In a major boost to the club young gun Jack Bird has signed a contract extension which will see him remain at the Sharks through until at least the end of the 2017 season.
The 2015 NRL Rookie of the Year, Bird has agreed to new terms for 2016 and a 12-month extension into 2017, with Sharks coach Shane Flanagan pleased the club has been able to come to terms with the outstanding youngster.
“The members and fans might wonder why it all took so long, but I was always confident he was going to stay. It was just drawn out due to the details of the contract,” Flanagan said. “He has a long career ahead of him and it started here so we look forward to having him around for a few more years.
After signing on the dotted line Bird spoke with anticipation and relief, in putting to rest continued speculation as to his immediate future.