Cronulla Sharks centre Jesse Ramien has secured his future in the Shire, signing a three-year contract extension with the club.
The Dubbo-born star will now remain with the Sharks until at least the end of the 2026 season, having already committed for the 2023 campaign.
Ramien made a career-high 23 first-grade appearances last year, scoring 10 tries as he helped his side finish the regular season second on the ladder.
The 25-year-old is glad to have locked down a deal as he enters his sixth season with Cronulla, knocking back offers from rival clubs.
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“It’s unreal – I said from the start that I always wanted to stay here and it was more about working all the little things out, as you do with contracts,” Ramien told The Sporting News on Monday.
“I’ve absolutely loved my time here, it feels like a second home here and I love the boys and the culture and what we are building here.
“There was a bit of interest elsewhere, but I never really wanted to go…it
was a pretty easy decision for myself.”
Ramien got his start in the NRL with the Sharks, debuting with the team in 2017.
He featured prominently the following year before inking a deal to join the Newcastle Knights.
Whilst he signed a two-year contract, Ramien was granted an early release with the Knights, ultimately returning to Cronulla for the 2020 season.
He has been a regular member of the Sharks’ starting side since then, scoring 23 tries and providing muscle in the centres.
His performances have also seen him represent the Indigenous All Stars on three occasions.