Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Published 7:00am 8 January 2024

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad
Words by Kylie Knight

The Dolphins are ready for their second year in the NRL, with an extended squad training hard to take the club to the finals in 2024.

Here's the 30-man squad's player profiles

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Euan Aitken

Position: Centre

Age: 28

Height: 182cm

Weight: 96kg

About: Born in Pambula, NSW. Debuted for St George Illawarra Dragons in 2015. Played for New Zealand Warriors 2021-22. Warriors’ Player of the Year in 2022. Dolphins Academic Award winner 2023.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Jake Averillo

Position: Centre

Age: 23

Height: 183cm

Weight: 92kg

About: Born in Sydney and made his NRL debut for the Bulldogs in 2020, playing 69 first-grade games since then. Has signed a three-year deal with the Dolphins, starting in 2024.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Jack Bostock

Position: Centre

Age: 20

Height: 194cm

Weight: 97kg

About: Born in Figtree, NSW, playing for the Shellharbour Stingrays as a junior. He made his debut for the Dolphins NRL team in April 2023 and went on to make four appearances for the side, scoring two tries.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Jesse Bromwich

Position: Prop and Captain

Age: 34

Height: 194cm

Weight: 114kg

About: Born in Auckland, New Zealand. Debuted for the Melbourne Storm in 2010 and had been a one-club NRL player before joining the Dolphins. Three-time premiership-winning player, international player for New Zealand and Dolphins Captain.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Kenny Bromwich

Position: Second row

Age: 32

Height: 183cm

Weight: 105kg

About: Born in Auckland, New Zealand. Debuted for the Melbourne Storm in 2013 and had been a one-club NRL player before joining the Dolphins. Two-time premiership-winning player and international player for New Zealand.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Kurt Donoghoe

Position: Five-eighth

Age: 22

Height: 180cm

Weight: 92kg

About: Played his junior rugby league for the Central Newcastle Butcher Boys and is of Fijian decent. He signed with the Central Queensland Capras in 2023 and completed preseason training with the Dolphins NRL squad. He made his NRL debut in round one of the season. Played for Fiji in the 2023 Pacific Rugby League Championships.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Herbie Farnworth

Position: Centre

Age: 23

Height: 190cm

Weight: 106kg

About: Born in Burnley, Lancashire, England. Has lived in Brisbane since 2017 and made his debut for the Broncos in 2019. Has played for England in the World Cup and signed a three-year deal with the Dolphins, starting in 2024.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Tom Flegler

Position: Prop

Age: 24

Height: 190cm

Weight: 110kg

About: Born in Innisfail and played for the Tully Tigers before joining the Broncos as a teenager. Made his NRL debut for the Brisbane Broncos in 2019. The Australian and Maroons forward has signed a four-year deal with the Dolphins, starting in 2024.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Tom Gilbert

Position: Prop

Age: 23

Height: 185cm

Weight: 100kg

About: Born in Brisbane. Debuted for North Queensland Cowboys in 2020 and won the Cowboys’ Club Person of the Year award in 2022. Made his State of Origin debut for Queensland in 2022.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Harrison Graham

Position: Hooker

Age: 22

Height: 177cm

Weight: 83kg

About: Born in Lismore. Debuted for Wynnum Manly Seagulls in 2021, impressing the Dolphins with his efforts in the Hostplus Cup. Has played under-18s for Queensland and for the Queensland Universities team. Made his NRL debut for the Dolphins in June 2023.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Jamayne Isaako

Position: Winger

Age: 27

Height: 180cm

Weight: 95kg

About: Born in Christchurch, New Zealand. Debuted for Brisbane Broncos in 2017, where he played until he joined Gold Coast Titans in 2022. Cleaned up at the Dolphins 2023 Awards Night, winning Player of the Year, Players’ Player, Most Consistent and Best Back.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Robert Jennings

Position: Winger

Age: 27

Height: 185cm

Weight: 107kg

About: Born in Blacktown, NSW. Debuted for Penrith Panthers in 2015 and has also played for South Sydney Rabbitohs and Wests Tigers.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Isaiya Katoa

Position: Five-eighth

Age: 19

Height: 178cm

Weight: 91kg

About: Born in Wellington, New Zealand. He was playing in Penrith Panthers’ under-19s team in NSW Rugby League’s SG Ball competition when he was signed by the Dolphins on a three-year deal. Made his NRL debut in round one of the 2023 season and has played in the Tonga team.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Felise Kaufusi

Position: Second row

Age: 31

Height: 189cm

Weight: 109kg

About: Born in Auckland, New Zealand. Debuted with Melbourne Storm in 2015. Had been a one-club NRL player until he became the Dolphins’ first signing. The two-time premiership winner and Queensland and Australia player is on a three-year deal.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Oryn Keeley

