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The Dolphins made a solid start to life in the NRL in the 2023 season and they will be looking to kick on in 2024.

Wayne Bennett’s men finished 13th on the ladder in their debut season, but following some shrewd signings, they will be looking to get closer to the eight in the new season.

The Dolphins are priced at 3.50 to make the eight and play finals, and with Bennett at the helm, anything is possible.

Here is all you need to know about the NRL’s newest team.

Dolphins impress in debut campaign

It was always going to be tough for the Dolphins in their first season in the NRL, but they proved many people wrong with their performances.

The season got off to a great start with a victory over Sydney Roosters in the very first game, and at one point they looked as though they could make the top eight.

However a tough campaign began to catch up on them and they lost four out of the last five games, to slide down the ladder to 13th.

They did finish the season with a strong 24-point win over the New Zealand Warriors, and that will give them hope heading into the new season.

The Dolphins also unearthed a couple of gems throughout the season, including fullback Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow.

‘The Hammer’ scored 15 tries in 20 NRL appearances and was a revelation for the club.

Jamayne Isaako was another as he scored 24 tries and also booted 73 goals.

The Dolphins will need these two to be on fire again if they are to have a successful 2024 season.

Broncos duo arrive

The Dolphins have pulled off a huge coup to snap up both Herbie Farnworth and Thomas Flegler from the Brisbane Broncos.

Both players were involved in the Broncos set up that made it all the way to last year’s grand final before losing to Penrith Panthers.

For them to swap another title challenge for a switch to the Dolphins, says a lot about where the club could be heading.

Farnworth, who played at centre for Brisbane last season, chipped in with 15 tries from 26 appearances and is a huge signing.

So too is prop forward Flegler, who made 22 appearances for Brisbane and produced 52 tackle breaks during that time.

Jake Averillo also arrives from Canterbury Bulldogs having scored 12 tries in 24 appearances last season. The transfer business has been excellent.

Good start for the Dolphins

The Dolphins have a great start to the season and it presents them with a good opportunity to get off the a flyer.

The first game against North Queensland Cowboys is a tough one, but at least they are at home.

The game takes place on Sunday 10th March and the Dolphins are priced at 2.65 to win, while Cowboys are 1.48.

After that game they face the Dragons and Tigers on home soil, with a trip to the Titans sandwiched in between. All very winnable games.

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