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

“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.”


  1. Can someone explain how a club that is currently under investigation for salary cap breaches is allowed to sign anyone?

    • Easy, it’s Flanno’s son! 😀😀
      Mind you, if anything Reg has posted on one of the other stories is true about the investigation, I would say things will get interesting.

      • Very! One (according to Mangton) can’t play and the other (according to the NRL) can’t coach.

        And Sharks fans, this brings me no joy honestly but Flanagan has been a serial offender and the Sharks need to distance themselves from him and start again IMO.

    • While it is not the fault of the Sharks supporters of their players Flanagan has been a serial offender that has not changed and so the Sharks must make the change to move forward. It’s that simple.

      • Reg, I won’t post on the other article as it would probably get lost, but reading between the lines, this potential issue re the Sharks you and “AE” are referring to is not about salary cap breaches. Is that correct?

  2. Young Flannagan is definitely no young Cleary. What is the hype except that it’s the drug cheating coaches son. he is average at best, ISP at any other club.

    • Better get a lawyer then aie
      Not a Westie either cheap n nasty northern beaches has plenty but your going to need employment first
      Regular employment

      • Tranquillity Base the Eagle has landed! The “Angry Eagle” is in the house! ZT “AngryEagle47” IS the “Angry Eagle”. Tip rats, be afraid! Be VERY afraid!

  3. Flannagan should be rubbed out so should gallen fifita and yeah young flanno is ISP at BEST and i wish they keep signing tools makes my job easier

    • Is that somehow a “Your momma” joke mate? Bit rough on the kid and his family don’t you think. Time to liquid paper your monitor.

      “Just put your manners back in” – Tom Cruise

  4. well done sharks signing young flanno . now for ol’ flanno.
    just need to get the off field issues settled .

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