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New NRL franchise "the Dolphins"

The NRL's newest franchise based out of Queensland will be solely known as the Dolphins.


There will be no reference to Redcliffe or Brisbane the NRL CEO Andrew Abdo deciding to move forward with no geographical reference.


"It's the Dolphins. That's what we decided together," Abdo said.


"That is part of the discussions we had with them very recently.


"It's important for us we have a say in this because this is about the growth of the game and we want an overall strategic lens to this."


Wayne Bennett has signed as the coach of the new club for the next three seasons.


Bennett will begin building his roster from scratch and will target a number of marquee players who are free to negotiate with rivals from November 1.


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