NEW SHARK | Qld young gun signs on
Bronco and Junior Kangaroo centre Jordan Drew is the latest Sharks acquisition, with the young Queenslander set to join the club for the 2016 season.
Drew, who has played one NRL game and was a member of the Bronco NYC team in 2015, has signed on for two years at the Sharks after being released from the final year of his contract by Brisbane.
After making his NRL debut with the Broncos as a teenager back in 2014, Drew played the 2015 season with the Brisbane Under-20’s in a team which finished inside the top four, with the new Sharks recruit crossing for an impressive 19 tries in 22 matches played.
The 20-year-old Drew also has experience at a representative level, this year playing for the Junior Kangaroos in their Test Match against the Junior Kiwis, while he was also afforded the honour of being named in the Holden Cup Under 20's Team of the Year just a month or so ago.
Drew hails from Nanango, a town in regional Queensland located a 20-minute drive from Kingaroy in the South Burnett district in southern part of the state.
He will add to the depth of talent in the Sharks squad, complementing the earlier signings of James Maloney, Chad Townsend and more recently Manly forward Jesse Sene-Lafao and is set to put pressure on the incumbent backline stars as he pushes for a place in the Cronulla NRL side next season.
Drew will join the rest of the Sharks NRL squad for the start of pre-season training early in November.
Date of Birth: 26-01-1995
Position: Centre, Fullback
Rep. Honours: Queensland U12, U14, U15, Junior Kangaroos 2015
Junior Clubs: Nanango Stags
FG Debut: v Dragons, Suncorp Stadium, 11/8/13 (Rd 22)