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Sharks secure two signings as one star retires

One out, two in for the Sharks. Cronulla Sharks have announced that experienced second rower Jayson Bukuya has retired from the NRL with immediate effect, but have confirmed the capture of Nene Macdonald and will …

One out, two in for the Sharks.

Cronulla Sharks have announced that experienced second rower Jayson Bukuya has retired from the NRL with immediate effect, but have confirmed the capture of Nene Macdonald and will soon do the same with Bryson Goodwin.

The Fijian international hangs up the boots after 168 appearances for the Sharks, including winning the 2016 Premiership, and has also featured 11 times for Fiji.

Sharks coach John Morris paid tribute to the contributions of the 31 year old during his time 13 year career.

“We wish Jayson all the best and congratulate him on a great career,” he told the club website.

“He will always be treasured at the Club for not only being a part of the 2016 Premiership winning team but also for the great person he was.

“He was an outstanding clubman who always gave his best both on and off the field.”

Meanwhile the Sharks have completed the signing of former St George and North Queensland winger Nene Macdonald, whilst Nine Wide World of Sport’s The Mole claims that ex-Warrington centre Bryson Goodwin is to follow.

The Sharks have been looking for some experience out wide since losing Josh Morris to Sydney Roosters and young star Bronson Xerri was stood down indefinitely for failing a drugs test and bring in PNG international Macdonald and 34 year old Goodwin to boost their back line stocks.

“We’ve secured Nene so that’s exciting news,” Morris told NRL.com on Saturday.

“Losing Josh Morris at the start of the year, releasing him and then the Bronson situation has left us pretty short in the outside backs.”

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