FROM THE BMD WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS
Round one of the HostPlus Cup commenced on 20 March for the Seagulls, and unfortunately the result was 26-18 in a close match to the Burleigh Bears. BMD Kougari Oval was looking a treat, with the sun shining over a strong crowd to open the season.
Both teams boast plenty of NRL experience, however, it was Deine Mariner, on debut for the Seagulls, who stole the show in four-try effort. Mariner becomes the first HostPlus Cup player to score four tries on debut since former Seagull Daniel Ogden in 2009. The 18-year-old, who is contracted to the Brisbane Broncos, certainly has a bright future, and will be one to watch this season at right centre for the Seagulls.
On 2 April, the Seagulls will hold a BMD Premiership game at BMD Kougari Oval. The QRL women’s competition has exploded since last season, and 2022 marks the first time the Seagulls have a team in this division, which is equal to the men’s HostPlus Cup.
The following weekend, on 10 April, the Seagulls host Redcliffe in XXXX Rivalry Round. Redcliffe is the Seagulls main rival in the battle of the two bayside areas, and we’re expecting an enormous crowd at BMD Kougari Oval. There will be plenty of action for the whole family at the Redcliffe match, and we welcome one and all on the day to support the Seagulls.
On Sunday 24 April, the Seagulls will host Souths Logan Magpies in an ANZAC Round clash against our fellow Broncos affiliate club. Always a big drawcard, the game against the Magpies will also celebrate the memory of Mitch Cronin, as the two teams play for the Cup named in his honour.
April will be a massive month for Seagulls. We would love your support for both our men’s and women’s competitions!
All matches this season can be viewed on QPlus.tv, a new streaming service implemented by Queensland Rugby League. If you can’t make it to BMD Kougari Oval, this is your best alternative!
Up The Gulls!