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Despite being three years out of the game, former NSW, Australian and Parramatta Eels winger Eric Grothe Junior is confident in his ability to return to full fitness and to making a contribution to the Sharks' cause in 2014.

Grothe, who previously represented the NSW Origin side and also played one Test Match for Australia during a 146 game NRL career, agreed to terms on Monday morning to a one-year deal at the Sharks for the 2014 season.

He attended the Sharks induction day on and has begun pre-season training.

"It's a very exciting time for me, I've only heard good things about the club," Grothe said.

A local Sutherland Shire resident, Grothe Jnr was looking forward to the challenge but wasn’t about to get too far ahead of himself, preferring to focus on the present rather than make bold predictions about what the future might bring.

“It’s a cliché but its important for me to just take every day as it comes,” Grothe said. “If I can put those bricks in place every day, hopefully there is a big wall at the end of it."

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