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Kyle Flanagan at Sydney Roosters, Sharks Half signs a two-year contract

Sydney Roosters have moved to defending their share games in the post-Cooper Cronk era signing Cronulla's halfback Kyle Flanagan rising.

The 20-year-old will join the ramp on a two-year contract, starting next season.

Flanagan played eight NRL matches after he had debuted for the Sharks late last season.

"Kyle is a tricky player and an exciting young talent whose services are delighted to have them secured," said Joe Kelly, CEO of Roosters.

"We look forward to welcoming Kyle with the ropes and seeing his development during the upcoming season."

Cronk announced in May that he will retire at the end of the year after a brilliant career for Melbourne, Queensland, Australia and the last two seasons, Roosters, including his unforgettable performance in the final 2018 win over the Storm.

Sharks has fired the Flanagan from the last two years of his contract to allow him to agree with the roosters. Kivi international Shaun Johnson and Chad Townsenda's premier winner were founded in half in front of Flanagan at Cronulli.

"It is disappointing to leave my junior club, but I feel I'm ready to play regular NRL," Flanagan said.

"The club was such a big part of my life and it is hard to leave. I will do everything I can to get back to that and end the year in a positive tone."

The Marine Coach John Morris expressed disappointment over the loss of a young player of his ability, who passed through the club academy and the younger developmental system.

"We are always disappointed when we see that our domestic talent continued, but by saying that we respect Kyle's decision to demand release and we want him well in his future efforts," Morris said.

"He proved his ability to play at the NRL level, but apparently thought it was his best chance of playing at NRL elsewhere."

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