Sharks sign Covell

Cronulla have continued their foray into the player market, with Wests Tigers three quarter Luke Covell agreeing to terms with the club. Covell is most noted for his goalkicking ability, an area in which Cronulla is decidedly lacking.

Covell arrives at the club with a goalkicking average of over 80%. Cronulla have recently relied on halfback Brett Kimmorley to do their kicking, who struggles to maintain an average above 65%. Matt Hilder has also done some kicking in recent weeks and has shown some good form, but how reliable he will be remains to be seen.

Covell joins Warriors centre Vince Mellars and young Panthers prop Luke Harlen as new faces at the club for 2005.