Strike another halfback off the list.
In the middle of a frantic week of player signings and rumours, Cronulla have done well to strike a deal with halfback Chad Townsend, keeping him in the Shire for another three years.
While the future of a host of off-contract stars have dominated the headlines, Townsend’s name has hardly been mentioned, and Cronulla have quietly and professionally gone about re-signing their premiership-winning halfback.
Townsend said that “to represent this club and be from this area is definitely something that I hold close to my heart”.
The 26-year-old has played 94 first grade games for the Sharks and Warriors.