He started the 2018 season as a fullback, finished it as a five eighth, with Matt Moylan well and truly earning a pass mark for his performances in his first year at the Cronulla club.

Moylan battled some early season injuries but once healthy was a definite asset to the Sharks team, his combination in the halves alongside Chad Townsend steadily improving as the year progressed, to the point where the pair would guide the team to within one game of a Grand Final appearance.

Despite the early battles with his body, Moylan managed 24 of the Sharks 27 games, occasionally playing with niggling injury, in showing toughness to go along with his well-documented skills.

Due to his versatility and suitability to a couple of different positions, the role Moylan is set to play in 2019 is somewhat up in the air as a result of the departure of Valentine Holmes, with the former Panther proving a success at five eighth but equally adept as a fullback, leaving coach Shane Flanagan with some difficult decisions to make.

Which number he does eventually wear on the back of his jersey probably won't change the way Moylan plays, with his silky ball skills and attacking prowess a bonus to the Sharks wherever he pops up on the field.

In this instalment of the 'Under the Surface' we hear that trademark Moylan laugh, as he answers our list of questions, some serious, so not so, as we continue to get to know your 2019 Sharks NRL squad.

Matt Moylan

Born – June 16, 1991, Sydney

Position –Fullback/five eighth

Height – 185cm

Weight – 90kgs

NRL games – 113

NRL games for the Sharks - 24