Sharks star Wade Graham has agreed to terms on a contract extension that will see him remain at the Cronulla club until at least the end of the 2022 season.
The Co-Captain in 2018 and the man destined to take over the leadership of the Sharks when Paul Gallen brings to end his illustrious career, the new deal will see Graham extend his stay in the Sutherland Shire for a further three seasons.
Joining the Sharks as a 20-year-old five-eighth in 2011, Graham has since evolved and developed into one of the leading backrowers in the game, representing both Australia and NSW in 2017 before injury hampered his progress last year.
After debuting as a schoolboy for the Panthers back in 2008, Graham made the move to Cronulla, where he played an integral role in the Sharks premiership success of 2016.
The 28-year-old Graham, who will officially sign his new contract later today, was excited to secure his future at the Sharks.
"I have tremendous belief in the club and in our playing group and I'm looking forward to the next four years and to the next chapter of my career," he said.
Rupturing the ACL in his knee during the Sharks finals loss to the Roosters last September, Graham continues to work hard on his rehab with an eye to returning to the field prior to the midway point in the 2019 season.
Graham has played 219 NRL games, included amongst those 177 top grade appearances for the Sharks, along with six matches for the Kangaroos and four Origins for NSW.
Wade Graham Fact File
Born: October 25, 1990
Junior Club: Blacktown City
NRL Games: 219
Sharks NRL Games: 177
NRL Debut: Panthers v Dragons, ANZ Stadium, round 15, 2008
Sharks Debut: v Canberra, Canberra Stadium, round 1, 2011
Rep Honours: 6 Tests for Australia (2017), 4 games for NSW (2016-17)