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Ayshford joins Sharks on two-year deal

Centre Blake Ayshford has become the latest Wests Tigers player to move to Cronulla after signing a two-year NRL deal beginning in 2014.
Ayshford joins Sharks on two-year deal
by AAP

By James MacSmith

SYDNEY, July 12 AAP - Centre Blake Ayshford has become the latest Wests Tigers player to move to Cronulla after signing a two-year NRL deal beginning in 2014.

Ayshford was contracted to the Tigers for the 2014 season but was given permission from the joint venture club to test his value on the open market and has found a new home in the Shire.

The outside backs are one of the Sharks `weaker areas and coach Shane Flanagan welcomed the acquisition of the former Junior Kangaroo for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

"We have brought some quality players to the club over the past few seasons and Blake is another one we are excited about having here at the Sharks,"Flanagan said.

"We look forward to him being a part of our team next year."

Cronulla have rebuilt their premiership hopes on the signing of a number of players from Wests Tigers, while the 2005 premiership winners have slumped to NRL also-rans.

Andrew Fifita, Bryce Gibbs, Beau Ryan, and Chris Heighington have all helped to transform Flanagan's side into a competitive outfit while Mick Potter's Tigers have largely endured a season to forget.

Ayshford, 25, has played 99 games for the Tigers and scored 33 tries.




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