Redcliffe Dolphins are looking forward to a big season ahead and are keen to continue the momentum they felt growing in their 2020 squad after a relatively disappointing title defence in 2019.
The Dolphins have set about retaining the squad that defeated Sunshine Coast Falcons 22-16 in Round 1 of the 2020 season, prior to the COVID-19 shutdown which forced the cancellation of all the statewide competitions.
Adam Mogg returns as head coach and has added some highly experienced names to assist him in the coaching staff.
Former international Scott Hill is joined by fellow former Kangaroo and Queensland Maroons star Justin Hodges, who returned to the playing field with Albany Creek Crushers in 2020.
All of the coaches are keen to see what the returning players will bring to the squad this year and how they will work with the new faces who are joining the playing ranks for the 2021 season, which will be the club’s first season under the new affiliation with New Zealand Warriors.
Two young guns from Canberra Raiders have moved north, with Jarrett Subloo and Daniel Keir joining the club.
Keir is a strong, fit backrower / lock who represented Australia at schoolboys level; and Subloo is a clever half who also holds utility value in the backs. Subloo, an Innisfail junior, made his NRL debut in 2020 in Round 20 against Cronulla Sharks.
Joey Ratu is sure to become a cult figure at Dolphin Stadium with his charging runs, with the big front rower coming to the peninsula from Wests Tigers. The recruit has already made a big impression on the coaching staff and current players, who are looking forward to seeing him shine in the competition.
The mix of newcomers and the tried and tested performers at Intrust Super Cup level like Cameron Cullen, Jeremy Hawkins, Josh Beehag, Nathan Watts and Lachlan Timm has Dolphins fans excited for the season ahead in anticipation of their team being in the mix for finals again in 2021.
Other Intrust Super Cup club signing news
Keep an eye on QRL.com.au for more signings news in 2021.