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Dolphins Sign Former Origin Centre Brenko Lee for 2023 NRL Squad

The Dolphins have signed former Queensland State of Origin centre Brenko Lee to a two-year contract for their inaugural NRL season in 2023. 

The Dolphins have recruited the 26-year-old player out of Brisbane. News spread like new games on the Vegas online casino, meaning the upcoming season is steadily approaching.

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Since making his NRL debut with the Canberra Raiders in 2014, Lee has also played for the Canterbury Bulldogs, the Gold Coast Titans, and the Melbourne Storm. He was a member of the Melbourne team that won the grand final in 2020.

Terry Reader, head coach of the Dolphins, remarked, “We are thrilled to have Brenko join us for our first game in the NRL. He performed admirably for Origin under Wayne Bennett and played for the Storm alongside Felise Kaufusi and the Bromwich brothers, who will form the core of our leadership group.”

Lee has also won an NRL championship.

“Most importantly, Brenko is from Brisbane,” Reader added, “so he is familiar with the Dolphins’ success and history over the past 75 years.”

Edrick Lee, Lee’s cousin, has also joined the Dolphins. A few days ago, Phil Gould described the game’s expansion strategy as “amateurish.”

Gould stated that when the GWS Giants joined the AFL, they received salary cap relief and first-round draft picks. However, he recently stated on Nine’s 100% Footy, “There are no plans to add a new team.”

Former Maroons star Jarrod Wallace has also been signed by the Dolphins for the 2023 season.

Dolphins poach former Maroons star Jarrod Wallace from Titans ahead of the 2023 season

Former Maroons star Jarrod Wallace has also been signed by the Dolphins for the 2023 season.

The 30-year-old has spent the last six seasons playing 185 games for Brisbane and Gold Coast.

He has also participated in six State of Origin games for Queensland and the Cowboys’ 2015 grand final victory.

Reader praised Wallace as a highly experienced front-rower with experience playing for State of Origin and Grand Final teams.

“We’re extremely pleased with the forward group we’ve assembled thus far,” Reader said in a statement. “Jarrod is just another crucial piece of the puzzle.”

Since he was born in Queensland and has played for the Broncos and the Titans, Wallace will understand the significance of the upcoming games against the other Queensland teams.

Wallace will join Mark Nicholls, Ray Stone, Felise Kaufusi, Kenny, and Jesse Bromwich on the Dolphins. His previous contract with the Titans will expire at the end of the season.

The Dolphins 2023 NRL Squad and Development Players

Great NRL players such as Antonio and Felise Kaufusi have emerged from the Wide Bay. Another player, J’maine Hopgood, is a Penrith Panther who just signed a two-year contract to play for the Paramatta Eels beginning next season.

The Canterbury Bulldogs will play premiership games in Bundaberg for the first time this season. Mr. Reader stated that the Dolphins desired participation in the event.

Former Origin centre Brenko Lee was granted an early release by the Broncos and will play for the Dolphins in the upcoming season.

Next season, Jarrod Wallace, a Titans forward, will begin a four-year contract with the Dolphins. This will be his third club in Queensland. The 30-year-old prop formerly played for the Broncos. Since joining the Titans in 2017, he has participated in 110 games.

Warriors second-rower Euan Aitken has signed a two-year contract with the Dolphins. The 26-year-old has played in more than 150 NRL games and can play in either forward spot or center for his new club.

With the addition of former State of Origin winger Edrick Lee, Dolphins head coach Wayne Bennett has strengthened his outside backs. Lee has played over 120 games for Canberra, Cronulla, and Newcastle.

Those moves proceed the Dolphins’ signings of Robert Jennings, Connelly Lemuelu, and young star center Jack Bostock. Jamayne Isaako, who can play on the wing or at fullback, was one of the club’s first recruits.

The team has also signed Tom Gilbert, the Cowboys’ top forward. Gilbert has joined the Dolphins’ roster of veteran NRL players. Those names include Jesse and Kenny Bromwich of the Storm, Mark Nicholls of the Rabbitohs, Felise Kaufusi of the Origin team, Ray Stone of the Eels, and Isaako.

Panthers’ star player Isaiya Katoa signed a three-year contract with the Dolphins beginning next season.

Finally, New Zealander rugby union player Valynce Te Whare was added to the Dolphins’ top 30 list. And Michael Roberts, younger brother of former Origin centre James Roberts, has joined the team as a development player along with Harrison Graham.

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