Winger’s shot at Dolphins’ NRL

Published 9:30am 29 July 2022

Winger’s shot at Dolphins’ NRL
Words by Kylie Knight

Another young Redcliffe Dolphins player will get a crack at fulfilling his dreams in the NRL.

Redcliffe Dolphins’ Hostplus Cup winger Setu Tu has been awarded a train and trial contract with the Dolphins NRL squad.

He will suit up for training with the foundation Dolphins squad when they assemble for the pre-season in November.

Samoan-born Tu spent time in the Warriors’ NRL system before joining Redcliffe at the start of the 2021 season.

After shaking off some injuries, he has excelled this season by scoring 10 tries in 12 appearances, including two try hat-tricks in his past four matches.

He averages more than 150 running metres per game and has produced eight line breaks this season.

The 23-year-old Tu says he is surprised but pleased to be given an opportunity to train under Dolphins’ head coach Wayne Bennett.

|“You always hope something like this will happen, but you are never sure,” Tu says.|

“I have just been focussing on playing my very best for the Redcliffe Dolphins in the Hostplus Cup and I think that has helped me get this opportunity.

“I can’t wait for November to arrive, so I can begin working on my game during an NRL pre-season.”

Dolphins’ NRL Chief Executive Terry Reader says Tu has earned his place in the squad through some strong performances for Redcliffe, who are undefeated in their past nine matches.

|“Setu is a try scorer, he is dangerous in the air, he is good at carrying the ball and can also produce line breaks - in short, he is a really good all-round player,” Reader says.|

“He has really improved into one of the best wingers in the Hostplus Cup.

“We are very glad to be giving another young Redcliffe player a shot at reaching their NRL aspirations with the Dolphins’ NRL team.”

SETU TU

Born: 6 November, 1998

Height: 188cm

Weight: 96kg

Hostplus Cup Games: 18

Previous clubs: Warriors

Current Club: Redcliffe Dolphins

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