The Cronulla Shark won the race to secure one of the hottest facilities in the NRL and defeated the other four teams to sign the flyer.
Cronulla-Sharks has signed a three-year, $ 1.8 million contract with Melbourne Storm star Nicho Hynes to begin at the start of the 2022 NRL season.
The shark drove Broncos, Raiders, Warriors and Storm to the Hines sign.
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Hines has been in great shape with Craig Bellamy’s team this season, with three line breaks, a 214-meter run, two try assists and six out of seven attempts against the unlucky Broncos. Showed superhuman performance with a kick. Achieve the goal and try to activate.
The Daily Telegraph reported Hines and his dad met Sharks’ next coach, Craig Fitzgibon, on the Central Coast. He grew up there and played junior football at Umina Beach Bunnies and the Woi Woi Roosters. ..
Cronulla Chairman Steve Mace couldn’t hide his joy in his deal with Hines.
“This is big for us,” Mace said. I told The Daily Telegraph.
“This is a great deal of confidence in Fitzy, our entire football operation, and the direction we are heading.
“We always wanted to be able to attract people who play well with Fitzy.
“Niko is a great young player, and Craig Bellamy and Frank Ponissi have been credited with growing up to be not only good-footed players, but also very humble young people.”
Melbourne Storm issued a statement Tuesday night, with football general manager Frank Ponissi commenting that the team would have loved Hines a little longer, but in the end it wasn’t feasible.
“I wish I could extend Nico’s time in the storm, but unfortunately, his hope for a normal starting point and the pressure of his salary cap made it impossible,” Ponissi said.
“Niko is an outstanding soccer player, but equally important is an outstanding young man who is loved and respected by everyone in Storm.”
Hines, who can act as a full-back or Five Eighth, replaced injured speedster Ryan Papenhusen, who struggled to stay healthy this season.
Sharks also tied a ferocious forward Toby Rudolph and Will Kennedy for the next season as Fitzgibbon continues to form his team next season and beyond.
Fitzgibbon will have to take over his job at Pointbet Stadium after completing his duties as an assistant coach at the injured Sydney Roosters this season.
Cronulla survived the turbulent season and finished in 12th place, but only two points away from the top eight.
Meanwhile, Hines’ current employers continue to win the competition, behind nine consecutive victories.