The Dolphins have signed exciting young utility Max Plath to a three-year contract and promoted him to the NRL team’s top 30 squad immediately.
Plath, the son of Broncos’ four-time premiership winner John Plath, will join the Dolphins’ training group today ahead of tomorrow night’s NRL clash with the Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium.
A clever utility who can play in the halves, at hooker or at lock, Plath took control of his own destiny with a sensational display for the Wynnum-Manly Seagulls in round four of the Hostplus Cup against the Redcliffe Dolphins.
In the match the 21-year-old scored two tries and produced three line breaks to convince the Dolphins he is a player of the future.
Plath will supply depth in key positions for the Dolphins, who have had to deal with serious injuries to halves Sean O’Sullivan and Anthony Milford and back-up hooker Harrison Graham.
Dolphins’ chief executive Terry Reader welcomed Plath into the squad.
“We see Max as an NRL player of the not-too-distant future,” said Reader.
He has great utility value in being able to play in both the halves and in the forwards.
“Max shows a real toughness in his play, and was one of the best on the field in the recent Hostplus Cup game between Redcliffe and Wynnum.
“He was born in Brisbane and has come through the QRL system, so he fits the mould we are looking for and we are excited to see where his career can go.”
Plath has scored nine tries in 17 Hostplus Cup matches for Wynnum since making his debut last year.