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He’s a Queenslander, however nobody at the Sharks will hold that against Jayden Berrell if he can reproduce the form which saw him take out the Petero Civoniceva Medal as the Q Cup’s best in 2021.

An energetic hooker with a high work rate and slick running game, Berrell comes to the Sharks on the back of a Grand Final loss with his Wynnum Manly side this year, although that disappointment was tempered somewhat when the opportunity to join the Sharks arose and now the chance to chase the NRL dream.

His manager, former Sharks legend Mat Rogers, is high in his praise for Berrell’s ability, with the Ipswich junior ready to impress and eying a NRL debut at some point in the 2022 season.

At 26, Berrell may not be the average rookie, but after arguably the best season of his footy career, is ready to deliver in Sharks colours in 2022.

Listen to where he’s come from and where he hopes to get to, with Berrell speaking to Sharks media.