The Redcliffe Dolphins were considered a strong contender for expansion due to their established fan base and facilities. At that time, there were discussions and plans to introduce a new NRL team called the "Redcliffe Dolphins" based in Queensland. The Redcliffe Dolphins were a well-established club with a successful history in lower-level rugby league competitions. (National Rugby League) did not have a team called the "Dolphins." However, there were talks and discussions about adding a new team, the Redcliffe Dolphins, to the NRL in the future. The Redcliffe Dolphins were a Queensland-based rugby league team with a strong history in lower-level rugby leagues.