TALENTED 19-year-old rugby league player Selwyn Cobbo will perform an unusual rugby league task this Friday night, playing for the Broncos and Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the same match.
The Cherbourg star will have the opportunity to play for both teams as the Seagulls are an NRL affiliate club for the Broncos.
He will play for the Seagulls first before switching jerseys to run on for the Broncos.
Seagulls coach Adam Brideson has named a full-strength line-up to take on the Brisbane Broncos in the opening trial match on Friday night at Kitchener Park.
Eleven members from the 2019 Grand Final campaign are named, including star half Sam Scarlett, forward leader Matiu Love-Henry and classy outside back Delouise Hoeter.
Joining the senior trio will be a recruits including Canberra Raiders veteran Luke Bateman, dynamic outside back Mathew Lyons and former Northern Pride half Jack Campagnolo.
They will be joined by a host of other Broncos with NRL experience including Richie Kennar, Jesse Arthars, Tesi Niu, Tyson Gamble, Ethan Bullemor and Keenan Palasia.
Two talented young Broncos contracted players in Cobbo and TC Robati will play their first Intrust Super Cup games for the Seagulls and will want to impress both coaches.
The Broncos trial will present the Seagulls with their first game of football in over 341 days, as the 2020 season was cancelled after one round due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Brideson believes it is important that the Seagulls put in strong trial performances to ensure they can hit the ground running for Round 1 against Papua New Guinea Hunters on March 20.
"The trial matches this year have even more importance in our preparation given we missed almost an entire season (in 2020)," said Brideson.
"I'll be looking for our squad to work hard and put some good efforts in on the park so we can go into Round 1 with some confidence."
"The annual trial match against the Broncos is a great opportunity for our squad to test themselves against NRL players in a high quality game of football in front of our local crowd."
There are limited tickets remaining and they are selling fast.