In a boost for the Cronulla Sharks, the club has announced the re-signing of talented hooker Jayden Brailey on a 2-year deal.
Brailey, already signed on for 2018, has been a promising player for the Sharks since starting the year at hooker.
The Aquinas Colts junior will now remain at the Sharks until the end of 2020 and after a stellar 2017 season, the club are pleased to retain him and watch him develop even further as a player and a person.
“Jayden is only young and he had a tough first year. He needed to play big minutes, then he had the broken jaw but he is tough and resilient,” said Sharks coach Shane Flanagan.
“He came back from the injury and had an excellent season.
“He has the respect of his senior teammates, from players like Gallen and Lewis, which is important, and if Jayden keeps going and keeps doing what he’s doing, he will have a long and successful career at the Sharks and in the NRL.”
In the end, Brailey could not see himself at any other club and so staying at the Sharks was an easy decision.
“I’ve been at the Sharks since I was about 13 and they’ve taught me so much,” said Brailey.
“They’ve been a big part of where I am today and hopefully it’s the start of being at this club for a long time.
“I’m very stoked.”