The Dolphins continue to build for the future after securing a young talent from the Dragons’ system.
Jack Bostock will move to Queensland at the end of the year to take up a three-year deal with the Dolphins, who will enter the NRL for the 2023 season.
A centre from the NSW South Coast region, Bostock starred for the Steelers in the SG Ball Cup under-19s NSW state-wide competition, scoring three tries in the opening game this season.
He will join the Dolphins on a development contract next year before moving into the NRL team’s Top 30 in 2024.
The signing of Bostock shores up a key part of the Dolphins’ strategy to build an NRL club for the years ahead.
It comes off the back of Dolphins’ signing Isaiya Katoa gaining man of the match for the Panthers in the SG Ball Grand Final at the weekend.
Bostock and Katoa faced each other in a knock-out final two weeks ago and are considered two of the best talents in the NSW under-age competition.
“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,” said Dolphins’ chief executive Terry Reader.
“We have already invested in young Queensland talent such as Harrison Graham and Michael Roberts, as well as securing Isaiya Katoa and Jack Bostock.
“These type 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.”