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Excitement machine 'the Hammer' joins the Dolphins

The Dolphins have injected some electricity into their backline for their NRL entry with the signing of North Queensland Cowboys’ flyer Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow.

Rated one of the fastest players in the NRL, Tabuai-Fidow will add some real strike power to the Dolphins squad as they prepare to begin pre-season training next month.

Tabuai-Fidow has signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins with the aim of becoming entrenched in history as the club’s foundation fullback.

A State of Origin debutant at the impressively-young age of 19, ‘The Hammer’ can also play centre and wing and has a huge future in the game.

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Combining his creative play and determination to become a leading fullback in the NRL, the recently-turned 21-year-old is certain to become a crowd favourite at Dolphins games.

He has 50 NRL matches under his belt to add to his representative appearances for the Maroons and Indigenous All Stars team.

Dolphins’ chief executive Terry Reader said gaining the signature of Tabuai-Fidow was a huge bonus for the club.

“Hamiso’s signing is hugely significant to our roster and adds a new dynamic to our team for the 2023 season,” said Reader.

“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 Cairns-born Tabuai-Fidow has previously lived in Brisbane when he attended school at Brisbane Grammar.

An Australian Schoolboys representative, he made his NRL debut for the Cowboys in round five of the 2020 season after starring as North Queensland won the pre-season NRL Nines tournament.

His lone Origin appearance came in game three of the 2021 series, won 20-18 by the Maroons.

Tabuai-Fidow has been named in the Samoan squad for the 2022 Rugby League World Cup and will begin training with the Dolphins after those commitments are completed.

Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow

Born: 5 September, 2001 (Cairns, Qld)
Height: 186cms
Weight: 89kg
NRL Games: 50 (21 tries)
Current Club: North Queensland Cowboys

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