The Cronulla Sharks have landed the first of several big-name signings with Barellan-born halfback Jeff Robson inking a two-year deal this week to mentor the club’s raft of young playmakers.
Speaking to The Area News yesterday Robson said he held no grudges towards Parramatta who have signed South Sydney livewire Chris Sandow and Ben Roberts to spearhead their halves in 2012.
Robson is just one of four names being heavily mentioned to move to the Shire team next year with Newcastle hooker Isaac De Gois and Wests Tigers forwards Bryce Gibbs and Andrew Fifita all but certain the sign in the coming days.
Fifita had enacted a clause to stay another year under coach Tim Sheens recently, but with the Wests Tigers chasing Melbourne Storm prop Adam Blair, speculation began to swirl this week on social networking site Twitter and the wider media that Fifita would jump ship.
When asked if during his discussions with Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan if Fifita or any other big name players would also join the club next year, Robson said the club was chasing front-rowers, but did not name specific targets.
“I have only heard what most people have said, when I met with Shane he said they were chasing Isaac De Gois, but I’m not sure if they have signed him,” Robson said.
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