Aaron Gray scored a first-half hat-trick against Newcastle in Round 2.

Sharks sign Aaron Gray

The Cronulla Sharks have signed Rabbitohs outside back Aaron Gray on a two-year deal, starting next season.

The 23-year-old made his NRL debut for South Sydney in 2015 and has played 39 appearances in the Telstra Premiership.

"I want to give a massive thanks to Souths for giving me a start and for what they’ve done for me and we certainly want to finish this season strongly, but I’m also really excited and very much looking forward to the new opportunity at the Sharks next year," Gray said.

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