The Village Motors Redcliffe Dolphins have announced the signing of PNG Hunters centre Thompson Teteh as one of their key recruits for the 2017 season.
Teteh was in dynamic form prior to suffering a season-ending injury in against the Townsville Blackhawks in August 2016.
Now back to full fitness, Teteh will join coach Adam Mogg’s Dolphins squad for pre-season training from mid-November.
“Thompson is an international-quality centre who will add strike, speed and power to our backline,” Dolphins Football General Manager Grant Cleal said.
“As we have seen through crowd numbers at Intrust Super Cup games when the Hunters play here, there is a large number of PNG expats who live in suburban Brisbane.
“Their supporters can now see one of their own play for the Village Motors Dolphins, live every week rather than once or twice a season.”
The 27-year-old Teteh is one of a number of impressive signings the peninsular club will have join them in the 2017 season.
Forward Nick Slyney will return to the club following a stint overseas with the London Broncos, while junior Dolphin David Hala is another to have a Redcliffe homecoming.
Redcliffe Dolphins 2017 Gains and Losses
Thompson Teteh (PNG Hunters), Nick Slyney (London Broncos), Sheldon Pitama (NZ Warriors NYC), David Hala (Gold Coast Titans), Obed Karwhin (Wests Tigers NYC), Matthew Lodge (Wests Tigers), Josh Johnson (Huddersfield)
Anthony Cherrington (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Darren Nicholls (Penrith Panthers), Charlie Faingaa (Blacktown), Tyson Andrews (retired)
Where they finished in 2016: minor premiers and grand finalists
2017 coach: Adam Mogg
*QRL Media will feature the gains and losses for the 2017 season for each of the Intrust Super Cup clubs in coming weeks. Stay tuned to QRL.com.au to see all the player movement!