Sharks utility Gerard Beale has been rewarded with selection in the New Zealand Kiwi's side following a great season at the Sharks in 2016.

Featuring in the centres, on the wing and off the bench for the Sharks this season, Beale proved his importance to the team on many occasions.

Often chosen in the no.14 jersey, as was the case in Sunday's Grand Final, Beale often entered the field of play in an important covering role which proved a master stroke from Head Coach Shane Flanagan.

The Kiwis will take on Australia, England and Scotland in the 2016 Four Nations Competition which will take place in England from October 28 to November 20.

Congratulations Gerard on a fantastic season and we wish you all the best in the Four Nations Competiton.

New Zealand squad

Gerard Beale, Adam Blair, Jesse Bromwich, Lewis Brown, Greg Eastwood, David Fusitu’a, Tohu Harris, Shaun Johnson, Jordan Kahu, Solomone Kata, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Thomas Leuluai, Issac Luke, Simon Mannering, Te Maire Martin, Manu Ma’u, Jason Nightingale, Kevin Proctor, Jordan Rapana, Joseph Tapine, Jason Taumalolo, Martin Taupau, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak