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The Sharks are delighted to confirm the arrival of highly rated young centre Michael Gabrael on a three-year contract.

Possessing lightning speed and slick footwork, the up-and-coming 18-year-old began his junior career with the Eels before joining the Bulldogs.

He is signed until the end of 2026 as a member of the full-time NRL squad.

A Wentworthville Magpies product who played SG Ball and tasted Jersey Flegg in 2023, Gabrael is stoked to call the Sharks home as he works towards a senior debut.

The dynamic teenager adds depth in the outside backs after Connor Tracey's exit.

"I admire the club and I'm really excited to be here. I'm looking forward to learning from the coaching staff and continuing to develop," Gabrael said.

"I like how the Sharks play fast and I'm keen to work hard alongside the boys."

Gabrael earned Parramatta's 'best back' award for his Harold Matthews Cup performances in 2022 before linking with his brother Danny at Canterbury.

He represented City NSW under 18s in a win against Country this year.

Player profile: Michael Gabrael

Date of birth: 07/01/2005

Birthplace: Sydney, NSW

Height: 180cm

Weight: 86kg

Position: Centre

Junior club(s): Wentworthville Magpies

Rep honours: City under 18s

Hobbies: Cooking

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