The Cronulla Sharks announce that they have agreed to terms with Wests Tigers centre Blake Ayshford for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Ayshford, who debuted in the NRL back in 2009 and has played 99 games in the top grade, adds to the depth and talent in the Sharks backline for next season.

The 25-year-old Ayshford has played in 11 matches this year and was involved in 23 of the Tigers 24 NRL games in 2012. He has scored a total of 33 tries in those 99 NRL appearances.

Sharks coach Shane Flanagan was understandably pleased to have acquired the 190cm, 100kg outside back for the next two seasons.

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“We have brought some quality players to the club over the past few seasons and Blake is another one we are excited about having here at the Sharks,” Flanagan said. “We look forward to him being a part of our team next year.”

The signing of Ayshford complements the Sharks retention of a number of key players from their current roster, including Todd Carney, Anthony Tupou and Ricky Leutele, while they will continue to be aggressive in the player market over the coming weeks and months.