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Plath extends until 2027

The hard-working efforts of Max Plath have earned the tough lock a new contract extension with the Dolphins.

Plath has inked a deal that includes seasons 2025, 2026 and 2027, a just reward for some scintillating form this season.

It comes off the back of a two-try effort in the Dolphins’ stunning victory over the Eels in Darwin last weekend.

Plath has now entrenched himself in the Dolphins’ top 17 this year after a strong pre-season that franked the promise he showed in two NRL appearances in the back half of 2023.

Dolphins’ chief executive Terry Reader said Plath’s rise in the NRL was a story to be recounted to young players everywhere.

“Max is the perfect example of the saying that hard work is just as or even more important than talent,” said Reader.

There is no doubt he is a talented footballer, but the hard work he has done through last year and the recent pre-season have really set him up for success.

Terry Reader Dolphins CEO

“He only made his debut midway through last year, but he has already managed to turn himself into an important part of the Dolphins squad."

“His unquestioned work ethic and general good nature around the club have helped secure his future with the Dolphins, and we are so happy to have him sign on until at least the end of 2027.”

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Plath is a Wynnum Manly junior who spent time in the Broncos’ system before the Dolphins managed to coax him to Brisbane’s newest team early last season.

He made his NRL debut against the Warriors in round 14, playing his second game against the same team in the final match of the year.

The 22-year-old now has six NRL appearances to his name, the start of what sets up as a long career in the NRL.

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