The Cronulla Sharks have been active in securing the services of a number of young and talented players for 2013 and beyond.
Michael Lichaa, just this week named in the Junior Kangaroos team to tackle the Junior Kiwis on Saturday, was the first to commit to the Sharks for a further two years, a contract which will see him remain in Cronulla colours through until at least 2014.
Then in some further positive news, Sharks Toyota Cup halfback Penani Manulalealii, selected to go up against Lichaa and the Australians as a member of the Junior Kiwis squad, agreed to extend his time at the Sharks by signing off on a new one-year deal.
Others to join the two in the NRL Sharks summer training squad after re-signing for next year include front rower Rodney Coates and the 2012 NSW Cup pair of Tyrone Peachey and Sosaia Feki.
And joining that group and soon to be training alongside the likes of Paul Gallen, Todd Carney, Lewis, Ryan, Gordon and Heighington is Bulldogs 2012 Toyota Cup back rower Tupou Sopoaga.