Chad Townsend has signed a new deal with Cronulla Sharks that will see him stay at the club until at least the end of 2021.
The 28-year-old half-back has made 105 appearances for Cronulla Sharks since 2016, scoring 24 tries.
There are options in Townsend’s new contract that could see him stay with the Sharks until the end of the 2023 season.
Townsend said: “I grew up here, this is where I want to play.
“I love playing for this jersey, it means a lot to me and I’m looking forward to the future. I’m very happy to be staying in the Shire.”
Cronulla coach John Morris said: “It’s fantastic news, he’s such an important part of our club.
“No player in the NRL would be more consistent than Chad Townsend, on and off the field. He’s the ultimate professional.
“He is a rare game manager, a player who can execute a game plan and he’s a crucial part of our team.”
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