Cronulla finalise signing of Ryan, Heighington

Last updated 18:35 02/10/2012

Relevant offers


More than a NRL grand final on Antonio Winterstein's mind Gould: NRL grand final is masterful simplicity versus unshakeable belief Cowboys enforcer James Tamou almost walked away from league, now he's nearing NRL glory NZ Warriors defend signing of veteran Jeff Robson from Sharks Injured former Newcastle Knight Alex McKinnon walks with assistance NRL player Jacob Loko arrested for drug possession, career in tatters NRL Immortal Andrew Johns apologises for drunken behaviour towards woman at airport Decorated NRL coach Wayne Bennett says it's the players, not him, behind successes Kiwi league players in mass brawls mid-pitch with Aussies League greats say they can't pick who is going to win the NRL grand final

Cronulla have confirmed the signings of West Tigers pair Chris Heighington and Beau Ryan on three-year NRL contracts.

England international Heighington's departure ends a nine-year association with the joint-venture NRL club, while Ryan is exiting after five seasons.

"Both add to what we are trying to build here at the Sharks," said coach Shane Flanagan on Tuesday.

"They are quality players and are quality people.

"Beau had a great season last year, he's a try scorer and I see his best footy in front on him.

"With Chris, he played for England last year, brings experience and compliments the other players we have in our back row such as Paul Gallen, Wade Graham and Luke Lewis."

Ad Feedback


Special offers
Opinion poll

Who is your pick for international league player of the year?

Shaun Johnson

Jesse Bromwich

Sam Burgess

James Graham

Greg Inglis

Johnathan Thurston

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content