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Sharks snap up Tigers centre Collis

By Ian McCullough 13/07/2009 01:13:36 PM Comments (0)

Struggling Cronulla have continued to rebuild for the 2010 NRL season with Wests Tigers centre Dean Collis agreeing to join the club on a two-year deal.

Collis, 23, who is currently sidelined with a broken arm, has made more than 70 first grade appearances for the Tigers since making his debut in 2003.

The former City Origin player is Sharks coach Ricky Stuart's fifth major signing for next season, with John Morris, also from the Tigers, along with Manly's Adam Cuthbertson, Penrith hooker Paul Aiton and exciting young Parramatta five-eighth Albert Kelly.

The Sharks have also agreed terms with experienced goal kicking winger Luke Covell, who has re-signed for another year.

"You only have to go back two years ago and Dean had a representative experience playing for City and I still think his best football is in front of him," said Stuart.

"I'm excited about the fact that in Dean we get a genuine centre, someone who can play with the ball before the line or through the line.

"He's got very good skill and having talked to him, he is also very much a professional.

"As for Luke Covell, he is a great clubman and an asset for our club both on and off the field. I am very pleased to have him here again next year."

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