Returning to where it all began for a player can be a proud moment and for current St George Illawarra Dragons forward Josh Kerr, he has the chance to do so after signing a two-year deal with the Dolphins.
It was back in 2015 when Kerr left the Dolphins system to search for greener pastures and with his debut in 2019 for the Dragons, since culminating in 61 NRL games, he always hoped he could one day return to the place he called home.
As he makes the move home, Dolphins CEO Terry Reader says that signing Kerr is a boost for the club and a great signing.
“Josh is a really important recruit for the Dolphins and a good story for the game in general,” said Reader.
“Josh is an example of a good young Dolphins player that had to head to first Melbourne and then Sydney to make it in the NRL.
“Now he will be able to represent his junior club in the best rugby league competition in the world. ”
Reader also praised Kerr’s size and believes he will add something different to their forward pack from 2024.
“In addition, he is a big and fast athletic forward with a point of difference who will add some size and balance to our pack,” Reader added.
“And there is no doubt with his local history that Josh will become an immediate fan favourite with the Dolphins.”