The details of Oliver Gildart’s Dolphin deal revealed as door left open for Super League return from ex-Wigan Warriors man

Oliver Gildart is one of the best English centres out there and one of the very few to have a crack at the NRL.

Based of his performances for England in 2018 when he scored a World Class winning try against New Zealand in the opening test of a three-match series, Gildart has the ability to be one of the world’s best.

Of course, his coach on that occasion Wayne Bennett has now masterminded his move to the NRL’s newest club the Dolphins where Gildart will no doubt feel like he has something to prove which could make him more dangerous than ever.

Gildart is a two-time Super League Champion winning Grand Finals in 2016 and 2018. He is one of the younger players to play in a Grand Final doing so in 2015 in one of his two Grand Final defeats the other coming against St Helens in 2020.

A real star of Super League, it was exciting to see him have a crack at the NRL in 2022 but he fell out of favour at Wests Tigers after just eight appearances and has been looking elsewhere since and last week he was released from his contract to take up a move with the Dolphins in 2023 which was confirmed this morning.

All of this, alongside the fact he was left out of England’s World Cup squad, has left Gildart with something to prove no doubt which will only be furthered by the deal he has signed with the Dolphins.

Gildart has just signed a one-year deal which will give him extra motivation to impress this year. It also means that any Super League clubs who have an interest in bringing the centre back to England can begin preparations now.

Gildart is also on $100,000 at the Dolphins according to the Daily Telegraph which equates to around £55,000.

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