Redcliffe product Josh Hoffman returns to Dolphin Oval on Saturday night for the first time since August last year – but this time the exciting fullback will be wearing a Broncos jersey.
Hoffman starred for the Dolphins in his one and only appearance in the Intrust Super Cup in 2012 after being omitted from the Broncos line-up.
But he finished the year in the NRL and is now focused on another big season with the Broncos, who step up preparations for a tilt at the 2013 premiership with a trial match against the Gold Coast Titans at Dolphin Oval on Saturday.
Broncos coach Anthony Griffin has named a strong squad for the 7.45pm clash against John Cartwright’s Titans.
The Broncos line-up features Maroons stars Matt Gillett and Corey Parker, along with a host of other regular first graders.
It also includes talented speedster Delroy Berryman, who has snared a wing spot and will be eager to impress coaching staff.
Cartwright will also be keen to assess the early season form of his squad, which includes a good blend of youth and experience.
South Sydney recruit David Taylor steps out in Titans colours for the first time with the Origin forward named on the interchange bench.
Taylor last month withdrew from the NRL All Stars team for last Saturday's All Stars clash because of an ongoing achilles injury, and was replaced by Ashley Harrison. Harrison has been rested from the Broncos match.
Saturday’s NRL trial is part of a huge program of rugby league at Dolphin Oval.
The day includes an NYC pre-season clash, along with Colts, FOGS Cup and Intrust Super Cup trials between the Dolphins and Wynnum Manly Seagulls.
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1.45pm COLTS - Redcliffe Dolphins v Wynnum Manly
3.05pm A GRADE - Redcliffe Dolphins v Wynnum Manly
4.25pm NYC - Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans
6.00pm INTRUST SUPER CUP - Redcliffe Dolphins v Wynnum Manly
7.45pm NRL - Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans
Brisbane Broncos: 1. Josh Hoffman, 2. Delroy Berryman, 3. Dale Copley, 4. Jordan Kahu, 5. Lachlan Maranta, 6. Corey Norman, 7. Peter Wallace, 8. Josh McGuire, 9. Ben Hunt, 10. Mitchell Dodds, 11. Alex Glenn, 12. Matt Gillett, 13. Corey Parker INT: Scott Prince, Dunamis Lui, Scott Anderson, David Stagg, Jarrod Wallace, Jake Granville, Francis Molo, Nick Slyney, Joe Bond
Gold Coast Titans: 1. William Zillman, 2. Anthony Don, 3. Jamal Idris, 4. Kevin Gordon, 5. Daivd Mead, 6. Aiden Sezer, 7. Albert Kelly, 8. Luke Douglas, 9. Matt Srama, 10. Ryan James, 11. Ben Ridge, 12. Mark Minichello, 13. Luke O'Dwyer INT: David Taylor, Luke Page, Cody Nelson, Shane Gray, Beau Falloon, Mark Ioane, Brad Takarangi, Jordan Rankin, Jordan Atkins, Beau Henry, Steve Michaels, Jamie Dowling.