It has been quite the footballing journey for Bryson Goodwin, with the experienced centre-winger back where it all began in signing on at the Sharks for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Goodwin, who has played 176 NRL games, as well as 61 matches for the Warrington Wolves and 10 Tests for New Zealand, comes to the Sharks after receiving a mid-year release from the Rabbitohs.
After learning his trade playing for local Sutherland Shire club the Gymea Gorillas, Goodwin progressed through the junior rep system at the Sharks before making his NRL debut in 2007.
He would play through 2008 at Cronulla, before going on to forge a successful career at the Bulldogs, then Souths, where he was a member of their 2014 Premiership winning squad.
In 2018 Goodwin left for the UK, representing the Warrington Wolves in the Challenge Cup Final and then Super League Grand Final the following year, before returning to Souths ahead of the kick-off to the 2020 season.
Now with the shift back to the Shire, with injury and suspension having an impact on the clubs outside back stocks, Goodwin is set to add experience and much-needed depth to the Sharks backline.
Goodwin finalised his contract earlier today and is expected to be at training tomorrow, putting him in line for Sharks selection as soon as this weekend’s clash against the Bulldogs.
Bryson Goodwin Fact File
|BORN||December 30, 1985 – Parkes, NSW|
|JUNIOR CLUB||Gymea Gorillas|
|REP HONOURS||10 Tests for New Zealand|
|NRL DEBUT||Sharks v Gold Coast, Toyota Stadium, 25/08/2007|
|NRL GAMES||176 games – Sharks, Bulldogs, Souths|
|UK SUPERLEAGUE||61 games – Warrington Wolves|