3 Jan 2009

Maitua signs with Sharks

11:24 am on 3 January 2009

The Cronulla Sharks rugby league club has signed Reni Maitua a month after the 26-year-old utility was sacked by the Bulldogs for missing a morning training session.

Maitua held talks with South Sydney but he opted to sign a one-year deal with the Sharks.

Maitua's manager Sam Ayoub says the influence of Sharks coach Ricky Stuart was a major factor in his client's decision.