Position: Second row

Age: 20

Height: 187cm

Weight: 98kg

About: Born in Gosford, NSW, and played junior football with Northern Lakes Warriors before being signed by the Newcastle Knights. Made his NRL debut for the Knights in August 2022. Was Captain of the NSW under-19s Origin team. Signed a three-year contract with the Dolphins in October 2023.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Josh Kerr

Position: Prop

Age: 27

Height: 197cm

Weight: 112kg

About: Born in Brisbane and played for the Redcliffe Dolphins as a junior from 10 years of age to under-20s. Was part of the Melbourne Storm National Youth Competition team and made his debut for the Dragons in 2019. Joined the Dolphins squad in mid-2023.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Edrick Lee

Position: Winger

Age: 31

Height: 196cm

Weight: 100kg

About: Born in Brisbane. Debuted for Canberra Raiders in 2012 and has also played for the Sharks and Knights. He has represented Queensland and been part of the Indigenous All Stars team.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Connelly Lemuelu

Position: Second row

Age: 25

Height: 190cm

Weight: 106kg

About: Born in Auckland, New Zealand. Debuted for North Queensland Cowboys in 2020 after spending time in the Wests Tigers and Bulldogs’ NRL systems. In 2022, he transitioned to the forwards as an edge back rower.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Jeremy Marshall-King

Position: Hooker

Age: 28

Height: 186cm

Weight: 83kg

About: Born in Whakatane, New Zealand. Debuted for Wests Tigers in 2017 and has also played for the Bulldogs, where he was the club’s Player of the Year in 2022. He represented New Zealand at the World Cup in 2022 and has played in the World Nines tournament, and alongside brother Benji for the Maori All Stars.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Anthony Milford

Position: Five-eighth

Age: 29

Height: 177cm

Weight: 90kg

About: Born in Brisbane. Debuted for Canberra Raiders in 2013 and has also played for the Broncos and Knights. He has represented Queensland and Samoa and played in the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Mark Nicholls

Position: Prop

Age: 34

Height: 194cm

Weight: 104kg

About: Born in Wagga Wagga, NSW. Debuted for Canberra Raiders in 2012 and has also played for the Storm and Rabbitohs (Grand Finalist). Won Best Forward at the Dolphins 2023 awards night.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Kodi Nikorima

Position: Halfback/hooker/fullback

Age: 29

Height: 174cm

Weight: 82kg

About: Born in Palmerston North, New Zealand, but lived in Brisbane from the age of 12. Debuted for Brisbane Broncos in 2015 and has also played for the Warriors and Rabbitohs. Has represented New Zealand and played in the Maori All Stars team.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Tesi Niu

Position: Centre

Age: 22

Height: 177cm

Weight: 94kg

About: Born in Brisbane. Represented Tonga in 2019 Great Britain Lions tour, making his international debut. He then played for Tonga 9s in the 2019 Rugby League World Cup 9s. Debuted for Brisbane Broncos in 2020 and was granted an early release to join the Dolphins in 2023.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Sean O’Sullivan

Position: Halfback

Age: 25

Height: 179cm

Weight: 86kg

About: Born in St George, NSW. Debuted for Sydney Roosters in 2018. He has also played for the Broncos, Warriors and Panthers.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Max Plath

Position: Five-eighth

Age: 22

Height: 178cm

Weight: 87kg

About: Born in Brisbane and impressed the Dolphins with his performances for Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the Queensland Cup. Joined the Dolphins squad part-way through 2023 on a three-year contract and made his NRL debut in June.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Ray Stone

Position: Lock

Age: 26

Height: 180cm

Weight: 95kg

About: Born in Moss Vale, NSW. Debuted for Parramatta Eels in 2018. He played lock for the NSW under-20s State of Origin team in 2017, the same year he played for the Junior Kangaroos. He also represented his country as an Australian Schoolboy.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow

Position: Fullback

Age: 22

Height: 186cm

Weight: 89kg

About: Born in Cairns. Debuted for North Queensland Cowboys in 2020 and is one of the fastest players in the NRL. He has represented Australia, Queensland and can play in the centre or on the wing.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Valynce Te Whare

Position: Centre

Age: 23

Height: 182cm

Weight: 108kg

About: Born in New Zealand. With a background in rugby union, he debuted for the Redcliffe Dolphins in 2022, playing in the Hostplus Cup and becoming an integral part of the team. Made his NRL debut for the Dolphins in June, 2023.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Mason Teague

Position: Lock

Age: 20

Height: 179cm

Weight: 93kg

About: Penrith Panthers’ premiership-winning under-19s captain, who played alongside fellow Dolphins’ signing Isaiya Katoa. He graduated to the Panthers’ Jersey Flegg under-21 team before making the move to Redcliffe. Made his NRL debut in March, 2023.

Player profiles: Meet the 2024 Dolphins squad

Jarrod Wallace

Position: Prop

Age: 32

Height: 188cm

Weight: 109kg

About: Born on the Gold Coast. Debuted for Brisbane Broncos in 2012 before moving to the Titans in 2017. He has also represented Queensland and played in one Grand Final.

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