The Sharks have boosted their depth in the forwards with confirmation that Scott Sorensen has signed a one-year contract extension for the 2020 season.
A local junior from the Cronulla Caringbah club, Sorensen debuted for the Sharks in 2014, had a couple of seasons away at Souths in 2015 and the Canberra Raiders in 2017, before returning to Cronulla in 2018.
Capable of playing a number of roles, Sorensen’s versatility and ability is set to provide coach John Morris with options heading into the 2020 season.
“I am very pleased Scott has signed on for the 2020 season. Not only does he bring valuable NRL experience to our team and bolster our edge and middle forward depth, but those who know Scott can vouch for his character, work ethic and the passion he brings to the team,” Morris said
“Scott is hungry to have a huge year and has returned to training in great shape. I see Soro playing a big part in our season in 2020,” Morris said.
After enjoying an extended off-season break, Sorensen has been back on the training paddock with the Sharks this week and is eager to play a major role in the team’s success next year.
“I’m a local junior at the Sharks, made my debut here and I love being a part of this club,” Sorensen said. “I’m ready to go for 2020 and I’m looking forward to a massive year, not just for me personally but obviously for the team as well.”
After running out for 18 top grade games for the Sharks in 2018, Sorensen found it difficult to crack a regular berth in the NRL side in 2019, playing behind in-form back rowers Wade Graham, Kurt Capewell and Briton Nikora, the youngster who enjoyed a break-out first year in the NRL.
Sorenson would however lead the Newtown Jets in their charge to National and State titles last season, as co-captain helping to guide a young Jets team to a NSW Canterbury Cup premiership victory, before again being instrumental in their National championship success on Grand Final day, Newtown scoring a last-minute victory over Burleigh in sensational circumstances.
In re-signing with the Sharks, Sorensen rejected offers from several other clubs.
Sorensen and the Sharks NRL squad will break for Christmas after completing training tomorrow, with the team to return in early January to continue preparations ahead of pre-season trial matches against the Bulldogs and Sea Eagles.
Round one of the 2020 season gets underway on March 14 for the Sharks when they travel to ANZ Stadium to tackle the South Sydney Rabbitohs.