Young forward Teig Wilton has signed a new deal with Cronulla Sharks until the end of 2023.
The 20-year-old back-rower played a starring role in Newtown Jets’ all-conquering 2019 season. Wilton is the current captain of New South Wales’ Under-20s.
Sharks coach John Morris said: “He’s a super kid, good character, well respected by his peers, trains really hard and lives by the values of the club.
“He’s a highly rated rookie, he’s come through our system, SG Ball, he won a Jersey Flegg premiership, captained NSW 20s last year and played for the Jets.
“His signing is exciting news for the club.”
Wilton added: “I want to learn as much as I can and play my best football, but I’d definitely like to make my NRL debut and pull on that Sharks jersey.
“I’ve got the best mentor I could possibly have in Wade Graham, I get to watch him train everyday and I try to take a little bit from all the senior players, how calm and clear they are, what they want to achieve in their game and how they know their role.”
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