From the Central Coast, via Manly, then the Sydney Roosters, new recruit Matt Ikuvalu arrives at the Sharks with plenty of enthusiasm, energy and a desire to make his mark at the Cronulla club.
A winger with an ability to find the try line, Ikuvalu has played 38 NRL games, for an impressive strike rate of 25 tries, five of those coming in one game during the 2021 season when a late call up for an injured Brett Morris.
The 28-year-old Ikuvalu, who has made a home in the Sutherland Shire with his young family, debuted in the NRL in 2018 and if early impressions are anything to go by, could become a fan favourite in Sharks colours over the next two seasons.
The chance to join the Sharks came somewhat unexpectedly, with Ikuvalu having a year to run at the Roosters, but for the 100kg, hard-running outside back, his focus now shifts to making the most of his new opportunity
See his Sharks Media interview above and find out about his journey, his hopes and aspirations for the season ahead, as we get to know one of the Sharks new boys ahead of the 2022 NRL season.