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Highlights from victory over Norths
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Devil of a victory at Bishop Park
The Gulls celebrated Zimmo's century milestone with first win of '17
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2017 Intrust Super Cup Draw
Details of the 2017 Intrust Super Cup draw
There will be little rest for the Seagulls’ Intrust Super Cup squad after a creditable effort against Newcastle Knights at Murwillumbah on Saturday, with all three senior grades – Cup, A grade and under-20s – facing Burleigh Bears this Saturday at Firth Park.
Coach Aaron Zimmerle was more than pleased with the effort of his side in keeping the Knights, containing several NRL players led by former NSW halfback Trent Hodkinson, to a 38-22 defeat. Yet he is looking for improvement in the remaining two trials, against NRL feeder clubs the Bears (Titans and Souths Logan (Storm).
Pictured: Jackson Clarke and Ethan Price bring down a Knights forward. Photo courtesy Daniel McKenzie, Tweed Daily News.
By NEIL CADIGAN
Seagulls coach Aaron Zimmerle and his revamped squad are excited to face NRL opposition in their first tough on-field test for 2017, at Stan Sercombe Oval in Murwillumbah tomorrow (Saturday) at 5pm (NSW).
The Seagulls will field 12 newcomers to the club in the four-quarter match, several of them from an NRL system background.
Kurt Bernard, Ben Nakubuwai and Phillip Sami, who all played in the NRL’s Holden Cup competition last season (Nakubuwai with the Storm), have dropped back from the Titans into their feeder team for the match, adding strength to the squad.
PICTURED: Two of the many news boys debuting in Murwillumbah- Lindon McGrady and Talor Walters.
Former NSW State of Origin halfback Trent Hodkinson will lead a strong Newcastle Knights side that will be sent to Murwillumbah for Saturday’s first pre-season trial of 2017 against Tweed Heads Seagulls.
Hodkinson has had a modified training schedule for the pre-season because of injury and was overlooked for the Auckland Nines, but this will be a bonanza for Tweed and northern NSW footy fans.
Alongside him will be experienced NRL and English Super League campaigner Micky Paea, 61-game NRL prop Sam Matroa and the brilliant young halves prospect set to fill the shoes of Jarrod Mullen, Jack Cogger.
By CONNOR O'BRIEN, courtesy Gold Coast Bulletin
A MURWILLUMBAH crowd of thousands is expected to see an array of NRL prodigies in action for the first time in Tweed Heads colours on Saturday.
Lamar Liolevave, Lindon McGrady (both Canterbury), Ezra Howe (Manly) and Carne Doyle-Manga (Wyong) will all get a crack at Newcastle at Stan Sercombe Oval, having joined the Seagulls from their respective NRL/NSW Cup clubs in the off-season.
For those who will be supporting the Gulls in the trial match against Newcastle Knights at Murwillumbah on Saturday week (Feb 4), a special bus service/entry ticket package has been made available.
You can get a return trip on the bus and gate entry for $15 – great value! The bus leaves 3.30pm (NSW time) and returns soon after the game.