Gains and Losses for 2019: Redcliffe Dolphins

Redcliffe Dolphins coach Adam Mogg is on the hunt for back-to-back premierships after guiding the club to a superb grand final win in 2018.

Only Wynnum Manly Seagulls have completed the double (2011-2012) since the Dolphins won consecutive titles in 2002 and 2003. 

Despite a mass exodus from the club since the big game, Mogg is confident in the squad he has put together for 2019. 

Some of the most notable losses for the Dolphins are former captain Sam Anderson to Maitland Pickers, versatile forward Toby Rudolf to Cronulla Sharks and fan favourite Nick Slyney to retirement

Toby Rudolf in action during the 2018 season. PICTURE: QRL Media
Toby Rudolf in action during the 2018 season. PICTURE: QRL Media

In a further blow for the club, last year's captain Cameron Cullen, despite remaining a Dolphin, has been ruled out for the 2019 season after injuring his knee during a charity touch football game.

But Mogg is confident in the depth of his squad; Mogg said winning again was "definitely the goal" and he looked forward to seeing some young players step up to help get the job done.

Mogg said Dolphins junior Harrison Smith, a "running hooker" who has come to the Dolphins from Cronulla Sharks, was one of the young guns he expected to step up

Other notable signings for the Dolphins include Mackay front rowers Jordan Grant and Nick Brown - the men replacing Anderson and Rudolf.

Grant, Mackay Cutters' Player of the Year last year, is a strongly built front rower with good attacking skills who knows his way to the try line, and Brown has spent time in the North Queensland Cowboys system. 

Jordan Grant in action during the 2018 season. PICTURE: QRL Media
Jordan Grant in action during the 2018 season. PICTURE: QRL Media

GAINS: Jordan Grant, Nick Brown (Mackay Cutters), Faitotoa Faitotoa (Newcastle Knights), Zev John (Melbourne Storm), Gerard McCallum (Easts Tigers), Harrison Smith (Cronulla Sharks), Josh Rudolph, Raeden Fonoti (Year off)

LOSSES: Sam Anderson (Maitland Pickers), Toby Rudolf (Cronulla Sharks), Tristan Hope, Mosese Pangai, (Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Josh Fauid (Easts Tigers), Curtis Johnston (North Sydney), Tom Opacic (North Queensland Cowboys), Jonus Pearson (St George Illawarra Dragons), Jake Sparey (Easts Tigers), Rinsma Saueha (Wests Panthers), Nick Slyney (Retired)

Where they finished in 2018: 1st

Coach for 2019: Adam Mogg