Cronulla finalise signing of Ryan, Heighington

Last updated 18:35 02/10/2012

Relevant offers

League

Eels admit interest in Manly's Watmough Smith slams talk of Cowboys being unfairly treated Former Sharks players not offered ASADA deal Dumped Mick Potter tipped to join Dragons Todd Carney signs for France's Catalan Dragons Ennis showed no disrespect to Smith - Bulldogs Mick Potter shown the door by Wests Tigers Mannering wins top Warriors award again NRL won't let the Sharks coach return to work Video referee no fan of proposed bunker system

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

- AAP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Is Simon Mannering the best Warriors player of all time?

Yes, without a doubt. He's a brilliant player.

No, Stacey Jones remains the greatest.

He's right up there but others were better.

It's too hard to compare him with former players.

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content