The Dolphins have nabbed themselves an ultra-consistent professional for their entry to the 2023 NRL competition in Euan Aitken.
Aitken was named the Warriors’ Player of the Year and the winner of the club’s prestigious Simon Mannering Medal after the New Zealand team’s final match last week.
It ended Aitken’s two-year tenure with the Warriors in style as he gets ready to be part of the Dolphins’ first ever NRL squad.
Aitken scored three tries in 21 appearances mostly as an edge forward in 2022, averaged 90 running metres per game and 35 tackles each match across the season.
The Dolphins will be getting a highly-experienced player next year, who has now played 156 NRL matches since making his debut with the Dragons as a 19-year-old in 2015.
The 27-year-old can play both at centre or in the second row, adding valuable versatility to the Dolphins’ squad.
Excitingly, the first try that Aitken scores for his new club will be a double celebration as his 50th in the NRL.
Aitken is almost certain to represent Scotland at the World Cup that begins next month in England, before returning to Redcliffe to begin pre-season training with his new team.