Rd 8 team to play Blackhawks
Strong winning squad retained for tough clash
Highlights from victory over Norths
Some of the tries and lead-up from last Sunday are worth watching
Devil of a victory at Bishop Park
The Gulls celebrated Zimmo's century milestone with first win of '17
Seagulls and Jets to fly in Hawaii
ISC teams Tweed Heads and Ipswich will play in Waikiki this October
2017 Intrust Super Cup Draw
Details of the 2017 Intrust Super Cup draw
The Seagulls’ new Intrust Super Cup depth is set to be extended with a strong component of Gold Coast-contracted players allocated to the Gulls in 2017.
While details of allocations of Titans players to each of their feeder teams, the Seagulls and Burleigh Bears, are not quite finalised the line-up of Titans’ hand-downs will be a big boost to the Gulls’ premiership chances in 2017.
There was a second weekend of encouraging signs for Seagulls’ Intrust Super Cup coach Aaron Zimmerle with an impressive 28-14 trial game win against reigning premiers Burleigh Bears at Firth Park, Mudgeeraba on Saturday.
And the depth, and size or power, that he has to choose from in his front row rotation was thrown another dimension with the performance of Fijian international and former Souths Logan prop Tikiko Noke.
Pictured: Tikiko Noke playing for Souths Logan in 2016.
The Seagulls have field two evenly balanced teams in the two senior trials against Burleigh Bears at Firth Park, Mudgeeraba, this Saturday – with the many new faces on show for the first time locally.
Brayden McGrady, who played for the Titans under-20s in 2016 and ’17, is the latest of a string of players with Holden Cup experience to join Aaron Zimmerle’s squad and will play in the first trial, against the Bears’ A grade, at 5.30pm.
Pictured: Sam Meskell looks for opportunity from dummy half against the Knights. Photo courtesy Daniel McKenzie, Tweed Daily News.
James Wood has been running around in Seagulls colours at senior level since 2002, which means he is heading into his 18th season in black and white at A grade/Cup level in 2017.
The dreadlocked veteran has seen many ups and downs, and Queensland Cup premiership for the club, and has experienced new energy with many new faces sweating it out in the pre-season leading into the trials that began last weekend at Murwillumbah.
We caught up with him recently for a chat. Click READ MORE below to watch the video interview.
Head over to Mudgeeraba on Saturday to watch all three grades take on Burleigh Bears in the first of the local derbies of 2017.
It's only a trial but it's a good early chance to see some of the many new players in the senior squad and how some of last year's side look bigger and stronger.
Click READ MORE for full match details
Action from last Saturday trial against the Knights - Dane Clarke and Peter Lee as markers. Pic courtesy Daniel McKenzie, Tweed Daily News.