Redcliffe Dolphins have added another bright young talent to their inaugural NRL roster after announcing Illawarra Steelers centre Jack Bostock will join the club on a three-year deal starting in 2023.
Bostock has been a shining light in the Dragons pathways system after playing for the Illawarra South Coast Dragons in the SLE Laurie Daley Cup in 2021 and the Illawarra Steelers SG Ball Cup side the same year, before cementing his place as one of the premier players in the latter in 2022.
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He will join the Dolphins on a development contract before joining the NRL team’s Top 30 squad for the 2024 season.
The Steelers had a successful 2022 campaign with five wins and two losses before being eliminated in the first week of the finals by eventual premiers, Penrith Panthers. Bostock scored eight tries throughout the season.
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Coincidentally, the Panthers’ SG Ball Cup side featured another one of the Dolphins’ signings in Isaiya Katoa, who was awarded Player of the Match for his efforts in the Grand Final.
“The Dolphins have always said that we are determined to work with a long-term view for the squad and we are focussed on building a team for the future, not just season 2023,” Dolphins’ chief executive Terry Reader said.
“We have already invested in young Queensland talent such as Harrison Graham and Michael Roberts, as well as securing Isaiya Katoa and Jack Bostock.
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“These types of players are the building blocks for the future of the Dolphins and important to ensuring we are successful in the years ahead.
“We will continue to recruit not only players who are ready to play in the NRL, but also the next wave of talent to secure our future in the NRL.”
The signatures of Bostock and Katoa are a positive sign for the club with their roster also featuring NRL premiership winners including Jesse and Kenny Bromwich, and Felise Kaufusi, as well as Ray Stone, Jamayne Isaako, Tom Gilbert and Mark Nicholls.