If you had said to anyone that Will Kennedy would be the Cronulla Sharks most consistent performer, they may have laughed.
Not because Kennedy was not talented but because of other players around him or the belief from fans that he would not take the next step.
Kennedy has proven many wrong, though, and his form has seen him rewarded with a new deal at the Sharks until the end of 2023.
Kennedy leads the way for the Sharks with eight tries and also has six try assists to his name, in what has been a consistent start for the enigmatic fullback.
Kennedy’s time at the Sharks began all the way back in SG Ball and he is pleased to stay at the club.
“It’s good to stay, I’ve been here a long time and I love the club,” Kennedy said.
“It started here for me at SG Ball, I’m enjoying the club and enjoying my footy here.”
Interim Sharks coach Josh Hannay praised Kennedy for his dedication both on and off the field.
“The retention of both Will Kennedy and Toby Rudolph is fantastic news for the club,” Hannay said.
“Both players have been standouts this year for us and their performances are a reflection of the work and dedication they put in over the pre-season and continue to do so day in day out.”
Kennedy, a local Bathurst product, has re-signed on the eve of Indigenous Round, a round that holds a special place in his heart.
“It’s a special round for me, my family, and my culture,” Kennedy added.