Josh Carr was the reliable man in the middle as the young Cronulla team claimed the Jersey Flegg title in 2018.
A front rower with size and agility, the western Sydney product arrived at the Sharks in 2017, with his hard running and uncompromising defence seeing Carr play a leading role in the success of the Flegg squad last season.
In acknowledging his talents, the Sharks included Carr amongst the summer training group ahead of the 2018 season, before sending him back to learn his trade in the 20's competition.
After his standout year in the Flegg Carr was retained by the club, again included in the NRL summer training squad, with his challenge now to take the next step in his rugby league journey.
The learning curve has been steep, mixing it with the likes of Andrew Fifita, Aaron Woods, Matt Prior and Paul Gallen on a daily basis, however Carr has handled the training load, built up his young frame and is poised to make his mark in senior football.
Likely to be used as a prop but with enough speed and footwork to move wider as a second rower if need be, Carr will be keen to impress wherever he plays and whenever his opportunity arises during the trial matches and the early part of 2019.
On the roster as a contracted Development player, Carr will find himself at the Newtown Jets during the majority of the upcoming season but a player possessing a good attitude and work ethic, with the ability to go with it, mark him down as a potential first grader of the future.
Sharks media caught up with Carr for our 'under the surface' series as we get to know your 2019 Sharks NRL squad.
Born – February 14, 1998
Position – Prop/second row
Height – 196cm
Weight – 101kgs
NRL games – Yet to play in the NRL