Isaiya Katoa

Dad’s Army signs some youth as Dolphins poach Panthers halfback

“The Dolphins have injected an outstanding young playmaker into their squad for their entry to 2023 NRL premiership,” the Dolphins released in a statement.

Touted as a star half of the future, Isaiya Katoa has been lured from the NRL’s reigning premiers, the Panthers.

On the day of his 18th birthday, Katoa has joined the Queensland-based Dolphins on a three-year deal.

In addition, the Dolphins will bypass the development contract stage with Katoa and fast-track him into the club’s top 30 when pre-season training begins in November.