The Dolphins have received another major boost ahead of their entry into the NRL, securing the signature of Cowboys young gun Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow.
Tabuai-Fidow was released from the final year of his contract with the Cowboys and has signed a two-year deal with the NRL newcomers beginning next season.
”Hamiso’s signing is hugely significant to our roster and adds a new dynamic to our team for the 2023 season,” said Dolphins CEO Terry Reader in a club statement.
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“The Dolphins have been on the lookout for a real game breaker and there is no doubt that he is just that. He is electric with the ball in his hands and you can see him becoming a cult figure with our fans.
“Hamiso is young but already has 50 games of experience in the NRL, is a State of Origin player and is about to become an international with Samoa at the World Cup.
“We are very excited about what Hamiso will do in a Dolphins jersey.”
The Cowboys said in a statement they had granted the 21-year-old an immediate release after he indicated a desire to play at fullback.
“It’s always sad to say goodbye to a player who is one of our own,” said Cowboys general manager of football Micheal Luck.
“Hamiso has a strong preference to play fullback in the NRL, which we can’t promise him at this time.
“He goes with our best wishes and we thank him for his contributions to our club.”
Tabuai-Fidow leaves the Cowboys having made 50 appearances and having scored 21 tries across three seasons with the club.
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