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I'm happy with the signing but think it's a little on the high side.

Anyway, hoping it turns out to be a bargain.

I see no need to keep Moyza now.
 

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Wow you are quick.
Haha quick or the dead in here.
I'm happy with the signing but think it's a little on the high side.

Anyway, hoping it turns out to be a bargain.

I see no need to keep Moyza now.
Sure id love to have got him for 500k, but if 100k is the difference between him being with us or a rival then **** it. This is the perfect risk for the club to take. Massive congrats to everyone involved.
 

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It’s paywalled for me, anyone able to copy article?

Very happy about this one
 

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Best option on the market for 5/8th. Don’t mind this at all. I’ve wanted him for 2 years, admittedly as a fullback at first LOL.
 
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NRL 2021: Nicho Hynes signs with Cronulla Sharks on 3-year, $1.8m contract
The most in-demand player in the NRL has made a decision on his future, signing a massive deal with the Storm’s modern rival.


Phil Rothfield
Sports Editor-at-Large


The Cronulla Sharks have signed Melbourne Storm utility star Nicho Hynes on a three-year $1.8 million contract, beating four rival clubs for his signature.

Storm, the Broncos, the Raiders and the Warriors were all desperately keen on the 24-year-old who can play in the halves or at fullback and has been in outstanding form for Melbourne.

Hynes broke the news to Storm coach Craig Bellamy and general manager of football Frank Ponissi on Tuesday night after reaching an agreement with the Sharks.

The Daily Telegraph reported 48 hours earlier that incoming Sharks coach Craig Fitzgibbon has met with Hynes and his father at the Kincumber Hotel on the Central Coast.

The Sharks were so keen to secure Hynes that chairman Steve Mace personally handled the negotiations with the help of club legends Paul Gallen and Luke Lewis.

Last Thursday Hynes and his partner had lunch with Mace, chief executive Dino Mezzatesta, Gallen, Lewis and front-rower Andrew Fifita at the Pines restaurant on the Cronulla beach front.

Nicho Hynes will join the Sharks next year. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty
Fifita was there because his brother is one of Hynes’ closest mates.

It is a huge coup for the Sharks, less than a week after locking down middle forward Toby Rudolf and fullback Will Kennedy on new contracts.

“This is massive for us,” Mace said, “It’s a huge vote of confidence in Fitzy, our whole football operation and the direction we are heading.

“We were always hopeful we’d be in a position to attract good playing with Fitzy on board.

“Nicho is a terrific young fella and it is a credit to Craig Bellamy and Frank Ponessi for developing not just a great footy player but a very humble young man.”

Sharks sources are suggesting Fitzgibbon has signed Hynes to play in the halves.

This means it is highly unlikely both Matt Moylan and Shaun Johnson will remain at the club with Fitzgibbon facing a difficult choice between the pair.

The signing is a huge boost for the Sharks, having recently missed out on Rabbitohs star Adam Reynolds.

It is why Mace stepped in alongside Mezzatesta to handle the negotiations.

“Having Gal and Luke Lewis obviously helps,” Mace said, “No-one tells our story better than those two. They were a really important part of the negotiations.”
 

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Saying 600k is overs is ridiculous. A young up and comer improving week by week with huge potential.

Sure it can backfire but God damn Dugan / Moylan were in such a worse spot in their career and signed for more.
 

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Gees our club is doing well on pulling the sneaky sneaky signings out of no where, I love it
 

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Last Thursday Hynes and his partner had lunch with Mace, chief executive Dino Mezzatesta, Gallen, Lewis and front-rower Andrew Fifita at the Pines restaurant on the Cronulla beach front.

I'd say Fifs ain't going anywhere.
 

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Saying 600k is overs is ridiculous. A young up and comer improving week by week with huge potential.

Sure it can backfire but God damn Dugan / Moylan were in such a worse spot in their career and signed for more.

I agree

If he keeps playing exactly as he has done this year then we have just jagged a $800k-$900k player on just $600k locked in for 3 years. It’s a small risk I don’t mind us taking
 

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600k a year is a fair bit for potential.

But, let’s compare.
similar signing with more runs on the board was Moylan. For more cash mind you.

Look how that turned out…

Good signing.
Now to re-sign SJ at a reduced rate and we are in good shape.
 
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