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Gerard Beale will replace Penrith rookie Dallin Watene-Zelezniak on the wing for New Zealand.

St George Illawarra duo Gerard Beale and Kyle Stanley have signed with the Cronulla Sharks on three- and one-year deals respectively.

Beale, who played for the victorious New Zealand side at the recent Four Nations, is capable of playing fullback, wing and centre and is a handy acquisition for Shane Flanagan's men.

After completing his duties with the Kiwis, Beale met with Cronulla officials and coaching staff before enjoying a tour of the facilities and signing his new contract with the club.

"The Sharks are a club on the rise and I'm excited about this opportunity and to playing with them over the next three seasons," Beale said. 

"Add to that I've been living in the area for a little while now, my family is happy and settled and I'm really looking forward to the next few years."

Stanley, who played in all three Tests in Samoa's Four Nations campaign, will also be looking to break into the NRL after a few lean years with injury at the Red V.

"Kyle... has versatility, can play multiple positions and he gained some valuable experience with Samoa at an international level in the Four Nations," coach Flanagan said.

"I'm sure we haven't seen the best of him yet due to a bad run with injury but that is behind him and I can see 2015 being be a big year for Kyle."

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