The Dolphins have 21 players in their top 30 squad ahead of their inaugural season in the NRL in 2023, managed by supercoach Wayne Bennett.
Redcliffe are still in their recruitment process, with nine spots in Bennett’s 30-man squad still up for grabs ahead of next season.
The Dolphins have signed a good blend of youth and experience so far. Melbourne trio Jesse Bromwich, Kenny Bromwich and Felise Kaufusi will make the move over for 2023.
The Queensland-based club have a number of players who are likely to feature in this year’s World Cup – Euan Aitken (Scotland), Jamayne Isaako (Samoa or New Zealand), Anthony Milford (Samoa), Kodi Nikorima (New Zealand), Jeremy Marshall-King (New Zealand) and the Bromwich brothers (New Zealand).
The spine of Bennett’s squad is looking strong. Isaako is likely to play full-back, with Jeremy Marshall-King at hooker. Milford, Nikorima and Sean O’Sullivan are all vying for a starting spot in the halves.
Half-back Cody Hunter and winger Setu Tu are part of the Dolphins’ extended squad. The club also have four players on development contracts – Jack Bostock, Harrison Graham, Ryan Jackson and Michael Roberts.
How the Dolphins are shaping up for 2023:
Valynce Te Whare
Players in position
Backs: Aitken (CE), Isaako (FB/WG), Jennings (WG), Katoa (HB), B Lee (CE), E Lee (WG), Milford (HB), Nikorima (HB/HK), O’Sullivan (HB), Te Whare (CE).
Forwards: J Bromwich (PR), K Bromwich (SR), Collins (PR), Gilbert (LK/PR/SR), Kaufusi (SR), Lemuelu (SR), Marshall-King (HK), Nicholls (PR), Stone (LK/SR), Teague (LK), Wallace (PR).
Love Rugby League’s predicted Dolphins line-up
Based on the squad so far: Isaako; E Lee, B Lee, Aitken, Jennings; Milford, Nikorima; J Bromwich, Marshall-King, Wallace, K Bromwich, Kaufusi, Gilbert. Subs: O’Sullivan, Collins, Nicholls, Lemuelu.