It took a while but the Dolphins have finally found a player they could label as a key signing, with the addition of Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow.
Tabuai-Fidow, who is seen by many as one of the fastest in the game, adds a huge amount to the Dolphins backline and would be the favourite to play fullback in 2023.
The Dolphins see the now former North Queensland Cowboys player as a game breaker for them and he will no doubt add to his 50 NRL games.
“Hamiso’s signing is hugely significant to our roster and adds a new dynamic to our team for the 2023 season,” said Dolphins CEO Terry 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.”
What also pleases Dolphins powerbrokers is that Tabuai-Fidow, who is still only 21, has already played for Queensland and is soon set to represent Samoa at the Rugby League World Cup.
“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,” Reader continued.
“We are very excited about what Hamiso will do in a Dolphins jersey.”
In order for this move to happen, Tabuai-Fidow was able to secure a release from the Cowboys who are sad to see him go.
“It’s always sad to say goodbye to a player who is one of our own,” Cowboys General Manager of Football Micheal Luck said.
“Hamiso has a strong preference to play fullback in the NRL, which we can’t promise him at this time.
“He goes with our best wishes and we thank him for his contributions to our club.”