THE Broncos have been told in no uncertain terms where they need to improve when they face Souths Logan Magpies in a trial in Brisbane this Saturday night.

With the main squad away in England for the World Club Series, a second-tier team took apart Wynnum Seagulls 20-0 last Friday.

Led by forwards Salesi Funaki and Joe Boyce, the Broncos put on a steely defensive performance against the Seagulls to keep their goal line intact.

But the match was nil-all for a long period after the Broncos made some silly errors with the ball.

That will be the focus for this group, who are trying to prove they deserve a shot at the top grade.

“If you want to play at the next level, you have to get rid of silly mistakes,” said Kurt Richards, who is in charge with the senior coaching staff in England.

“We are talking about things like errors in the play the ball and contact, and lazy catch and pass.

“To impress this week we need the same defensive effort as the last game, but with much better execution in attack.”

Winger Elijah Alick will make a long-awaited return to the field from a knee reconstruction, while Alex Barr shifts from the centres to his favoured position of second row.

Barr will pack down alongside Brett Greinke, while off-season recruit from the Tigers, Marion Seve, moves into the centres.

The match will start at 6pm at Davies Park, with the under 20s to kick off in a trial against the Titans at 4pm.