Four core players from the Gulls’ 2019 grand final run will be leading from the front again this season.
Centre Delouise Hoeter, back rower Matiu Love-Henry, prop Aaron Rockley and half Patrick Templeman have extended their contracts as they all eye a higher prize in 2020.
Alongside Mitchell Cronin and dynamic half Sam Scarlett, the group of players consistently put their best efforts in each week and were the driving force in making last year’s decider.
Hoeter had an enormous season as he elevated his game to be considered one of the premier centre defenders in the Intrust Super Cup.
The former Tongan international made the Queensland Residents’ squad with fellow Wynnum Manly players Cronin, Scarlett, Keenan Palasia and Richie Kennar.
Love-Henry was one of the competition’s best edge back-rowers and his injury late in the season was a cruel blow to both his and the team’s premiership hopes.
Rockley and Templeman are the two longest-standing players in the Club who have become Chook Pen favourites for their passion for the jersey and the club.
With Wynnum Manly’s core group locked in again – excitement is high at BMD Kougari Oval ahead of Round 1.