19 Oct 2011

Gallen to sign new Sharks NRL deal

12:12 pm on 19 October 2011

The Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen is set to commit his future to the National Rugby League club by signing a new two-year contract.

The New South Wales captain, who made his debut for the Sharks in 2001, has played more the 200 games for the club and is the heart and soul of the perennial strugglers, who have made the finals once in the past six seasons.

The good news for the club is likely to continue later this week with the controversial Todd Carney set to agree to a short-term deal.

Gallen got to know the 25-year-old in the Australian camp during last year's Four Nations campaign and he's believed to have played a big role in convincing the club to take a chance on the troubled player.

The 30-year-old, who was off-contract for next season, has expressed his desire to remain a one-man club and lead the Sharks to a first premiership.