Kodi Nikorima will switch to the centres for Saturday’s match against the Newcastle Knights in Perth.
The Dolphins will travel to Optus Stadium as part of a double header that includes the Rabbitohs-Sharks match.
Nikorima finished the 23-22 loss to the Bulldogs on Sunday in the centres after an injury to Euan Aitken.
Aitken has a low-grade medial ligament injury that will keep him off the field for two to four weeks.
Nikorima’s ability to cover the centres allows Wayne Bennett to keep Hamiso Tabuia-Fidow at fullback, where he has been dangerous all year.
Anthony Milford’s sparkling form off the bench last week has won him promotion to five-eighth.
Isaiya Katoa was 18th man against the Bulldogs, but comes back into the top 17 on the interchange list.
Ray Stone has been named on the extended bench in case he can make a late recovery to return from a broken hand suffered in round 20.
Match: Dolphins v Knights
Round 23 -
Fullback for Dolphins is number 1 Hamiso Tabuai-FidowFullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
Winger for Dolphins is number 2 Jamayne IsaakoWinger for Knights is number 2 Dominic Young
Centre for Dolphins is number 3 Kodi NikorimaCentre for Knights is number 3 Dane Gagai
Centre for Dolphins is number 4 Valynce Te WhareCentre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
Winger for Dolphins is number 5 Tesi NiuWinger for Knights is number 5 Greg Marzhew
Five-Eighth for Dolphins is number 16 Isaiya KatoaFive-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Tyson Gamble
Halfback for Dolphins is number 7 Sean O'SullivanHalfback for Knights is number 7 Jackson Hastings
Prop for Dolphins is number 8 Jesse BromwichProp for Knights is number 8 Jacob Saifiti
Hooker for Dolphins is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-KingHooker for Knights is number 9 Phoenix Crossland
Prop for Dolphins is number 10 Mark NichollsProp for Knights is number 10 Leo Thompson
2nd Row for Dolphins is number 11 Felise Kaufusi2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
2nd Row for Dolphins is number 12 Connelly Lemuelu2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
Lock for Dolphins is number 13 Kenneath BromwichLock for Knights is number 13 Adam Elliott
Interchange for Dolphins is number 6 Anthony MilfordInterchange for Knights is number 14 Kurt Mann
Interchange for Dolphins is number 14 Herman Ese'eseInterchange for Knights is number 15 Brodie Jones
Interchange for Dolphins is number 15 Josh KerrInterchange for Knights is number 16 Jack Hetherington
Interchange for Dolphins is number 17 Jarrod WallaceInterchange for Knights is number 17 Mat Croker
Replacement for Dolphins is number 18 Max PlathReplacement for Knights is number 18 Dylan Lucas
- Referee: Grant Atkins
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Senior Review Official: Chris Butler