LAST year's NRL grand final is not on the minds of the Broncos as they start the new season with today's trial against the Cowboys at Salter Oval.

Yesterday the Broncos trained at ATW Sports Grounds before visiting schools around the region.

One of those involved in yesterday's proceedings was forward Matt Gillett, who was part of the heart-breaking loss to tonight's opposition last year.

Talking to the media at training, Gillett said last season was not on the mind of the players.

"We've all moved on from that," he said.

"We're just going to go out there and do what we've been doing at training."

The Broncos added they would be taking the game seriously as it was an important hit-out to their World Club Series campaign.

"It's the start of the season really for us now," Gillett said.

"This is where our first trial is, here in Bundaberg, so we're looking to get the little things right tonight."

As one of the most experienced players in the team, Gillett is also aiming to help the younger players adapt to the fast pace nature of first grade.

"We've all been here before and had a trial," he said.

"It will be pretty exciting for them and pretty exciting for us to see what they can do."

Unfortunately for the Broncos Josh McGuire is out with hamstring soreness.

While he did train yesterday, away from the team, Gillett said he wouldn't be risked.

"We're going to hold him back a bit and make sure he is 100%," he said.

Finally Gillett said he was enjoying his time in Bundaberg and aimed to play as many minutes as he could.

"It's good to see all the kids in the region," he said.

"It will be good to get people out there to support both Queensland teams."

"In terms of minutes we aim to get as much time as we can and it will depend on what happens on the night."

The Broncos will face the Cowboys tonight at 6.30pm.

Tickets are still available at bundabergregion.info.



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