Wynnum Manly makes rugby league grand final

The Wynnum Manly Bayside Seagulls are off to Bishop Park next weekend to play the Redcliffe Dolphins in the BRL in the In Safe Hands cup grand final.

GRAND FINAL-BOUND: A file shot of Wynnum Manly rugby league players from last year.

GRAND FINAL-BOUND: A file shot of Wynnum Manly rugby league players from last year.

The Seagulls got the job done 38 to eight against the West Brisbane Panthers on Saturday afternoon at WJ Scott Park.

The opening exchanges were a tight tussle until Corey Davis opened the scoring after a crafty kick from Kalolo Saitaua hit the post, allowing Davis to pounce.

Kelly Tate scored the Seagulls second try after Mitchell Moore batted the ball back inside from a swirling John Te Reo bomb.

A late Troy Swift try in the first half saw the Panthers go into the sheds down 12 points to eight and with some hope of a comeback.

The second half was all the Seagulls, with a huge performance from Tate who eventually scored a double.

Tate, Adam Tuimavave Gerrard and Junior Pita laid the platform for the Seagulls to run riot on the edges. Pita also bagged a try.

The Panthers just could not keep up with the intensity of the Seagulls and ultimately ill discipline in pivotal moments of the match let them down. 

The Seagulls scored 26 unanswered points in the second half. Other tries went to Jack Goodsell and Harlan Collins whileskipper Te Reo booted seven from seven, including a couple of sensational goals from the sideline. 

It’s now down to the Dolphins and Seagulls who meet on September 15 at Bishop Park at 4pm.

A third grand final in a row awaits the Dolphins. The Seagulls will play their first since 2015.