He's played on the wing, in the centres, has come off the bench and filled in wherever needed, but is predominantly a backrower.

Kurt Capewell has been that player for any occasion, capable of playing whatever role was necessary, without so far being able to cement a permanent position in the Sharks team.

About to begin his fourth season in the NRL since arriving at the Sharks in 2016 from the Ipswich Jets and the Queensland Cup competition, Capewell is approaching 40 top grade games and his time has come to lock down a spot in his team's best 17.

With the retirement of Luke Lewis and the injury that will keep Wade Graham sidelined for almost half the season, Capewell has the perfect opportunity to make a back row spot his own.

He'll have some competition with the young guns nipping at his heels, but with size, skill and athleticism, coupled with a good attitude and work ethic, don't be surprised if Capewell is the regular number 11 in Shane Flanagan's pack in 2019.

In this instalment in the 'Under the Surface' series, Sharks Media gets to know a little more about Kurt Capewell, his likes and what he gets up to away from training and game day.

Check out what Capewell has to say as we continue to get to know your 2019 Sharks NRL squad.

Kurt Capewell

Born – July 12, 1993, Charleville, Qld

Position – Second row/utility

Height – 189cm

Weight – 98kgs

NRL games for the Sharks - 39