Maitua signs with Sharks

Former Bulldogs utility Reni Maitua has ended weeks of speculation by signing a one-year deal with the Cronulla Sharks today.

It's understood the 26-year-old factored in a preference to remain in Sydney and to play under coach Ricky Stuart when making his final decision.

Maitua was sacked by the Bulldogs last December after failing to front up to a training session. Since then, four clubs were rumoured to be chasing him.