ON THE MOV: Heti Kafoa makes some ground for Hervey bay at the Salter Oval A Grade game in Bundaberg.
ON THE MOV: Heti Kafoa makes some ground for Hervey bay at the Salter Oval A Grade game in Bundaberg. Paul Donaldson BUN230717RUG5

Six Seagulls set to leave the nest chasing opportunity

SIX junior Seagulls, of which three were regular A-grade starters in 2017, will join Intrust Super Cup clubs or compete in the restructured Queensland Rugby League under-20s competition.

Dylan Glynn, Hedi Moani-Kafoa and Tuia Eliu will link with Western Mustangs' U20s for the Hastings Deering Colts competition.

Glynn took control of the Seagulls' A-grade custodian role when first-choice fullback Logona Vetemotu suffered a season-ending injury halfway through the season.

 

Hervey Bay's Dylan Glynn. Bundaberg Rugby League Rd 15: Hervey Bay Seagulls v Isis Devils at Eskdale Park, Maryborough.
Hervey Bay's Dylan Glynn. Bundaberg Rugby League Rd 15: Hervey Bay Seagulls v Isis Devils at Eskdale Park, Maryborough. Matthew McInerney

The former Fraser Coast Crushers and Central Crows representative's improving performances proved he could play at a much-higher standard of footy.

Kafoa and Eliu started the season at Maryborough Brothers but switched to Hervey Bay midway through the year.

Kafoa, a prop who has gained recognition as the one-handed superman, was among both teams' best players throughout the season.

Eliu was described as one of the competition's best centres.

 

Hervey Bay's Letuia Eliu. Bundaberg Rugby League Rd 15: Hervey Bay Seagulls v Isis Devils at Eskdale Park, Maryborough.
Hervey Bay's Letuia Eliu. Bundaberg Rugby League Rd 15: Hervey Bay Seagulls v Isis Devils at Eskdale Park, Maryborough. Matthew McInerney

Young guns Braden Whittaker and Michael O'Shea are set to link with Wynnum-Manly Seagulls, while Tiko Hooper will link with Sunshine Coast Falcons.

Whittaker, a talented halfback, hooker and fullback, has spent his whole junior playing career at Hervey Bay.

 

 

Hervey Bay Seagulls Rugby League - 15 year old Braden Whittaker has been selected for a Cronulla Sharks development camp and trials for a contract with the rugby league club.
Hervey Bay Seagulls Rugby League - 15 year old Braden Whittaker has been selected for a Cronulla Sharks development camp and trials for a contract with the rugby league club. Valerie Horton

Hooper, a utility forward, scored four tries in nine U18s games and one try in three reserve grade appearances this season.

O'Shea was invited to play in Wynnum-Manly's under-18s competition. He played 15 games for Hervey Bay Seagulls' U18s this season, scoring two tries.

 

Rugby league - U/15 Seagulls V. Brothers. Tiko Hooper (Seagulls).

Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Rugby league - U/15 Seagulls V. Brothers. Tiko Hooper (Seagulls). Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman


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