The Dolphins have secured goal-kicking outside back Jamayne Isaako to be part of the club’s inaugural seasons.
The 25-year-old has signed a three-year deal that will begin with the Dolphins’ first tilt at the NRL competition in 2023.
Enticed from fellow Queensland club the Broncos, Isaako has played 76 NRL games and has represented two different countries in Test matches.
He has already registered 528 points in the NRL through 24 tries and 215 goals across four seasons, kicking at better than an 80% success rate.
Dolphins’ CEO chief executive Terry Reader said Isaako was a great acquisition for the Dolphins as they continue to add players to their roster.
“Jamayne is fast, elusive and a point-scoring machine, so we welcome him into the first ever Dolphins squad,” said Reader.
“We have signed a couple of quality forwards in Felise Kaufusi and Ray Stone so it is encouraging to get an international outside back onto our roster as well.
“Jamayne is a great pick up for the Dolphins for our first year – it means we are pretty sure we already know who will be kicking goals for us in 2023.”
Isaako played under-20s for the Sharks before the Broncos recruited him from his home city of Christchurch.
He burst onto the NRL scene in 2018, scoring 239 points in the season and being crowned the NRL’s Dally M Rookie of the Year.
Isaako has played five Tests for New Zealand as well as representing Samoa in a lone match in 2019.
He has also demonstrated his connection to the community, earning the Broncos’ 2021 Community Service award and a nomination for the NRL’s highest community award, the Ken Stephen Medal.
Isaako will join the Dolphins when they begin their first pre-season in November 2022.