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Dolphins sign Broncos, ex-Origin player Lee

Former State of Origin centre and NRL premiership winner Brenko Lee will be a part of the Dolphins for his or her inaugural season subsequent yr.

Brisbane granted Lee a launch from the ultimate yr of his contract on Wednesday, which has allowed him to hyperlink up with the NRL’s seventeenth franchise on a two-year deal.

Lee joined the Broncos from Melbourne, with whom he received the 2020 premiership, however has made solely three NRL appearances in his first yr on the membership.

The 26-year-old will reunite with Storm premiership teammates Felise Kaufusi, Jesse Bromwich and Kenny Bromwich on the Dolphins in addition to coach Wayne Bennett, who picked him in a single match of Queensland’s 2020 State of Origin marketing campaign.

“We’re more than happy to signal Brenko for our NRL debut,” Dolphins chief government Terry Reader mentioned.

Brenko Lee is tackled by Felise Kaufusi of the Storm during the round 15 Brisbane-Melbourne match at AAMI Park.

Brenko Lee is tackled by Felise Kaufusi of the Storm in the course of the spherical 15 Brisbane-Melbourne match at AAMI Park.Credit score:Getty

“Importantly, Brenko is from Brisbane so understands the historical past and success the Dolphins have had of their 75-year historical past.”

Lee joins Jamayne Isaako, Euan Aitken, Robert Jennings and his cousin Edrick Lee as choices within the outdoors backs however the Dolphins are nonetheless looking out for a longtime game-breaker to fit into the backbone.

Kalyn Ponga, Jahrome Hughes, Harry Grant and Reed Mahoney have been all linked to the membership however have since signed elsewhere.

The Dolphins could now want to attend till their second season to safe a big-name signing with Cameron Munster, Dylan Brown and Cody Walker amongst these off contract after 2023.

AAP

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