St George Illawarra Dragons hooker Cameron McInnes will join Cronulla Sharks on a four-year deal from 2022.
The 27-year-old has made 130 NRL appearances for South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Dragons since making his first grade debut in 2014.
McInnes, who captained St George Illawarra in 2020, will play out the upcoming 2021 NRL season with the Dragons before linking up with the Sharks.
Cronulla coach John Morris said: “Cameron ticks all the boxes for us in that he has great attitude, he competes on every play and is an excellent defender.
“But not only is he respected for what he can do on the field, he is of outstanding character, is a thorough professional who looks after himself and we are adding someone to our squad who is a leader and will be a major asset to our young developing players.
The Sharks have secured the services of 2020 Dragons captain Cameron McInnes on a four-year deal beginning in 2022#UpUp
— Cronulla Sharks (@Cronulla_Sharks) February 2, 2021
“He can play lock equally as well as he can play dummy half and that versatility, especially in the modern game, is very attractive to our club.
“Cameron has been brought mainly to play lock and will complement Blayke Brailey at hooker in a potent 9 and 13 combination that should have all Sharks fans very excited.
“He’s a winner and we are very pleased he has agreed to join us in 2022.”
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