With the ability to play predominantly at hooker and five-eighth, Nikorima can also line up at fullback or in the forwards, having started at lock last week for South Sydney in the absence of Cameron Murray, who was out in New South Wales Origin camp to go with a host of other forwards missing for the men from Redfern.
Nikorima was known to want to move back to Brisbane, which caused him to chase a release from the Warriors ahead of their permanent move back to Auckland in 2023.
A former New Zealand international, Nikorima has played 151 NRL games.
“We are pleased to be able to provide the opportunity for Kodi and his young family to return to Queensland,” Dolphins CEO Terry Reader said.
“We know he is a very dangerous player as a hooker who can also provide cover for other positions across the backline.
“Kodi has more than 150 NRL games to his name as well as playing Tests for New Zealand and importantly has a history of performing under our head coach Wayne Bennett.”
The 28-year-old will link up with the Dolphins in November when pre-season gets underway.