NRL: Paul Gallen re-signs with Sharks for 2017 swan song

Paul Gallen. Photo / Getty
Paul Gallen. Photo / Getty

Paul Gallen has signed a one-year contract extension with Cronulla, confirming that the veteran forward will go around again in 2017.

"There was never any doubt that I was going to play here next year" said Gallen.

"I'm really excited for what will probably be my last year.

"You never say never in this game, you don't know what is going to happen but I'm certainly excited to be here for another year."

Gallen also confirmed his fitness for Friday's preliminary final against North Queensland as the Sharks attempt to reach their first grand final since 1997.

A veteran of 277 matches for Cronulla, 24 Origin matches for New South Wales and 32 Tests, Gallen will be the oldest player in the NRL next season.

- news.com.au

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 09 Dec 2016 17:54:49 Processing Time: 469ms