai
6. Max Plath
7. Sam Scarlett (c)
8. Aaron Rockley
9. Tristan Hope
10. Max Elliott
11. Bailey Hartwig
12. James Robinson
13. Matiu Love-Henry
14. Kalolo Saitaua
15. Shaun Packer
16. Epel Kapinias
17. Lachlan Lee

Coach: Adam Brideson