NRL announces winning expansion bid

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The Redcliffe Dolphins person officially won the contention to participate the NRL successful 2023, with the contention to grow to 17 teams.

The Dolphins bushed bids from the Firehawks and Jets to go the 4th Queensland squad successful the competition.

A committee gathering of the ARLC this greeting approved the move, the archetypal clip a caller nine has been admitted since Gold Coast re-joined the contention successful 2007.

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Seven-time premiership winning manager Wayne Bennett is wide expected to pb the Dolphins successful their inaugural season.

The nine volition beryllium capable to attack players from November 1 with a presumption to signing contracts for the 2023 season.

"Today is an breathtaking infinitesimal successful the past of our game. The NRL Telstra Premiership volition grow to 17 teams successful 2023 and connected behalf of the Commission I would similar to congratulate The Dolphins connected being granted the 17th licence,'' ARLC brag Peter V'landys said.

"I would besides similar to admit and convey the different bid teams for the enactment they enactment into their submissions. All 3 bids were of the highest calibre and item the spot of rugby league successful Queensland."


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