Even though Shaun Johnson is now at the club for a while, the Cronulla Sharks are still planning with the re-signing of Kyle Flanagan.
The new deal will see Flanagan remain at the club until the end of the 2021 season.
A chance to play first-grade in 2019, the Aquinas Colts junior has been involved with the club his entire career.
For the 2017 leading point-scorer, staying at the Sharks, the club he knows, was the best move for him.
“Being a local boy, I’ve grown up watching the Sharks and I’ve always wanted to play for the club,” Flanagan said.
“I witnessed the Grand Final victory and I’d like to think we can replicate the success of 2016 and I can be a part of that in the years to come.”
The chance to play alongside some of the current players and be a part of the club’s new generation, convinced Flanagan to stay.
“We have a core group of experienced players, Paul Gallen, Wade Graham, Josh Dugan, Andrew Fifita and others, who I’m looking forward to playing with and learning from, but I also want to be a part of the next generation,” continued Flanagan.
“I want to become a leader at the club alongside close friends like Bronson Xerri and Blayke Brailey who I’ve come through the junior system with here at the Sharks.
I want to help bring success to the Sharks in the year ahead.”