Skip to content

NRL: Bennett calling for patience

Dolphins head coach Wayne Bennett is calling for patience and says he is willing to wait for 12 months if it means signing the right players.

The Dolphins will become the 17th NRL club when they enter the competition at the start of the 2023 campaign after being handed a license in October of last year.

Slow progress

It does not allow a great deal of time for Bennett and Dolphins officials to assemble a roster and they have locked in just three players so far.

Melbourne Storm ace Felise Kaufusi is the biggest name to sign so far and he will be joined by Jamayne Isaako and Ray Stone.

Related Dolphins news

Isaako heads across town to Dolphins

Bennett admits Ponga talks

Dolphins complete Kaufusi capture

Carrigan signs Broncos deal

The Dolphins have missed out on some big names also with the likes of Brandon Smith and Christian Welch turning them down, but Bennett does not sound too concerned.

"We won’t be rushing to sign players just to sign players," he told the Daily Telegraph. "If we have to wait 12 months for the right player then we will wait. The long-term view is what’s important to me.

"Of course we want to be competitive from the start and I’m confident that will be the case."

Strong team

Bennett also says they have a strong organisation working together at the club and he is confident given time and patience they will get it right.

"We’ve got extremely good people right across the organisation. Everything is successful about the joint," he added.

"If we can all just be patient, and let us do our jobs, then we will get the right players. The players will want to come here at the right time.

"We’re not going to fail on the last leg of the journey with this club with all the things they’ve got already going for them."

Discover more from the world's favourite online betting brand

More rugby league betting news

Latest betting and odds

Extra time extra chance

Latest rugby league results

Sign up - bet365 Open Account Offer

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy

New to bet365? Bet $1 & Get $200 in Bonus Bets

Become a member of the world's favorite online sports betting brand

Deposit required. Bonus Bet winnings are added to Bonus Bets balance. Bonus Bet wager excluded from returns. T&Cs , time limits and exclusions apply.