Redcliffe tempt Jamayne Isaako to join from Brisbane

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  • Jamayne Isaako
    New Zealand rugby league footballer (1996-)

New NRL club Redcliffe have announced the signing of New Zealand international Jamayne Isaako from Brisbane on a three-year deal.

Isaako is the first player to make the cross-town switch from the established NRL club in the Broncos, to the newcomers.

He will play alongside fellow new signings Felise Kaufusi and Ray Stone ahead of their first season as a professional club in 2023.

Isaako made his debut for the Broncos in 2017, after impressing in the Queensland Cup. He was then able to cement his spot at full-back for Brisbane and won the NRL Rookie of the Year.

Since making his debut, he has played 76 games for Brisbane, scoring 24 tries and 216 goals. He has a successful kick rate of more than 80-per-cent.

He has also played five times for New Zealand. His only try came in a 12-8 win against Great Britain back in 2019. Isaako also played one game for Samoa.

Speaking to nrl.com, Dolphins CEO Terry Reader said of Isaako: “Jamayne is fast, elusive and a point-scoring machine, so we welcome him into the first ever Dolphins squad.

“We have signed a couple of quality forwards in Felise Kaufusi and Ray Stone so it is encouraging to get an international outside back onto our roster as well.

“Jamayne is a great pick up for the Dolphins for our first year – it means we are pretty sure we already know who will be kicking goals for us in 2023.”

Isaako the latest piece in Redcliffe jigsaw

The 25-year-old has become the latest signing for the Dolphins, as they continue preparations for their maiden season in the NRL.

As well as their professional recruits, they have signed a couple from the amateur ranks. Michael Roberts, Harrison Graham and Valynce Te Whare have all signed recently.

They also have their new coach. Veteran Wayne Bennett, formerly of Brisbane, South Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle and St George, will take the helm ahead of their first season.

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