A move across the Tasman to the Warriors came at the perfect time for returning Sharks playmaker Chad Townsend, who is ready to make the No.7 jersey his own.
All 16 NRL clubs pin-point the highlights and must-see matches of their own draws for the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
A comprehensive breakdown of how the 2016 NRL draw affects each of the 16 teams and the make-or-break moments to look forward to next year.
A series of local derbies will be played across the first five Sundays of next season, with the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership draw set to be released on NRL.com.
Last year's finalists the Sharks will have to contended with a host of exciting young talent from the Dragons, Titans and Raiders in their Auckland Nines pool.
A complete list of all 16 NRL club's pre-season fixtures ahead of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership.
Rugby league has more than its fair share of interesting or just plain cool-sounding names. Here are some of those that have been rolling off the tongue.
Former NSW forward Anthony Tupou has signed a two-year deal with Super League side Wakefield Wildcats.
The Cronulla Sharks have secured the services of ex-Parramatta Eel Joseph Paulo on a two-year-deal.
Several members of the victorious Ipswich Jets side have been picked up by NRL clubs for 2016. NRL.com spoke to Scott Sattler for his appraisal of their talent.