Since bursting onto the scene for the Cronulla Sharks, Toby Rudolf has quickly become a fan favourite and nears cult hero status.
With his hard-running and his flowing mane, Rudolf has been a measure of consistency for the Sharks in the forward pack.
As his leadership skills develop, Rudolf will have plenty of time to become even better as he re-signs with the Sharks until the end of 2024.
Rudolf, who had to overcome a knee injury in 2019, is chuffed to stay with the Sharks who had faith in him to start him in 2020.
“I’m absolutely chuffed, to be honest,” Rudolf said.
“This club gave me the chance to play first-grade last year and before that when I was just at Redcliffe doing my best.
“To be able to repay the Club for putting faith in me is something I’m really stoked about.”
Rudolf, who is actually a Souths junior, looks forward to incoming coach Craig Fitzgibbon joining.
“He’s a big reason as to why I wanted to stay, him talking about the culture be wanted to bring to the club, developing better men which makes better footy players, I was really on board with that,” Rudolf said.
“He seems like a very switched-on man. I’ve heard nothing but good things and I’m looking forward to working with him for the next three years.”
On the back of also re-signing Will Kennedy, interim Sharks coach Josh Hannay believes both will only get better.
“Both are a great example of two young men getting the best out of themselves and I have no doubt the best as yet to come for Will and Toby, with their commitment to the club showing their faith and belief in the direction that the club is heading,” Hannay said.