The Sharks have filled their 30-man roster for 2019 with the signing of giant Storm youngster Kayleb Milne and by upgrading the development contracts of two of their young guns in Braydon Trindall and Teig Wilton.
Milne, who stands almost 200cm tall and tips the scales at around 115kgs, was recruited from New Zealand by the Melbourne Storm, where he has been playing in the Jersey Flegg competition for the Victorian Thunderbolts and also for their Queensland Cup affiliate the Sunshine Coast Falcons.
From Auckland, where his junior background was in rugby union, Milne is still just 20 years of age.
After signing a contract for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, Milne arrived at Sharks headquarters on Tuesday and on Wednesday participated in the field session at PointsBet Stadium.
While still eligible for the Jersey Flegg, Milne will begin his Sharks career in the under-20’s and with the Newtown Jets as a part of his continued development.
The signing of Milne complements an exciting pool of young talent already at the club, with junior representative stars Trindall and Wilton recently promoted to top-30 contracts with the Sharks.
The pair, who have been playing throughout the 2019 season with the Jets in the Canterbury Cup, will face off in the under-20’s Origin match next week, with Trindall and Sharks clubmate Ronado Mulitalo to represent Queensland, Wilton running out for NSW.
In addition to the above-mentioned youngster on their books, the Sharks recently re-signed local hooker Blayke Brailey and forwards Jack Williams and Braden Hamlin-Uele in building a strong base for the future.
For more on Milne, click on the YouTube highlights package taken from his games in the Jersey Flegg and Queensland Cup.