By Ben Dobbin and Michael Atkinson
The NRL's newest squad has secured its archetypal marquee signing.
Melbourne Storm premiership victor Felise Kaufusi volition articulation the Dolphins successful 2023 connected a 3 twelvemonth deal.
The 29-year-old Queenslander has played 152 games for the Storm since making his debut successful 2015, but volition swap purple for reddish and achromatic erstwhile his declaration successful Melbourne finishes up astatine the extremity of adjacent year.
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Kaufusi becomes the archetypal large signing by the Dolphins, with the nine inactive successful the hunt to motion his Storm teammate Brandon Smith.
The recruitment quality is simply a large boost to the fledgling caller franchise aft showing Bronco Patrick Carrigan astir their facilities successful Redcliffe and holding talks with Titans enforcer Tino Fa'asuamaleaui - some of whom person since re-signed with their respective clubs.
It whitethorn person been a dilatory commencement to the recruitment thrust successful Redcliffe, but the signing of Kaufusi could unfastened the floodgates.