A local boy returning to the Sharks after departing the club some three years earlier, it was always going to be a big ask for Scott Sorensen to win a place in Cronulla's star-studded forward pack.
An Endeavour High School and Cronulla Caringbah product, Sorensen began 2018 at Newtown, where he was a standout in the Intrust Super Premiership, therefore earning his shot in the top grade.
His first match of last season was a night to remember, Sorensen scoring a long range try in a victory at home against the Raiders in round eight, and the rest was history.
Seizing his opportunity as injury interrupted the seasons of a few of the more experienced campaigners, Sorensen became a regular in the Sharks backrow, playing 15 games while proving to be a reliable option for coach Shane Flanagan in the big end of year games.
Now with a taste for the NRL, with the retirement of Luke Lewis, coupled with the knee injury that is set to see Wade Graham miss the first 10 to 12 rounds and Sorensen is in a prime position to consolidate his place in the Sharks pack for the start of the new season.
An outstanding trainer who is dedicated to his trade, Sorensen will work hard during the summer to ensure his name is in the frame come round one when the Sharks play the Knights.
In this the third instalment in the 'Under the Surface' series, Sharks Media has a bit of fun with the Sorensen, while also finding out just what makes him tick and where he would like his football to go this year, as we continue to get to know your 2019 Sharks NRL squad.
Born – March 16, 1993 - Sydney
Position – Backrow
Height – 183cm
Weight – 99kgs
NRL games – 20 NRL games for the Sharks - 18