Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

The Dolphins have bolstered their 2023 playing roster, signing departing Warriors star Euan Aitken to a two-year deal.

The former Dragon began his career as a hard running center in 2015 but has since switched to playing in the second row for the Warriors.

Equally skilled in both positions, Dolphins’ chief executive Terry Reader said Aitken would bring balance to the expansion side’s squad and provide depth in two very important roles.

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“Euan is a strong player who will add over 150 games of NRL experience to our squad when he joins us at the end of the year,” he said.

“Importantly, he is skilful enough to play either center or on the edge at second row, and that is a valuable commodity in today’s NRL competition.”

Aiken will also bring with him a home-field advantage with the Warriors already based at Redcliffe’s Moreton Daily Stadium this season.

“He will also be able to bring some familiarity around our home base for our new squad after spending a full season training and playing there with his current club,” Reader said.

“Euan and the Warriors are currently three wins from three games at our home base of Moreton Daily Stadium this season – we hope he can see the same results with the Dolphins next year.”

After making his NRL debut with the Dragons, Aitken gained national honors when he played for the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII against Papua New Guinea and represented NSW Country in 2016.

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