The next stage for Jarryds Hayne’s career is now set to take place in the NRL, and it has been announced that the All Blacks lock has been handed a four-year contract extension to stay with the club.
The move will give Hayne the opportunity to push his game to the next level, as he has become the face of the franchise.
Hayne will also become the highest-paid All Blacks player, according to RSA, and the club is keen to see how he progresses in the future.
“He has made an incredible contribution to our rugby league program,” Sharks coach Shane Flanagan said.
“He is an outstanding player and we are thrilled he is going to stay at the Sharks and will be a vital part of our future success.”
Jarryd has always been an integral part of the Sharks organisation and is a true professional who is passionate about his club and the game.
We are confident he will be one of the greats to come into the game.
“Hayne made his debut for the All Black side in 2010, and made his NRL debut in 2011.
He will turn 34 before the end of the season, and will join a club that has a rich history in rugby league.
He is one of four players who will remain at the club for at least three more seasons, with fullback Tevita Kuridrani, prop Shaun Johnson and lock Will Hopoate also signed for at most four years.