There was plenty of talk surrounding Matt Moylan's exit from Penrith at the start of the year, but the young five-eighth put all that behind him and got straight to work during pre-season in Cronulla.
Moylan's natural flair and ability to play what's in front of him went hand-in-hand with the structured style of his new halves partner in Chad Townsend.
There were positive signs all pre-season as Moylan worked hard to learn the team structures and added plenty of his own style to the Sharks backline.
As is only natural though, things still took a little while to 'click' for the new halves pairing.
Six try-assists against Newcastle in May were a good sign. Carving up Penrith in his first return to the foot of the mountains in July an even better one.
'Moyza' was heating up daily, and as the weeks rolled on he looked more and more at home in the Sharks side, becoming a key cog in Cronulla's run deep into the finals.
Moylan was rewarded for his stellar season, named one of the four nominees for the Monty Porter Player of the Year award at the Sharks annual awards night.
With 16 try assists and 16 line break assists in 2018, it's exciting times ahead for the Sharks and for Moylan.
With the 2018 season now under his belt and another full pre-season ahead he'll only get better. A scary thought for opposition teams.
Photo of the Year
Matt Moylan came back to haunt his old club, instrumental for the Sharks, scoring one try and setting up another on his return to the foot of the mountains.
We had the throw this one in there as well! SMASHED
2019 - What's ahead
With a full season with the Sharks now under his belt, Matt Moylan will only get better in 2019. We're looking forward to seeing Moyza back on show next season!