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The Wynnum Manly Seagulls began their first season under new coach Adam Brideson in a positive fashion, claiming a 17-4 win over Souths Logan.

Brideson, who had previously coached lower grade teams at the club, said he was pleased with the way his side began the season.

“It was a real arm wrestle for the first 20 minutes – but then we were able to put on a few points," he said.

“Souths had most of the ball in the second half, but we had some fantastic defence and were able to hold them out.

“We defended really well on a hot day.”

One late addition to their side that attracted plenty of attention was Brisbane Broncos recruit David Mead, who scored a first half try for the side.

Brideson was full of praise not only for Mead, but the numerous other fresh faces who have joined the side this year.

“David played right centre for us and played well,” Brideson said.

“David was one of seven new faces in the team yesterday; we had four making their Intrust Super Cup debuts and three others including Jayden Berrell and Travis Burns who played their first game with us.”