Cronulla Sharks have re-signed Connor Tracey from South Sydney Rabbitohs on a two-year contract from 2020.
The 23-year-old half-back progressed through the Sharks academy and development pathway system before leaving for the Rabbitohs ahead of the 2016 season.
A former Australian Schoolboys international, Tracey made his NRL debut for the Rabbitohs earlier this year and has played two first-grade games for the club.
Sharks coach John Morris said: “It was disappointing to see Connor go when he did, considering his talent and the work we put into his development as a junior player.
“But with him returning he will now have the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Blayke Brailey, Bronson Xerri, Billy Magoulias, other local juniors now in our NRL squad who have come through our development system and we look forward to having him back in Sharks colours.
“He has shown great character and resilience in rebounding from the setbacks he had a few years ago, is an exceptional trainer, a strong ball runner and there is plenty of upside and potential in Connor.
“Having already shown he is capable of playing in the NRL, Connor is someone who adds quality and depth to our halves.”
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