SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: Kyle Flanagan of the Sharks passes during the round 24 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Newcastle Knights at Southern Cross Group Stadium on August 26, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Young Cronulla half back Kyle Flanagan has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension with the Sharks, after announcing the news on Tuesday afternoon.

The 20-year-old made his NRL debut in Round 24 against the Knights in 2018, playing under his father and Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan.

It remains Kyle’s only NRL match to date, although he’ll be looking to make an impact in the coming seasons.

Flanagan is now contracted until at least the end of the 2021 season.

“Being a local boy, I’ve grown up watching the Sharks and I’ve always wanted to play for the club,” Flanagan told sharks.com.au.

“I witnessed the Grand Final victory and I’d like to think we can replicate the success of 2016 and I can be a part of that in the years to come.

“We have a core group of experienced players, Paul Gallen, Wade Graham, Josh Dugan, Andrew Fifita and others, who I’m looking forward to playing with and learning from, but I also want to be a part of the next generation.

“I want to become a leader at the club alongside close friends like Bronson Xerri and Blayke Brailey who I’ve come through the junior system with here at the Sharks. I want to help bring success to the Sharks in the year ahead.”

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