The Dolphins couldn’t resist having a crack at failed signing Cameron Munster in a hilarious promotional video forward of their inaugural NRL season in 2023.
Munster was near inking a reported $1.5 million a season take care of the Dolphins that may have made him the best paid participant within the sport.
Nevertheless, a chat with Craig Bellamy and Penrith’s back-to-back premiership triumphs satisfied him to re-sign with the Storm till 2027 and chase extra titles in Melbourne.
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Wayne Bennett was crucial of Munster for not personally giving him a telephone name to tell him of his determination.
The Storm star rubbed salt into the wound of the Dolphins by admitting he was accomplished in Melbourne, earlier than he had a late change of coronary heart.
The Dolphins are presently busy trumpeting the membership’s inaugural season launch with social media content material, together with a video posted this week.
The video sees membership mascot “Phinny” the dolphin creating a gaggle chat for the Dolphins’ basis gamers.
Phinny provides names together with Felise Kaufusi, Jamayne Isaako and Mark Nicholls to the group chat after which provides “Cameron Munster”.
“Oops,” Phinny writes earlier than eradicating Munster from the chat.
Munster turning down a monster $5.6 million deal was a large blow for the Dolphins, who’ve struggled to recruit a marquee participant, however at the least they nonetheless have a way of humour.
Dolphins coach Wayne Bennett blasted Munster after the failed bid.
“I knew the telephone name (from Munster) wouldn’t occur,” Bennett advised Triple M’s Brisbane Rush Hour present.
“It’s fairly atypical stuff.
“I perceive there are managers as of late and there’s a want for them, however what I battle with, is all of the robust conversations are lacking.
“They (NRL gamers) don’t ring you up and say they aren’t coming.
“If you wish to be a person, you must behave like one and inform somebody you aren’t coming.
Initially revealed as ‘Oops’: Dolphins’ hilarious dig at Cameron Munster over failed $5.6m bid